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Old 11-08-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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My local FFL is having a sale this weekend with the Taurus model 85 air weight for $199.95. They are also selling the judge public defender for $344.95. Price seems great, any thoughts or suggestions on these pistols?

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:39 AM   #2
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I think the 85 is a good deal and useful too but I am ok
with Tarus revolvers

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damn 200 bucks for a decent hand gun alwas a deal.

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Sounds like it. Thanks for the input

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I stay clear of Taurus, because they're firearms are generally 75% miss and 25% hit. For that price though there's not much reason not to give it a shot.

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I stay clear of Taurus, because they're firearms are generally 75% miss and 25% hit. For that price though there's not much reason not to give it a shot.
Any reason why, I hear mixed reviews, seems like most wheeled guns are pretty simple and go bang when the trigger is pulled. Have you had a bad experience ?
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The reason for mixed reviews is, because Taurus along with several other companies tend to be hit or misses with their firearms. I don't like to take a gamble on whether or not I'll be buying a good quality firearm or just get a firearm that is going to be nothing but problematic. I personally do not have experience with Taurus other than handling them in the shop I work at and from customer's experiences with Taurus. I have fired a Rossi revolver, which Rossi is a sub division of Taurus if I recall correctly, and it would jam after every shot. Now revolvers in general function very well, but like all mechanical devices can and will fail at some point. Revolvers can be more susceptable to dirt and fouling. If a revolver does jam it can be very hard to fix, because when they jam generally the cylinder locks up which is very hard to unlock at that point. One other thing to note is if you have a bullet move just a tad out of the cartridge case it can lock up the cylinder. Important to note that all this is a rare occurance with revolvers.

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I do value this opinion where this revolver would be for CCW. I am used to glock and very comfortable on their reliability. Don't want a firearm on my side that has potential for a FTF.

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If you want a good quality .357 magnum revolver I recommend getting either a used Model 19 Smith and Wesson, Smith and Wesson Model 686, or Ruger GP100.

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My local FFL is having a sale this weekend with the Taurus model 85 air weight for $199.95. They are also selling the judge public defender for $344.95. Price seems great, any thoughts or suggestions on these pistols?
Allow for this video to show the benefit of having a Public Defender.
The more I see this (a friend owns one as well) the more I want one.


http://youtu.be/ttFslPwNEuc
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