Taurus 605


September 15, 2005, 09:44 PM
I just bought my first .357 mag to carry as my bug. I keep hearing that coming out of this 2 inch barrel I can expect 9mm velocitys. Is this true? If that's the case I could have bought a G26 and had more rounds. Did I make a mistake by buying this gun? Would 125gr be a good choice for this or should I go to something heavier?


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September 16, 2005, 02:38 AM
I also have a 605 that I, more often than not, carry as a primary.

Now, I'm not sure what the velocities are out of this gun, but with 158gr Gold Dots, I rather much think I'm gunna do more damage than with a 115gr 9mm!!!

This is the only things I have extant on the subject.



You might find it informative to go nosing around here.


September 16, 2005, 07:27 AM
Did I make a mistake by buying this gun? You most certainly did NOT make a mistake.
The .357 always has been and always will be much more versatile than the 9mm.

September 16, 2005, 10:15 AM
I have a blue 605 with Laser Grips and it goes along as BUG as/more often than anything else in the gun safe. Occaisionally it makes the trip as primary, but not often. Placement is always important, and this little gun will put it in the right spot when I do my part, especially if up close and personal. The sights are usable, and it can be cocked and fired SA for longer shots. Five 357's or 38 +P+'s can be very comforting when things look bad.

Good shootin'....

September 16, 2005, 10:55 AM
I carry a number of both short-barreled .357/38 revolvers and 9 mm pistols, albeit not at the same time. :) I am perfectly comfortable carrying either in almost any situation. The truth be told, I probably carry the short-barrel revolvers more than anything else. If I am in a situation in which I would not feel comfortable with just the revolver or pistol, I probably really should have my Ithaca 37 or the AR-15, anyway....

Your Taurus 605 is a very fine choice. Do not let anyone persuade you otherwise.

September 16, 2005, 11:40 AM
Good choice. Don't second guess yourself.
There are dozens of loads you can use in this gun, and it is much more comfortable to shoot than the high-priced alloy .357's out there.
Enjoy. You chose a great pistol.

September 16, 2005, 02:09 PM
Thanks. I have always found some great information from here.

September 16, 2005, 07:13 PM
I have been carrying a Taurus 605CHSS for several years as my carry gun. I feel it is a very dependable gun with more than enough firepower if I do my part.
I carry this gun with confidence.


September 18, 2005, 12:48 PM
You made a VERY GOOD purchase.

Taurus has come a long way in quality and customer service. I own 6 Taurus handguns, two of which are .357 snubbies (the 617 and the 651). All have been very reliable.

I have been carrying the 651 on a regualr basis lately. I trust it completely.

Just remember to keep it clean and properly lubed. Remember, a well maintained weapon is a much more reliable weapon.

Take care.


Boss Spearman
September 18, 2005, 02:46 PM
I just picked up a ported Taurus 617 for carry.

September 23, 2005, 01:03 AM
125gr .357's will do the trick if you're comfortable shooting them. When I stoke it with magnum loads it's Golden Saber's or Gold Dots. But I don't think I'd try anything much heavier in my own 605 and tend to carry the 135gr Gold Dot .38 +P's in it most of the time.

But then your wrists might be younger and/or in better shape than mine :uhoh:

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