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And so I enter the world of firearms. Just bought my first handgun

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by afultz075, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. afultz075

    afultz075 Loaded Pockets

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    Used Taurus Model 85 .38Spl. Concealed hammer. Built in 1995.

    I haven't shot it yet but i'm itching to take it to the range. I know Taurus isn't usually considered of same caliber as S&W or Ruger, but it has a great fit and finish and looked like it was seldom fired. I love the classic look to it.
     
  2. asolo

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    sweet! You will find they will multiply quickly!
     
  3. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    The M85 will serve you well. Looks like you went with a hammerless. I like mine as much as my Mod. 36 S&W.
     
  4. Monocrom

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    An underrated revolver. A good choice.
     
  5. solocanoe

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    a superb choice that you will never outgrow or find you don't have a use for in your rotation -
    serves well by itself or in your battery of choices - well done, sir! :)
     
  6. Wolvee

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    Awesome, Congrats.
     
  7. Patriot222

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    Those are good solid guns! Congrats man!
     
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    I don't think you can go wrong with a revolver. But I like simplicity. If this is your first firearm I'd recommend taking some type of safety course in your state, even if you don't get your CCW. Be careful and check to see if that gun is rated for +P ammo, if it is not make sure you do not fire +P rounds through it. The failure could be catastrophic.
     
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    welcome aboard!, I've had a couple of those over the years and they always work out pretty well!
     
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    I have a SW Centennial 640-1 that I love and congrats as you can't wrong with a revolver.

    Stan
     
  11. afultz075

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    I am definitely interested in taking some sort of CCW class when I have the time and funds as it would make me far more comfortable doing CCW. I've been raised around firearms as my dad is pretty into hunting, but never owned one myself, but i'm well-versed in general gun safety and range safety.

    As far as the +p ammo goes, i'm 99% sure this one is +p rated, but I don't really intend to shoot increased pressure loads out of it, and will contact Taurus to confirm compatibility if I do.

    Hopefully this gun gets to go to the range this week. I have been itching to shoot my box of target rounds through it.

    I can already tell this is yet another expensive hobby in the making, I've already decided on a CZ-75 as my next handgun purchase sometime in the future.
     
  12. oronocova

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    CZ.... I'd like to have one of their higher end .22 rifles's for small game. One day.....
     
  13. FreestyleAssassin

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    SOLID! Good choice!
     
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    A revolver is a great first gun.What are you going to carry it in?
     
  15. Tradecraft

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    Revolvers are a great firearm to use when learning to shoot. But, at some point you will need to upgrade to a semi-automatic. Revolvers have their place but you can easily become outgunned very fast. Learn its strengths and weaknesses. Good luck.
     
  16. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hey there you go....your first reason to buy another gun!
     
  17. Dirty Bob

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    I've shot quite a bit with a Taurus M85 CH like that one. You made a good choice. The thing to remember is that a small-frame, short-barreled revolver is a challenging gun to try to shoot with fine accuracy, due to the short sight radius, light weight, and heavier trigger than is commonly found on full-size revolvers. Stay with it! If you can get some good coaching, all the better. I don't think that that model was +P rated back in the 1990s, but there are still some good non-+p ammo choices available..

    All my best,
    Dirty Bob
     
  18. Vae-Victus

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    Wow, great first gun. I have 5 Rifles and I love them, but I am really wanting to get a handgun. Very nice choice on the model, I think I'd probably like something like this for my first and then for my CCW too
     
  19. Tradecraft

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    Just an FYI that as of 07-29-2010 a new law takes effect that allows all residents of Arizona to carry concealed withouta permit. Way to go Arizona!
     
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    I have an old Charter are undercover 3" .38spl, I hate shooting it, the gun has hardly been shot, not even 100rnds its whole life, it belonged to my dad's dad. The last time I shot it, something flew back and hit me in the forehead, quite a bit of blood.

    I have a Spfld XD 9mm that stays on my hip, best shooting gun I have ever shot.