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Taurus 445 Ultra-Lite .44spl review

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deadduck357, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    I got to review a Taurus 445 UL chambered in the .44 special. For a light weight snub-nose I thought there was going to be a considerable amount of recoil, I was wrong. Whether because of the 'Ribber' grip or the mild .44spl round it was very controllable. The fixed sight had POI below POA at 50 ft. but adding a little more front sight had it hitting dead center. I'm really surprised at how much I like this wheelgun.

    for the full review - Taurus 445 UL
  2. aliveisalive

    aliveisalive Well-Known Member

    I wish there werent so many negative taurus posts as well... I would really like to try their 8 shot 357 which ive seen for around 500... but I hate to take a risk on 500 bucks.
  3. surjimmy

    surjimmy Well-Known Member

    IMHO Taurus makes a great revolver(S&W copies), I'm not crazy about their semi's. I had the 450T which is a lite weight 45LC, wish I never sold it.
  4. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    im trying to trade for something like that locally but no takers....

    btw, funny how the "el cheapo" cci 200gr. gold dot moves 100 fps faster than the top name brand speer 200gr. gold dot.
  5. Eb1

    Eb1 Well-Known Member

    I have a Rossi M720 .44 SPC made before Taurus bought the rights. It is a great gun. It doesn't like the lighter 44 SPC loads. It wants 240 grains or larger.

    I also have a .32 H&R Mag UL731 from Taurus. Shoots good and is an everyday carry.
  6. righteoushoot

    righteoushoot Well-Known Member

    Have the 450SS and the 415SS. They perform nicely. I really think those Ribber Grips work well. No load I have shot so far from either had been in any way punishing, as opposed to the same loads in other guns.

    Has to be the grips. I would put those on a S&W if they made 'em. :eek:
  7. Monster Zero

    Monster Zero Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting.

    How much more barrel do you need to get that 200 grain Gold Dot going 800 fps?
  8. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    A 45lc Light-weight would be nice also, yep you probably shouldn't have sold it, I would like to give one a go.
  9. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I was surprised as well.
  10. deadduck357

    deadduck357 Well-Known Member

    Not sure. Was a little surprised at the slow velocities, but with such a short barrel. It's OK though, those are some large chunks of lead and copper heading down range.

    The 200 gr Gold Dot and the 200 gr Blazer use the same bullet.
  11. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

  12. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    It's definitely the grips. A Charter Bulldog weighs 21 ounces and is very unpleasant to shoot 240 grain bullets through, with the wood grips.

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