GUN Is everything Taurus makes a Beretta knock-off?

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  1. Slick26

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    Practically every Taurus gun I've seen, save for their revolvers, and polymer guns, look just like Beretta guns.
    Are they that desperate? Or do they have some kind of contract with Beretta that I'm not aware of.

    They even have a Cougar look-alike. :ugh: Weird.
     
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    The revolvers always look like S&W knockoffs to me. If they are a good gun and they don't want to spend loads designing a new gun, it makes sense to clone an existing model
     
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    It makes sense? Get your own material.
     
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    from a strictly business sense it does, less expenses from R&D.
     
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    They need to get their own material.


    Well... never mind. Most of "their own material" is a total failure, so scratch that.
     
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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF PT-92
    In 1980, we purchased the Beretta factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil "lock, stock and barrel" and immediately sought to improve on the Beretta design, resulting in the popular and acclaimed Taurus 92 and 99 9mm pistols. Always looking to raise the bar, we've taken this year's models a step further than they've ever been. Most notable is Taurus' specially designed drop hammer forged ordnance grade alloy frame that won't crack or allow the slide to come off. Other innovations include a three-position frame-mounted ambidextrous safety, which is more secure than a slide mounted safety, and allows for a classic SA "cocked-and-locked" mode, as well as functioning as a DA decocking lever. Available in fixed sight model 92 and in adjustable sight model 99, you'll be able to face any situation without compromise.

    They are modeled after the Beretta but are not really "knockoffs". I actually just bought one earlier this month and it works flawlessly.

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    Taurus purchases plants and old, outdated plans and specifications and "improves" them with weak metals, poor finishes and a lifetime warranty because 50% of their guns will need it.
     
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    I <3 my pt1911 I was going to say the whole Brazil factory deal.
     
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    Lol at Taurus hate. A lot of their guns have problems but there are some models they make that are pretty damn good quality. They have really improved over the years.
     
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    But why Beretta? I guess that was kind of my point. I think they secretly want to be Beretta, but can't.
     
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    that's like a car manufacturer secretly wanting to be kia. just doesn't make sense :mamoru:
     
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    they bought the factory and the rights, didn't you read that? :rofl:

    on a related note, i would never get a taurus
     
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    Of course I read it. Are you hard of trolling.... er, hearing?

    The only Taurus guns I'd consider, are the Raging Bull revolvers, or their 1911, and even those are far off and very low on my list.
     
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    i dont know "why" beretta :dunno:
     
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    why would you consider a taurus 1911. they didn't create the 1911. it's just them stealing someone elses material :hsugh:
     
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    Because those actually tend to not have many problems :rofl:
     
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    I said its not very high on my list. I'm poor. Just that IF I actually did want a Taurus, that's what I'd want.
     

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