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Rob454
09-07-2010, 3:28 PM
hey guys
A buddy of mine wants to trade me my S&W model 19 6 inch barrel 357 with his Taurus 608 ss 6 inch 357. both same caliber. S&W is no longer made and Taurus has lifetime warranty
Trade or keep?

Andy Taylor
09-07-2010, 3:30 PM
Unless the S&W has a lock, I would say keep the S&W.

It's kinda like
I'll trade you my Yugo for your Cadillac.

Black Majik
09-07-2010, 3:31 PM
Even if the S&W has a lock I'd keep it. He wants your Smith for a reason.

maddoggie13
09-07-2010, 3:35 PM
In the long run, smith will always be better than taurus...

JTROKS
09-07-2010, 3:51 PM
I wouldn't trade my 6" Model 19 for 2 Taurus revolvers.

sigfan91
09-07-2010, 3:57 PM
hey guys
A buddy of mine wants to trade me my S&W model 19 6 inch barrel 357 with his Taurus 608 ss 6 inch 357. both same caliber. S&W is no longer made and Taurus has lifetime warranty
Trade or keep?

You should keep your Smith for that reason alone.

Rob454
09-07-2010, 4:09 PM
You should keep your Smith for that reason alone.

his Taurus shoots fine. ive shot it a bunch and its been great. I just like the thicker reinforced style barrel. The Smith does have a little smoother trigger on DA. I was thinking since they dont make the model 19 anymore it may be harder to get parts for it but I just did a google search and that doesnt seem to be the case. its a model 19-7 if that makes any difference. i read these model 19s cant stick to a steady shooting of 357 ammo. maybe Im confusing it with the model 66?

Black Majik
09-07-2010, 4:17 PM
his Taurus shoots fine. ive shot it a bunch and its been great. I just like the thicker reinforced style barrel. The Smith does have a little smoother trigger on DA. I was thinking since they dont make the model 19 anymore it may be harder to get parts for it but I just did a google search and that doesnt seem to be the case. its a model 19-7 if that makes any difference. i read these model 19s cant stick to a steady shooting of 357 ammo. maybe Im confusing it with the model 66?

It can handle a steady diet of 158gr. .357, it is a .357 magnum after all. Just don't run 125 gr. .357s through it.

The Model 66 is the stainless twin of the Model 19.

BigBronco
09-07-2010, 4:38 PM
I will buy a new Tarus and trade you for the model 19! Then you get a new one, not your friends used one.

sigfan91
09-07-2010, 5:46 PM
I will buy a new Tarus and trade you for the model 19! Then you get a new one, not your friends used one.

Shhhh....that was my plan. ;)

timmyb21
09-07-2010, 5:47 PM
I have a Taurus 608 and would trade it away for a S&W any day.

sirgiles
09-07-2010, 5:55 PM
this is a no brainer.

Rob454
09-07-2010, 5:58 PM
Holy crap. Looks like Im keeping the S&W.

Havoc70
09-07-2010, 6:01 PM
Holy crap. Looks like Im keeping the S&W.

Good call :).

BigBronco
09-07-2010, 6:06 PM
Dang it!

JTROKS
09-07-2010, 6:22 PM
I'll take the 608 + $250 for my 6" 19-4.





.25 seconds later....

Naaaaahhhh.... I changed my mind.

oghl888
09-07-2010, 7:01 PM
S&W offers a life time warranty too.

Andy Taylor
09-07-2010, 11:05 PM
his Taurus shoots fine. ive shot it a bunch and its been great. I just like the thicker reinforced style barrel. The Smith does have a little smoother trigger on DA. I was thinking since they dont make the model 19 anymore it may be harder to get parts for it but I just did a google search and that doesnt seem to be the case. its a model 19-7 if that makes any difference. i read these model 19s cant stick to a steady shooting of 357 ammo. maybe Im confusing it with the model 66?

There are no parts available for the Taurus. Taurus will not allow parts to be available. You have to send the gun to them if it needs parts.

nn3453
09-07-2010, 11:07 PM
Even if the S&W is a post lock, I have one question. Don't be offended, but how high are you? :eek: :p

If it is a pre lock, you should surrender your guns and admit yourself into a mental institution.

Just kiddin' about that bit, but yes, don't do it.

bwiese
09-07-2010, 11:16 PM
Taurus makes a decent revolver, but there's no way I'd trade one Smith for even two Taurii.

Oh - don't worry much about the barrel lug. That Smith'll shoot better than you can with decent ammo.

Kinda like trading in a good shape 1972 Dodge Challenger for a 1978 Ford Granada with reinforced taillights :)

You'll always be able to get parts for Smiths - even guns back from the 50s.

mixwell
09-08-2010, 3:33 PM
hey guys
A buddy of mine wants to trade me my S&W model 19 6 inch barrel 357 with his Taurus 608 ss 6 inch 357. both same caliber. S&W is no longer made and Taurus has lifetime warranty
Trade or keep?


Hey I have a Hi-Point I will trade you for a Glock or 1911 if you have one? Same caliber ! :D

Rob454
09-08-2010, 3:54 PM
Even if the S&W is a post lock, I have one question. Don't be offended, but how high are you? :eek: :p

If it is a pre lock, you should surrender your guns and admit yourself into a mental institution.

Just kiddin' about that bit, but yes, don't do it.

I'm not high dude:D. He just called me and we were BS'ing and he said innocently I might add " Hey if you ever wanna trade for my Taurus Ill trade you." I just said let me think about it. I wasn't about to trade willy nilly before getting some info on values. i rarely trade anything without researching it. he just told/asked me that last night and I posted the question

I'm not sure what prelock or post lock is. I'm assuming its like the key lock that Taurus has? if that's so I don't see any key slit or anything so it doesnt seem to have a key lock.
I'm sort of clueless when it comes with S&W. The only other one Ive owned was a 38 S&W ( 15 years ago) and it got "lost" when my GF had a party at my house when I was out of town. I reported it as stolen. I only had that gun cause i got it cheap at a pawn shop.
You'll s**t bricks when you find out what I paid for the gun.

rumblebee
09-08-2010, 4:04 PM
I'd have to think long and hard about trading my rubber band gun for a Taurus, much less a S&W.

I heard you can get a contact high off of CLP...be careful!!! :p:D

RaceDay
09-11-2010, 2:05 PM
My vote made it 26-0 for keeping S&W. That is a no-brainer decision. S&W is a great gun, Taurus is OK.

den888
09-11-2010, 2:08 PM
S&W, hands down...

scarville
09-11-2010, 2:24 PM
My vote made 30-0 for keeping the S&W.

juelz919
09-11-2010, 2:41 PM
The smith is worth more money.. but I know a buddy who hates his smith because he says it can't handle .357... so I don't know

Joe
09-11-2010, 2:44 PM
Keep the smith for sure

Sam Hainn
09-11-2010, 2:55 PM
I wouldn't trade a Smith for it, and I don't think much of the model 19 (prefer N-Frames) - however, I DO want a Taurus 608 - and have wanted one for a while. Last I checked, they weren't on the CA roster?

I have 8-round Smiths, but they are high-end or collector guns; the thought of an inexpensive Taurus in an 8-Round chamber that I can beat up is appealing. And it's not a bad gun at all. While i don't own any Taurus guns at all, they do make a good revolver, and the one Taurus gun I WOULD buy is the 608.