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Old 08-28-2017, 03:15 AM
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Did anyone else pickup one of these for $169.99? Not a bad deal. Yeah, I know, it's a Taurus, but these Model 85s are know for being a no frills, reliable, and simple handgun. If I can get a +P .38 Special for that price, why not? Me and a few guys from work ordered one Saturday. This thing might just become my warm weather CC weapon.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/tauru...fs-85b2fs.html
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I have one in matte stainless, I carry it often. Grab a DeSantis Softuk for it, you will forget you have it on.
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I should've gotten the stainless. I will look into that holster. I've been looking around at different ones to carry it in. This will be my first wheel gun, so I'm not real familiar with holster options for them.
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Great deal.

I can't shoot a revolver for shi* tho.

Got too used to Glock style triggers/form factor.
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
I can't shoot a revolver for shi* tho.
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I have a feeling this may be my case also. Will just have to see when I get it to the range. Gonna be a huge difference over my 1911s
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
Great deal.

I can't shoot a revolver for shi* tho.

Got too used to Glock style triggers/form factor.
I can't either. I just ordered this spring kit in hopes of reducing the trigger pull on my S&W 38 to a decent 9 lbs or so.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/31...38-640-642-649
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Shows $219 now.
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Originally Posted by ndb8fxe View Post
Shows $219 now.
There is a taurus factory rebate..
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Also be sure you put at least 250 rounds or more through it before you depend on it to save your life.. I personally have seen the little Taurus 38 jam up, that was years ago. I have never seen a Smith & Wesson J frames jam....Just be sure you have a reliable one..
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Damn, Palmetto State has some rock bottom prices!!!

How is this for a .300 Blackout platform?

http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-8...516446440.html

I was thinking that at $499not bad for a baby AR in .300 then get my stamps to make it an sbr and add a can?
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That Taurus is my wife's gun in stainless and I really like it. Very accurate and the rubber grip really reduces recoil for the Mrs. That's a steal!
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I can't either. I just ordered this spring kit in hopes of reducing the trigger pull on my S&W 38 to a decent 9 lbs or so.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/31...38-640-642-649

I just ordered the kit, too.. try just installing the trigger spring and leaving the other factory springs in the gun. Looks like the lightened hammer spring is causing light primer strikes.
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After 34 years in federal Leo, I would never trust my life to any Taurus.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I can't either. I just ordered this spring kit in hopes of reducing the trigger pull on my S&W 38 to a decent 9 lbs or so.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/31...38-640-642-649
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I just ordered the kit, too.. try just installing the trigger spring and leaving the other factory springs in the gun. Looks like the lightened hammer spring is causing light primer strikes.
If you plan on having any work done on them such as stoning or polishing the internals, you should do that first. Can make a significant difference and result in not needing light springs that can cause inadequate primer strikes.

If you reload, some primers are definitely harder than others.
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
After 34 years in federal Leo, I would never trust my life to any Taurus.
I tend to agree. I own a Taurus (Beretta copy of a 92) but it is a range gun (cheap purchase) fun gun. It seems to function well but again I am either carrying a Glock or a Shield for self defense..
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So your Taurus shoots well, and is reliable at the range, but you think it would not shoot well and be reliable in the heat of the moment?


Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
I tend to agree. I own a Taurus (Beretta copy of a 92) but it is a range gun (cheap purchase) fun gun. It seems to function well but again I am either carrying a Glock or a Shield for self defense..
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Originally Posted by knotmuch View Post
So your Taurus shoots well, and is reliable at the range, but you think it would not shoot well and be reliable in the heat of the moment?
I think that Taurus has a moderate reputation at best. They have had issues with guns failing and parts breaking, particularily during the time period of gun I have. Anything can fail that is built by man. I have seen a Taurus fail that would be totally useless in a gun fight. I have never seen a Glock fail and be unusable due to the gun breaking down and after 29 years in LE, I have some range time and experience at 3 different LE agencies..

Your experience may vary but I rely on my experience and training to stay alive. In all these years, it has worked, so I will continue to NOT roll the dice on my self defense weapon.

Also my Taurus is too big to be a CCW in my option and I personally dont like 92F type weapon period for CCW no matter who builds it..
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Why "roll the dice" when you don't have to
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
After 34 years in federal Leo, I would never trust my life to any Taurus.
How many Taurus pistols has your dept acquired for your use over the years?

What is your base of knowledge on the subject?

Are you sure that your opinion about Taurus is kind of like your opinion about Jaguars; that the tire-frame when they have been built has remained the same over all years of production?
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It really should go without saying that you shouldnt carry a weapon for self defense that you havent run alot of rounds through to prove reliability. I have 3 taurus handguns and have run literally thousands of rounds through each and have no problems carrying any of them, but to each his own. Not defending Taurus but I know they had a bad reputation in the past but I believe they have improved much over the past couple years.

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