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Diesel McBadass
02-16-2012, 12:11
I have a 669 i got used. Its broke, had my gunsmith look at it and couldn't fix it. He did a strip and said it looked like a previous owner had tried to use a screwdriver to strip it and gouged a piece which is worrisome seing taurus says it doesn't cover abuse and may just use that as an excuse to tell me to screw off (there rep is very bad.) The problem is its not locking up and cylinder comes out on its own. Im wondering what to expect sending this thing in. And what does taurus do if they can't fi it, credit or something?

Diesel McBadass
02-16-2012, 14:07
Nobody's had to send one back?

KennyFSU
02-16-2012, 14:10
I had a snub-nosed Model 605 .357 that experienced cylinder lockup after < 1000 rounds. Sent it to Taurus in Miami and they rectified the issue in exactly 2 weeks (I'm in Tampa, 4 hours north). I promptly sold it after that.

Tim151515
02-16-2012, 14:12
When I dealed with them personally to get replacement parts(that I paid for) I was treated like a second class citizen, and I think I might even be on the waiting list to this day still for a couple of them..even though I placed my order over a year ago. Got super fed up with them and gave it to my LGS to send to them and have it fixed(ironicly, when the GS sent it in it got repaired with the parts they kept me waiting for and was back in their hands, repaired with said parts, in less than 2 weeks.) I said screw them, sold it the day I picked it back up from my LGS towards a cz75 that they had in stock. That was just my experience. I have heard from others that have had better luck, but I cannot speak for them.

Diesel McBadass
02-16-2012, 14:26
Im hoping to just fix it up and trade on a smith and wesson. My problem is a prior owner may have actually abused it or just been an idiot in the breakdown. Knowing their rep im half expecting them to blame me and send it back as a useless hunk of steel.

Tim151515
02-16-2012, 14:31
Im hoping to just fix it up and trade on a smith and wesson. My problem is a prior owner may have actually abused it or just been an idiot in the breakdown. Knowing their rep im half expecting them to blame me and send it back as a useless hunk of steel.

Kudos to you for wanting to at least have it fixed before you wash your hands of it. Seems like a lot of people have no problems selling/trading broken guns, and I have to imagine that in a lot of cases the customer buying it has no knowledge that their was anything wrong with it to begin with.

Diesel McBadass
02-16-2012, 14:33
Kudos to you for wanting to at least have it fixed before you wash your hands of it. Seems like a lot of people have no problems selling/trading broken guns, and I have to imagine that in a lot of cases the customer buying it has no knowledge that their was anything wrong with it to begin with.

Id throw it away and take the 300 dollar loss rather than screw someone over.

Batesmotel
02-16-2012, 14:49
They refused to help me.

Had an early 92 that was eating it's self. The steel slide was chewing up the aluminum frame. The lady at customer service I finally spoke to after several attempted calls told me "That's what you get for being cheap and buying a copy".

bac1023
02-16-2012, 14:53
Taurus' customer service pretty much sucks. In fact, its worse than their guns.

Diesel McBadass
02-16-2012, 14:59
Im feeling worse as this thread goes along, good thing ill be getting a 686 though smith is known to stand behind their product.

Cream Soda Kid
02-16-2012, 15:03
Wow, I was going to say I've worked with them a couple of times, and though they were a little slow in getting my gun back to me, they were helpful and fixed the problems permanently. But it sounds like a few others here were not so lucky.

bac1023
02-16-2012, 15:04
Im feeling worse as this thread goes along, good thing ill be getting a 686 though smith is known to stand behind their product.

The 686 is outstanding.

bac1023
02-16-2012, 15:05
Wow, I was going to say I've worked with them a couple of times, and though they were a little slow in getting my gun back to me, they were helpful and fixed the problems permanently. But it sounds like a few others here were not so lucky.

I've heard some good stories of their customer service. However, they aren't consistent.

Tim151515
02-16-2012, 15:07
Yeah, one of the reasons I went with Taurus in the first place(besides the fact that it was cheaper than beretta's 92) was because, in a lot of the reviews I watched and read people would rave about how Taurus has great cs/repair policy and stands behind their products. Now, while I did end up getting my pt92 repaired at the end of the day, I felt very underwhelmed with their service, and felt like the only reason it even got fixed was because I had a larger entity send it to them, but got the old cold shoulder when I tried to deal with them privately. That lead me to believe that they really couldn't care less about the individual customers.

Like I said before however, some claim to have had better experiences with them, but I just can't speak for it.

bac1023
02-16-2012, 15:12
Like I said, they aren't consistent.

CBennett
02-16-2012, 15:12
Nobody's had to send one back?

No, ive had several(and still have 1) and none have ever malfunctioned...sorry.

PPinesRon
02-16-2012, 16:39
My kid's PT25 required minor repair, sent it on a Monday, came back on Thursday, with an extra magazine (probably to cover the cost to ship to Taurus), and it's worked well since. I can't complain.

Ruggles
02-16-2012, 18:28
The 686 is outstanding.

The 586 is back baby! Nice and blue :supergrin: I do not even want a revolver but want a 586, Classic blue S&W steel :wavey:

BobRicks
02-16-2012, 20:21
I had a PT111 that would not fire a round about 1/2 of the time when it was new out of the box. I called Taurus, and they told me to send it in, which I did. About 3 weeks later I received the gun back with a different upper half. It fired every round after that, and I sold it to a friend who knew the history of the gun.

I am not crazy about their semi-auto products, but I did not have any problems with their customer service the one time I needed to have something repaired.

drewseph
02-16-2012, 20:26
friends dont let friends buy taurus.

my pt140 wouldnt go through a whole mag without a failure.

adamg01
02-16-2012, 20:31
When I first got into firearms I had a couple of Taurus auto's and one was a PT58 I believe. A little Beretta clone in .380 and it had to be sent back. It took them two months to fix it. I avoid them now for better options in nearly the same price range.

I would give it a try and see what they say. What do you have to lose by calling? Good luck and I hope they get you straightened out in a timely manner.

Diesel McBadass
02-16-2012, 21:22
Ill give it a go calling i was just wondering what to expect, i got to drive over to my smith to pick it up first.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 03:51
The 586 is back baby! Nice and blue :supergrin: I do not even want a revolver but want a 586, Classic blue S&W steel :wavey:

The 586 is one of the two revolvers left on my list to get.

They are beautiful wheelguns.

I wouldn't buy a new one with the stupid lock though.

NEOH212
02-17-2012, 04:42
Taurus' customer service pretty much sucks. In fact, its worse than their guns.

I couldn't agree more. They refused to help me as well. I have long moved on away from Taurus. Their company mascot is a Bull for a reason.

They are full of Bull ****!

NEOH212
02-17-2012, 04:43
Id throw it away and take the 300 dollar loss rather than screw someone over.

+1 Same here! :thumbsup:

Diesel McBadass
02-23-2012, 09:07
Picked it up from my smith he showed me where there were some signs of abuse. In the channel where the ejector rod is kept there was a gouge from a screwdriver and there was a piece he couldnt remove because it was put in too tight and he suspects it may not be a factory part.

J.R. Bob Dobbs
02-23-2012, 09:36
Taurus' customer service pretty much sucks. In fact, its worse than their guns.

Nicely put, my experience too.

Berto
02-23-2012, 18:19
It sounds like the front lockup pin is wrong and the bolt isn't engageing the cyl stops.

Jbar4Ranch
02-23-2012, 23:33
I send back Taurus revolvers almost every week. Even though they have an "F" rating from the BBB, their service is great and turn around time is such that the gun often makes it back to me before I receive their letter of receipt for it. However, it seems that individuals sending in guns on their own often aren't treated the same as dealers sending guns in.

MrsUzi4U
02-23-2012, 23:52
Shot some rounds through one, didn't like the feel of it. However, just saw today, that if you buy one at Cabelas, they are throwing in a NRA membership. :wavey:

Chup
02-24-2012, 09:04
I have had Ten Taurus Revolvers. Two were sent back for repairs, one my fault for needing repair. They were fixed and sent back within a short time. I also have ordered parts and grips with no problems. I am one of the lucky people but, I have herd some real horror stories. Your best bet is to have a dealer send the gun for you. I work for a Gun Shop these days and we always get results when we call and complain. We sent a gun back that needed repair and was no longer in production. It was some kind of older 38 Revolver. They replaced it with a newer model free of charge.