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bikerlbf406 11-17-2013 09:34 AM

Taurus 85
Well I'm supposed to be trading in my Ruger LCP .380 with a guy this afternoon for his unfired Taurus 85 .38 special 2" in stainless steel. can't hardly contain my excitement. Finally getting me a .38 special. As soon as I get it home, I'll post pictures of it.

hardluk1 11-17-2013 02:45 PM

If its a older 85 its can have the best trigger you will ever touch in a snubby but pay close attention as some newer 85's have some rough triggers and not so smooth an actions in general. Mine was pocket carried for 20 years and still looks great but is a pre +P model so no factory good stuff or at least not often? I would never trade or sell. A live long buddy bought a new one after using mine for his cc class and it has taken a trip back home soon after getting it for some tlc. Still has a rough trigger a year and a half later. I have a hogue grip on mine.
Good luck with your trade

Rick1967 11-17-2013 02:49 PM

I had an M-85 Ultra-lite. It was out of time and shaving lead when it was brand new right out of the box. I returned it to where I bought it from.

bikerlbf406 11-18-2013 12:02 AM

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Well I did make the trade, here is the pictures. The drive ended up taking right about 5 hours thanks to a delay on way there where traffic was at a stand still on the interstate and not moving at all for about 45 minutes.

p35bhp55 11-18-2013 12:17 AM

I have a Rossi 352 that says Made by Taurus on the frame. Looks like a very shiny version of yours. Really think you are gonna like it. Dunno if there is real logic behind this but I'm much more comfortable with a .38 than a .380

JW357 11-21-2013 06:10 AM

Congrats on your new wheel gun. I've never owned a Taurus revolver but if it isn't perfect for you, just keep sending it back until they return it pristine. They offer a good warranty.

bikerlbf406 11-21-2013 07:24 AM

Thanks, and yeah I know they offer the best warranty any manufacture can offer, so I have no fears about it about it not shooting right. Hopefully it's a blast to shoot like my other wheel gun. I hope to make it to the range soon.

bikerlbf406 12-01-2013 10:25 PM

Well I made it to the range yesterday and shot not only this revolver, but my two .25's, my .380 & my 12 gauge as well. This 85 is a sweet shooter, like the trigger on it and it is a blast to shoot. My aim is off on it, so I have some serious improvements to make on my shot placement before I decide if I want to use it for CCW or not. Out of about 20-30 rounds only about half a dozen actually hit it's mark and that was at approx. 10 yards out.

JW357 12-01-2013 10:55 PM

Were you shooting it in double action? It takes a lot of practice to become proficient with a double action revolver.

bikerlbf406 12-01-2013 11:28 PM

Yes I was shooting double action. I shoot my other revolver in double action too & am fairly proficient at it with no problem, so I'm not quite sure why I sucked so badly with this particular gun.

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