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Your premise is flawed: The Taurus is not necessarily a perfectly fine, functioning firearm.
Yes it is.
You are the one who brought up cost before the op set the record straight.
No sir, you just ignored the subtleties in his posts. For example; did you happen to notice when he said he got to hold most of the pistols except for the Taurus? Did you notice, when he said, he held and liked the G43X, he was still 'leaning' toward the Taurus G3C because it's dimensions closely matched the G43X?
So while he clarified he is open to all brands, he clearly stated in the thread and it's title, his interest in the Taurus line and can it fulfill his personal needs as well as some of the more costlier brands? Him also clarifying, he is a Christian Minister who isn't rolling in money, seems to align with wanting a reputable budget pistol brand and not one of the top three?
And while he said, he knows one needs to spend money to get quality, He also said; "I'm also not opposed to buying Taurus if it's a trustworthy brand and will do what I want it to do."
Cherry pick quote much?…The OP also said:
“To clarify where I am coming from, I'll say that I'm open to all brands.”
“However, I also appreciate that sometimes you pay more the first because in the long run it's cheaper to buy quality.”
Cherry pick? What part of his posts telling us, that he has already, held every one of the top brands except for the Taurus, but he still is leaning toward the Taurus do you not understand sir?
Desperate no. Recycling/Upcycling/repurposing -absolutely. In the past three years, I have sold hundreds of dollars worth of the intersection of quality/value gear to buy top notch stuff across the board. Some of it found at a thrift store, some off eBay, some brand new on line and in stores, most on sale, some full retail.
You also consider yourself to be a gunfighter? or at least a man who is really, really, really good at it? He is a humble Christian Minister sir, not a Brazillian police officer as your links suggest? He just wants an excellent, budget minded pistol to either have in the home or for carry. I just YouTubed the Taurus G3C and Taurus G3C vs G43X and vs Sig P365. While no one is saying it's better, the consensus of the whole are not saying it's junk either and it's a perfectly acceptable pistol in quality for the money. That's exactly what he wanted to know? Is the Taurus worth it? I say yes, so do many others.
I get it sir, you consider yourself the tip of the spear, but only you are saying they are junk?
I am “serious” because buying marginal to *** gear when better can usually be for the same used and not that much more new is often an avoidable mistake.
Name a publicly funded first responder entity in the US that has purchased Taurus as a duty weapon. Even Brazilian PDs have gone Glock over Taurus.
São Paulo Military Police Select Glock 22 as New Duty GunThe Military Police of São Paulo have selected the Glock 22 as their new duty gun. Glock 22 Testing In awww.tactical-life.com
São Paulo Military Police Pick Glock For New Duty SidearmRead: São Paulo Military Police Pick Glock For New Duty Sidearm from Patrick Roberts on June 5, 2018 for Recoil.www.recoilweb.com
Bottom Line- is your life and those you love worth 150.00 more? Easy choice for me OKS, maybe not for you.
The Taurus G3C average pricing: $279
Glock 43X average pricing $529.00
I have found a couple of websites listing the G3C at $240 and the G43X at $430. I wouldn't trust either one of those sketchy sites. That's a $250 dollar difference my friend.
What I think is funny is, I'm a Glock fanboy, just like you. I would love for him to spend the money and choose a G43X.
1. If he didn't want to spend the money on one of the big three?
2. And you weren't trying to argue with me, just because it's me?
3. Here are some other, budget friendly guns that are still quality, dependable pistols for carry and self-defense.
IWI Masada $360-$400
S&W SD $290-$310 (it's not the more expensive Shield, but it's still a S&W )
EAA Witness Pavona $330-$350
For those who can't afford one of the big three; and they want a new pistol and not a used pistol, what do you suggest? Surely not a Highpoint? What do all of the other pistol manufacturers, who are not Glock, Sig and S&W do to survive, since they are not up to your approval?