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Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby AndyC » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:43 am

Taurus SA has agreed to a $39 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging some of the company’s most popular semi-automatic handguns can discharge when dropped and have a defective safety that allows the gun to fire even when it’s engaged.

The settlement agreement covers nine Taurus models:
PT-111 Millennium
PT-132 Millennium
PT-138 Millennium
PT-140 Millennium
PT-145 Millennium
PT-745 Millennium
PT-609; PT-640
PT-24/7

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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby PBR » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:05 am

Dang I have a PT-145 Pro Millennium but the $150 to $200 for returning the pistol is somewhat a joke
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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby rotor » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:13 pm

Just got my Fedex label. Thanks for the info Andy. No notice on the website. Bought this used for the desk in the office. Cheap. Otherwise I don't buy Taurus. Wouldn't carry one.

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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby AndyC » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:23 pm

:tiphat:

If I had one, I'd send it back to Taurus for repairs too and then test the heck out of it when it got back - like PBR said, too little money in return to just give it back.
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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby Weg » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:04 pm

Bummer, I kind of liked my PT140 as a truck/boat gun. This is the second time this has happened to me, first my XDS, and now my Taurus.


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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:40 pm

Andyc:
Thank you kindly for this link. I still have the 1st handgun
I ever bought - a PT111 for $279.99. For me, getting even $150
for a problem gun is fine.

That $150 or $200 will get me partway to a new pistol.

Decisions, decisions....XDS? XDM? LC9S? Rock Island 1911? Springer 1911?
Ruger 1911?

I could go on and on!

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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby ghostrider » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:16 pm

Decisions, decisions....XDS? XDM? LC9S? Rock Island 1911? Springer 1911?
Ruger 1911?


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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:43 pm

I've got an 809 that I carry sometimes. It's a good shooter, but I also had a 709 that took two trips back to Miami to get fixed then got offloaded and turned into magazines and ammo for my S&W M&P Shield 9mm. The 709 was cursed.
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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:54 pm

I just got off the blower with Taurus Customer Service...not happy.

The agreement has not been finalized. The rep has no idea when it will
be available or any details.

So I guess that carbon fiber gray and black full size M & P I yearned for
Is a lot further from my grasp!

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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:31 pm

Send them various links to news outlets with a "what the heck?" Subject line...
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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby WinoVeritas » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:51 am

I used their chat line this morning and have RMA and prepaid FedEx label to return (3) Mil Pro's. Never know just how much CS rep knows, but I was told they would be replaced rather than repaired or just inspected. In any case have three off today.

I also have 3 - PT24/7's and will call Taurus rather than chat line, cause I have several questions regarding their possible replacement rather than repair as both are out of production and not clear replacement for the Long Slide or DOA models would ever be available and I'm not taking $100-$200 for them if they can't be replaced or repaired. Not to mention beau coup magazines that will fit not much else (can be used on their Mil G2). They want all three of these back, too.


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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:30 am

WinoVeritas:

So if your MilPro's are to be replaced, can we assume that they will be replaced by G2 models?

If I can't get the $150/$200 cash, I would settle for a PT111 G2 in FDE (Flat Dark Earth).
I would prefer the cash in order to buy a different brand of pistol.

IIRC, the G2's don't have any problems with the manual safety.

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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby 5thGenTexan » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:41 am

Got PT-140 bought it along time ago. Shoots well enough when the dang mags don't drop out while shooting. Have replaced the mechanism a couple of times they send the parts and it starts to drop again after a few hundred rounds. I will be returning and replacing with another double stack compact. .

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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby PBR » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:08 pm

WinoVeritas wrote:I used their chat line this morning and have RMA and prepaid FedEx label to return (3) Mil Pro's. Never know just how much CS rep knows, but I was told they would be replaced rather than repaired or just inspected. In any case have three off today.

I also have 3 - PT24/7's and will call Taurus rather than chat line, cause I have several questions regarding their possible replacement rather than repair as both are out of production and not clear replacement for the Long Slide or DOA models would ever be available and I'm not taking $100-$200 for them if they can't be replaced or repaired. Not to mention beau coup magazines that will fit not much else (can be used on their Mil G2). They want all three of these back, too.


Just for the heck of it I talked with them just now on chat line. They said the model I have is on the list but that is not a recall or anything like that. They said I could send it in to them for warranty inspection if I wanted too. Couldn't tell me anything else, other than if they found anything wrong they would repair the issue or contact me for other options if it is unrepairable. I will probably hold off and wait to hear back what happens with other people first.
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Re: Taurus pistols - $39 Million settlement

Postby rotor » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:41 pm

Sent mine in 2 days ago and just got proof of delivery from Fedex today. See how long it takes Taurus to evaluate. I think they are being very coy about this when you contact them as I don't think Taurus routinely sends a prepaid Fedex express label unless there is an issue. I am sure you can always send your firearm to them for repair but I don't know if just routine repair and inspection gets them to send a prepaid shipping label although I could be wrong. In any event this is basically a keep in the desk weapon for me but I still want one that has a working safety and one that will not discharge if dropped. Will see what happens. Also sent with 2 magazines. Hope all comes back.


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