Taurus 85 or 605? - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Taurus 85 or 605?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeyondTheBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,617
Liked 295 Times on 254 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
BTB & JTJ... Thank you so much for your post. It is refreshing to see a forum exist where discussions can be had without someone bashing the product of discussion. In theshortime I've been on this forum, I have concluded you to be very genuine, someone who doesn't beat around the bush or sugar coat, you tell it like it is love it or hate it. You, sir are a true credit to this forum. This is the reason I have decided that this forum is now home for me. I am honored to be in the presence of great people.
I don't deserve that credit but I believe JTJ to and agree with ya wholeheartedly, as much so as one halfhearted could. Lol
BeyondTheBox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #12
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 7,298
Liked 2872 Times on 1578 Posts
Likes Given: 810

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
The Internet, and especially forums, are full of frantic squeaky wheeling. Don't let the over exaggeration deter ya, Taurus is a fine brand. People are just complainers and those happy with a product don't make big deals about it.

This country and modern society has a huge problem with entitlement and expectation. We demand more quality than can reasonably be expected and when we get it we aren't happy about it, we're just entitled to it and consider it due. But when we don't get it, we rant and rave like tantrum throwing tots and this becomes the word of mouth reputation.

Never believe anything you don't see for yourself. I heard about Jimenez and Phoenix and Raven, bought 3 Jimmys &one of each the other and of the lot only one wasn't perfect. With a little work I got it going fine and have been pleased since. I've shot and handled the Taurus handguns and not a one had a single issue and the owners of them claimed their rugged flawlessness. You want real advice, don't ask on online forms or any LGS. They're either uninformed, purposefully misinforming to suit their own snobbery or sales, or relaying someone else's misinformation.

That goes for my own post as well. Lol

Ps, polymer vs steel, I prefer steel, but believe polymer to be fine. Thus far it's proven itself to stand to abuse and keep on pumping shot after shot. Just look at Glock.
Personal experience, I am 2 good and 2 really bad. Both the bad ones were autos. The good ones were an 85 ti and a PT22.
__________________
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeyondTheBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,617
Liked 295 Times on 254 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTJ View Post

Personal experience, I am 2 good and 2 really bad. Both the bad ones were autos. The good ones were an 85 ti and a PT22.
Mine, again, was just a once or twice thing using friends' guns, but were with 3 autos, 1 steel frame 2 poly. So far I've been happy with the Tauri experience.

Granted not the most stellar of basis but they're still friends and still shoot them and still love them.
BeyondTheBox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2182 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Well, i've never bashed Taurus revolvers because i've owned a dozen or so & the only one that had issues was a Mdl 85 --
__________________
Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET
HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kemosabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 110
Liked 19 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

It seems to me that this is the year of polymer. I understand that polymer will make the firearm lighter, but will this be a benefit to the firearm, or would this be a hinderance? To those of have owned one, how would you view this idea?
__________________
37 People are murdered every day by the unlawful use of a firearm.
2,191 are saved every day by the lawful use of a firearm.
84,999,989 American gun owners killed no one yesterday.
Kemosabe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeyondTheBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,617
Liked 295 Times on 254 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
It seems to me that this is the year of polymer. I understand that polymer will make the firearm lighter, but will this be a benefit to the firearm, or would this be a hinderance? To those of have owned one, how would you view this idea?
Not a fan. I like recoil absorption and hey does that, polymer does not. That said it is nice for concealed carry, but not worth it in the end. I want accuracy.
BeyondTheBox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 12:16 AM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 2
Default

This input is late in coming, but I want to add my $0.02 worth. I own two Taurus 605 in stainless steel and my wife carries the recessed hammer version. I find them to be reliable and accurate (as accurate as one would expect from a 2 inch barrel) and my experience with Taurus and Rossi Customer Service has been nothing less than stellar.

I also own two Taurus Tracker models chambered in .44 Magnum and they are fine examples of quality hardware. One has a 4-inch barrel and the other a 6.5-inch barrel.

If a student were to ask, I would not hesitate to recommend the Taurus 805 SS as a concealed carry firearm.
__________________
NRA Life Member
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection
Utah Department of Public Safety Certified Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor
Permit List: Utah, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Florida, & Arizona
When Seconds Count, the Police are 20 minutes away!
jpm84092 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone had a Taurus PT-945? dgray64 Semi-Auto Handguns 5 06-15-2014 11:30 PM
Taurus pt24/7 pro vs. Taurus pt .38s(super) pistols rstarlin23 General Handgun Discussion 27 10-01-2012 10:04 PM
Taurus return please read if you've sent in a taurus! maddog1618 Revolver Handguns 2 12-05-2011 10:30 AM
taurus pt100 vs other taurus 1911 sizes?? trstncmpbll 1911 Forum 5 10-23-2010 07:26 AM
Taurus Taurus Taurus ninjatoth General Handgun Discussion 19 09-10-2009 10:32 PM



Newest Threads