Taurus recalls a million guns.

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  1. Just Jim

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    People pay him for firearms instructions?
     
  13. Dbltap

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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

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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

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    About time...
     
  16. mjbskwim

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



     
  18. Dbltap

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

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