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Anyone own a taurus 85?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MikePGS, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

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    If so how do they compare size wise to a S and W 642? Have you had any issues with them at all? I tried to do a search but it wouldn't let me include numbers for some reason, so i had to resort to posting here. Thanks in advance, see ya later.
     
  2. Seven High

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    I own both. The Taurus 85 is a little bit larger than the Smith 642. I have not had any issues with either pistol.
     
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    own two,a 85 and an 85CH.no problems with either.though they look like a S&W,the Taurus is a little bigger,and won't fit most S&W holsters. jwr
     
  4. haybaler

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    I have had an 85CH for many years and have never had a problem. The ejector rod is a little gritty and the cylinder release is a little loose and I've tried to tighten it but that's just the way it is. The little gun always works. I'm not familiar with the S&W so can't answer your question.

    On the 85 the stock grips wouldn't allow the use of a speed loader so I put Hogue Monogrips on it and the speedloaders work fine-a little tight but at least now the speedloader lines up square with the cylinder.
     
  5. bakert

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    The little Taurus 85 is my wedding, funeral and church function gun. It conceals well and works.
     
  6. Kevinch

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    I did own a Model 85 years ago. It was a good gun; I sold it to a good friend who happened to be my boss at the time. (Selling him a piece of junk would have been a stupid thing to do!) As far as I know, he still has it & it works well for him.

    I got rid of it because I thought it was too heavy for pocket carry. I used the money from that sale to partially fund the purchase of a Colt Mustang Pocket Lite, which I found to be a better gun for the application.

    Ironically, I'm now looking at retiring the Mustang (due to the scarcity of parts) and acquiring a 642 as a replacement. My daughter has a Model 637; I carried it around for an afternoon in a jacket pocket & it seemed to work well - although for that test I didn't have a pocket holster.
     
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