When it comes to double-action revolvers, you have to keep Taurus in the top three. Despite having a good reputation, I have found several Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum problems.
It includes issues regarding the trigger, cylinder, problematic shooting, and accuracy. These are the common problems worth mentioning.
While trying to describe the problems and possible reasons, I have also included solutions for your convenience. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Features & Specifications of Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum
|Magazine Capacity||5 rounds|
|Safety||Transfer Bar, Manually Keyed Lock|
|Dimensions||5.3” H; 1.6” W|
|Weight||35.00 ounces (Unloaded)|
|Trigger Pull||5.7 lbs. (Single Action)|
Common Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum Problems and Solutions
From the table above, you have got an overview of the problems and their respective fixes. Now, let’s elaborate on the points.
Quick Overview of the Problems and Solutions
|Trigger Jamming and Cylinder Malfunctioning||Disassemble the gun and check for faulty parts, clean it, and spray ram oil.|
|Doesn’t Fire in Double Action||Watch single action and double action closely to find the difference, and fix accordingly.|
|Accuracy Problem||Clean the gun, try different ammo, or contact Taurus for fixing the barrel.|
1. Trigger & Cylinder Problems
I have seen some Tracker 44 Magnum units having a trigger-freezing problem and cylinder malfunctioning.
For the trigger issue, users usually seek the help of Taurus.
Some got it fixed but some were not lucky.
After getting the gun back, you may notice that the cylinder is spinning or moving freely which is unusual.
Doing some careful inspections, you will see where the problem is.
The pawl that is responsible for keeping the cylinder in place gets stuck in a recessed position.
A frozen trigger most probably occurs due to the fault of a spring. For an immediate solution, you can tap, rack, and pull the trigger again.
It means that you have to slam the firearm’s bottom using the palm of your hand. Then, clear the chamber and load a new round before shooting.
There is an alternative solution. You have to unload the revolver, spray ram oil not missing any hole, and try it again. It should improve the situation.
Otherwise, you will have to contact Taurus for a solution.
And, to fix the cylinder issue, you have to poke the assembly to up position. Also, do some cleaning.
2. Double Action not Firing
The issue is simply what the heading indicates. You may notice that your Tracker 44 Mag is working fine in a single action but not firing in double action mode.
From previous experiences, I can tell you that Taurus will replace the hammer and adjust the cylinder yoke to solve this issue.
But it may not fix the problem. Because I have seen the same complainers facing the same issue over and over again.
After some trials and errors, some users noticed that it was working fine with factory loads but not with hand loads.
Such a silly cause can be a deal-breaker for lots of customers.
I want you to perform a careful inspection to pinpoint where the problem is and take action accordingly.
First, you have to understand that the hammer of the gun does not directly hit the ammo.
It hits a crossbar, and the crossbar hits the firing pin driving the primer. This feature ensures safety while carrying the gun loaded. Now, let’s start the steps.
- Empty the gun to ensure safety.
- Pull the hammer carefully while holding the trigger down.
- Now, slowly release the hammer, and watch how the transfer is reacting.
- Doing the 3 above steps for both single action and double action will let you figure out the faulty part.
If you don’t have enough expertise in the necessary tools, you will have to take the help of a gunsmith.
Tip: Though Taurus couldn’t solve this particular issue, you can still contact them but don’t mention anything that voids the warranty such as using hand-loaded ammo.
3. Accuracy Problem
Have you noticed any accuracy issues with your Tracker 44 Mag guns?
After every 5 rounds or so, the target group may have up to a 12” difference.
There can be many reasons but a common one is noticing the rear sight being broken.
Among other causes, the barrel can be faulty, or the revolver may have dirt inside.
According to the experts, the accuracy should be fine after cleaning the gun. But it is not a permanent solution.
Changing the ammunition brand works for people in such situations.
I think that something else may be causing this problem as cleaning is only a temporary solution.
If you or your local gunsmith can’t figure out what causing the issue, you will have to visit a local gunsmith or call Taurus for help.
User Feedback on Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum
Despite being good performers and having many parks, Taurus guns are not the first choice of the customers.
I couldn’t understand the reasons before. While writing this article, I have seen numerous complaints about their customer services.
While trying to solve Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum problems, users faced lots of hassles.
The most dissatisfying fact is that Taurus doesn’t release gun parts as much as others. That is why local gunsmiths do not want to work on a Taurus.
Choosing affordable guns may be the only option for lots of people. But when it gives you trouble, it becomes costly to send the firearm back to the company.
So, I would recommend you to consider other more expensive and more reliable revolvers on the market.
Nonetheless, not all units are faulty. Those who don’t face major problems are happy with the performance because the gun does what it is supposed to do.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is a Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum?
About $530; but check the latest price.
Is the Taurus Tracker 44 A good gun?
Yes, it is a well-balanced gun with appreciable stability.
How powerful is a 44 Magnum revolver?
900 ft.-lb. of muzzle energy
What is the frame material of the Taurus Tracker 44 Mag?
Is Taurus Tracker 44 Mag’s double action trigger better?
No, the single action trigger offers much more accuracy.
What do you think about the Taurus Tracker 44 Magnum problems? Is it worth considering?
I think, it is. Indeed, there are some issues but you can easily solve them.
Tracker is a solid-build stable revolver with lots of benefits. Some don’t like the built-in sights. It is possible to replace them with better ones.
Overall, it is a great, reliable, and affordable gun.