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I'm thinking about a Taurus M405 40S&W Blue or stainless ? I really like the durability of stainless ..but Taurus's blues finish is so nice ......
 

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This past summer I bought a Taurus 605 .357 magnum revolver and it was the first matte stainless handgun I've owned. I really do like the matte stainless finish!

 

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I went into the gun store to buy a new matte stainless Judge Ultralight and they were out of them. The owner attempted to order me one, but his suppliers showed the matte stainless as being discontinued in the Judge Ultralight...so...I had them order me this blued beauty:



Either way you go, you'll come out a winner as long as it's a Taurus!
 

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Buckeye, if you live in a hot, humid, rainy climate like me in Rio de Janeiro, please, get the stainless steel version.
You can see the pictures of my blue steel 817 after one & a half year of carry in the album "Taurus 817"

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Alright PT100 ..I read your post just a few minutes ago ..where are the pics .???


I really like the Taurus Black Finish as they call it blued...but I'm leaning toward SS
 

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You can't go wrong either way.... BUT!.... If blued guns get lightly scratched, you have a scratch, if stainless does there is a chance you can polish it out (but probably have to polish the entire gun). if it's a bad scratch you're screwed either way. I prefer stainless on all of my revolvers, and blued on my auto's.... I dunno why. If you carry IWB or a place that sweat gets on your pistol Stainless is better IMO.
 

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Buckeye, in an album named "One & a half year carrying a model 817" . Go to the album page in this forum.

Lt. Nogueira
 

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You'll probably be happy with either finish. How it ends up looking depends on the kind of service and maintenance it gets. Same goes for the insides. To me the "stellar" clips are more of a concern than the gun's finish. They may require a bit of "tinkering" to get them to hold your favorite brand of ammo. Either finish will serve you well. The stainless won't show distress as quickly as the blue finish, but again it all depends - mostly on your preference and care.
 

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PT-100 is right, although bluing is a chemical process that actually is similar to rust. You can get a blued revolver re-blued as apposed to a stainless revolver. The quality of the steel really depends on the different alloys used in the steel for the manufacturing of the particular product. I did some research and it seems Brazil does not import their steel from China, however I am not sure about Taurus I am going to go out on a limb and assume Taurus may use native Brazilian alloys.
 

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I own several revolvers and have to say the blued Taurus guns are my preference hands down. The matte SS finish is way more prone to scratches than the blued guns, and you will not get the matte appearance back without refinishing the entire gun. The blued finish Taurus uses is not traditional bluing, so it is not nearly as likely to rust. Also, let me recommend after you clean your new gun, put on a couple of coats of regular car wax and the finish will glow. None of my blued revolvers have any rust, and they have been carried a lot in the Texas heat.
 

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Buckeye, if you live in a hot, humid, rainy climate like me in Rio de Janeiro, please, get the stainless steel version.
You can see the pictures of my blue steel 817 after one & a half year of carry in the album "Taurus 817"

Lt. Nogueira


Heres one of your Pic.s looks as if you had a holster strap across your gun...and the holster stays wet or damp ..and the chemicals used in your holster to tan or treat the leather has damaged the finish of your handgun...
 

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I say go stainless, you always know you've got it squeaky clean after you finish wiping it down. The rust protection and ability to buff out light scratches quick and easy make it my first choice.
 

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Same here. +1 for SS. Less care taking needed. It also looks purdy if you polish the hack out of that metal like I did on my m327 :)

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Mad
 

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Two more reasons to go with matte stainless:



Just sayin'...:guns:
 

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Living and working in the hot humid salty sea air of Florida's coast I prefer stainless steel in the constrution of my guns.
 

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If the 405 was a Six shot ,I'd have one now.....I just feel with the .400 Dia. bullet a six shot would be feasible..they have 7 357 mag rounds in the same cylinder (627 ,617)..why not six 40 S&W ????
 

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I went with the "blued" 405 as opposed to the stainless version. I much prefer it to the stainless finish. Like some others, I don't like the way the stainless wears after a little usage. Also, if you take good care of the blued version (oil it , etc.), it won't let you down. Besides, I do like the look of the the finish. Kind of reminds me of the "royal blue" finish that Colt used to use....
 
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