I had a win 94 (newer) in .357 loved it 9 rounds as fast as you could lever it.traded it off as I am more of an auto fan.how about a semi auto carbine in .357 sig or,9mm or.40????...Taurus of course.8 rounds of DA .357 in a carbine, quick to reload with a speeloader... if it is good in a .410/45 why not do it in .357?
Thanks for the info,and yep! Got a 69 GTO.Hey ramairthree,
I also like the idea of a longer-barreled high-capacity revolver but don't know if Taurus would see a big enough US market for them...again. They slowly sold a similar model in US from 2001 thru 2005, but the bigger market for them is in England due to their restrictive laws on bigger-caliber handguns. These UK versions have a metal wrist brace that increases the handgun's required length to approx 24", and are commonly referred to as LBRs...I'm thinking it stands for Long-Barreled-Revolver.
Do a quick search for "Taurus LBR" and you'll see what they offer with the UK brace. The non-wrist braced US versions were referred to in Taurus catalogs as Silhouettes, and were offered in many calibers. These US-modeled Silhouettes remain somewhat hard to locate, but show up occasionally on auction sites like GunBroker, etc.
That's why recently I jumped on a pristine Model 66 with a 12" barrel...not quite 16" but it'll fill the void for me! Albeit its only a 7-shot but we have to compromise sometimes...and a few cheap H&K 587-A Speedloaders can make up for that 1-shot shortfall. At least its not compensated like a 608, so you get the full effect of each round's powder load.
Personally I don't think the UK-versions are as pretty with that metal brace, but it may give you ideas on how to proceed with a 608-carbine project.
And check out my album for a couple of pics of my US-version "ultra-short carbine".
Hope this helps!
BTW: Does your screen name refer to some hi-po Pontiacs?