I asked this question on another forum with good intentions. The only responses to my post were bashes to the company. This post is intended to draw discussion instead of hatred. I am looking for anyone who has experienced one or both of these. My wife and I went to a larger GS today... WOW!!! They had more makes and models of handguns and long guns than any LGS around us. I was able to hold a Taurus 85 Polymer revolver. I'm a little skeptical about polymer through the years of ownership and if it will hold up to the years of shooting compared to a stainless model. I love the way it feels in my hands, the weight, and the grip was a delight. I am also considering a 605 DT .357 revolver. Does anyone have one or both of these, and would you offer your thoughts and opinions, and offer you thoughts on the polymer vs the stainless. I have read nothing but negative opinions on the brand. The gentleman who waited on us told us that Taurus has great CS, and they have a lifetime warranty. I am now seriously considering either the 85 or 605 as my CCW. The 85 has a 2.50 inch barrel opposed to a 2.0 inch on the 605. I understand there will be some recoil on a sort barrel firearm. This is a legtimate question because I am considering one. Those with experience on either please post your thoughts.