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GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior MemberPosts: 1,088 Senior Member
I know that most of you guys here are devout Anti Taurus guys, but I must interject my own thoughts...

Just earlier today, I went to my LGS and traded my 10 year old Ruger P95 (plus an old holster and 31 rounds of 9mm JHP's) and a kit .50 BP rifle.

Got $200 towards a $309 Taurus, and from what I have read over the past several weeks or so, a Taurus 605 is pretty much the only "Diamond" in the entire Taurus line...

Y'all go on and hate on me, but every single review (well over 100) I have read on the 2" stainless M605 over the past week has been nothing less than positive....

I know for damn sure I'm losing the boot grips in exchange for the longer Combat Grips...

It's on layaway for the next few weeks, so I refute the pic fine until it is physically in my possession. However, this is what it looks like (stock photo).

EDIT. trying to find 2 opposite side pics of the same item the same size is nigh impossible. But, this is the gun I'm getting...

Taurus605left.png
taurus_605_2right-1.jpg

Overall, I'm much happier with the smaller size for CCW than my full size P95, and it it about 5 oz. lighter fully loaded...

Wilkommen der angst und hass... or something like that...
I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,713 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
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    Y'all go on and hate on me,

    Why would anyone hate you?
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I would not dare hate on you, when Jack traded his cow for the magic beans, no one hated him for it, laughed at him, but no hate.......

    No offence forum brother, but you was robbed..... Big time..... the Ruger P95 is a better gun, you traded down, not up.... :yikes:
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • 30-30shooter30-30shooter Member Posts: 224 Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Y'all go on and hate on me, but every single review (well over 100) I have read on the 2" stainless M605 over the past week has been nothing less than positive....
    found this in 20 seconds. no offense but EVERY gun has at least one bad review. hopefully they changed the quality since then.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=645485
    A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.-Larry Elder I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.-Clint Eastwood
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I might trade a Ruger P-95 for a top of the line equivalent S&W snubby, maybe.....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Wow, I must be well into my cups...

    By the time I completed my 1st post, I already had 3 replies...


    But yeah, I understand this forum as a whole has a certain amount of hate and hostility towards all things Taurus...

    Taking that into acount, I'm still quite happy with my purchase and the reviews leading up to such...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,622 Senior Member
    I have no issue with the Taurus, why would you get rid of a Ruger P95 for only 200$? For that matter, why did you need to get rid of ANY gun for a 309$ one, layaway is your friend.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    I would not dare hate on you, when Jack traded his cow for the magic beans, no one hated him for it, laughed at him, but no hate.......

    No offence forum brother, but you was robbed..... Big time..... the Ruger P95 is a better gun, you traded down, not up.... :yikes:

    If it's 90 degrees out and I'm wearing a T and shorts, concealing a Ruger P95 is like hiding a Cadilllac under a couch cover...

    I understand what you are saying, but I prefer small size and concealability over anything else right now, particularly if my revolver is stoked with full load .357 JHP's. Although I don't plan on loading anything other than Speer 135 gr. GDHP's for defense...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Chiro... Concealability.

    I really love Rugers, almost every gun I own is one; However, for a small powerful CCW pistol, I've got to go with the Taurus 605....

    Apparently it is the newer model since the cylinder latch is slant cut and not like a S&W; it wears a smaller "boot" grip, which sucks with big mitts like me (I'm switching to a combat grip), and the 605 is he only Taurus that I have read about that has ANY positive reviews..

    Oh, and I am doing the layaway thing; my trades totaled $200, so I only owe $115 on the Taurus...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Wow, I must be well into my cups...

    By the time I completed my 1st post, I already had 3 replies...


    But yeah, I understand this forum as a whole has a certain amount of hate and hostility towards all things Taurus...

    Taking that into acount, I'm still quite happy with my purchase and the reviews leading up to such...


    You are wrong, I do not hate "All things Taurus", I had bad experiences with their revolvers, and I gave them a fair trial run for many years, however, their auto loaders seemed to work very well in the past, their revolvers seemed to be made of butter soft steel wearing out very quickly........

    A well used S&W revolver will last longer than a Taurus, and why would one buy a Taurus revolver when equivalent NIB S&W revolvers sell at the same prices ?????
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Which to me is odd; every review of Taurus revolvers I've read has been positive, other than older ones where the cylinders have locked up after firing; anything other than that far as Taurus has been stellar...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Oh, and I am doing the layaway thing; my trades totaled $200, so I only owe $115 on the Taurus...

    Dude, go to the hospital quick! You've been raped by a railroad train!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,622 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Chiro... Concealability.

    I really love Rugers, almost every gun I own is one; However, for a small powerful CCW pistol, I've got to go with the Taurus 605....

    Apparently it is the newer model since the cylinder latch is slant cut and not like a S&W; it wears a smaller "boot" grip, which sucks with big mitts like me (I'm switching to a combat grip), and the 605 is he only Taurus that I have read about that has ANY positive reviews..

    Oh, and I am doing the layaway thing; my trades totaled $200, so I only owe $115 on the Taurus...


    Well, if your happy, I hope it is a shooter:up:, I would not have traded off a known commodity like the Ruger for an unknown:confused:.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Well, if/and it works like anything else I expect, all the better...

    Simple enough, pull trigger, gun goes bang...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,917 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    why would you get rid of a Ruger P95 for only 200$?

    He towed it to the gun shop with a piece of rope tied to his bumper...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    He towed it to the gun shop with a piece of rope tied to his bumper...

    Exactly. Not entirely sure medicade would cover the cost of that hernia inducing weapon. The Taurus 605 by all accounts seems reliable and light enough I don't need a triple bound support rig...

    Brand new P95's with rails are $319 new at my LGS; I consider myself lucky to get my 605SS2 for $309...
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    I had a Taurus 85 2'' .38spl that was my first carry gun,it went bang every time I pulled the trigger and I had no issues with the gun,

    When I decided to trade up to .357 mag I went with the SP 101 3'' and never looked back.

    I hope you have as good of luck with yours as I did mine.

    But I have to say I think I would have sold the Ruger via private sale and got enough to buy the Taurus outright not to mention the BP rifle I think together you could have got enough for a nib SP 101or at least a slightly used one.

    Not bustin yer chops tho if your happy then thats all that counts.
    USMC 80-84
    -96 lbs
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    I know that most of you guys here are devout Anti Taurus guys, but I must interject my own thoughts...

    Just earlier today, I went to my LGS and traded my 10 year old Ruger P95 (plus an old holster and 31 rounds of 9mm JHP's) and a kit .50 BP rifle.

    Got $200 towards a $309 Taurus, and from what I have read over the past several weeks or so, a Taurus 605 is pretty much the only "Diamond" in the entire Taurus line...

    Y'all go on and hate on me, but every single review (well over 100) I have read on the 2" stainless M605 over the past week has been nothing less than positive....

    I know for damn sure I'm losing the boot grips in exchange for the longer Combat Grips...

    It's on layaway for the next few weeks, so I refute the pic fine until it is physically in my possession. However, this is what it looks like (stock photo).

    EDIT. trying to find 2 opposite side pics of the same item the same size is nigh impossible. But, this is the gun I'm getting...

    Taurus605left.png
    taurus_605_2right-1.jpg

    Overall, I'm much happier with the smaller size for CCW than my full size P95, and it it about 5 oz. lighter fully loaded...

    Wilkommen der angst und hass... or something like that...

    Just saying, but you need to go back to that LGS and ask him why he accepted $400 in stuff for a $200 trade credit.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Really, you traded a Ruger and a BP rifle for a Taurus, really:uhm::yikes:

    Did the LGS guy give you a kiss first, at least:tooth:


    Oh well, what's done is done and I sincerely hope it works out fer ya.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Just saying, but you need to go back to that LGS and ask him why he accepted $400 in stuff for a $200 trade credit.
    Profit.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,462 Senior Member
    Profit.

    Yup. If you want back out of it what it's worth, then go sell it yourself. Gun shops aren't in the business of breaking even.....
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    Until you've been in retail, and known how the very decisions you make can influence your livelihood and how you can feed your family, you have no room to talk! People outside of retail don't know about overhead, advertising, and staffing. They just can't because they're not in it. Walk the walk, then get back to me!
    Overkill is underrated.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,712 Senior Member
    It looks like an interesting handgun, I'd rather have the 905; but, recoil can be a bother for me.

    Just shoot it enough to know it works and it will give you plenty of CCW service.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Until you've been in retail, and known how the very decisions you make can influence your livelihood and how you can feed your family, you have no room to talk! People outside of retail don't know about overhead, advertising, and staffing. They just can't because they're not in it. Walk the walk, then get back to me!

    So he/we should take a royal screwing on a gun trade/deal? So then American Guns have fair prices beacuse they have overhead and so forth?

    Fair profit, yes, rip-off nope.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Until you've been in retail, and known how the very decisions you make can influence your livelihood and how you can feed your family, you have no room to talk! People outside of retail don't know about overhead, advertising, and staffing. They just can't because they're not in it. Walk the walk, then get back to me!

    :spittingcoffee:
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,147 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »


    But yeah, I understand this forum as a whole has a certain amount of hate and hostility towards all things Taurus...

    Stop using the wrong words. I don't HATE a stove because it burned my hand. I am wary of it, don't put my hand there again, and warn others not to touch. Same thing with Taurus... except I got burned FOUR times before I wised up.

    Hope yours runs great.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    After having shot Phil's Daughter's, I would actually like to have a TaurusBeretta 92.

    The only other experience I've had with Taurus was a .17 Mach2 revolver.

    Bad. Just real bad.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,712 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    After having shot Phil's Daughter's, I would actually like to have a TaurusBeretta 92.

    .
    The PT-92 and PT-101 shoot just fine
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    After having shot Phil's Daughter's, I would actually like to have a TaurusBeretta 92.

    The only other experience I've had with Taurus was a .17 Mach2 revolver.

    Bad. Just real bad.

    I agree, all the Taurus copies of the Beretta that I have shot were very well made......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,462 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »


    I agree, all the Taurus copies of the Beretta that I have shot were very well made......

    I'd hope so, buying the tooling and factory from Beretta and all...
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    The model 85 I had was nice enough, its defect was soft metal....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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