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Old 01-07-2012, 6:38 AM
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Default Resurrection of the Double Action 22lr and 22wmr revolvers

For so long smith and wesson were the only players in the market to sell 22 revolvers in California in double action, but costing so much money. Recently with the approved sale of the Ruger SP101 in 22lr and their new creation the LCR 22(hopefully approved soon), I was trolling thru the CA DOJ approved list; low and behold:
Taurus M94 (Black) 2-941021 /Steel .22 Mag Revolver 2.03" 1/3/2012
Taurus M94 (Black) 2-940051 /Steel .22 LR Revolver 5.09" 12/9/2011

Taurus finally got on the bandwagon. Their guns are cheaper, blued(a plus to me) and they offer a lifetime warranty. I was saving up money to get the LCR22 when i gets approved, but now I am getting a Taurus. I can get two for the price of 1 and a half SP101 in 22lr.

I remember back in the 90's when California was plentiful in 22lr DA revolvers. But the dreaded days of gun control safety test made the decade of 2000 barren and looking for a used DA was hard. I even emailed Charter Arms asking them when their pathfinder series will be for sale in CA and they kept blowing off the idea. I won't buy one from them if they decided to sell the pathfinder. This will hopefully send off a tidal wave of new 22 revolvers in CA.

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Old 01-07-2012, 7:46 AM
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What is the street price for the taurus models?
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Old 01-07-2012, 8:31 AM
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I'm waiting for the 990 or better yet the 992.
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Old 01-07-2012, 9:02 AM
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I am seeing prices range on MSRP 400-450. Gun broker saw them for 369
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Taurus for me = pos and yes I have had them, shot them and sold them. I now have a S&W 617-1 prelock 10 shot 22lr that's leaps and bounds above the Taurus. I am a firm believer in you buy it once you cry once.
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Old 02-25-2012, 9:11 AM
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Buds has the m94 for $316
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heard many horror stories of the taurus revolvers. I opted for the more expensive S&W. Its been fantastic. the Ruger is a good alternative. Taurus is just not an option IMO.
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My friend just bought 2 different Taurus guns. I've never shot them, but I never heard any sparkling reviews either. I really like my Smiths no matter the cost.
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Go Smith, ya never go back! Model 17 98% purchased for $400 in Gun shop, price of Taurus and guess which one is going to hold it's value?


Then I found it's big brother! 8 3/8" Target model, wide target trigger and hammer, even better shape (crappy pic) for $499! Still want a Taurus?
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What is the street price for the taurus models?
Just purchased a "Taurus M94 (Black) 2-940051 /Steel .22 LR Revolver 5.09" for $339. Pick it up on 3/2.
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Taurus M94 is now on my wishlist, I have been considering picking up a 22 pistol of some kind, and I would much rather do a revolver than a semi-auto. cnj, range report when you get it, I would like to hear the opinions of someone who has shot it before I put money down.
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cnj, range report when you get it, I would like to hear the opinions of someone who has shot it before I put money down.
Will do. Probobly be a couple weeks though. Should be interesting, as I will compare it to my old Rossi M511.
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Go Smith, ya never go back! Model 17 98% purchased for $400 in Gun shop, price of Taurus and guess which one is going to hold it's value?

I just want to shop where you do!
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Keep your eyes peeled for a Colt Trooper Mk III.

I have a Trooper in .22lr/.22WMR, 6" barrel. Real nice shooter/small game getter.

It's unusual in that the combo was factory built off of the .22lr barreled action. All of the other Colt .22 combo wheelguns I ran across at the time were built on a .22WMR barreled action.



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22's are for whimps.
I have therefore I am.
Old is good.
Hey how that Colt get in there?

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Hey how that Colt get in there?

It felt lonely?

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And now the Ruger LCR22 is CA approved. What a great day. Hope fully more manufacturers jump on board.
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And now the Ruger LCR22 is CA approved. What a great day. Hope fully more manufacturers jump on board.
I start DROS on mine today. Ironically, I had no idea Turners would have them this soon, so I ordered one out of AZ., and will handle thru a local FFL. Will turn out to be same price as Turner's by time all is said and done.
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heard many horror stories of the taurus revolvers. I opted for the more expensive S&W. Its been fantastic. the Ruger is a good alternative. Taurus is just not an option IMO.
Talked to a gunsmith at a gun shop and heard the same thing, i wouldn't buy one unless it was a really good deal and i'd re-sell it and save for a smith or ruger, the old saying you get what you pay for. I looked at a couple taurus'es one time they seemed decently made, but this gunsmith is a friend and he says they have to return a lot of the guns, even heard a story about a 357 mag gun that had a 38 spcl cylinder in it so it would only shoot 38's mismatching parts is scary.
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941, 22wmr, Truglo dot sight.

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Talked to a gunsmith at a gun shop and heard the same thing, i wouldn't buy one unless it was a really good deal and i'd re-sell it and save for a smith or ruger, the old saying you get what you pay for. I looked at a couple taurus'es one time they seemed decently made, but this gunsmith is a friend and he says they have to return a lot of the guns, even heard a story about a 357 mag gun that had a 38 spcl cylinder in it so it would only shoot 38's mismatching parts is scary.
So far my Taurus M94 (shown with it's older Rossi M511 .22lr cousin) has been great!
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Picked up this Smith 18 for well under $300 (including the cost of the walnut grips) just for the heck of it and now I can't go to the range without it!

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Oh that's pure sex.

Back on topic:

My first revolver was a Taurus 669CP. I too was attracted to it because of price vs S&W 66/686.

No BS the thing failed on me @ the 2nd outing in Discount Guns in San Diego. That was the last time I looked at Tauri. I'm not a gun snob, just relating my experience.
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Picked up this Smith 18 for well under $300 (including the cost of the walnut grips) just for the heck of it and now I can't go to the range without it!

You scored! Very nice.
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I might be willing to take a chance on a 5" Taurus 94. Does anyone know a place in So Ca that has them in stock?
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