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Old 11-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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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.
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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.

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Old 11-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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