The word on chat back on Aug 5th that the model 605 had been "released". That means that the order is in the system then, needed to be taken from stock, test fired, packaged and shipped. Seems simple, right? I was checking on chat every three days or so to see when a shipping number would be filed. Monday I got a surprise email from Candyce at Taurus that it was shipped and sent the FedEx tracking number. Swung by my tried and true FFL to pick it up. It looks really good...crown is nice, lockup good...trigger fine. Now I really have to get to the range.