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Old 04-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #11
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i'm going to need a bib if i keep staring at that King Cobra. Very nice.

Here's my S&W M60. It's my primary ccw. Nothing is more reassuring than wheel gun reliability at your side. I've never had a problem with the recoil.
I know what you are saying! As many guns I own I have always felt "safer" when my .357 is on me. It may be psycological, but I know this pistol will not let me down. It fires everytime and it's brutal on flesh.

Your M60 is beautiful! You have no reason to drool at my King Cobra...
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I've got a stainless 650 I got for the wife, she wont shoot magnums but she'll shoot
38's. It was a sweet deal because it came with crimson trace grips which should help my wife should she ever need to use it. After just a couple of cylinders she was shooting a 4" group at 10 yards which is more then enough.

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I know what you are saying! As many guns I own I have always felt "safer" when my .357 is on me. It may be psycological, but I know this pistol will not let me down. It fires everytime and it's brutal on flesh.

Your M60 is beautiful! You have no reason to drool at my King Cobra...
sure I do, I don't have one to call my own! . a full-size revolver is definitely next on my list to add to the collection.
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I am considering a Taurus 650 series revolver for carry and am curious about the durability of them. I do not want this for a target gun that will get shot thousands of times a year, but I do want to be able to run a few cylinders of both .38 target loads as well as the occasional full power mag loads through it from time to time.

Is this a reasonable expectation of this revolver assuming that I want the gun to last for a lifetime? I have read that revolvers such as the sp101 from ruger will eat thousands upon thousands of full power magnum loads and laugh at you, where as the s&w pocket revolvers may have timing problems if given the same treatment. Obviously I will not be punishing myself with thousands of magnum loads, so I assume this is a mute point given my expectations?

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My carry weapon is a Taurus .38 special, and I've been happy with it. Not quite as concealable as a snubby, but I think that little extra bit of barrel gives me a bit more accuracy and a bit less kick.

Only problem I've had is that after a long day at the range the screw holding the grip together can get a bit loose. Just keep an eye on it, and carry a multi-tool.
I have that same exact Revolver do you happen to know what model it is mine has 122 D stamped on the inside of the cylinder hinge but i do not know if that is the model number or not I plan on using mine as a carry gun also.
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This is my Taurus M85UL, .38 Special. I carry this wheelgun often and I'm confident it will do its job. I use Hornady Critical Defence ammo. This little wheelgun is incredably accurate for a bellygun!

I put Wolff springs in my M85 yesterday and I'm IMPRESSED! It reduced the spring pull DA action by half, and the trigger pull was lowered to 5.0 pounds.

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If you get a Taurus 85, here is how to change the springs...

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Next, remove sidecover...

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Decompress the hammer spring and remove. Do the same with the trigger spring.

Carefully replace the springs.

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Re-install the sidecover & grip, test the pistol using Snap Caps. My trigger pull is silky smooth, and light.

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