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Taurus Snubnose Revolvers

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    Taurus Snubnose Revolvers

    Ok, I am deciding between a Kel-Tech PF9 or a Snubby .38 for everyday carry. I have a Glock 26 and a Glock 35 but I want something smaller for EVC. I would like to hear of members experiances with any of the Taurus Snubnose Revolver's godd or bad.


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    Mine has been nothing but 100%. I also have a PF9. They are both good guns. Good luck in choosing one over the other.

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    I've got a Taurus Model 85. Thats the 5 shot .38 special. It has the Uncle Mikes "boot" grip on it.

    I've also got the Keltec PF-9. Its another nifty little gun.

    The Taurus will out-shoot the KelTec because the trigger is much better and the gun is generally more accurate.
    The KelTec holds 8 rounds to the revolvers 5 and is much flatter to carry and less noticeable.

    Its a matter of personal preference really. I find myself carrying the PF-9 much more than the Taurus.
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    I often carry a Taurus 617 - 7 shot. I have a 605 - 5 shot for backup. Both are .357's. I recommend getting a .357 even if you only shoot .38's, because they're the same price anyway, and you can go .357 if you want to.

    I also have a Keltec PF9. I would take the 617 over the PF9 any day..... for reliability & accuracy, etc. I had people tell me the 7 shot was too big to carry, but I got one anyway, and I"ve found it the easiest and most comfortble one to carry..... including the semi-autos I have....

    and the 605, is even easier , but I like the 2 more shots as a Primary.

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    My mom carries a Taurus 85. It's a good gun, though I prefer the feel (quality and just general fit with my hand) of my Smith J-Frame.
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    I agree. Have a M85 Ultralite in .38 and have shot reg and +P loads in it and it is fine. Nice little gun for the money. Disappears in your front pocket.

    But, like you I want the quality fit and feel of the S&W, so I just bought a New 642-1 (No Lock) Airweight .38+P.

    I will retire the Taurus to the console of the car and put the Smith in it's place under the pillow (or in the ankle rig or in the pocket).

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    I carry a taurus ultra-light .38 hammerless 5 shot revolver. I love it save one thing, a heavy long trigger pull. With practice you get used to the "flop" when it cycles the next round and the trigger becomes a little easier. It's a pretty accurate and very reliable pistol though. I also have it 100% stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yzcrasher View Post
    I carry a taurus ultra-light .38 hammerless 5 shot revolver. I love it save one thing, a heavy long trigger pull. With practice you get used to the "flop" when it cycles the next round and the trigger becomes a little easier. It's a pretty accurate and very reliable pistol though. I also have it 100% stock.
    Same thing here. Never a problem and very low maintainence - great carry gun, accurate and reliable.

    At today's prices however, I suggest you get a Smith&Wesson. They can be found for virtually the same price or maybe a little more and the Smith will hold greater resale value.

    Back when I bought my Taurus, Smith's were $200-$250 dollars more. Now, they usually can be found within $100. Well worth the extra money to buy a Smith IMO.
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    Anyone have any experience with Bond Arms derringers?
    I have been told that the quality is very good but would appreciate any feedback from an owner of one.

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    You should really start your own thread with that question as it has nothing to do with the topic of this thread...........

    But I hope you are a good shot,....with only 2 shots available and 4 bad guys all around you..........

    Think about it........

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    I prefer 605 Taurus model instead of a 85. Better fit and finish, 357 capability and no bigger.

    I also have and carry a PF9. I carried it today with a P3AT as backup to it.
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    I would like to hear of members experiances with any of the Taurus Snubnose Revolver's godd or bad.
    I've had a 605 in stainless since June. So far, so good.

    I recommend getting a .357 even if you only shoot .38's, because they're the same price anyway, and you can go .357 if you want to.
    That's why I got the 605 over the 85. I've shot maybe 2 cylinders worth of .357 through it though -- it's no fun. Think of it as a beefy .38.

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    My 605 started out as the house gun for the wife 13 years ago, was promoted to truck gun 5 yrs ago, and then became my constant companion last summer. I agree that it is not a smith, but as someone pointed out earlier, 13 years ago the price gap between the two was substantial. I've never had a problem with it, and don't find 357 to be that uncomfortable. Not something I would want to put 500 rds thru in a range session, though.

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    I have a 605 in total titanium. It's a great little pistol. Light, easy to carry and powerful.

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    I just purchased a model 450t, Taurus titanium .45 colt. I think this will be a good carry gun if I can find the right holster.

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