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  • Trading a gun for something more reliable

     Logan updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 13 Posts
  • Logan

    Member
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    So I’ve never traded in a gun before but I’ve got a Taurus G3C as my concealed pistol. Shoots great, feels great, but when I loaded defensive Ammo it wouldn’t cycle. It would either jam or shoot one round and the slide wouldn’t rack forward all the way. I think I’ve broken the gun in enough to where this is no longer and issue, but it’s lost all of my trust. I looked at an FN 509C today as well as an M&P 2.0. Obviously they have a better track record. My question is, if some of you were in the same boat, would you do the same? And has anyone had and time on either of these handguns? Feel like with names like these two, the reliability is going to be much higher than with my Taurus.

  • Big_Sweaty_Bologna

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    My first gun was a Taurus g2c. I bought it because it was cheap and had a cabelas gift card. I’ve recently upgraded to a sig sauer p365xl and I would 100% recommend upgrading from a Taurus. The store I bought my sig from said they wouldn’t even buy back my Taurus because they don’t believe that they are effective and reliable enough to be used for defense.

  • JackEstab0n

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Check out a cz p10c optic ready for striker fired or a cz p01 for hammer fired. Both are proven, reliable guns that have aftermarket support, and you can improve on them through companies like cajun gun works if you really want perfection.

  • Whistlermd

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I am not a fan of Taurus in general so yes, I would switch. Both the FN and the M&P should be fine. I had a 2.0 model that had issues with the slide release not locking the slide back, but other than that it shot well. Glock also makes a reliable gun, Springfield XD variants are good too.

  • SillyCubensis

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    “Breaking it in” isn’t always enough on guns with a rough finish. Just take a close look at where its hanging up in the feed cycle and get out the Dremel and the **polishing** wheels.

    Lap the rails, polish the feed ramp and chamber, and stone the hook on the extractor.

    See how it goes after that.

  • Bubba-jones

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    There are defensive loads with polymer filled hollow points to improve feeding.

    But it’s a fool’s game to futz around with a Taurus. I have 3.

  • PresAgent

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I have the M&P 2.0 .40 caliber with the 3.5″ barrel, 7+1 magazines. Just throwing that in there to emphasize mine is one of the smaller ones. I’ve had it since last October as my daily carry. It’s been extremely reliable, I haven’t had any issues with it. I shoot at least 150 rounds every other week. I haven’t had any jams or misfires yet. I will add I’m looking to upgrade, but that’s nothing to do with the shield itself. I’m personally looking for more capacity. Realistically, if I ever actually need to use it, I probably won’t use all 21 rounds I carry, but more is always better than less.

  • cabin602

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I, too, have got rid of guns when that trust was lost. Mine was a Remington 870 that wouldn’t cycle slugs/buckshot well. Failure to extract.

  • ij70

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    a lot of guns have feed ramp designed for ammo loaded with fmj bullets. that means they often fail to feed ammo loaded with hollow point bullets. the easy solution is to modify the feed ramp to feed hollow points.

  • jrochling

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Glock is always the answer.

  • Sleazyryder

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I would go with the S&W. FN is probably OK but the only one I’ve seen had all kinds of problems. It was like Bob Marley, it be jammin.

  • ardesofmiche

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Either the FN or the S&W would be a great upgrade. Don’t get analysis paralysis, choose one and send it

  • thisusernameisvoid

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Didn’t even shoot my Taurus before I sold her and bought a Glock to be honest.
    Like others have said, I got it cheap; but now its about reliability.

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