Taurus Model 85 Revolver .38 Special +P 2” 2-850029FS

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Taurus Model 85 Revolver .38 Special +P 2” 2-850029FS


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SKU: 40803
UPC: 725327611271
MFR#: 2-850029FS
  • Caliber: .38 Special +P Rated
  • Grips: Rubber
  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Weight: 22.2 oz
  • Barrel Length: 2"
  • Frame: Compact
  • Finish: Matte Stainless Steel
  • Action: Double Action / Single Action
  • Front Sight: Fixed
  • Length: 6.5"
  • Safety: Taurus Security System,Transfer Bar
  • Trigger Type: Smooth

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Ultra-fast. Ultra-reliable. It’s no wonder the 85s are Taurus's most popular family. They pack them with a combination of customer-requested features and pair them with the .38 Special +P ammo making them powerful, easy to carry and lightning-quick to use. To many of our friends in Law Enforcement, these are must-have backup revolvers.

Plus P
Plus P rated for duty use. This firearm is designed to handle high pressure loads under SAAMI specifications.

Taurus Security System (TSS)
Taurus family of semi-auto pistols all feature the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun's manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with our revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with most guns). To engage: simply insert the Key into the button on the rear or side of the pistol and rotate one-quarter turn clockwise. This engages the Security System. The manual safety cannot be moved and the trigger cannot be pulled. To disengage: simply rotate the key one-quarter turn back. This releases the Security System, yet leaves the pistol's manual safety in the "safe" position until you are ready to release it yourself and fire the gun.

Transfer Bar
The transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear.

SKU: 40803
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Brand Taurus
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4.7 / 5.0
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Good price and quality
Value follows.... got one and ordered another SS later... enough said a present...!
September 27, 2017
cylinder won't rotate. taurus says nothing wrong.
May 28, 2016
She's Sweet
I had been needing some regular 38 caliber ammo for my old S&W. So... The wife surprised me with 100 rounds some two years ago that she purchased with good intentions which in reality was for a 38 Special by mistake. Owning ammo you cannot fire is way uglier in my book than owning a weapon that you cannot fire! When I held this little revolver for the first time I was most impressed with the quality the feel & the $250.00 dollar price point. She's sweet problem solved and I'm a "happy camper!" If you are in the market for this type of firearm... You will be too!
April 19, 2016
Hard to beat for the money
I like many others who have reviewed this weapon have found it to be an excellent buy The fit and finish is what you might expect from a revolver costing much more and the balance is really good My hands are fairly large so I installed a set of Houge grips They were very inexpensive and enabled me to get a full grip on the gun which really enhanced my control shooting paper plates at 20 feet I was really happy with the accuracy considering the short barrel.
I really feel that anyone looking for an inexpensive gun for concealed carry or back up just cant go wrong purchasing a model 85 from Palmetto They have been my go to dealer and have always came through.
I also picked up the Taurus PT111 G2 and after 1400 rounds its holding tough with zero FTF or FTE Taurus has really took the bull by the horns in my opinion.

I might just grab another one of these at this price no one else is even close.

March 15, 2016
Excellent Value for the Price
Have not fired it yet but the workmanship seems quite good for the price. I bought a Taurus PT-845 that had a hair trigger from Bud's Gun Shop a few years back and regretted buying it as it was dangerous but the trigger in this Model 85 seems fine. And fit and finish are fine. A nice carry piece for the car as I am CCW licensed.
March 14, 2016
Great Purchase
Good fit and finish. Would buy again and a great looking revolver.
March 10, 2016
Great gun
Grips are the newer version than the ones shown in the photo. Fit and finish on the gun is better than I was expecting. I was not able to find any tool marks or scratches on the gun. Trigger pull is very nice in both double and single action. Only complaint would be that the cylinder release is a little stiff. Fired about 50 rounds through the gun so far with no problems. Awesome gun for the money would definitely recommend.
March 10, 2016
Well worth the money
I owned a couple of Taurus revolvers back in the early eighties. Not the greatest quality they were still usable and fairly reliable guns. This gun is of a much higher quality. Compact with a good heft this is more like a cut down Ruger Security Six than the S&W Chief's Special I used to own. The trigger pull is very smooth with both single and double action and the grips are very ergonomic with an ambidextrous thumb rest. The only down side is a fairly stiff cylinder release. You can't beat this price though. I am a revolver guy and Smith & Wesson has pretty much priced me out of the ball park these days. This is a good concealed carry gun or a gun to keep in a dash or a bedside drawer.
March 9, 2016
A nice inexpensive quality firearm
This is a fine little gun and definitely a great value! Very simple straightforward operation everything works the way it is supposed to nothing fancy but it's all you need. Would be nice if it could take .357 ammo but for a budget price you can't have everything. I didn't find the double action trigger pull to be especially long or tight. I have small hands and it's a good fit. I found when first loading that one of the five chambers was just a little bit tight but I expect this to break in given enough time and enough rounds. It doesn't interfere with performance or ejecting the shells. The mini-Allen wrench-like key safety option is a bit of a pain but you want safety on a gun and this is a useful feature for storage. So far I've just fired inexpensive fairly dirty ammo through it and aside from needing a good wipe-down after shooting it didn't cause any problems. Keep calm and carry one!
March 3, 2016
Great value
For the price you can't do any better. Fit and finish are great I could find no scuffs or tool marks and lockup is nice and tight. I didn't expect this level of quality for the price. Plus with a lifetime warranty you can't go wrong. PSA also shipped the gun within 2 hours of me placing my order.
March 1, 2016

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