There are many schools of thought about what makes for a good self-defense round for a revolver. Some folks think small and speedy is best. Some like raw power. Some just want a round that allows for quick follow-up shots and lots of them. And some like bullets that are like me: big, fat and a bit slow. The Taurus 450 line was designed for that last group.
I am considering getting a discontinued Taurus Model 450 Revolver chambered in .45 Colt. Does anyone have any experience with one of these light 5-shot wonders? I am interested in a smaller frame revolver to stick in my pocket when wandering around the property and for taking to town. My 325 PD is ok, just large and I want something smaller in .45 Colt rather than .45 ACP (I'm covered up in ACP revolvers at the moment).
When I first picked this gun up at the local gun shop, I put it back in the case immediately, thinking it was far too light to be chambered for the .45 Long Colt. Then I went home and did some research on the internet. I was surprised to find that the vast majority of people who owned one were happy with it, and most reported that the recoil wasn’t all that bad. So I went back and bought it.