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Total Titanium By Taurus

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by gym, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. gym

    gym member

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    Some of us had mentioned this terriffic little 38 that was only made for 1 year. I came across an article that I thought some of you would like to see. It has the particulars about the gun, and info along with specs. enjoy.
    Here is the link
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQY/is_12_45/ai_57006141/?tag=content;col1
    From a 1999 article


    SPEC SHEET
    Taurus 85 Total Titanium and Ultra-Lite Multi Alloy

    Caliber: .38 Special, P-rated
    Action: Traditional
    Capacity: Five shots
    Length Overall: 6"
    Weight, Total Titanium: 15.4 oz.
    Weight, Multi Alloy: 13.5 oz.
    Sights: Fixed
    Grip: Santoprene
    Barrel: 2", factory ported, with stainless
    steel liner
    Safety: Firing pin transfer bar, Taurus
    Security System
    Suggested Retail Price
    Total Titanium: $529
    Multi Alloy: $515
    COPYRIGHT 1999 Publishers' Development Corporation
    COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group
     
  2. Al LaVodka

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    Friends don't let friends buy Taurus.
    Al
     
  3. Ben86

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    More for me then.:rolleyes:

    I tend to stay away from ultra-lite anything. The recoil is just...miserable. I'd rather tote around a stainless steel any day.
     
  4. Glockman17366

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    The Multi-Alloy was only made one year?
    That surprises me...I thought I saw/read about the aluminum framed, titanium cylinder/barrel shroud .38 revolver on the Taurus site not too long ago.
    They aren't called multi-alloys any more though.
    As far as the Total Titanium (as Taurus called them), the Stealth Grey lasted longest, but I don't know if they're still available.

    I have both, BTW. Had the multi-alloy for 10 years now. Fine little pocket pistol. This one has an exposed hammer...which is why I bought a titanium model (now called the 851) with a shrouded hammer. I carry the 851 quite frequently.
    Nice guns and excellent choices for concealled carry!
     
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  5. earlthegoat2

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    There is an aluminum framed titanium cylinder and barrel 85 w/ factory bobbed hammer at my local shop right now. Someone traded it in.
     
  6. atlanticfire

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    I had a 92 that had a lot of problems, but then I had a 617 revolver that was OK. I did sell it however to upgrade. So my feelings are mixed. The 92 was still not working correctly even after I got it back from warranty services. There is better……
     
  7. Logan80

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    I bought this one brand new in 2001. Flawless performance, very light, and quite accurate. Wouldn't sell it for the world.

    I paid $330 out the door for it, I've only seen two for sale like it since. One about 2 years ago at a shop for $450, one at a gunshow for $550. Both of those were the "Bright Spectrum Blue" model, mine is the Matte finished one.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. jmortimer

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    I have a .45 Colt Model 450 Total Titanium - 19 ounces. As far as Taurus goes it is a really nice gun. +P rated and ported. Like Logan80 said - not for sale.
     
  9. Carne Frio

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    I have a Taurus Titanium M 455 in 44 special.
    It is a 2 inch ported barrel, five shot. I would
    never sell or trade it. It fits perfectly in K frame
    size holsters.
     
  10. Al LaVodka

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    And around here, shops are full of once-fired trade-ins of titanium and "scandium" small-frame revovers. "Brutal" is the word that comes up in conversation most often.
    Al
     
  11. eye5600

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    I believe that titanium is very difficult to work with. It must raise the (new) cost quite a bit.
     
  12. Offfhand

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    Quote from above:

    "Friends don't let friends buy Taurus"

    I say AA++ to that, agree completely. They get glowing reports in the low end gun rags by buying advertising.
     
  13. joe_security

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    My S&W scandium titanium really lifts up with the Gold dot SB +P. I pulled that stuff out and filled her up with non +P Hydrashock 110 grain.
     
  14. BP Hunter

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    I have the Model 85 ultralight. It's shoots very comfortably with the 125 grain. It's a natural pointer and shoots straight. I can bet my life with it. I fired 10 shots of the the Hornady SD ammo 125gr +P. I have to admit it was a HANDFUL!! It felt like I was holding a metal rod and somebody was hitting hit it the end with a sledge hammer.
     
  15. franconialocal

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    I have the Taurus Tracker .357 in Total Titanium. I love it.
     
  16. JLtZD

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    I picked up the 5 shot .357 with the shrouded hammer after firing a wide range of ultra-lite revolvers.

    The guys at the range/shop are not Taurus friendly and they tried their best to get me into a S&W that didn't have the shrouded hammer I was looking for and ran about $300 more.

    Not sure if I just got really lucky with mine, but it shoots extremely well for it's size/weight and I still carry it some days, even after I picked up an EMP.
     
  17. rogertc1

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    MY 450Ti in 45Colt satin blue finish. I would never sell mine.

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  18. AirForceShooter

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    I had a chance last year to pick one up for $250

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    AFS
     
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