my first revolver

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by g17frantz, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Well guys I did it....I bought my first revolver. A little snubby .38 Taurus 85. Ive heard nothing but good things about this revolver. I like the size and the feel of it. Picked her up brand new out the door for $300 flat. Whatcha think? Good deal? Good gun?
     

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  2. DodgeThis

    DodgeThis New Member

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    Some will down on Taurus, but I've had nothing but good out of their revolvers. Looks good. Sounds like a good price. Good luck. Hope it serves you well.
     

  3. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Yea I hope I don't get trolled on this being a Taurus. Just wanted to share with you guys. My semi-auto Taurus 9mm I used to have functioned flawlessly the 1000+ rounds I shot through it. Ive read great reviews on the model 85 and none bad that i saw besides the trigger pull wasn't as good as an airweight s&w
     
  4. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Trolled on for a Taurus? Seriously?

    I just spent 30 minutes reading on a Jennings thread that was rip van winkled from 2 years ago that got fairly "western" at times, but Taurus? Really?
     
  5. towboater

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    Good looking revolver. Congrats on your first. I think you"ll be happy with it.
     
  6. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Yea man it happens all the time
     
  7. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Hmmm...to each their own, I guess. I have a range buddy who is a Taurus guy...has several. Has nothing but good to say about them. I've shot his 24/7 a few times and liked it just fine.

    I think yours is a nice lookin' little piece...congrats & enjoy!
     
  8. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Thanks man. I had the 24/7 pro c 9mm that shot great. I think ill enjoy this one too!
     
  9. Coach50

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    I think it looks great too and best of luck with it. Disregard any negative comments and enjoy it.
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Dang it again frantz!! Turn you loose for a little while and you go and buy a taurus!!
    Just kidding brother,thats a nice clean little pistol.i wouldnt mind having one like that.
     
  11. trip286

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    I had one just like it with the rossi name on it and a polished finish. Loved it, but needed money, only reason I sold it.
     
  12. Marlinman

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    Taurus makes awesome guns no doubt about that. There semi auto 22's dont seem to be that great over all but like so many others 22 pistols ammo is key

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  13. Retcop

    Retcop New Member

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    To Each his own so enjoy the Taurus and I am sure it won't be your last revolver. They can become addictive. ;)
     
  14. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Dang skippy they can/are

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That's all I want, revolvers. I guess I have to add a 1911 someday, but I'd be fine with nothing but revolvers.
     
  16. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Hey just cuz the corp issued you a pos doesnt mean all semis are bad walt.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hey, I like the M9, except for that fat grip. Its the issued ammo I hated. :)
     
  18. Marlinman

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    Hmmmmm true. Also the fact that its a 9 mm. Which ya w truelly good ammo 9 is ok but it still isnt a 45 or say....357 sig. I have wheel guns to.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  19. phburks

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    Nice looking gun IMO. I just picked up a Taurus 605 .357 magnum at a gun show a couple months ago. Looks identical to the 85. I've put several dozen rounds thru it so far and I love it. It also is very easy to conceal. I wear it IWB and barely notice its even there.


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  20. Jeepergeo

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    Good questions to ask before you purchase!;)

    The money is gone, so it's too late to be asking that question. So get'er out to the range and let US know how it shoots!

    BTW, it looks great!