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Old 12-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by DrFootball View Post

Biker, to add to what JW just laid on you: bring the target closer, and try again with 20 rds. Or less. I regularly shoot CQ guns at 4, & 7 yards(12 & 21ft.) as well as out to 10(30ft). If this is a 2" or shorter, 7 yards might be a better start. If the sight is not hi vis, try replacing it with one.

Forgot to mention all that.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by JW357
+1 Forgot to mention all that.
Thx JW no reason why we can't help out our fellow users, and Biker is a good guy from WWK,...
The other thing Biker now that I re-read the thread. Are these the Stock Grips? Because the 85 my wife and I checked out last week had these thin grips that would be better served with some carved wood or a Pacymar or Houge. They are composite rubber,..but the grip was short and thin....JMT...

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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.
I have an identical Rossi, except mines shiny and .357 magnum. Single and double action. I shot it 3 times, about 10 yards at a 1.5'' plank/ board. Missed 2 of the 3 shots which made me mad but for how small it is I guess it just requires practice. The one I did hit right in the middle was shot as single action. Went plum through the board with a hollow point bullet. Mine is brand new. Bought it for self defense in the house or traveling. How did you do since the time you bought it? I paid 350 before tax for mine.

also, I appreciate your honesty with how bad you did. It just goes to show all the things that could go wrong. The sight is a pain. I'm use to the simple ones on my rifles. I don't even need a scope with those in my backyard.

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Old 12-29-2014, 02:17 AM   #24
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I don't know. Out of the whole year I only made it the range once, due to finances, and ended up putting the Taurus in pawn and while i keep paying the interest to keep from losing it, I've yet had the money to get it out of pawn. Hoping to do so by the beginning of summer, to get at least 2-3 of my guns out of pawn.
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