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    Our department is in the proces of going from Glock to Beretta (PX4). I recently heard that the administrators seriously considered issueing Taurus handguns, because of their price. The final decision was eventually to go with the Beretta. My question is, are there departments that issue Taurus handguns??

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    I'd personally be annoyed at a switch from Glock to Beretta. That seems like a bad idea to me. Taurus would be even worse.
    "All that is, ever
    Ever was, will be, ever
    Twisting, turning, through the never."--Metallica

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Austin HiPowers View Post
      Our department is in the proces of going from Glock to Beretta (PX4). I recently heard that the administrators seriously considered issueing Taurus handguns, because of their price. The final decision was eventually to go with the Beretta. My question is, are there departments that issue Taurus handguns??
      I once read of a British firearms unit who had a copy of the Beretta92 which I'm 99% certain were Taurus, whatever they were one of the guys had a magazine fall out of it on a live operation they now use Glock's
      I swear down bruv I never touched your motor !!

      can you tell me why your sitting in the drivers seat then ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fishAK View Post
        I'd personally be annoyed at a switch from Glock to Beretta. That seems like a bad idea to me. Taurus would be even worse.
        The PX4 pistols are really nice though. The 92 is a love it or hate it type of gun, but the PX4 is an entirely new system. I haven't heard any real bad things about them from anyone.

        Taurus would be a disaster though. Their designs are average but their quality control is VERY suspect. I'd feel really bad for any department that got stuck using them.
        "If the police have to come get you, they're bringing an @$$ kicking with them!"
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        • #5
          Originally posted by GangGreen712 View Post
          The PX4 pistols are really nice though. The 92 is a love it or hate it type of gun, but the PX4 is an entirely new system. I haven't heard any real bad things about them from anyone.

          Taurus would be a disaster though. Their designs are average but their quality control is VERY suspect. I'd feel really bad for any department that got stuck using them.
          Just to clarify, I was assuming the OP meant the 92. I'm not familiar with the newer Beretta's, so I am not judging them.
          "All that is, ever
          Ever was, will be, ever
          Twisting, turning, through the never."--Metallica

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          • #6
            That's just one massive facepalm waiting to happen
            "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
            -John Adams


            Disclaimer: My statements are personal opinions, and in no way reflect those of my agency.

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            • #7
              One of our guys carried a taurus off-duty and the magazine would fall out when he pulled the trigger.

              wtf
              I make my living on Irish welfare.

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              • #8
                I had a Kahr PM9 at one time that the magazine would fall out of. I sold it and now have a Taurus 709 Slim and a Taurus .44 special 2" barrel and have never had an issue with either one.

                Taurus as a primary I have no dealings with, but I carry my 709 more than my duty weapon or the revolver as it is my off duty weapon as well as my BUG.
                The two loudest noises are a BANG when you thought there should be a CLICK and a CLICK when you thought there should be a BANG.

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                • #9
                  There is a reason Tauri are less expensive...
                  I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

                  Douglas MacArthur

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jyatesmp View Post
                    I had a Kahr PM9 at one time that the magazine would fall out of. I sold it and now have a Taurus 709 Slim and a Taurus .44 special 2" barrel and have never had an issue with either one.

                    Taurus as a primary I have no dealings with, but I carry my 709 more than my duty weapon or the revolver as it is my off duty weapon as well as my BUG.
                    How many rounds do you have through that 709?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KenW. View Post
                      There is a reason Tauri are less expensive...
                      I agree as a primary weapon Taurus would not be my first choice. As a BUG or off duty I think it is fine. How many carry a KelTec, Bersa, or any other number of the cheaper options in this manor? I am not saying buy one and never shoot it. You got to put rounds through it to test it and say, "Yes I'll trust my life with it". I am just saying I had what many would call a "Top of the line brand (Kahr)" and it was worthless due to the magazine falling out. I replaced it with a Taurus and have had no issues with it.
                      Last edited by jyatesmp; 03-26-2012, 01:13 PM.
                      The two loudest noises are a BANG when you thought there should be a CLICK and a CLICK when you thought there should be a BANG.

                      http://tacticalspecialistgroup.com/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hitthegym View Post
                        How many rounds do you have through that 709?
                        Close to 500 give or take... About 300 Winchester white box, about 100 or so were our Ranger duty ammo and 100 or so of a few other brands (Remington, American Eagle and so on)... I try to shoot 147gr as thats what our issued 9mm is.
                        The two loudest noises are a BANG when you thought there should be a CLICK and a CLICK when you thought there should be a BANG.

                        http://tacticalspecialistgroup.com/

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                        • #13
                          I don't mind getting the PX4. They seem to have a rotating barrel that reduces the recoil. If we had gotten the Taurus I would have been upset. Not as a BUG or some, but not as my dutygun.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jyatesmp View Post
                            Close to 500 give or take... About 300 Winchester white box, about 100 or so were our Ranger duty ammo and 100 or so of a few other brands (Remington, American Eagle and so on)... I try to shoot 147gr as thats what our issued 9mm is.
                            Then you got one of the ones that were okay. I have seen so many of those, and Tauri in general, go back for warranty issues.
                            Eat Meat, Build Mass!

                            www.centralfloridaammo.com

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                            • #15
                              [QUOTE=jyatesmp;3019451]I agree as a primary weapon Taurus would not be my first choice. As a BUG or off duty I think it is fine. How many carry a KelTec, Bersa, or any other number of the cheaper options in this manor? I am not saying buy one and never shoot it. You got to put rounds through it to test it and say, "Yes I'll trust my life with it". I am just saying I had what many would call a "Top of the line brand (Kahr)" and it was worthless due to the magazine falling out. I replaced it with a Taurus and have had no issues with
                              .

                              Your BUG has to work every time; after all, your primary must have failed or you wouldn't be going to your BUG.
                              I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

                              Douglas MacArthur

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