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This Old gun

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by acaligunner, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. acaligunner

    acaligunner

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    Hi Mas, I was cleaning the safe and found one of the first revolvers
    I had ever bought, it's a Taurus m85 Concealed Hammer 38 spl
    ( non +P ). It must be about 15 + years since I've shot this gun.

    I know it must have been less than 100 rounds. I remember very
    Little about it. My question to you is, do you think I can use it as a reliable
    SD arm?

    I know you see a lot of firearms, and if I'm right I believe this was
    A time when Taurus was improving their firearms. Do you have
    Any information on how reliable these revolvers where?

    Or should I throw it back into the safe ;).

    Thank you acaligunner
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    I know lots of folks who are partial to the little Taurus revolvers. Guns are like dogs and people: you don't judge by breed, you judge specimen by specimen. Give it a once over, then take it out and shoot it, would be my suggestion. if there's any question at all, bring it by a gunsmith for a safety check.

    best,
    Mas
     

  3. acaligunner

    acaligunner

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    Thank you for the information on this neat little revolver.
    Mas, is there a Good non + P load that you could recommend?

    All the best, acaligunner
     
  4. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Best I ever found was 125 grain Federal Nyclad.
    best,
    Mas