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Posted: 8/17/2005 9:13:37 PM EDT
Taurus .38 special. Never had one before. I traded in my Sigma that was jamming real bad. Guess I wont have to worry about that problem anymore.


Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:40:50 PM EDT
Nice...range report/pics/impressions?

I can't get over how light them things feel, I might have to get one just for the cool factor.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:45:52 PM EDT
Havent had a chance to shoot it yet. I'm going out Friday. I'll let you know!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:48:18 AM EDT
Nice!

I picked up a S&W 637, which is pretty much an identical revolver. It's a nice pistol, fits the hand well, and recoil isn't too bad, but I only fired some 140gr .38 spl through it. It was quite accurate for a little snubbie. Do give us a range report as soon as you can ;)
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:52:52 AM EDT
Nice little carry gun.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:42:46 PM EDT
shoot it yet?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:32:43 PM EDT
No, I didn't get to the range, yet. But I'll be there in a hour!!!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:35:18 PM EDT
Well I took her to the range. I cant hit shit! My pattern was about 1 foot! I know its my first, so I'll need alot more pratice. Plus it is only a 2 inch barrell. Any pointers guys?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:28:24 PM EDT
What distance?

Ammo?

Snubbies will (in my experience) exaggerate every little mistake you make in form when firing.

Lots of practice, and do not get discouraged.

Mix up the target action some, shooting paper makes me want to cry sometimes.

...are you flinching?

next practice, load 1-2 empties in the cyl randomly with the live rounds and don't look when you close it.

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:05:58 PM EDT
Will concur on the small revolver accentuating whatever you are doing wrong...

Best bet is to find reasonably priced (read to be reliable but cheap) ammo that you can go and practice with.

I've also found A-zoom snap caps to be very helpful. These allowed me to practice loading, unloading and trigger control. Using these I was able to find the best grip angle where I could get a smooth and consistent trigger pull that doesn't pull or push the revolver off target. (important for me as S&W J frame triggers can't really be tuned like a K/L/N can) this was accomplished with many tries sitting on my couch infront of hte TV, which makes the snap caps very nice.

Also I don't know the availability of different grips for Taurus revolvers, but I have tried several different ones ones on my S&Ws as some tend to work better for me and some don't work at all...

Thats all I can provide, but hope it helps.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:14:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
What distance?

Ammo?

Snubbies will (in my experience) exaggerate every little mistake you make in form when firing.

Lots of practice, and do not get discouraged.

Mix up the target action some, shooting paper makes me want to cry sometimes.

...are you flinching?

next practice, load 1-2 empties in the cyl randomly with the live rounds and don't look when you close it.




I was using Winchester +P 125 grain, and Sellier and Bellot 125 grain. I was sloppy with both. The Distance was 21 feet. The trigger, when cocked, is very light. 4-5 Lbs max. Maybe I flinched a bit, but I do have snap caps for it, and knew how light it was. I'm not liking the sights too well either. Too used to semi-auto dots. LOL
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:56:02 AM EDT
Thanks for all the pointers. I'll try to remember all this on the next run.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:49:56 AM EDT

Generally, when I an trying to shoot groups, I psyche myself out to think that I am dry firing.

Practice dry firing in Double action, and pay attention to your front sight...if it is wavering, wandering shaking, it is doing the same thing when you are shooting.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:05:47 AM EDT
Good looking .38. I like how it is compact but it looks like you could actually get a good grip on it. What model number is it?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:13:33 AM EDT
I used to have the same pistol. Loved it!! Good choice for a CCW!
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 3:16:17 PM EDT
man you got the deal of the century.smegmas are ,well just that smegma pos.you got a great gun in trade.even a steel taurus snubby would have been a good deal for you.even 10 bucks is too much to ever pay or pay someone to take a smegma,
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:18:10 PM EDT
My dad has one he carries when he cant carry his 1911, i havs a S&W 642 when i cant carry my G19 , good little revolver espeicaly for CCW
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:14:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
Generally, when I an trying to shoot groups, I psyche myself out to think that I am dry firing.

Practice dry firing in Double action, and pay attention to your front sight...if it is wavering, wandering shaking, it is doing the same thing when you are shooting.




Get some snap caps, or when your shooting randomly leave out a couple of cartriges and you will see if your flinching
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:31:56 AM EDT
I have a M85 and love it. I can shoot it better than my glock and my kimber tle. Very nice revolver you have there.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:10:37 PM EDT
YOU DID VERY WELL.GOT RID OF A ROTTEN GUN AND PICKED UP A NICE QUALITY PIECE. I HAD A SMEGMA SO YOU NEED NOT EXPLAIN ALL THE SHORTCOMMINGS.THAT ALLOY SNUBBY IS THE BOMB.
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