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Old 12-10-2011, 02:25 PM
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Taurus 605 357 magnum 5 shot 2" barrel.

Well I finally got a 357mag. I saw one at the local gun store for 277.00 Then I went back in and saw the had lowered the price to 265.00 Brand New!!! I put it on lay a way just so I don't feel so guilty for paying all at once. Yeah 291.00 out the door is not a lot by many means but lay a way was my rationale. Anyways I am thinking I got a pretty good deal for what it is. I haven't put any lead through it yet but I will post some results when I do. I so far am in love with this little gun ... I am thinking about swapping it and my 1st gen Sigma as my EDC. 5 rounds of 357 should be a good amount of stopping power ... haha I have been carrying 30 rounds of 40 cal so it will be lighter.

So the reason for this post is to say that I finally "bit the bullet" and got a 357mag. I love the caliber and always wanted a larger caliber revolver and I am happy so far. I will post more about the gun as I get more hands on


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Old 12-10-2011, 02:27 PM
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I just got a 357 Taurus today also, but with 4 inch barrel. How kewl lol 6 shot.

Yesterday I got a histandard 22lr 9 shot.
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YOU cant go wrong with a 357 plus you can shoot 38 spl. in it
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I've got the 9mm model of that gun, Taurus 905 in stainless, they don't make it anymore.
Old 12-10-2011, 02:39 PM
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I've got the 9mm model of that gun, Taurus 905 in stainless, they don't make it anymore.
They had one there for about the same price but i think it might have been a little cheaper for the 9mm ... hmmm maybe it would be worth the cash then.
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I also carry a .357 snubby.
Old 12-10-2011, 03:02 PM
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They had one there for about the same price but i think it might have been a little cheaper for the 9mm ... hmmm maybe it would be worth the cash then.
If you are serious I would buy it immediately, they sell anywhere from $350 - $500 on GB for the 9mm version, the stainless ones go for the higher prices, I bought my SS 905 off GB for $350 and felt I got a great deal because it was the first one I saw sell for under $400.
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Congrats on the new revo! That is an outstanding price, really.

I have two 605ss2's. Love them. One is in my carry rotation, one is in my GHB.
Couple things: You may want to investigate different grips. With full power loads I found the gun wanted to rotate a lot with the 'boot grip' it came with from the factory. I also painted the front sight ramp on mine as I think the silver on silver washes out and gets lost, YMMV.

I have carried the Federal 357Mag 125gr SJHP's for quite a while. A handfull, but quite possibly the best handgun round for one shot stops, period.
Don't underestimate the 38spl +P's though, they are a potent round that saves you the recoil and report of the magnums.

I do find the magnum rounds to be VERY loud out of this pistol, my one concern is if I ever have to fire it indoors in SD... not for me, but it could do hearing damage to any innocent bystander. I will also say that, for a J frame, they are pretty darn heavy... good for handling the recoil, not the greatest for carry. My 605 loaded weighs in at ~25oz., my G19 loaded isn't much more, with 15 rounds.
All in all, they are a great pistol and a good value, and it looks like you got an even better deal!
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I have the taurus 327 mag in stainless, they are good guns for the price
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Welcome to the club! Heres mine, 357 snub, 7 shot taurus 617...
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Here is my 905



Here is a 605 that I bought, ended up selling it because the wife didn't want it.

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Default Snub .357 ammo

The best snub-nosed revolver caliber is 9mm -- yes the 9mm auto. And yes you'd have to get moon clips for it.
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The 9mm comes up to speed fast, thus short barrels are not an issue.

Shooting full-horse .357 ammo in a snub results in a fireball from hell and it's not just loud, you can feel the pressure up your nose. If you fire it at night, it will blind you and deafen you. Too much powder is burned out past the barrel where it imparts no greater velocity to the bullet -- i.e. wasted powder.

Constantly shooting .38 ammo in a .357 will "ring" the chambers.

There is factory-loaded .357 ammo for short barreled revolvers -- times past, the bullets were 110 grainers. I haven't looked for ammo like this for years, so I don't know what's out there now.

If you live in a Northern state, defend yourself with reloaded ammo, get sued for shooting the "nice, misunderstood" felon, you will lose your case -- you used killer dum-dum ammo, after all. It doesn't matter if the ammo was cooled-off for your snubbie.
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I've got a 605 as well, paid about as much as the original poster did, and that was 5 years ago. It was my first 357 magnum, now I've also got a Taurus 65 four inch, a Ruger Flat Top Blackhawk 6.5", and my homestead working gun - a Uberti Cattleman 4.75"
As noted above, the blast from a snub nosed 357 firing full house loads is excessive (although the sting to the hand always makes first timers smile), so my preference is Winchester brand 38 Special +P lead hollowpoint semi wad cutters.
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All hail the flamethrower! I have had two of them in my life. Man, do they jump with .357's in them or what? You will never have to worry about starting a fire in the woods as long as you have one of those things available.

Makes people at the range jump big time.
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Thank you! This is perfect information. I really do appreciate it!

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction for ammo.

This is my first real large caliber revolver and I guess I will have a few things worked out ... I normally carry a 1st gen sigma 40 and it is my baby (i know there is a lot of hate for that gun haha)

I have always had a love of the 357 mag round. I am really interested in the 9mm revolver now ... it looks like Taurus updated their 9mm revolver and reintroduced it as a slightly different model.

Can anyone explain the "ring" that I keep hearing about from shooting 38 special ammo. I think I have an idea but I might not fully understand what is going on.

Again thank you all for great information!!! This is great stuff!!!

Oh yeah I found 2 other guns that caught my eye. Makarov for 80.00 that I think I might go back and get just cause i have heard about their accuracy and the price is nice and the other was the Taurus Slim 9mm for 288.00 but then again they are selling new Gen Sigmas for 250.00 new so I don't know yet ... hmm. I found a few autoloader 12ga for 150 to 220 so I might snag one soon as well.

OH YEAH ... 12 ga Saiga at 450 to 500. Sounds like a good price to me ... how does it sound to you?


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All hail the flamethrower! I have had two of them in my life. Man, do they jump with .357's in them or what? You will never have to worry about starting a fire in the woods as long as you have one of those things available.

Makes people at the range jump big time.
Yep! Definately ain't no wussy little 9MM.
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All hail the flamethrower! I have had two of them in my life. Man, do they jump with .357's in them or what? You will never have to worry about starting a fire in the woods as long as you have one of those things available.

Makes people at the range jump big time.

HAHA I did shoot a 44 Mag (3 times it's all my hand wanted) with a snub nose barrel and hot hand loads at an indoor range and after the second one everybody even the range master walked down and they were all just looking with a WTF look on their faces ... the max caliber you can shoot is a 44mag there ... it was a fun day then a sore day lol
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Oh I did forget to add that I went looking originally for a Smith 686 357 mag but I ended up with a Taurus 605 ... I still want the smith with a 4 or 6 inch barrel still though haha
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I have one, It has been a good gun. Probably had atleast 3500 rounds out of it. I will warn you though, It is a handful to shoot. if you dont practice with it you will get a flinch.
Practice alot and you will be amazed at how accurate a 2 in snub can be.
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I love my Taurus wheel guns. For the price, there is none better. Never had a failure to feed or extract with any of them. LOL
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