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A local shop got in around 80 model 82s and they're selling them for $110 a piece. I bought a full underlug one in near perfect shape today, but saw about half were not full under lug. What's the difference, and is one better than the other? I'll pick another up if I should, but I've never owned a Taurus revolver before.
 

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$110 each? Buy several, fix the ones that are out of sinc, and shoot them all. Pick the one or two you like and sell the rest. If these are the used CAI imports, they are going for upwards of $200 on line.
Some may have the "pencil" barrel, some may have the heavy barrel. Some may have a lanyard ring, also. Those differences and the full or standard under lug do make a small difference in the gun's balance.
I don't know about your prior experience with buying a used gun, so you might want to check this guide from Chuck Hawks. Revolvers are about half way down the page. Buying a Used Handgun
Go buy them quickly because they won't last long, especially at that price.
 

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$110 each? Buy several, fix the ones that are out of sinc, and shoot them all. Pick the one or two you like and sell the rest. If these are the used CAI imports, they are going for upwards of $200 on line.
Some may have the "pencil" barrel, some may have the heavy barrel. Some may have a lanyard ring, also. Those differences and the full or standard under lug do make a small difference in the gun's balance.
I don't know about your prior experience with buying a used gun, so you might want to check this guide from Chuck Hawks. Revolvers are about half way down the page. Buying a Used Handgun
Go buy them quickly because they won't last long, especially at that price.
Yes, $110 a piece. They are not the imports, they are from a local security company that went under. They're mostly in fantastic cosmetic shape, and every one I handled locked up tight, had no end shake, and looked like they had been rarely shot. They all had heavy barrels I believe, some wood grips some rubber.

They had around 80 come in and have about 20 left, so not sure I'll be able to get back in there before they're gone...
 
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