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Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 85 Distributor Exclusive Revolver .38 Special +P 2.5" Barrel 5 Rounds Black Rubber Grips Matte Stainless Finish

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Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 85 Distributor Exclusive Revolver .38 Special +P 2.5" Barrel 5 Rounds Black Rubber Grips Matte Stainless Finish.

Specifications and features:
Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 85 Distributor Exclusive Revolver
.38 Special +P
2.5" barrel
1:16.5" twist with 6 grooves
5 rounds
Transfer bar safety
Single/double action
Small alloy frame
Black rubber grips
Matte stainless finish
Fixed front and rear sights
4.28" tall
1.35" wide
7" overall length
19 oz unloaded

Ultra-fast. Ultra-reliable. Ultra-lightweight. It's no wonder the 85s are our most popular family. We pack them with a combination of customer-requested features and pair them with the .38 Special +P ammo - making them powerful, easy to carry - and lightning-quick to use. To many of our friends in Law Enforcement, these are must-have revolvers.

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Total number of Reviews: 2

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5.0 5
"Bought this for my wife and she has no problems poppin' off 5 rounds in a hurry. Because of the weight, shooting a hundred rounds at the range may cause a little soreness, but the price is well worth it. It has eaten everything we've fed it without a single burp. I added a Hogue grip for comfort and I like the in-between barrel size and flawless simplicity. Nice little thumper."
4.0 5
"Upon opeing the box the box and retrieving the fire arm I imidiatly noticed that it was heavier than the advertised 19oz. I'd say about 24~28ounce(1.5~1.8lbs) area would be more accurate, still not very heavy at all. The gun feels solid and well built. It comes with a warrenty card that must be filled out in mailed in within 10 days of purchase. The Handle of the gun is 50/50, is about half an inch smaller than most of the competion, making it more concealable and easier to carry. However, when shooting it at the range you can really notice how it hurts on the accuracy of the weapon. The Barrel of the gun is perfect in my opinion. I wanted a good concealed revolver, but wanted a barrel lenght longer than a standard snub nose. It's a great in between size when you don't want to haul around a 4\". The barrel operates well and the casing remover executes flawlessly. I find the smaller 5 round barrel better for a concealed carry. This thing has a very heavy trigger in double action mode. You won't be accidently shooting anything while your toting it around that's for sure. However once you pull the hammer back, putting it in single fire mode, just the slightest tap will send a bullet flying at what ever the gun is aimed at. The best safety feature about this gun is that it comes with a very small key that you insert into the hammer itself. Once you lock the gun it can't be fired in any way making it perfect for storage if you have little one's running around. I've fired about 150 rounds through here so far at the range and was using 158 gr standard (x50) , 158 gr HPSJ (x50), 128 gr +P. This gun swalloded up every bullet I put in it with out a problem. If you plan on shooting the +P ammo with it, I would suggest buying a more high end grip. In the end I give this gun a 4/5 rating. It's handle provides some great concealment, but at the expensive of personal comfort and some accuracy when firing, however the longer barrel may compensate for this to some deg...."