I'm a Police candidate from Miami who's looking to pick up a Taurus to get familiar with handguns before I get to the academy. The forum's been a great resource so far and I'm looking forward to buying a PT100/101, 24/7 or 800 series.
That covers a broad spectrum of the Taurus pistol line.
Take your time going through all this. Research takes time and since this is your life on the line as far as defense goes finding out all you can is paramount.
If you need a set of links on ammo just ask in the Factory Loads board,do a search there, or send me a PM message at your leisure and I'll be happy to oblige. Calibers and there effectiveness is something we canfind for you without you having to go through all the layers of red tape.
Do recommend reading all the FAQs and stickies at all the boards as these hold pertinent data.
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