Taurus Titanium


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pwatts2
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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Quoheleth
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.

Q

suemarkp
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).

THE MACHINIST
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...

mnrivrat
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 !

rogertc1
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.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=128169781

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.

MCgunner
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

Dimis
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

cookekdjr
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.

pwatts2
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.

Dimis
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

Kitt
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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