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Taurus recalls a million guns.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Just Jim, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3867539.shtml?cat=500#.VbzBmZjn_ML



    This week it happened, 966,000 guns all across the country recalled.

    “It is a vindication for us that we were right, that these guns were defective,” Wheeles said.

    It's a vindication for Price, she said, because even after she got her settlement she continued her fight to prevent anyone else from going through what she went through.

    "Finally the day has arrived for me that I can tell people number one all these 9 guns are going to be recalled because they've been hurting people for the last 5 years,” Price said.

    Taurus pistols subject to the defects include the PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138 Millennium; PT-140 Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640; and PT-24/7.
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I guess the guns aren't drop-safe.

    ."Price says no amount of gun knowledge could have saved her from what happened in 2009.

    Her concealed carry holster fell to the floor as she was undressing, then her Taurus pistol went off with a bullet going through her groin, through her stomach, and into her liver.".
     
  3. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    My wife carries a 24/7 that we purchased in 2009. Great...
     
  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing, Jim. Fortunately for us, the TCP isn't on the list
     
  5. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad mine aren't part of this!!!
    Stacy
     
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  6. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hard to believe they sold a million of those things:confused:
     
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  7. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No amount of gun knowledge would have prevented this accident?

    How about the knowledge that guns sometimes do fire when they are dropped?

    That is not a new discovery - indeed, Hollywood would have us believe that it happens all the time.



    Or maybe she didn't know that she could accidentally drop her gun?

    How about the simple precaution of removing her holster from her clothes and placing the firearm in a safe place so it wouldn't fall?

    Granted - most people prefer firearms that don't unintentionally fire when dropped, maybe even assume that, but obviously that is not always a safe assumption and firearm owners should take appropriate precautions.
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Ruger had this problem with the old model blackhawks, people didn't know to leave an empty chamber. Ruger lost a million and had to change the guns design.
     
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  9. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Obviously Taurus has a defective design problem. Most modern self-defense semi-autos are *resistant* to firing when dropped. For any military contract this is usually a requirement and it is tested.

    I don't disagree with the recall.

    But that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't one big-wig instructor require his students to drop their handgun onto concrete? I don't know why he does that nor if they are loaded or not. Probably not. Still seems stupid.
     
  11. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    People pay him for firearms instructions?
     
  13. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    I AM NOT DROPPING MY FIREARM ON CONCRETE. Unless its empty and I'm going for my backup.
     
  14. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of what Clint Smith said about someone trying to take your gun away during a fight;

    "Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, cause it's gonna be empty."
     
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  15. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    About time...
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well this would never effect me,since i just don't see the reason to buy one.
    There are used guns that are better options
     
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  17. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    “putting someone infront of the firing line makes people safer” – James Yeager



     
  18. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    Disagree. Putting someone in front of my firing line, puts them everywhere but safer!
     
  19. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WHAT THE FUCC
     
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  20. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yep that's James Yeager training at its best there!
     
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