Taurus Titanium


May 7, 2009, 10:09 PM
I just bought a used Taurus Titanium in 45 Colt today and I don't know what model it is. There is no model # on the gun. I have looked at pictures of Taurus revolvers on Gun Broker and it looks like a model 85 except for the grips. It also looks like a model 450, even the grips. The one difference I did notice from the 450 is that the 450 had an SL prefix before the serial # and mine has an SH. No big deal anyway but I would like to know the model. Does anyone know how I can positively identify this gun and maybe have any experience with the Taurus Titanium?

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May 7, 2009, 10:41 PM
Call 'em. It has a serial number, right?
If the answer is "no," you have bigger problems than a model number, friend.


May 8, 2009, 12:04 AM
I have a Taurus model 450Ti serial number SH755xxx. 2" barrel. Ported. Ribber Grip. Fixed sights. I don't think there were any options on those features. I love that revolver (and the frame is larger than a model 85).

May 8, 2009, 02:42 AM
goto the taurus website they have a model look up it will tell you when it was made i have a 617 total titanium 2 inch 357 i love it...

May 8, 2009, 02:53 AM
It should be the 450 . The 85 is a small frame gun.

I also have a titanium Model 731 which is a small frame in .32 Mag. I like it !

May 8, 2009, 04:32 AM
I have a 450TI. They came in 3 finishes. Gloss blue, satin and silver. Mine is a satin blue in 45C. Wonderful firearm. The only down side is you must shoot crimped bullets as the recoil from such a light gun will pull cheap cowboy load bullets.

Here is one in the gloss blue...a really unique finish...man do they go High Priced now days.


32 Magnum
May 8, 2009, 08:58 PM
I've got one in the Satin Blue - it's a Model 450Ti - great piece of hardware and very manageable with Winchester 200 gr SilverTips.

May 8, 2009, 10:33 PM
The 450Ti is a highly sought after piece by big bore buffs. You have a nice SD gun there that makes a really BIG hole. :D

May 8, 2009, 11:10 PM
you have MY GUN!!!
seriously ive been searching for a 450 for a while good purchase if you ask me

anyone know where i can get a NON titanium 450??
havnt seen one in a while on GunBroker.com or elsewhere

May 8, 2009, 11:16 PM
I owned one. It would shoot everything I put into it: cowboy loads, 260gr hollow point loads, self defense loads, etc.
It was a recoil monster, but it would keep them on target.

May 9, 2009, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Never owned or shot a Taurus. Glad to see the good reviews. Was given the original paperwork after work tonight, it is a 450. Looking forward to shooting it next week.

May 9, 2009, 11:55 PM
pwatts if for any reason at all you decide you dont like it after you shoot it PM me ASAP lol

May 10, 2009, 09:41 PM
I have the Ti in 44 magnum with the 4" barrel...I keep it loaded with Hornady's 180 gr. XTP 44 Specials or CCI's 44 Shotshells.http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo130/LWKITT/IM000498a.jpg

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