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2 1/2 inch .45 long colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jeepster7567, Jan 2, 2005.

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  1. jeepster7567

    jeepster7567 Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    I am interested in the Taurus 450 ss2c and was wondering if anyone that has one could comment on how they like it. I love .45 long colt. This without a doubt is the best self defense caliber. When the Total Titaniums came out I thought they would be a huge seller. I was wrong. They are no longer in production. I heard that they were too light to shoot well and because of the porting way too noisy. I wonder why they still have the full stainless model available on their web site. Is the extra weight the way to go or they also make an ultralight model too? :confused:
  2. wheelgunslinger

    wheelgunslinger Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    0 hours west of NC
    .45 colt snubbie

    being a big fan of the 45 colt round, I'll have to agree with you on the defense prospects of it relative to others. But, it doesn't make anyone more dead than a .357 or .44 mag will.
    But, people have been dying from .45 colt lead poisoning for a long time, so you know it works. Nuff said.
    Anywho, the taurus stainless weapon is really pretty nice. I fired one of the titaniumâ„¢ weapons and it was a bit bouncy. With run of the mill colt loads like silvertips, the weapon is okay, but not 22ish. Though, I will admit to being biased against ported weapons.
    That is to say, recoil is manageable for an advanced shooter.
    In the heavier steel weapon, it's a piece o cake. My choice for sure, since it can handle full house loads as well as the sissy cowboy rounds that are being loaded these days. Not to mention it's improved ability to dampen recoil. No Porting Necessary.

    Though, I can't speculate, nor do I know, about the internal reasons for Titanium's out of production status.

    See if you can find one in your area that you can test fire. Maybe rent at a range. It's the only way to be sure.
  3. jamz

    jamz Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    Seacoast NH

    HSMITH Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I've shot both too. With 250's loaded to about 900fps the TI gun is a little rambunctious, but not painful at all. Noise was not as severe as the typical ported 357 magnum, more like a ported 38 or a non-ported 357 with midrange loads. I suspect the lower pressure of the 45 Colt takes makes for less blast. The grips on the TI taurus guns are simply unbelievable on hard kicking guns, they take ALL the sting out. The stainless non-ported gun is more sedate in overall recoil, but the one I shot was a little harder on the hand due to different grips on it. The stainless gun with the TI style grips on it would be a real powderpuff. Both shot nicely, and were overall decent guns. I wouldn't mind owning either or both.
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