The 85, 605, 94 et al are the same frame size (Small); the grips are fully interchangeable.cbsaf said:Other than the cylinder being slightly longer for .357 and the rubber grip being longer is there any other differences between the standard model 605 and the standard model 85?
Will the two fingered rubber boot grip from an 85 fit on a 605?
I've never been, what one would call, recoil sensitive, but the 605 recoil impact is significant. It works very well with +P .38 spec. The 605 is 3 oz heavier than the steel 85, and with .357 as a backup, I think this is the way to go. I've had an 85, and I liked it. I have a 605, now. t Cobra, Dick Special, a S&W model 60, and a Charter Arms undercover. Aside from the Cobra, I like the 605 the best.jwc007 said:If you are actually planning to use .357 Magnum ammunition, then the 605 would be the way to go. If not, then stick with the 85!
jwc007 said:Actually, in .38 Special, there is yet another option. The Taurus 850, is basicly a beefed up Taurus 85, rated for +P ammunition.
Wouldn't mind having a Taurus 605 if I could get one with a 3 inch barrel, and then I would use/carry .357 Mag Ammo in it! Come to think of it, a 3 inch Taurus Model 66 would be close to that.
Sir Knight said:Unless I missed it, I don't see it on their website anywhere.