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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Taurus .357

I have the opportunity to pick up a model 65 in satin nickel pretty cheap, another story of someone needing money. Has/does anyone owned one these wheelies and can you give any insight to pitfalls or good things about them. I have never owned a taurus. Thanks

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Re: Taurus .357

From what experience I have with taurus they seem to hold up well to normal use, and shoot good. From what I understand they won't hold up like a Ruger or Smith will under extended use.

Another thing. They don't hold the value like some other guns do. Unless you get a great deal on it don't expect a return on your investment. Sort of like buying a Kia. May work good, but you get nothing when you turn them in. I was just at a gun show yesterday. A vender had a used taurus that was a lot cheaper than the used Ruger. The price at new was close to the same as I checked them out.

Lastly. If you like the gun, it fits you well and you get a great deal have at it. It will probably serve you well. I have always been a sucker for a good deal.

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Re: Taurus .357

Thanks hunt..Im getting it under circumstances that I hate but if I can help this guy out then Oh well.. He want 175 for it so i figure till i transfer it its still be under 2 bills. Im not interested on return but will use at camp and carry while hunting. Like i said i usually dont buy taurus but in this instance seem like a good deal all around

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That is a good deal. The used one I saw was going for around $350.

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Re: Taurus .357

Definitely go for it, I never shot that model buth a few other taurus revolvers and they are decent little shooters.

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Re: Taurus .357

My taurus mod 65 is blued with a 2.5 inch tube.
Never seen a nickel one , although mine is the only 2.5 inch barreled one I have seen. "most others were all 4 inch blued ones"
Got it back awhile ago from the factory. Cylinder hand broke , turn around time was rather fast , [censored] having to pay to return it due to having to go via air.
Taurus makes alot of the wheelguns that people want. They make revolvers for just about any occasion in alot of configurations.
But they are what they are and when you consider the price they fit the bill for alot of people.
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Re: Taurus .357

I never had a Taurus but one thing I do know is guns are individuals and even the cheapest of models will sometimes shoot outstanding. I would go ahead and get it and test it out. You will like the .357 cartridge alot if you have never had one. I think it's the perfect handgun cartridge; It works way beyond what it is supposed to.
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