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Hello All,

I just purchased an 85 Ultra-Lite that was listed as +P on the sales tag but does not list +P on the box or on the gun. Also, as I was leaving the store, the range officer that I speak to regularly said to make sure I only used standard pressure rounds.

The UPC Code is: 7-25327-32043-2 :confused::confused:

Does Taurus make any 38 Special revolvers that are not +P?

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Marlin336
 

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To be honest, I believe it will handle a limited volume of +P rounds. Just make sure
to use the .38 Special at the range for practice and limit the +P use for self defense
and regular carry. I have a Model 851 and I have fired +P through it and carry +P
even though the owner's manual advises against it with no adverse effects.
 

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All new Taurus 38 Special revolvers are +P capable.
 

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Thanks for the replies...

Here is what I found from Taurus website using my Serial Number:

Your Model Is 85B2UL
Production Year 2011

Model: 85B2UL
Finish: Blue

Caliber: .38 SPL +P RATED
Grips: Rubber
UPC: 7-25327-32043-2
Capacity: 5
Weight: 17 oz
Rate of Twist: 1:16.5"
Barrel Length: 2"
Height: 4.28"
Frame: Small
Width: 1.346"
Action: DA/SA
Front Sight: Fixed
Length: 6.5"
Grooves: 6
Safety: Taurus Security System,Transfer Bar
Trigger Type: Smooth
Order #: 2-850021UL
MSRP: $430.00
Rear Sight: Fixed
Grooves Turn: Right
 

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Hello All,

I just purchased an 85 Ultra-Lite that was listed as +P on the sales tag but does not list +P on the box or on the gun. Also, as I was leaving the store, the range officer that I speak to regularly said to make sure I only used standard pressure rounds.

The UPC Code is: 7-25327-32043-2 :confused::confused:

Does Taurus make any 38 Special revolvers that are not +P?

Thanks,
Marlin336
I have the 856 UL Magnesium and it is not +P rated
 

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It really has nothing to do with being new.....

According to Taurus the following guns are rated +P...

Model 85
Model 850
Model 851
Model 85 Polymer
Model 82
Model 817

All of the above chambered in .38 Special

All firearms chambered in .38 Super Automatic
All firearms chambered in .45 ACP
All firearms chambered in 9mm Luger

Taurus warns that NO Taurus firearms are rated for +P+ ammunition. Saami does not recognize any +P+ and Taurus warns that using +P+ ammunition in a Taurus firearm could result in catastrophic failure leading to serious bodily injury or death.

Taurus also warns that continued use of +P ammunition will shorten the life of your handgun.

This information can be found on the inside back cover of the Taurus catalogue.

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Mine is the model 85ss2ul which is the same as yours except mine is stainless steel and mine is plus p rated I keep +p in for carry but practice with regular 38 special like others here have said using +p all the time is probably not wise I use the winchester pdx +p for carry but I like the hornady critical defense +p too

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My every day carry piece is my 851 UL. It's marked "archived" on the Taurus Web Site, but the archived item says "Plus P rated for duty use. This firearm is designed to handle high pressure loads under SAAMI specifications."

I practice with 38 spl handloads, but carry it with 135 gr Gold Dot +Ps. But those puppies do give you a real smack in the palm. No problem, though, as they're too expensive to shoot many practice rounds with.
 

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I love the little fella…

1) The double action trigger pull is smooth and the single action is crisp and clean
2) The recoil is minimal considering its size
3) At 7 yards (single action) a five shot group leaves a ragged hole with an occasional flyer
4) It is much more enjoyable than either of my 9’s




I had a Taurus CIA .38 several years ago but like the 85 much better.
 
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