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CCW choise, Taurus 85 UL

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by applekev, May 12, 2007.

  1. applekev

    applekev Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    I have thought long and hard on what firearm I wanted to CCW. The 5 shot snub nose revolver is what I decided on after considering all types of guns including both large and small semi autos and revolvers. I have a Taurus UL 85 that I bought a couple of years ago that I'm really partial to. I took my Taurus to one of the best gunsmiths in the country, Nelson Ford of Phoenix, AZ. He is a member of the American Handgunner Top 100 and he will be doing an action job and will bob the hammer, along with a chamfer job on the cylinder. I also ordered a holster from High Noon, the Hidden Ally. I hope this combination will serve me well.
    Last edited: May 13, 2007
  2. eagle45

    eagle45 Member

    Nov 26, 2004
    Southwest Ohio
    Applekev - I carry an 851BUL regularly, especially during the summer months. Great little pocket gun, and easy to carry in a belt holster as well.
  3. ARTiger

    ARTiger Member

    Mar 6, 2006
    Good choice. I own a current production S&W 642 and have recently handled a few current Taurus snubs as well. S&W might best be careful about their production quality . . . Taurus may well overtake them if not the case already.
  4. glockman19

    glockman19 Senior Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    I don't think they have to worry much. :neener: I'd rather have any S&W J-frame. :D

    Taurus isn't on my radar when it comes to guns. They're cheap/I mean inexpensive :rolleyes:
  5. TBeck

    TBeck Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Be careful about reducing trigger pull on the 85 series revolvers. I just had to replace an aftermarket spring on my 85UL with an original spring because the aftermarket was not reliably igniting primers.

    Also, be aware that any work done on the revolver by anyone other than Taurus voids the factory warranty.

    I suggest that you check out Eagle Grips "Secret Service" aftermarket grips. They do an amazing job of filling the hand but still keep the profile of the crip remarkably flat. I have them on all my .38's.

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