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 Post subject: Taurus 85
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:31 pm 
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Recently i picked up a Taurus 85 Ultra Lite in .38 Special, This is the fifth Taurus i have owned, except for a stiff trigger on one of them (1st Gen. PT 24/7 in .45ACP), they all have been above what i expected, i now have 2 Taurus firearms, a 405 .40 S&W revolver and this Ultra Lite in .38, i love it, it weighs 17 ounces and fires +P, shot it today and it was sweet, i have 2 H&K speed loaders, 5 shots is way under my usual carry piece's (10/15/17) but i have found it works well in situations were a larger pistol might not be easy to hide. i have a nice black hawk pocket holster and have found i carry more with this pistol, i am even considering an ankle holster to have this as a back up.
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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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I love those 85s
I've got one and so does The Little Woman
Mine has the bobbed hammer
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Hers is fancy
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I was looking at one of these a while back along with a S&W Air Weight.


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srtolly wrote:
I was looking at one of these a while back along with a S&W Air Weight.

I've got both, and honestly, I like the Taurus better.
The S&W shoots an inch high and 2 inches right and it drives me nuts.
I can make a group you can cover with a quarter, but just not where it points.
The Taurus on the other hand, even though it's DAO, will shoot the heads off dandelions and hits where it points.

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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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Here's a picture of the S&W 637
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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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i have seen both, the S&W is slightly lighter by 2 ounces, but the price is a good amount higher!


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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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ricky_g wrote:
i have seen both, the S&W is slightly lighter by 2 ounces, but the price is a good amount higher!

That counts for a lot in my book

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srtolly wrote:
I was looking at one of these a while back along with a S&W Air Weight.


Buddy of mine had one and it went to pieces on him. I'm not sold on the air weights.

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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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I had a Rossi, same as the Taurus and it shot okay but the trigger was heavy. I got a chance to buy a S&W 637 and sold the Rossi to help the balance sheet. Mine has the 2.5" barrel and , while the trigger is better than the Rossi, it's no gem:
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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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Nice gun Amp :great:
This thread makes me want to go shoot my snubbies

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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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i am used to the Taurus "ribber" grip which i like, mine has the more solid rubber grip with the Taurus bull on it, they feel fine, i am still amazed how the little snubbie with +P rounds handles so smoothly.


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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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ricky_g wrote:
i am used to the Taurus "ribber" grip which i like, mine has the more solid rubber grip with the Taurus bull on it, they feel fine, i am still amazed how the little snubbie with +P rounds handles so smoothly.

I like the look of those grips

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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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Corn those grips are different, i have not seen that style on anything else, they look and feel good


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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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My daughter has an 85 airweight, I have the Rossi steel. I like the Rossi grips better, as I can get all 3 fingers on it, but the Taurus does conceal easier. Both have been totally reliable and quite accurate

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 Post subject: Re: Taurus 85
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A wheel gun.... :dunno:

I've never owned one. :thinkin:

I guess they don't ejaculate brass all the way to the next county - that'd be nice!!

Kind of a PITA to reload though, aren't they??

It's handy to just shove a mag in there and go...

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