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Been looking to purchase the 605 Poly Protector but can't seem to find "the exact model".

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So this is what I want.
Pay CLOSE ATTENTION to the bare SS subframe.
I found numerous places showing THIS picture offered, but when they look closer, it's actually the model WITHOUT the bare subframe.

What everyone has, is bare stainless hammer, trigger, ejector, cyl release, cylinder... but NO "bare exposed stainless subframe as shown in the pics above.
Also NOTICE THE DIFF GRIPS than those on the current 605 poly production

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Now... This is what everyone has and can get.

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So... Does the TOP RENDERING EVEN EXIST? Or was it just a rendering that never made it to production? In order to remove the paint from the subframe on the latter one, id have to disassemble the whole thing, something id rather not do.

But curious if one of the bare subframe version exists...
 

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The pic is the same as what you're looking for.
 

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Sorry to tell you, OP, probably not. The poly frames haven't been all that popular for Taurus, and from the grips on your unicorn, it was one of the original models offered. It was likely a small run design from the initial release. Maybe you can find one out in the wild somewhere, but it will likely be used. Maybe a new one exists some where as new old stock and will show up at a gun show for you.
 

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With the horror stories i ve been reading here about the poly protector, it looks like i wouldn t trust my life with one.
 

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Umm, what? Your comment surprised me, so I looked through dozens of pages of "poly" search results. I saw one revolver shaving lead, and one bit of speculation about them not being meant for a lot of hot shooting. Speculation about that, mind you.

All of which leads me to ask, what horror stories? Did Adam Schiff start an inquiry into Taurus poly revovlvers?
 

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Hi Ghost Horse - the one I had a few years back was a lesson in frustration - shaving lead, light hammer strikes, screws falling out, front sight breaking off etc. It was a very ergonomic shooter though and I hated to give up on it, but it didn't hold together well. BTW - I'm a big fan of the 85, 605 and 856 in steel, so I'm not just trying to bash Taurus.
 

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Thanks for answering. Given what I saw on this forum, I'd say you just got a poor roll of the dice. They seem to be good revolvers overall.
 

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I now have two 605 poly revolvers: one as the truck gun, and the other for my outdoor recreations: hiking, bicycling, and snow sports. I have several hundred rounds through each of them. No functional problems except that the cylinder release took quite a while to loosen up a bit. Both of these revolvers were bought new from Bud's within the last couple of years.
 

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I had a screw fall out of my 38sp Poly before I even got it to the range. It dropped a couple of pieces after the screw. Luckily I wasn't at the range when this happened. Unfortunately, I was at home, about 2 hours after I purchased it. I called Taurus, sent it in the next day, had it rushed back -- completely fixed -- within a week.

So, I think 38sp poly's may have had manufacturing or QC issues. It works great now, I've put at least 1000 rounds through it since then, and it's been fantastic. It was my woods gun and is now my nightstand gun. I was able to ebay a 2 fingered grip for it, and with that on it's the size and weight of a S&W J frame Airweight. I don't see the 38sp poly's for sale at all anymore, including online. Now it just seems to be the random poly 605, but even those seem to be disappearing.
 

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Bad reviews, uh? Got to look harder is all.
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/406249-poly-357-1st-impressions.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/406307-taurus-605-poly-357-mag-just-unboxed-2.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/406311-white-poly-85-value.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/407691-605-poly-357mag-second-range-trip-rev.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/404575-new-taurus-protector-poly-357mag-christmas.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/381473-605-poly-cylinder-release-issues.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/365185-my-605-poly-range-report.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/356082-i-ve-ordered-new-605-poly-2.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/350690-pocket-carry-poly-protector.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/328090-white-polymer-m85-i-want-one.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/237674-calling-all-poly-protector-85-owners.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/229497-protector-poly-holsters.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/219417-my-three-taurus-snubbues.html
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers
https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/172066-taurus-protector-poly-38-critical-defense.html

Went through the archives back to 2016 and this is what I got on the Poly's. Several easy to fix problems came up with no return to the factory. These are just some of the positive Poly threads.

Went through the Taurus Product Problems board and saw no lot of major horror stories. GhostHorse's findings equate with mine.

If you want me to find the pro/con for Taurus 605s I can do that. The pros outweigh the cons.
 

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Personally, and especially when looking for something very specific, I don't trust stock photos to be 100% accurate. If I can tell they've taken the picture, fine, but for example if I were looking for a polished blued Taurus and they had a stock photo of a polished blue revolver, I wouldn't buy on the basis of that stock photo. They call the matte blue guns blued too.
 

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If the OP is still around...

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/850555319

Hope he didn't get skeered off. I love my poly!
Seems like a drive-by poster and basher as there has not been a post by the OP in over a month.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/850555319

Hope he didn't get skeered off. I love my poly!
Seems like a drive-by poster and basher as there has not been a post by the OP in over a month. One has to have something to hang their hat on and this is not the case where the negative rap is concerned.
 
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