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Great concept...IMO only problem I see is it's a Taurus!
 

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The price seems reasonably attractive...I personally had a bad experience with Taurus, first the POS gun, then the POS customer service. Now that's been a couple years ago and maybe they got their stuff together these days, never gave them another chance. I would be interested in hearing from someone who has had hands-on with this piece though.
 

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I have not owned a Taurus, but would consider this one. I like shooting auto cartridges in a revolver.

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Honestly, I think in the revolver field, Taurus is getting better while the Smith and Wessons they clone are getting worse.

The real strengths of a Taurus is that the service, from my understanding, has gotten better, so even if you do get a lemon you can at least get it fixed.

They also cater better to the CCW market with a lot of designs like this that S&W, Ruger, and Colt won't do. And in at least one major way (i.e. the cursed internal lock), their design is actually better sometimes.

They make some things I'd like to have that you just can't get in another brand. I'm ticked off to no end that they stopped making the model 445. I wanted one, and there's nothing else even comparable from another maker

I'm also somewhat interested in their new 1911. I wonder how it compares to the low end Springfield models.
 

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Euc,

There's a way to do this now. Learn to reload.

You have a nice .357 Mag don't you?

Use a light hollow-point for small game. Load a heavy linotype bullet to take down a small black bear. Or buy cheap swaged 148 grain wadcutters to punch paper. Duplicate Air Force ammo with FMJ's. Buy shot capsules for rodents. Treat yourself to some premium 125 grain hollow-points for some wilderness camping trips.

With things already on my shelf, and for pennies per shot, I have stuff right now that we could assemble to stop and kill a cape buffalo.
 

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Point taken Tourist, but I'm still a member of the "factory loads for carry" school of thought. That's where I think this idea is interesting.

I actually do want to get a press some time in the relatively near future. The calibers that interest me the most tend to either require rolling your own for optimal experience or they're just plain expensive. Fear not for when the time is right I shall undertake your dark tutelage for I shall have no idea what the heck I am doing.

However I might move within the next year and I really don't want to transport the damn thing. It's just one more headache I can prevent. When I get somewhere that I feel like I'm going to be on a more permanent basis I'll get serious about it.

I'd actually been saving my brass, which my brother threw away. Sigh... oh well.
 

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Did you notice it has ''RIBBER'' grips?? Is that a typo or their name for the grip.

Nice concept - tho I am somewhat more keen on a dedicated platform per cal - whilst accepty the duality of 38spl/.357. A gun I sure would like to try that's for sure.

My beat up ol M85 still goes on very well - wife's carry now - and the M66 has proved to be an excellent value revo - smooth as silk and delight to shoot. Possibly lucky, cos there have been plenty of 'Taurus-knocking' comments made over time.
 

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No, 'ribber' is correct. The grip is made of an injected molded rubber handle that appears to be thin ribbs stacked together. It is supposed to absorb recoil.
 

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Their new grips look funky as all hell. They work remarkably well on my 28 ounce .44 non-ported mag.
 

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I don't know that I would be too hot for the full-size, but that snubbie would be a great back-up or BOB gun. The only thing comparable is a drop-in cylinder conversion (by someone down in TX) that will let you shoot everything from .32 to .38 Super (I'm guessing the Triad would too?). The cylinder conversion for the 686 or GP-100 runs about $600, last time I checked..... :tongue2:
 
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