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I noticed Davidson's Gallery of Guns has a Taurus Poly Protector 38sp (85PLYB2) listed with an barrel length of 1.25" and a overall length of 5.07". I can not find the overall length on Taurus' website.

It list the overall legnth of the 380B "mini revolver" as 5.95"

Are these figures correct?

If so, that makes this 38sp smaller than about any revolver out there (except the naa and such)
 

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Everything I've seen with the part # you give says the Poly has a 2.5" barrel which would definately make it much longer than the m380.

ETA: I see where it says that on Davidson's website, but Taurus's site says the barrel is 2.5". Could be a screw up on Davidson's part.
 

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Okay, this is just subjective, but I own a m380, and have handled the 85 poly a couple of times... I don't think the 85 poly isn't as short as the m380, IMO.
 

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FWIW -- I just pulled "Polly", my .38 Special Protector Poly out of the cabinet, and she has a 1 7/8" barrel. Overall length is around 6 3/8".

The identification on the box is:
2-850021PLY
M85 PROTECTOR POLY 2"
38 SPL+P 5-RD BL

My pistol has the exposed hammer - I saw that the .357 has a semi shrouded hammer. I'm not sure what the 85PLYB2 model is; guess I will go look it up.

OK - the 85PLYB2 picture on the Taurus website is what I have - It came with two sets of grips and I have the shorter ones mounted on mine
 

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FWIW -- I just pulled "Polly", my .38 Special Protector Poly out of the cabinet, and she has a 1 7/8" barrel. Overall length is around 6 3/8".

The identification on the box is:
2-850021PLY
M85 PROTECTOR POLY 2"
38 SPL+P 5-RD BL

My pistol has the exposed hammer - I saw that the .357 has a semi shrouded hammer. I'm not sure what the 85PLYB2 model is; guess I will go look it up.

OK - the 85PLYB2 picture on the Taurus website is what I have - It came with two sets of grips and I have the shorter ones mounted on mine
I am thinking of buying the poly. How is the trigger pull?

Advise when possible.

Thanks.
 

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The current Taurus 2014 catalog (page 32) list the 85PLYB2 at 6.5 inches overall length, and, the Model 380 at 5.95 inches overall length. The 380 has a 1.75" barrel, and the 85PLYB2 list a 2" barrel only.
 
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