Monday, March 28, 2016
I also figured the dealer should have advised me he received it.
I headed over to my dealer to arrange the transfer. He showed me the paperwork they sent him with the pistol. It had my name, the store’s name and address and pistol info. That was pretty much it; there was not one iota of contact info on the form relative to me. Taurus dropped the ball on this one. I guess it would have been nice if the dealer had made a note to himself that a pistol was going to be delivered for me from Taurus, so he could have dug up my number and called me; then again, maybe he did and had it filed under the month of April – the expected delivery month as per what Taurus had indicated.
I got right back in touch with Taurus via online chat. I told the rep that it sure would have been nice had someone told me it would be in a different caliber than the one I had returned. The rep said that I had been previously told that they had to send me the PT140 Millennium G2.
|The Taurus PT140 G2, aka Millennium G2, comes in both 9mm and|
40 S&W. Only the 40 cal version has 10 round, single stack, magazines.
The rep explained it was the only pistol they currently manufacture with a 10 round magazine and that is all they can legally send to NY. The rep also said the one I had asked for in October was a 12 round model. That's odd because the other rep in October did not say the one I wanted had a 12 round mag and in fact it is shown on the Taurus website here as coming either with a 12 or 10 round magazine. That rep
requested then the one I wanted after I had explained I needed a pistol with a ten round magazine. Besides me seeing on their site that it was a ten rounder, the rep requesting it for me seemed to confirm it by requesting it. (Edited on 03/29/2016 to add: In addition, I subsequently checked the Taurus 2016 product catalogue and the model I asked for was listed therein on page 32 as coming in both a 10 round and a 12 round capacity.)
Well, I thought about this
So for now, I am stuck with a gun I did not want nor expect nor that I think is anywhere near comparable to the one I sent in due to the recall. It is of a caliber for which I have no ammo; ammo for which I will have to pay big bucks that I cannot currently afford if I want to shoot it and why bother having it if I will not shoot it. Instead of a nice hard plastic case, the replacement came in a cheap and damaged cardboard box and the manual is oil stained because the gun was essentially soaked with oil. I'm out $60 for transfer and license fees due to the recall, money that Taurus will not reimburse (already made clear prior to today). I am also out many hours of my time, because of this recall, and out gas money going to and from Fed Ex, my dealer and the police department. I have an excess of 45 ACP ammo on hand because I anticipated a 45 pistol as a replacement for a 45 pistol and bought that caliber. I also missed my planned range trip today to get the transfer done and to have the new gun put on my license. This all has amounted to a major pain in the neck and a financial and time consuming burden.
All the best,