Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bernie, Jan 2, 2022.
The 3 inch seems like the better choice
LCR is even lighter and not all steel.
For $300, I am more than interested in getting this Taurus .327 than the LCR.
I would normally say you get what you pay for, but my last SP in 357 required some serious trigger work to just be tolerable.
On Taurus' web page for the gun. It mentions 2 and 3 in, which I assume the 3 in is the Defender model.
Correct. IMFD says a Colt Police Positive.
Then do what most of us .327 owners do: shoot hot .32 H&R Magnum.
Now I know the reply from others is gonna be "why BuY .327 aT AlL iF aLl YoUr GoNnA dO iS sHoOt .32 MaGnUm?!?!?!?!?" and the answer is because nobody other than Charter makes such a revolver these days and I don't want another Charter, not after how meh the .32 Professional was.
It's a 2" barrel gun that fits easily into a pants pocket. The longer barrel guns: 3" and 4" do launch bullets at higher velocities, but would not fit in most pockets.
Eventually I obtained a S&W 431PD which is a 2" barrel revolver in 32 H&R magnum. It will also shoot 32 S&W long.
Plus it weighs only about 13.4 oz.
The has now become my most common EDC loaded with 32H&R magnum ammo -- in this case Hornady critical defense.
TAURUS 741 .32 H&R MAG for sale (gunsinternational.com)
Top to bottom, that's a Model of 1903 (5th Change) Hand Ejector from August 1918*, a Regulation Police (3rd Model) from December 1923*, and another Regulation Police from September 1957*. Even though the oldest one has the most pitting in the barrel, it's the most accurate of the three. The top two are I-Frames, and the bottom one is from the I-to-J transition period. These are all fun to shoot, and seem to really love wadcutters.
Yeah, they ain't cosmetically up to Mr. Driftwood Johnson's standards**, but they're mine, dangit.
*These are shipping dates, not manufacturing dates. They were provided by the S&W historian, which is how I can pin it down to the actual month.
** Come to think of it, I don't have anything that would be up to Mr. Driftwood Johnson's standards, except maybe one of my guitars, and even there I'm not sure.
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