Looks great! I especially like the grips. I just picked up a new Taurus 85 (same as yours) on GB for $225. I have been watching them and an outfit in Texas had one NIB with a buy it now of $ 225 and I jumped on it. Haven't had it to the range yet but I did the same thing with the front sight. I used fluorescent green jig paint. I saw an earlier post on the springs and am going to order those now.
My only complaint would be the grips are too short for my big paws. I see you ordered a set of replacement grips like I was looking at. Could you do me a huge favor and measure the distance noted in the picture here and let me know what the dimension is? I think the stock grips are 2-7/8" long. I found with the stock grips a HKS speed loader doesn't work too well. It gets hung up on the grip. Let me know if find any sweet deals on a holster. Im going to carry mine on those 4:00 walks....
P.S. Which springs did you get? this one?:
SHOOTER'S PAK - Reduced Power .
This pak contains 1 each 9 pound reduced power hammer spring and 1 each 6.5 and 9 pound reduced power trigger return springs allowing adjustment for lighter and smoother trigger and hammer action.
Stock No. 30151.....$ 7.99 Click button to purchase
Curious about this post too: Has anyone had problems with light strikes after changing springs on a Taurus 85?
Last edited by Westy; 09-27-2009 at 10:57 PM.