Buying a Taurus 85

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by MoHawk, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    As soon as I leave work. .38SPL+P. Wish me luck
     

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  2. Hollander

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    I purchased one last summer. I had to get it to a gunsmith to improve the trigger and make it at least average in performance. Last Taurus I bought had to go back - 22lr would not eject shells, cylinder locked up, and hammer edges were sharp. Hope you get a better gun. Good Luck.
     

  3. Gojubrian

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    How much do those run? Good luck and give us back a report. :cool:
     
  4. MoHawk

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    Just got it today. Gorgeous, light weight, and has a bobbed hammer instead of a full hammer. I can't wait to shoot it.
     
  5. MoHawk

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    I put 200 rounds of Remington Wadcutter through it yesterday. This was my first time shooting a revolver was was defiantley a learning experience. The gun seems to be fairly accurate. I was getting 4 out of 5 rounds in a 4 inch cluster, the 5th round always seemed to wander. I know that is my fault. Also, a few times, it would not fire. Out of 200 rounds, it did not fire 6 times. I am hoping it was a result of sub par ammo. Guess I'll try again with different ammo next time. Also, as soon as I finished, a friend of mine bought me a Hogue grip for it. I like the grip a laot as it is just slightly longer and a lot narrower. It does print a little more than the stock grip but I think in the long run it'll be better
     
  6. skullcrusher

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    Right, because Remington is sub-par....:rolleyes:
     
  7. Gojubrian

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    Hmmmmmm,weird. Please let us know if it still fails to fire. If so, it will have to go back and another bad taurus gun. What the heck taurus??? :mad:
     
  8. skullcrusher

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    Brian, a good friend of mine bought 2 Taurus' within the past year, but he is well known for researching EVERYTHING.

    He first bought the 24/7 Pro Long Slide in .40 S&W. Most recently, he purchased the 605 in .357, 5 shot snubbie. No issues with either pistol other than everytime he brings them over, I out shoot him with his own pistols. :)

    I dunno, it seems that there are issues with certain models and not others. I wonder what gives as well?
     
  9. Franciscomv

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    6 misfires is quite a lot. Did you keep those rounds? Did you check the primers to see if they where properly struck?

    Is the gun new? If it's used, somebody might have tried to improve the trigger pull and messed up the revolver's reliability.
     
  10. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Certainly seems that way, a good friend that I go to the range with owns a Taurus PT92, we've put all sorts of rounds through it without any sort of issue (including some bad reloaded ones we found at the gunshop where he works). Hundreds and hundreds of shots without a single problem.

    My Judge, on the other hand, broke before I was done with the first box of ammo (frame cracked).
     
  11. MoHawk

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    Not that Remington is sub par, but I bought the rounds off a friend who has had them for quite a while. I am hoping that was the issue. I will let you know if it fails to shoot again. I am going to purchase a few boxes of different types of ammo including what I carry daily and put another 200+ rounds through her.
     
  12. greenjeans

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    I have had two Model 85s. A stainless and a Ultralite. No problems with either. Both were the full hammer versions. My daughter has the bobbed hammer version. No problems with any of them. I personally like the stock grip a lot. Keep it on my 642 most of the time.