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    well, went to the store for ammo, bought a taurus model 85

    Ya, went to the store for some ammo, saw a taurus 85, .38 special +p. I just loved it, the way it felt. and i need a back up EDC, plus for summer might work better than my FS S&W M&P.

    anybody have experices with this, do's don't's good bad? thanks

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    I've owned a couple of them over the years. Great little guns. Only thing I did was pull the side plate and give them a through cleaning when I bought them. Taurus tends to leave a lot of gunk in their revolvers sometimes.
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    Yup it doesn't exist without pictures

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    Do you always have trouble staying focused on the task at hand?

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    yes i usually do have problems staying on task at hand, however my mission was still complete i do have the ammo, plus a box of 38SPL +P speer gold dot, 125gr . as for pictures once the background check waiting period is up, i will post pictures of it for you all.

    mpd, thanks for the tips i will pay special attention to that once i get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerp View Post
    once the background check waiting period is up,
    Bummer - in Oregon we get to do the background check while at the gun store and then take it home with us immediately when it passes. I don't know if it is the same as it used to be but it used to be that Washington had a waiting period (or at least Yakima did), but in Oregon, it is immediate take home. I can understand the waiting period though as it was put in place in Washington (again, I don't know if it is still the same there now) to keep people contemplating suicide or disgruntled employees from doing spur of the moment things.

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    The 605, 85, and 617 have all had very very good reputations, and have been reliable, good guns. Rarely if ever hear of a problem with them.
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    I've had a model 85 for about 14 years now. Good little gun, no problems with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Bummer - in Oregon we get to do the background check while at the gun store and then take it home with us immediately when it passes. I don't know if it is the same as it used to be but it used to be that Washington had a waiting period (or at least Yakima did), but in Oregon, it is immediate take home. I can understand the waiting period though as it was put in place in Washington (again, I don't know if it is still the same there now) to keep people contemplating suicide or disgruntled employees from doing spur of the moment things.
    Ya, we have a 48 hour waiting period after the background call is made. to make matters worse i will be out of town till next tuesday, so i wont be able to pick it up until wed. till then i will be twiddling my thumbs lol.

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    The 605, 85, and 617 have all had very very good reputations, and have been reliable, good guns. Rarely if ever hear of a problem with them.
    thank you, i believe this is the one my god mother had that i shot before i loved it. and at the store that love was reunited lol
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    I've rented one at the range several times. I think the Model 85 may be the best handgun Taurus makes. The one I've rented has been in the rental case at that range for 6 years I know about, gets cleaned a couple times a year, shot a lot, and is still going strong.

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    Had mine for 20+ years, no problems, don't think I can shoot +P in it though. I have the 3" barrel, little harder to find holsters for it, most are 2".

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    congrads, clean it, fondile it, oil it, shoot it and then repeat
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerp View Post
    Ya, went to the store for some ammo, saw a taurus 85, .38 special +p. I just loved it, the way it felt. and i need a back up EDC, plus for summer might work better than my FS S&W M&P.

    anybody have experices with this, do's don't's good bad? thanks

    jerp
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    The only Snubbies I own are Taurus Mod 85's

    An old blued one with wooden grips and an ultra lite model.

    I originally won the Blued 85 from an auction and it was a little more used than what I thought. But it cleaned up well. I shoot it pretty well and have never had an issue with it. I liked it so much that it made me want an ultra lite model. (Sometimes I don't even notice I'm carrying it) It's hammerless, trouble free and a good shooter as well. But you do notice a little more recoil when shooting it.

    So far all of my experiences have been positive with my model 85's and they get carried quite often. I'm quite sure your experience with this little snubbie will be positive as well.

    PS: I have them loaded with GD 125gr HP's but have read that the 135gr's are a little better. With that said I'm not loosing any sleep over it.
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