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Is the Taurus 85 a good pocket gun? What are some good budget revolvers that are good pocket guns?
 

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Yes. Small frame revolvers, particularly hammerless, bobbed, or concealed hammer, are good pocket guns, unless you have very small pockets.

The hidden or missing hammer does not snag on the pocket when you draw and it does not snag if you have to shoot through the pocket.
 

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Well looks like I've made my decision. Never thought of the hammer catchin
It certainly can delay your draw from a pocket when in a hurry.

I pocket carry my 85UL in a pocket holster in any pants I have that it will fit in. I chopped the hammer spur off of mine after a few months of carry time.

 

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It certainly can delay your draw from a pocket when in a hurry.

I pocket carry my 85UL in a pocket holster in any pants I have that it will fit in. I chopped the hammer spur off of mine after a few months of carry time.

Or you can look at the CIA revolver and you'll not have to worry about the hammer spur at all.

Model: 850B2UL

Finish: Blue
Status: Available

Caliber: .38 SPL +P RATED

Grips: Rubber

UPC: 7-25327-60445-7
Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 2"
Frame: Small
Front Sight: Fixed
Safety: Taurus Security System,Transfer Bar

Trigger Type: Smooth

Order #: 2-850121CIAUL

MSRP: $467.00

Rear Sight: Fixed

There is also a 650 model though for some reason the stainless models are no longer available. Taurus quite marketing them. Stainless models of the CIA series that is. I would think that stainless steel versions would be best sellers but maybe not.
 

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It certainly can delay your draw from a pocket when in a hurry.

I pocket carry my 85UL in a pocket holster in any pants I have that it will fit in. I chopped the hammer spur off of mine after a few months of carry time.

Is it weird I hear angles singing when I look at this picture???
 

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Also look at Ruger's LCR...very nice light weight gun.

A technique when pocket carrying a gun with a hammer is to: place thumb over hammer to create a "round" shape to minimize chances of snagging. This will require a little practice but its manageable. Of course, GunsandRoses post makes a lot of sense if you don't want to be bothered with a full sized hammer on a snubby.
 

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One can put their thumb over the hammer spur during the draw and that keeps the hammer spur from hanging up on anything.

Granted, some practice is needed, but it is worth the time and practice. I've gotten to the point where I do this automatically with any snub revolver I carry.

The 85 is and has been a bread and butter gun for Taurus down through the decades.

It is even recommended in police and tactical journals as a fine firearm. Several gun writers/trainers carry a 85 or one of their kin and for good reason.

Massad Ayoob and Chuck Karwan who have credentials as world class trainers have written the Gun Digest of Combat Handgunnery over the years. The Tauri are considered good picks. The reasons for that were backed up by facts. Yes, they like S&W snubs as well, but consider the Taurus 85 as a dependable gun.

So do I as my 85CH has been with me for over 25 years and still going strong.

Mine is not +P qualified, but there are many non+P rounds out there made by www.buffalobore.com, www.hornady.com,and others that will get the job done and do it well.

Oh,yes. Federal has announced that the Federal Nyclad standard pressure round is BACK in production.

P38MA



38 Special

125

Nyclad® HP

0.05

Premium® Personal Defense®

It's what I use in my 85CH and the 856 Hy-lite.
 

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For me, that Federal std pressure Nyclad cartridge is in the same class as Big Foot, Loch Ness monster, and unicorns. Lot of people talk about them, even said they've seen them, but I have yet to see one in captivity, or in the wild, for that matter. :rolleyes:

One can put their thumb over the hammer spur during the draw and that keeps the hammer spur from hanging up on anything.

Granted, some practice is needed, but it is worth the time and practice. I've gotten to the point where I do this automatically with any snub revolver I carry.

The 85 is and has been a bread and butter gun for Taurus down through the decades.

It is even recommended in police and tactical journals as a fine firearm. Several gun writers/trainers carry a 85 or one of their kin and for good reason.

Massad Ayoob and Chuck Karwan who have credentials as world class trainers have written the Gun Digest of Combat Handgunnery over the years. The Tauri are considered good picks. The reasons for that were backed up by facts. Yes, they like S&W snubs as well, but consider the Taurus 85 as a dependable gun.

So do I as my 85CH has been with me for over 25 years and still going strong.

Mine is not +P qualified, but there are many non+P rounds out there made by www.buffalobore.com, www.hornady.com,and others that will get the job done and do it well.

Oh,yes. Federal has announced that the Federal Nyclad standard pressure round is BACK in production.

P38MA



38 Special

125

Nyclad® HP

0.05

Premium® Personal Defense®

It's what I use in my 85CH and the 856 Hy-lite.
 

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