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Good Morning All!

Having a heckuva time trying to find out if Taurus makes a 2 or 3" .357 Ported Revolver with exposed hammer (SS, 6 or 7-shot, and ribber or 3-finger groove grip).

It would be very similar or identical to the Charter Arms Mag Pug .357.

Thanks and let's hear it for everyone from the Right -- The FAR Right! ;D
 

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I think that some of the small frame magnums are/were ported but they will only be 5 shot guns. The only thing I see listed is this but it doesn't specify porting, you have to take a close look at the picture:
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=270&category=Revolver

The only other thought I have would be to get a 617 and ship it to Magnaport. Or start looking at whats out on the used market (Gunbroker etc) as I think that there used to be some made, just not anymore.

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Rossi used to offer a 6 shot ported 2.5" M971. They were good shootin' guns and well put together if a little rough finished. They don't offer a ported model anymore, but I like the Rossi small .357 line because they're six shot, similar in size to the old Colt D frames. They're the only smallish frame 6 shot .357s that I know of on the market.

http://www.rossiusa.com/products/gunselector-results.cfm?series=R357

The only six or seven shot ported .357 Taurus I'm aware of is the tracker and it's a 4" gun, but it's under 30 ounces unloaded in stainless. I want the .41 mag version, myself.

http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=265&category=Revolver
 

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As I think about this, over the years Taurus has really gotten away from ported guns. Think back, almost everything was available ported and now almost nothing is.

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There are potential serious drawbacks to snubbie ported revolvers for a number of reasons. Most attacks are close in, within body contact distance.If one has to keep the gun in close to the body as is done in many circumstances, the hot blow torch gasses are being directed toward the body parts and head through the porting while the gun is firing. This causing bodily harm. Could be major harm. Especially if the head is close to the gas stream or other parts of the body are very close to the port. If unsighted and indexed fire is used the same effect as above can happen.

Then there is night vision being affected by the fireball coming out the porting. In a battle having night vision go blank or fuzzy for any period of time in low light could be fatal.Can't see the attacker clearly.

Last , but not least is the noise level is drastically amplified backward and can be debilitating or disorienting. Has happened in real cases and been documented.

Since no one can be sure exactly how a fight is going to go down or proceed, this is taking ones chances. The porting may work as advertised or make a bad situation worse.

Porting does make sense for 4 inches and longer with the more powerful cartridges. Most will be used for hunting.

Gunwriters are going back to praising porting on defensive revolvers recently. Gun Tests and Handguns had such articles.

Reality of tactics and consequences in the articles were not covered or considered.
 

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Let me say one last thing. If there are those who this does not bother one little bit, then go get what you desire. There are just things to be considered. I don't like monster recoil cartridges for my personal use. That may not bother many other either. Just a personal preference. :)
 
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