I had to tell some one, so I figured I might as well tell you all. I picked up my Taurus at a local gun show, new for $400 out the door (after a little silver tongue action.) Now This thing came pretty well oiled up, took me a 1/2hr to get it all off. No big deal. First time I took her to the range I put 200 rounds of Remington 38+p rounds through it. Man O Man was it a Daisey. The gun fired just fine, the trigger in double action isn't as smooth as some of my S&W's but just right in single action. I'm no sharp shooter, but I swear I placed some of my best groups today with this thing. Great gun, if your in the market for a good .357, look for a model 66 Taurus.
The 605 has been considered one of Taurus’s better offerings for many years, and the reasons are plain. First of all, you get Smith & Wesson J-frame looks without Smith’s price tag. If you’re a snubbie aficionado, you probably consider the Smith — the gold standard. But if you’re broke, the Taurus’s similar styling is a definite draw. Simply put, the Taurus is a cheap date. I picked mine up for $435, but you can probably do better with a little hunting around.
Anemic is generally the word that comes to mind when I think of “pocket guns” or sub-compact handguns. The guns that fall into that category are easy to carry — that’s kind of the point — but the flavor of the day always seems to be .380 ACP or 9mm. What if I want something with a little more sauce on it? There is an answer. The “MORE POWER” crowd can have their cake and eat it too in the form of the .357 Magnum snubnose revolver.