This Taurus Model 85 Ultra-Lite has a frame and barrel shroud along witht he cylinder all cast from titanium. This results in a 38 Special snubnose that can fire +P ammunition and yet weigh lass than 12 ounces. The grips are smooth laminate that will not dig into your hand or draw blood. As with any concealled carry snubby, this one has fixed sights, as well, as 6 gas jets flanking the front sight. These gas jets allow you to hold the weapon on target after each shot. The more powerful gas from a more powerful cartridge the greater the locking of the front sight on the target. This weapon was carried by an Atomic Energy Commission Investigator, whose agency changed to Glock 19s without any provision for personally owned weapons.
When loading this revolver for the first time with hot +p ammunition, you feel as if you have doubled the weight, and most likely have. This causes the shooter to be concerned with the recoil. However, the gas jets at the muzzle allow inertia to trump recoil. No, it's not a 32 target pistol, but then do you want to bet your life on a 32 target pistol? With a weapon this light and this powerful you have the best of 2 worlds. This revolver functions perfectly, but does show a few blemishes to the finish resulting in an over $200 savings. As with any weapon capable of handling powerful ammunition, one begin with standard loads , then work up to the most powerful 38 Special factory loads the shooter is comfortable firing. This free advice is because if you are not comfortable with a load, you will not hit your target. If you do not hit your target, you may as well spit as shoot at the offender. If you want a revolver at a reasonable price that gives you an easy to carry and hide snubnose, this is it.
10% restocking fee on all returns. Cashier's checks or money orders accepted
10% restocking fee on all returns. Certified funds or money orders accepted
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Money order or certified checks accepted. 15% return fee