Snubby-Time is HERE!

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    Snubby-Time is HERE!

    My California 10-day waiting period was over at 2:00PM today. So at 2:45 I picked up my new Taurus 85. By 3:15 I was at the range. I put five rounds into a practice target and then shot the next thirty into my qualifying target (CA requires you to qualify for each weapon on your permit.) 30/30 and then off to the Sheriff's Office. By 4:15 the snubby is now on my permit and I'm loving it.

    In SA, it is a dream to shoot. In DA, it is crisp and very manageable.
    I will say that muzzle flash is pronounced (shooting Remington UMC .38 spcl). My carry ammo will be Hornady Critical Defense which is supposed to have less flash (like a dummy, I left it at home).

    So, 1.5 hours after signing for it I'm legally carrying the snub-nose.

    I did a Home Depot walk with it in the front pocket (no holster, it should be here tommorow from Cheaper Than Dirt).
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    Congrats. I looked at one of these at the pawn shop and I thought they wanted an arm and a leg. Went to the local gunshop, they had 2 in stock, nice, not to expensive, but I went for an auto this time.

    Next time, it will be a snubby. How does it feel to shoot? Is it snappy or manageable.
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    Nice addition, will this be your BUG? 10 day wait, even with CCP? What distance do you have to qualify from?

    Every time I see a snubbie I want one, my wife says I say that about every gun, she is right... as usual! CONGRATS on yours!

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    Picked an 85SS up on Wednesday and took it out and put 50 rounds through it today. VERY nice shooter. I'm not at all displeased with it. Not much to grip though.
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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET congrats on the snubbie

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    Nice looking snubby there pastorpack
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    nice. glad you finally got it.

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    Congrats on the snubbie and the permit to carry it.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Congrats! On the new revolver.
    Sorry, for your CA hoops.

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    I love my Taurus 85UL. Put a set of Wolff lightweight springs in it and it's even sweeter.

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    Congrats on the new snubby, great looking gun.

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    Just bought a M&P 340 for myself a few weeks ago and I love it. It sits in my pocket as I type.
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    Congrats!!!
    I love my snubbies, in all three flavors
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    Cool.....snubbies rule!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justherenow View Post
    Next time, it will be a snubby. How does it feel to shoot? Is it snappy or manageable.
    I thought it was very manageable, crisp (in a good way)

    Originally posted by cmb
    Nice addition, will this be your BUG? 10 day wait, even with CCP? What distance do you have to qualify from?
    This will serve as an alternate to the XD for dirty work days and will also be a BUG. CA (at least in my county) requires a 7 yard qualifying shoot. You are required to get 26 of 30 in an oval approximately 8" x 10".
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