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Wow, looks like I found the right group here. Everyone seems so welcoming and friendly! I guess it's true, armed people are polite people, didn't someone say, or words to that effect? :) Hello, everybody!

I've been a concealed-carry license holder (rather, the People's Republic of Massachusetts equivalent thereof: the "Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Fiearms, No Restrictions") for almost 20 years.

I've had a stainless 85CH for many years, carried it awhile in a pocket holster and had relegated it to the GunSafe next to the bed, in favor of one of the S&W Airweights, the 642-2. I'd been carrying the S&W in an ankle holster pretty much 24/7 for a few years. It's a nice gun, but it's so light it always moves in my hand on firing and, in fact, tore up my thumb web area pretty good the first time I fired it! Talk about a punishing little revolver.....

Then I just got David Kenik's book, Armed Response: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Firearms for Self-Defense and he emphasizes making sure you're comfortable with your carry gun; I certainly haven't been, with that light S&W. So, out came the 85, back into a pocket holster and man, does it feel good! So much beefier, and just a little heavier than the S&W, but I'm so much more confident with the old Taurus. It doesn't "print" through my pocket, and I don't have to wear those baggy-legged trousers anymore to accomodate that ankle holster

Life's good out here on Cape Cod. We're full of tourists at the moment. I'm so glad I found this forum and hope I can contribute something useful, if not about Tauruses (Taurii? Taurae?) then maybe some wisdom from this 58-year old guitar-playing dude :)
 

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Welcome from southern Oregon
 

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Welcome from TN , hey we talk about anything here and we dont'y mind if you have other brand guns as most of us do. So jump right in and enjoy yourself. :)
 

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Welcome to our little haven.

Have an older 85CH still. Went and procured a Rossi 462 because a 6 shot snubbie was desired to go along with the 5 shooter.

Can bring up the 85/650/850 links if you so desire. Just be prepared with snacks,lots of time,and tall beverages.
 

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Welcome to the forum, glad you could join us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
 

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whalerick, welcome to Taurus Armed from VEGAS!
 

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Welcome from Northern Utah
 

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Welcome from West Texas! :wave:

Spent a couple of days in Hyannis last fall as an unarmed tourist. Nice little part of the world you live in.
 

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Got a nice PM that said the links are a go on the 85/650/850 and related items.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2760.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4570.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4325.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4647.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3413.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1027.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=687.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4796.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5947.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3498.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6929.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1801.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1187.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6754.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2759.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7853.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2453.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5023.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1221.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2647.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8007.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2349.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4886.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4789.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1250.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7345.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5780.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=633.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6284.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6504.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3595.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1194.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1816.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7462.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7083.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6694.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3070.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7052.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7184.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7545.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7052.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5780.0
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http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7361.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7052.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6754.0
 

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Yes, it's a nice place, Hyannis is the "major metropolitan area" out here :)

I'd like to get out to W Texas sometime--seems y'all got a lot more freedom going on out that way than we do here in the People's Republic!!

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Welcome from West Texas! :wave:

Spent a couple of days in Hyannis last fall as an unarmed tourist. Nice little part of the world you live in.
 

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thank you! Very kind of you :) Guess I'll be busy reading for awhile.....

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Got a nice PM that said the links are a go on the 85/650/850 and related items.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2760.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4570.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4325.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4647.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3413.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1027.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=687.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4796.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5947.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3498.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6929.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1801.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1187.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6754.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2759.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7853.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2453.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5023.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1221.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2647.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8007.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2349.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4886.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4789.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1250.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7345.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5780.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=633.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6284.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6504.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3595.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1194.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1816.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7462.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7083.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6694.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3070.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7052.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7184.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7545.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7052.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5780.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3465.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7534.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7361.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7052.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6754.0
 

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