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Here is the new Taurus Model 85HL2MG .38 Special "MAGNESIUM" revolver weighs a mere 12.5 ounces.

Taurus is calling this the HY-LITE frame.

 

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Looks rahter nice. Do you have a price tag on these???
Since magnesium is cheaper than titanium expect them lower than the 85Ti models.

Hey Red, are you getting these pics from gunblast.com or another site.
Yup, The Pics are from Gunblast. If you can find any other pics please post.

Tom Gresham broke the news two weeks ago about the magnesium revolver during an episode of GUN TALK.
 

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I heard this was coming out. Wow 12 oz revolver.....That may have to go on the list of "must haves"!!
 

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I want one OH so SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm supposed to be slimming down my collection but I've sold only 3 handguns and 1 rifle and bought 9 new ones last year Oh well thats why they call it addiction.
 

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No idea on the porting (I hope not) but I'm not expecting to see a CH variant as it looks like they have all been discontinued. Then again, my M85 was converted to CH via a dremel. It may not be the prettiest but it works.

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I don't know but it something I spotted on the website last year. They might be trying to push the 850/851 families but I don't recall ever seeing one in person. Might have bought it if I had.

Then again, I don't know why Taurus isn't making an aluminum frame 38 for 850 or 851 either. Be just a little heavier than the TI frame and a whole lot cheaper.

Steelheart

edited to add: OK, I was wrong. The 851 in available (in theory) with the alum. frame. Just the 851 isn't.

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Nice revolver and all,but there are a few things to consider. If shooting the Scandium and titanium models can cause severe recoil and possible nerve damage over time, who is going to seriously practice or put up with that 12 ounces? It may be sexy and trendy, but who fires the hard stuff and likes it? Have shot the .454 Casull and all the big bore boomers, but even I am not that crazy.Granted, in .38 special or smaller, one can get away with it, but if the Scand and Ti. models are moving slow, why would one sell a 12 ounce revolver and expect large sales? Yes, it is a shoot little carry a lot revolver, but I would rather have some heft for many reasons. It is harder to hit with snubbies than with longer barreled revolvers and takes much practice and dedication to stay up to par. Have shot the Scandium and Ti. models. After a few rounds the wrist , hand, and arm were stinging and tingling. No, not me. I will stay with the standard weights or UL models. I know there are recoil techniques and methods to deal with this, but that may be too much of a good thing.
 

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Its just an excuse to buy another gun. ;D You carry the hurtyourhandium gun and do most of your practice with a steel frame piece.

But there is another question that comes to mind with the 38 special ultra light framed guns. Is the extra couple of ounces of weight loss vs an alum. framed gun worth all that extra money? It might be in 357 (still want a steel frame practice gun) but I'm not going to spend an extra couple of hundred dollars for a couple of ounces less. And likely an ammo restriction to boot. For not too much more money, maybe with a little careful shopping, I could find 2 alum. guns so I would have 1 for each hand.

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