Gun Report

Taurus Model 82 .38 Special

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At some $164 less than some competitors, we think the Taurus earns a Best Buy rating for the latest Model 82.

Taurus Model 82 .38 Special

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Taurus has a full-lug barrel with a shrouded ejector rod.
The grip is narrow, save for a slight palm swell. The grip screw is only visible from one side.
The Taurus has a coil mainspring design. Pegs molded into the grip hold the panels in place.

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