Originally Posted by Sarge
I bought a Taurus .357 last year. MODEL 605.
I've taken it to the range probably 10 times now and I can't hit much with it. The grip is all wrong for me, after just a dozen rounds my hand starts feeling it quite a bit.
Anyone else run into this before or have any opinions on this model?
This is a picture of it;
There's nothing wrong with the gun or the grips, the problem is that we are all programed to not like pain.
A couple of years ago I found a small framed S&W mod. 60 in .357 mag. with a 3" barrel, it weighs about 23 ounces, not the optimum for a carry gun, but it had adj. sights and it was magna-ported, like new and a steal at $225.00.
At the range it really shined with .38 specials, but when I stuffed it with five full house .357's it kicked like a rejected mule.
My point being, there ain't a gun made that can over come the effects of recoil, only the old adage of the heavier the bullet, the more weight you have to add to the gun to make it pleasant to shoot.
So, considering the fact that the power of rounds like the .357 is lost in barrels of 3"'s and under, why bother, I still have the mod-60, but it's still too heavy for constant concealed carry for me, so I've gone to a S&W, 12 ounce, 5 shot, j-frame Centienal model (no exposed hammer), I use 90 grain Win. silvertips in it, they have more stopping power than .357's at close range(15 yds) and are much more manageable to shoot.
My mod. 60 is right at home with 110gr. hollow point hydro-shocks.