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    New wheel gun owner here

    I just got home with my new Taurus 605. I know Taurus is a hit and miss brand but for the price I couldn't pass it up. I paid $350 plus tax and I got a $50 gift card at Mills Fleet Farm. Comes with two different size grips. Love the feel of the gun and it looks great. I just ordered a remora holster as well. This will be my summer carry gun as the XD is a little bulky. Well here she is!

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    Oh and does anyone know a good website for ammo? Looking for some .38 sp and .357. Fleet Farm was bone dry.

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    Nice guns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by satori59 View Post
    Able Ammo has always worked for me...
    Sounds good I'll look into it.

    If anyone can recommend a good speedloader that would be super helpful!

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    Nice! Can't go wrong with a snubbie.

    For speedloaders, I just use Bianchi Speed Strips. Tuff Strips are another popular pick. I like them because they have a flat profile and I can slip them easily into a small pocket in my jeans.

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    The snubnose revolver is one of the most versatile carry weapons you can get. Everyone should have at least one. Spend some time at the range to get good with it. They're very different to shoot from bottom feeders, but once you get the hang of it you'll love it.
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    Great looking snub ya got there. Good luck with it
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    Congrats! Which ammo will you carry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarMachine View Post
    Congrats! Which ammo will you carry?
    Ill probably carry .357. I'll use .38 for target practice for me and the wife.

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    Nice score!

    I picked up a Taurus 650 CIA snubbie about 8 or 9 years ago. I like it and it has never given me a lick of trouble. Like you, I got it NIB for what I thought was a very good price at the time. And I haven't ever felt the .357 recoil was unmanageable.

    Hope your new acquisition works well for you. I think you're gonna like it!

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    Nice looking gun, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    They're very different to shoot from bottom feeders, but once you get the hang of it you'll love it.
    I thought liberals were the bottom feeders? ;)
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    I would use Speer .38 Special +P 135 gr Gold Dots, Short Barrel. The .357's kick way too much. Just my 2 cents from an old guy.
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    For ammo in 38 special you could do a lot worse than the FBI load (+P 158 LSWCHP). I like Safariland Comp II speedloaders.
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    Taurus revolvers seem to be much less problematic than their semi's. You should be fine. As for ammo, if you're not particularly recoil sensitive then the 125 gr semi-jacketed HP loading from either Federal or Remington work great. As for how to keep spares handy for reloading, I carry speed strips. With a little practice they can be used very effectively and quickly, though not as quickly as a speedloader. I just don't like the bulkiness of speedloaders.

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