Taurus 850 Reviews

Taurus 850 Reviews

Taurus 850 Review

Taurus 850

Taurus 850 Review

January 30, 2018 by gun-tests.com

For carry purposes, a short-barreled (snub-nosed) revolver has many welcome attributes, including ease of concealment, maneuverability, ease of presentation, and comfort. The short barrel makes the gun easy to hide and handle, and having smooth surfaces can help minimize incidental contact during carry that can irritate or scrape one’s skin. One such gun is the .38 Special +P Taurus CIA, which has an enclosed hammer like the Centennials.

Taurus 850 Review

Taurus 850

Taurus 850 Review

January 30, 2018 by extrabullet.com

After many months of practice, I am now carrying my 850 with +p loads; and am shooting them accurately. Recoil is still stiff, but the gun's weight mitigates this to some extent. I prefer polymer framed semi-autos so this revolver is somewhat of a new experience for me. It is quite accurate however, and I would probably consider this as my most reliable handgun. If I were to be homeless again, I'd be packing this. As for Pow'rball, it is a superior ammunition. This ammo is my winter carry ammo of choice. Although lightweight, it has a high velocity with a polymer tip; not only guaranteeing expansion but also 4 layer denim penetration. As for the recoil, it kicks like a regular load even though it is +p because of its light grain weight. The only reason I switch from this ammo to heavier, more traditional hollow points in the summer time is because I am hoodrich and live in the ghetto. Summer time is drive-by time, and heavier weight bullets do better through barriers such as car doors....

Taurus 850 Review

Taurus 850

Taurus 850 Review

January 30, 2018 by gunblast.com

Taurus has been building double-action revolvers for several decades now, and just in the past few years, has really expanded their line. The last time I counted, and I am sure it has changed by now, Taurus had eighty-seven different revolvers in the catalog. Their small-frame five-shot revolvers look very similar to a Smith & Wesson J-frame on the outside, and are pretty much the same size, but differ internally a bit. I suppose that after the Taurus Judge series of revolvers, the small-frame five-shot guns are their most popular, and for good reason; they are reliable, accurate, and affordable little guns that can be relied upon as a weapon for concealed carry. Particularly well-suited for the role of a concealed carry revolver is their new 850 CIA Ultra-Lite 38 Special, which is the subject of this review.