taurus m605


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vamo
August 22, 2012, 08:38 PM
Hi, all I am continuing my quest for and affordable carry revolver and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this gun, and if so if you would recommend it as a carry weapon. Also how difficult is it the shoot SA? The hammer looks a bit odd.

From what I am seeing it doesn't cost an arm and a leg and seems to be compact enough to fit the bill for carrying, and can't seem to find too many bad opinions.

I am open to all suggestions though I will say I would prefer something that can shoot .357 and has a single action option. I know in most defensive situations double action should be used, but I just like to have the option.

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MedWheeler
August 22, 2012, 08:44 PM
Taurus handguns are evolving from a spotty reputation, and can be quite the value. I've owned a M66 revolver (service-sized, .357 Magnum) since 1987, and it's a solid performer. The 605 looks quite handsome, though I've never handled one. You won't like shooting Magnum loads in a short barrel much, but the capability is there if you want to do so.
It won't be hard to shoot from hammer-cocked but, like you said, defensive ("instinctive") fire will be done from the hammer-at-rest position.

Load it up with a good +P .38 Special round (Speer Gold-Dot Short-Barrel comes to mind) and you'll have a capable defensive gun ready to rock.

threefortyduster
August 22, 2012, 09:28 PM
I love my 605SS2. It is my every day carry gun. Shooting full power .357 loads out of it isn't comfortable, but it isn't a hand killer either (unless you shoot LeverEvolutions like I did).

Shooting it in single action is quite easy, and the trigger is MUCH MUCH MUCH better in single action. Not to say it's terrible in double, but the trigger is quite heavy, much heavier than a comparable S&W.

For carry, it stays in my Remora holster and never moves. I also got a Blackhawk leather holster to take it with me as a sidearm when I go hunting or camping.

For the (probably under)$400 you'll spend, you can't get a better deal, the only thing I want to do to mine is get a trigger job.

bikerdoc
August 22, 2012, 09:33 PM
Mine has a suprisingly good DA trigger, probably cause I got couple thousand rounds through it. Highly recommend.

threefortyduster
August 22, 2012, 09:44 PM
Mine has a suprisingly good DA trigger, probably cause I got couple thousand rounds through it. Highly recommend.
Yeah, I'm hoping mine loosens up over time. My wife can't pull the trigger on mine in DA, but she can pull it on any J Frame she has tried, and on my Dad's LCR just fine. Well, maybe not fine, but she can do it. Her wrists are really weak from mommy thumb, so I kind of use her as a judge for heavy triggers and recoil. :)

vamo
August 22, 2012, 10:07 PM
I was asking about single action because of the bobbed hammer, I've never used that type of hammer before. Thanks for all the feedback seems like people have a lot more positive feeling about this than the windicator I posted about earlier.

dawei
August 23, 2012, 01:20 AM
I've got two of them and they are GREAT! If you are going to shoot 357 Magnum ammo, stay away from the 125gr stuff (with the exception of Remington® Golden Saber™). The 158gr loads recoil less and are more accurate in my guns.

threefortyduster
August 23, 2012, 06:39 AM
I was asking about single action because of the bobbed hammer, I've never used that type of hammer before. Thanks for all the feedback seems like people have a lot more positive feeling about this than the windicator I posted about earlier.

The 605 has a standard hammer, no bobbing here. Are you talking about maybe the 651 (the humpback)?

605:
http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=247&category=Revolver&toggle=tr&breadcrumbseries=SF2

vamo
August 23, 2012, 08:20 AM
Ah, didn't realize there were 2 different versions of this gun. I was actually looking at the poly frame version on which the hammer appears to be bobbed.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/75410

Or am I pulling the model number from the wrong part of the description?

bikerdoc
August 23, 2012, 09:32 AM
No, it is the "new" one. I got the old steel one, like 340duster linked.

Not a big fan of polymer anthing, but dont go by me Im old, cranky and set in my ways.

vamo
August 23, 2012, 06:27 PM
Not a big fan of polymer anthing, but dont go by me Im old, cranky and set in my ways

Generally I agree, I like my gun to feel like a gun and not a toy, but since I'm looking for a carry gun this might be a little less cumbersome.

Drail
August 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
They were produced with standard hammers and bobbed hammers and a lot of them were bobbed by smiths after the sale. I bobbed a lot of them for customers after they saw one. They were great little revolvers for the price. I worked in a shop that sold them and worked on them in the 80s and 90s. I don't know what the current Taurus quality is like but we had very good experience with them back in the day. Never had to send one back. If considering buying an older one be sure to check it over carefully. Overly enthusiastic handloaders may have beaten them up and then dumped them on the market.

threefortyduster
August 23, 2012, 10:21 PM
Ah, didn't realize there were 2 different versions of this gun. I was actually looking at the poly frame version on which the hammer appears to be bobbed.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/75410

Or am I pulling the model number from the wrong part of the description?

Ahh, the polymer one! Forgot they numbered that a 605...whoops :) It looks like it has the same hammer, just has the frame that goes up almost like the hump back, probably for strength. You shouldn't have any problem at all cocking it for SA shooting.

As for shooting full powers out of any small plastic revolver, yow! We shot a couple of full power loads out of my Dad's LCR and that thing is a beast to handle. I haven't shot the Taurus poly yet, but can't imagine it being much more comfortable, although the ribber grip does help. I have the ribber grip on my 24/7 and love it (bought the gun because of it).

vamo
August 23, 2012, 11:03 PM
Yeah I don't expect the recoil will be to comfortable, but I mostly want the .357 just to keep the option open, I'll probably be shooting 38 special the vast majority of the time.

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