Taurus .44 magnum

Taxi Driver and Dirty Harry have made me want a .44 magnum forever. However, most options are out of my justifiable price range.

How are Taurus’ .44 magnum options? I’ve heard they’ve gotten better as a company over the years but if their 44s are still junk I’ll save my money.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Taurus 357 fell apart on me after 50 rounds, like evey screw just came loose and the cylinder fell out and springs went everywhere, didn't even bother to fix it or deal with it at all after that. Just buy a ruger.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fair enough. I was just hoping to spend less than a grand

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.guns.com/used-guns/certified-used?product.category=HANDGUNS&product.subCategory=REVOLVER&product.specs.Caliber=.44%20MAGNUM
        go wild

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >cheapest s&w is 700 dollars which I can justify spending
          >it’s the fricking model 69 (Kek)
          >only 5 rounds
          I really wanted a 6 round revolver but I’m considering this now

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have a five round .357, I got over the sixth round not being there.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              never settle. it's better to have $700 and a dream than it is to have $0 and a gun you didn't really want.

              >the dichotomy of /k/

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't disagree with the "never compromise" sentiment, I just wasn't married to six rounds so much as I expect it as default in revolver. My SP101 had other features I cared about more than the difference of one bullet in the cylinder.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            never settle. it's better to have $700 and a dream than it is to have $0 and a gun you didn't really want.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I completely agree with this anon, if I can't get 6 round .44 I'd postpone buying untill I had the money

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Broken taurus guy here, I bought the 69 after it broke, I don't reccomend, it's alright I'd just probably get a Ruger if I did it again.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That didn't happen.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Get a S&W if you're on a budget, or a Ruger if you really want a good magnum.

        brazillion guns aren't known for quality so it probably did

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how many millions in a brazillion?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you truly think I need to lie about the screws in my shitass $200 revolver made by a monkey coming loose? Is this taurus owner cope?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, homosexuals exaggerate and lie all the time.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pics or it didn't happen

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, homosexuals exaggerate and lie all the time.

        Everywhere you go taurus owners will do anything to defend their junk. Why do they never just admit they purchased junk? It's OK to own junk as long as you're realistic about it. But the overwhelming majority of taurus fans just hate reality.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          so you don't have pictures or any proof of this story happening beyond what looks like a random picture of a moron that tried to take apart his gun and couldn't put it back together. nice.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >hey this thing that happens all the time to these cheap shitty guns happened to me
            >"no it didnt!!!!! Impossible post a picture!!!"
            >*posts picture from the day it happened*
            >"OK so this is all you have???? A picture???
            You are a massive homosexual. Do you expect a foresnic analysis of the incident? Does it hurt you so much that you purchased a taurus? Do you own any guns that aren't pieces of shit?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >hey this thing that happens all the time to these cheap shitty guns happened to me
            >"no it didnt!!!!! Impossible post a picture!!!"
            >*posts picture from the day it happened*
            >"OK so this is all you have???? A picture???
            You are a massive homosexual. Do you expect a foresnic analysis of the incident? Does it hurt you so much that you purchased a taurus? Do you own any guns that aren't pieces of shit?

            Here's an 856 beating the crane retention screw out under recoil. Is this what happened to your gun anon?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              that guy is fat though. so I cant take his video seriously

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this happened

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every screw falling out and springs going flying everywhere sounds like hyperbolic bullshit. A screw backing out and causing the crane and cylinder is far more plausible to me.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oooh story time
      Something very similar happened to my Taurus Model 66 (7 shot .357) actually

      I hadn't had it very long and one day the entire cylinder just fell out the front of the gun. I took it home to figure out what happened and the cylinder yoke spring (essentially a hollow screw with a spring in it that retains the entire cylinder yoke) had never been installed. The screw was there but no spring. Basically friction and gunk was holding the gun together and it lasted ~400 rounds.

      I called Taurus. CS guy was a huge dick, told me that they wouldn't cover it under warranty but I was welcome to send the gun in and pay for the repair, which he helpfully told me would take 3-4 months and cost me $250 (I paid $350 for the gun). I asked if I could just get the part instead. They charged me $50 and it still took 4 months to show up.

      I will never buy another Taurus firearm lol.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is no reason to buy a 44 when the 45 can be loaded to the same performance in the same gun with a much better bullet selection.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no reason to buy a .44
      I want to LARP as Travis Bickle

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ignore everyone else
    you aren't going to shoot it much just like everyone that bought a model 29 after seeing dirty harry.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Funnily, the guys who did shoot Model 29s a lot had their range time biforcated between sending it back to S&W and actually shooting them.
      The model 29 was notorious for developing out of spec endshake in as little as a few hundred rounds. The early models had very little bearing surface on the crane tube, so the cylinder would beat the end to death, peening it with every firing.
      S&W used too(maybe still does) do the antiquated fix of stretching the crane, this can be done maybe 2 or 3 times before the crane is junk. Ron Powers came up with cylinder bearings(washers) in the 80s that basically fill the space at the end of the yoke tube developed through peening. Much better solution and easy to install.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the guys who did shoot Model 29s
        which is practically nobody, which is my point.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd get a model 29 if I was going .44
    >t. 642 and 686 owner

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've owned a Taurus Raging Bull in .44 for years. Probably close to 800 rounds through it. Genuinely most comfortable .44 I've shot and have had no reliability issue. However, Taurus QC is kind of all over the place but their revolvers seem solid. YMMV.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can't afford a Model 29, you probably can't afford to feed it. Have you ever shot a .44 mag? It's a little much gun for many people. You might not enjoy actually shooting it. .357 Magnum is a pretty nice round to shoot out of a big revolver, and it and .38 are like half the price of .44 magnum and .44 special, easily doable on a poorgay budget.
    If you really want a .44 mag, the Cimarron Bad Boy can be had for about $650 or $700. Cimarron guns tend to be fine. It's single action, but that will also help stretch your ammo out longer (shooting slower and no mag dumping so you're more likely to actually take the time to aim and get good)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >little too much fun for many people
      I ain’t no b***h. I also shoot +p out of a airwright 642 fairly regularly I’m not sure if that compares at all. I know a lot of people b***h about that for some reason.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Raging Hunter is one of the best feeling magnum revolvers on the market. It's so good that Taurus has devoted half of their manufacturing resources to making the thing in like 10 different calibers.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    'ate spendin money
    'ate flashy guns
    'ate unreliable guns
    Luv me Taurus, simple as

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how about instead of impulse buying a cheap revolver you save up money over the course of a few months?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Couldnt you just tighten the screws with a screwdriver?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could, but that would require noticing that screws are backing out before they back out to the extent that they cause the gun to fail. Or you could use thread locker to prevent the screws from backing out at all. In this case

      [...]
      Here's an 856 beating the crane retention screw out under recoil. Is this what happened to your gun anon?

      it happens within one range session. That's a problem that needs to he addressed by one of those two methods.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've personally never had a problem with Taurus small-frame revolvers, but YMMV.

    I did get a Taurus 327 myself. because no one else makes a small-frame .327 Federal snub that can fit in a pocket.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      23oz's is pretty chunky to shove in a pocket, but I do otherwise like the form factor. Wish that new J-frame Lipsey was putting out was in .327 instead of .32H&R. Or better yet, that Smith would do something like that scandium framed 340pd in .327.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        IWB is the only good way to carry anyway. My edc is 27oz

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The weight personally doesn't bother me, but I guess it depends on how you dress and what you're willing to tolerate.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Like

          23oz's is pretty chunky to shove in a pocket, but I do otherwise like the form factor. Wish that new J-frame Lipsey was putting out was in .327 instead of .32H&R. Or better yet, that Smith would do something like that scandium framed 340pd in .327.

          it's fine on a belt, but I just wouldn't want to throw a boat anchor like that in my pocket, regardless of whether it would fit. That was my problem with the initial original K6 from Kimber too. Nice and compact for what it is, but too heavy to be great for pocket carry, while being a bit small for belt carry. Kind of an awkward spot.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fair enough. I'm unable to do belt carry myself, but if I was going to, I would opt for a slightly larger revolver. Taurus does make a 3" optics-ready version of the same 327 revolver.

            There is also the option of Ruger's 3" SP101, also in .327. Too broke for one of those though.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, what more do you need?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why not just get an ultra-lite 856, at about the same size and weight, with an extra round at that point? Or that amount of money a 642/638/637?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >same size and weight
        and around 125-150 dollars cheaper msrp.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But why buy revolver if you want .380?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you want the aesthetic of a revolver but are too weak to shoot even the lightest .38 special rounds.

        I imagine that a lot of geriatrics might be interested in a gun like that.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fair, but why not get a Taurus in .327 instead and shoot .32 S&W Long? You get low recoil, and don't have to bother with moon clips.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Best arguments against it
            a. heavier gun being steel vs aluminum
            b. more expensive ammo.
            b is admittedly a guess, I don't own a .380 right now and I've never owned a .32 of any variety, but interest in it has never seemed that great so I'm assuming it probably costs more.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy once cry one.
    A smith or ruger isn't even that much more expensive.
    Don't buy brazillian trash

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus Christ things have gone to shit... Back in 1997, I bought a Ruger Redhawk 7.5 and installed a Nikon scope on it for less than $500!!! What the fricking hell is up with these prices??

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i really hate blaming things on boomers but just take a look at the market right now, rugers and smiths get priced to fricking kimber territory these days. if you look on gunbroker, besides a handful of pawn shops with posted inventory, all of the smith and wessons are are priced well over a thousand dollars. those guns don't even cost a thousand dollars new

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why get this archaic piece of tech when you could just buy a glock

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because revolvers have sovl
      Because Tupperware guns are ugly and bland
      Because .44 is fun
      Because frick you
      Because frick ya muddah

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Keep an eye out for model 57s, I got my pinned and recessed no dash for $750 in fantastic condition.
    Much better caliber for N frames and you can shoot full power loads all day without your gun getting looser than a $5 prostitute. You'll have to handload, but you were gonna do that anyway for the 29, right? If you can't kill something with a 57, a 29 isn't going to help you any

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're okayish. Pay attention to the cylinder's timing.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i've always wanted a long ass revolver so i bought a 6' model 66 for like $450 new and its bare minimum viable but you knew that from the price tag. i've probably put like 600 rounds of 357 through it and haven't had any issues though. i would really recommend getting a $9 spring replacement kit from Wolf because they reduce the trigger from 15 pounds to like 7 - its fricking stupid. also i cannot stand the taurus factory grips, they look and are shaped like hogue grips but the rubber they are made out of just feels gross. they function though

    they're cheap but quite frankly midrange revolvers like rugers and smith and wessons are completely inflated in price, they're barely any less expensive than a colt or a kimber and do not have the build quality to justify the $4-700 price tag over a taurus. they are nicer, and better built, but you're paying that much money for like... a fiber optic front sight and springs that aren't shit. frick that

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