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At the quarterly gun show, I picked up a Taurus 605, a .357 magnum in a 5-shot revolver. I finally got to shoot it this afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a kick it had. It wasn't really that bad but it was more than my SA XD9SC. No surprise there. Unfortunately, that was with 38 Special ammo. I took the plunge and loaded it with its namesake, five .357 magnum rounds.

Uh, IT KICKED! :shock:

At least I was able to hit the target at ten yards. I went back and shot my 9mm and I didn't even notice a kick. Funny how that works. :lol2: Overall, I really like the thing. Good thing I got 500 rounds of .38 at the show.

Back to the XD9SC. I bought a LaserMax laser for it. This replaces the springs and return pin. My first thought was that it would create more problems since it would not stay securely in place. It obviously did. One thing I did notice is the the dot was not consistent. It would move around a little bit, probably not enough to make much of a difference at 20-30 feet but still noticeable.

I would post pics of the revolver but I think most of you have seen a simple, 5-shot revolver before.

ian

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I own a Taurus Model 65 in .357 Magnum (2" barrel) and yeah, it kicks.

I was shooting full-house 180 grain loads one day out at LeeKay and the guy in the lane next to me stopped shooting until I was done. If there are bystanders anywhere near the side of that gun, they will get 'spit' upon. :lol2:
 

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I just bought a Rossi 462 and with full mag loads it is not civilized. :lol2:
 

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The 605 was my first ever handgun, I bought it around '95.
Not bad with .38 wad cutters. Tried a couple different grips to make shooting full powered .357 a little more comfortable without success.
Nice, concealable backup or bed side roscoe 8)
 

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It's a nice looking wheel gun, I'll give you that. However, there's something about a firearm that has limited round capacity, a somewhat non-slim build, a super short barrel, a heavy trigger pull, a double action firing mechanism, a protruding moving part that can snag on just about anything, and kicks like a mule that makes me think - why would anyone want to carry something like this?

I'm not against owning these things, but as a carry weapon I just keep thinking there are so many better options. Maybe I just don't get it :dunno:
 

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GeneticsDave said:
there's something about a firearm that has limited round capacity, a somewhat non-slim build, a super short barrel, a heavy trigger pull, a double action firing mechanism, a protruding moving part that can snag on just about anything, and kicks like a mule
Picky! :lolbang:

The auto loader is definately a preferred design, but everyone should have at least one revolver. Preferably a Ruger...or a Smith...
 

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GeneticsDave said:
I guess I just wonder why people like carrying them.
I wonder too. I take mine out as a BUG every once in a while and am reminded why I don't.
They do have a more natural outline than the Brick, er, the Glock.
 

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I own a Taurus Model 65 in .357 Magnum (2" barrel) and yeah, it kicks.

I was shooting full-house 180 grain loads one day out at LeeKay and the guy in the lane next to me stopped shooting until I was done. If there are bystanders anywhere near the side of that gun, they will get 'spit' upon. :lol2:
That reminds me of the last time I shot my PLR-16 at Lee Kay... They sent me down to the end of the range because the noise and huge flames from the barrel were frightening kids 3 lanes down... :lolbang:

Yeah, my 605 kicks a bit... But it 'hurts so good'!
 

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I got my revolver about 22 years ago. Have carried it and used it until I got me pt1911 in Feb of this year. The way I look at it is make every shot count, know your weapon and practice, practice and more practice with it. I enjoy the looks and reliability of a revolver. Also remember beware the man with one gun. :lol2:
 
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