Gun Report

Taurus M455-2 .45 ACP

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It might be a little heavy for its capacity, but five shots of .45 ACP in this reliable revolver platform should be plenty of stopping power.

Taurus M455-2 .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Weight Unloaded
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Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
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Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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We developed a test to measure how much resistance the hand and ratchet operation adds to the weight of the double-action press. The ratchet is like an open face gear and is located in the center of the ejector star. The hand moves slightly forward, then up and away. For the Taurus, chambers one through five measured 12.5, 11.75, 12.5, 12.5, and 11.5 pounds respectively. With the cylinder removed, the compound weight of the internal mechanism plus the mainspring measured 10.5 pounds. This means that turning the cylinder accounts for up to 2 pounds of weight of resistance at the trigger.
The ratchet is like an open face gear and is located in the center of the ejector star.
The Stellar clips easily loaded and unloaded without the use of any special tool, and they always worked, even though we tended to abuse them.

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