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Dimis
February 22, 2010, 07:59 PM
ok ive been searching for a few years now for a Taurus 450 steel model

every time i find one i dont have money and when i have money i can never find one

i found one on GB but... its only for auction not a BIN and i never win those so im not bothering with that because some jabronie will bid that thing to high heaven and ill lose it

ok now to the meat and potatoes of the matter

does anyone know where i can find a LNIB NIB or USED Taurus 450 for sale?
even doing a shop to shop FFL transfer isnt out of the question so if you have a local shop that has one and can PM me the shop info id be happy

otherwise has anyone else ever made a snub 5 shot .45LC revolver?
perhaps one thats a little easier to track down

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dom1104
February 23, 2010, 07:33 AM
Thats the only really small 5 shot 45 lc revolver I know if.

sorry man, but Gunbroker is your best bet.

Old Fuff
February 23, 2010, 09:29 AM
The 450 was made in relatively small numbers, and those that have them don't often sell. The result is few opportunities and high prices.

You might do what I did, and consider the same gun in .44 Special (model 445). Mine is blued high-carbon steel and unported.

No, I'm not going to sell it.

Nasty
February 23, 2010, 12:09 PM
Charter Arms Bulldog Pug...44 Special.

Soon to be released...Pugs in .45 ACP and .40 S&W.

lloveless
February 23, 2010, 02:11 PM
Nasty,
I love charter .38's. I have a .44 spcl bulldog. According to "everyone" it is incapable of using loads in the 900-1000 fps. Sooo it is not the gun I thought it was. Hopefully these newer guns will allow full combat loads.
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SwampWolf
February 23, 2010, 03:47 PM
You might want to consider the Model 415 .41 Magnum version of this revolver. I prefer the extra 1/2" of barrel in the 415 as compared with the 2" barrel on the Model 450. But they are probably as hard to find. :uhoh:

Dimis
February 24, 2010, 09:09 AM
ive looked into alot of "big bores" but im settled on a .45colt i already reload for colts now so it was a simplicity thing

ill just keep holding my breath till i find one

Old Fuff
February 24, 2010, 09:47 AM
One suggestion:

Considering the size of the cartridge vs. the size of the revolver, be sure what you buy is 100% steel, with no aluminum or titanium. If the barrel is unported all the better.

MCgunner
February 24, 2010, 11:09 AM
Charter Arms Bulldog Pug...44 Special.

Soon to be released...Pugs in .45 ACP and .40 S&W.



Hmm, a small frame .45ACP snubby? Sounds interesting.

jmortimer
February 24, 2010, 06:43 PM
I have a Total Titanium 450 - it weighs 19 ounces and is +P rated. It has a ported barrel and cannot shoot shot which is the only thing I don't like about the gun. Not surprised people are not selling as it is great gun.

Zundfolge
February 24, 2010, 06:48 PM
There's one on GB
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=158293960

But there are like 8 guys bidding on it.

Dimis
February 25, 2010, 01:58 AM
yea zund in my OP i stated that there was that exact one on gunbroker but without a buy it now feature

i wont bid on anything on GB anymore because everytime i do it gets bid up to rediculous prices

i know the gun is worth around 400 and im (well was seeing as how i bought a 1911 two days ago) willing to go as high as say 500-550 depending on condition but i can garauntee itll go for more on GB

i dont want to gamble on bidding wars i just want to buy the darn thing straight out

Grrrrr why on earth taurus ever stopped making them i will not understand for that matter why no one else has made one is beyond me as well

Old Fuff
February 25, 2010, 09:35 AM
Grrrrr why on earth taurus ever stopped making them i will not understand for that matter why no one else has made one is beyond me as well

You will find this hard to believe, but a top dog at Taurus told me it was because of slow sales. What he was really saying was that the highest demand was for .357 Magnums, so that was what they were going to build. There are just so many basic frames available, and they go to where the market is. For that matter, the market (and profits) are much better in pistols then revolvers, and the highest demand for revolvers is .38 Special/.357 Magnum snubbies and the "Judge" series.

I never hesitate to get into a bidding war, but I draw a line before I start and absolutely don't pass it. I just lost one on a tie, but that's the way it goes and another one will come along.

Oh, and sometimes I do win... :)

Dimis
February 25, 2010, 07:50 PM
thanks fuff i may be just as the title stated "frustrated" ill get over it soon enough who knows maybe the next time i have some money ill place a bid or two

i know that alot of people prefer .38/.357 and thats what they make most of but from my understanding the 450 (and other models) were good products

and the judge is just a phenomenon in the firearms market (heck i even own one myself)
but lets face it its not worth trying to carry that thing just to shoot .45LC its too big and i honestly own it as a fun gun range toy and novelty piece... hmm maybe i dont take that thing seriously.... nah still too big to carry lol

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