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    So Far So Good on 605

    Just bought a new 605 on Friday, the one with the matte black finish. Got a great deal on a band-new one from the local pawn-shop, $250 with a free box of Rock River Arms .357 hollow-points thrown in to sweeten the deal. I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a Taurus product for years. Now that they have stepped up their quality control game I felt less inhibited. I took the .357 ammo and a box of brass-cased PPU hollow points I had at home (I have 2 other .38's) and headed to the public range in the National Forest. I only ended up shooting the .38 Specials because the friendly guy next to me on the line shooting the .22 rifle had no hearing protection. Thou shalt not destroy thy neighbor's ear drums. I placed my target at belly-gun range of about 20 feet or so and shot pretty well. I still have to get used to the trigger, but I was quite satisfied. Nice lock-up. Not too much play in the cylinder. Easy to stage. I have no criticisms of the piece. If it continues to perform well, this is going to be my cold-weather carry gun. I am carrying it now with Winchester Train and Defend jacketed hollow points, but I will look for some plus P hollow points when I get a chance.
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    Congratulations on your new M-605...enjoy!
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    I love both of mine. One I did a trigger job on and the other is stock. Both - when using 357 are tack drivers. 38 more like 3-4 inch groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornCod View Post
    Just bought a new 605 on Friday, the one with the matte black finish. Got a great deal on a band-new one from the local pawn-shop, $250 with a free box of Rock River Arms .357 hollow-points thrown in to sweeten the deal. I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a Taurus product for years. Now that they have stepped up their quality control game I felt less inhibited. I took the .357 ammo and a box of brass-cased PPU hollow points I had at home (I have 2 other .38's) and headed to the public range in the National Forest. I only ended up shooting the .38 Specials because the friendly guy next to me on the line shooting the .22 rifle had no hearing protection. Thou shalt not destroy thy neighbor's ear drums. I placed my target at belly-gun range of about 20 feet or so and shot pretty well. I still have to get used to the trigger, but I was quite satisfied. Nice lock-up. Not too much play in the cylinder. Easy to stage. I have no criticisms of the piece. If it continues to perform well, this is going to be my cold-weather carry gun. I am carrying it now with Winchester Train and Defend jacketed hollow points, but I will look for some plus P hollow points when I get a chance.
    I'm guessing you're looking to carry with .38 +P as there is no such thing as .357 +P. .38+P has proven quite effective.
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    I'm really liking mine and it rides in my winter coat pocket in a pocket holster. Stoked with 125 grain 38 Special +P which are actually too bright for SD work. I loaded mine with snap caps when new and worked the trigger a few hundred times. Really liking the pull now.
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    Congratulations on your new 605. Let me give you some free advice on things I found.

    - The best 38 Special +p ammunition IMHO is Remington Green and White box 38 Special +p 125 grain JHP (L38S2). Just seems to work great for me. I have also found many of the newer JHP rounds do not expand at 38 Special and +p velocities, but old school rounds like this and Federal 38E with the old style JHP work great.

    - Try either the Remington Golden Saber (GS357MAB) or the Hornady American Gunner (90504) 125 grain JHP in 357 Magnum for SD work. These rounds are more "38 Special +p+/ 357 medium strength, and are great carry rounds. I use either for personal carry with my 605. I am not found of rounds like the Federal C357B or other "hot loads" in a 357 Magnum that isn't a bigger frame, like the Taurus 65/66, Ruger GP100, etc. The "hot loads" kick like a mule, throw fireballs out the muzzle, and make getting a follow up shot off really difficult. However, I do carry that round in my GP100s when I carry one of them.

    Good luck and enjoy your 605. Hope this info helps.
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    Thanks for the self-defense ammo suggestions folks! Might be useful, especially since my nightstand gun is one of those snubby Model 10's that S&W used to make.

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    Old school M10s are awesome! Mine's a 4" HB I inherited from my grandfather.
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    I have a Taurus 605 5 Shot 357 Magnum, 1994 Custom Shop and a new model Taurus 605 5 Shot 357 Magnum.

    They’re well made. I actually have 5 Taurus revolvers and tomorrow I will have 6. I have 6 S&W and 5 Ruger revolvers.

    Congratulations on your new addition.



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    Made for the very serious business of self-preservation - the 605 is built to the Taurus Zero Tolerance standard - in design, fabrication, fit and performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDR_Glock View Post
    I have a Taurus 605 5 Shot 357 Magnum, 1994 Custom Shop and a new model Taurus 605 5 Shot 357 Magnum.

    I actually have 5 Taurus revolvers and tomorrow I will have 6. I have 6 S&W and 5 Ruger revolvers.
    Pictures of all of 'em, please. Eye candy is a must.
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