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#4707883 - 03/26/18 08:28 PM Beretta or Taurus?
tomcat27 Offline

Registered: 06/25/09
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I want to add a Beretta 92 and 96 to the collection, and wondered if the Taurus equivilants are worth considering.
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#4707890 - 03/26/18 08:31 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
cb_13 Offline

Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 897
Loc: Missouri
I have a Taurus PT 99. Itís a reliable good shooting gun. Wonít hold near the resale value or cool factor of a Beretta but I bought it to shoot not flip anyway.

#4707891 - 03/26/18 08:31 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
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The earliest ones, produced on the Beretta tooling, are the best ones.

My EDC carry is an old Taurus PT92 from the early production.

Ironically, I have a brand new PT92 that I have never shot yet - it's looks to be VERY well made.
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#4707898 - 03/26/18 08:42 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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#4707901 - 03/26/18 08:45 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
If you wanted a Beretta, why would you go after a copy?

Unless it was actually an improvement... Im not seeing H&K making a Beretta 92 copy for less money, so...

#4707902 - 03/26/18 08:45 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
Reddy45 Offline

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2765
Loc: USA
Taurus is possibly on its way out of business after this last lawsuit (Carter v. Taurus). A bunch of us FORMER Taurus owners are waiting for them to remedy us on guns we sent in for replacement.

They are mismanaged and irresponsibly run. You're free to spend your money on them but do it knowing that their "lifetime warranty" is a joke.

#4707904 - 03/26/18 08:47 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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Registered: 10/04/08
Posts: 338
Loc: Long Island,nassau county NY
Both terrible cars
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#4707909 - 03/26/18 08:48 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: nickaluch]
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Originally Posted By: nickaluch
Both terrible cars


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#4707920 - 03/26/18 09:07 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: nickaluch]
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Originally Posted By: nickaluch
Both terrible cars

YES! wink
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#4707926 - 03/26/18 09:12 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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Loc: Maryland
I seriously got 2 posts in and realized...wait this is about guns LOL
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#4707941 - 03/26/18 09:30 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
KCJeep Offline

Registered: 06/30/11
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Aim Surplus has real Beretta 92s models for $310. Real Beretta cheaper than Taurus.

I am not opposed to imported guns at all but Taurus leaves me stone cold. Had one of their revolvers years ago, it worked but it just wasn't what it should have been. On the flip side I know more recent Taurus owners who are very happy with them.
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#4707953 - 03/26/18 09:47 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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Not if you consider the company's reputation.
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#4707993 - 03/26/18 10:32 PM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 07/26/15
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Loc: Southern Indiana
Originally Posted By: Linctex

My EDC carry is an old Taurus PT92 from the early production.

I honestly don't know how some of you guys EDC a pistol heavy enough to double as a boat anchor. The older I get the less I want something helping gravity pull my pants down. G27s, Shields, and Model 642s have become my choice for EDC.
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#4708060 - 03/27/18 12:38 AM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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Only good Taurus is the 1911. Great entry level in 45.
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#4708075 - 03/27/18 01:24 AM Re: Beretta or Taurus? [Re: tomcat27]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Loc: South Florida
This is a case where you spend the extra money to get the Beretta. If not, you'll always kick yourself for buying the cheaper clone. There are so many 92FS out there, you can fid one used for cheaper. I have owned at least 7 or 8 of them (used). Cheapest was $275, some were $350, a few in the $375 range.
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