Gun Report

Taurus M85P .38 Special

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We like the reduction of recoil but are a little wary after suffering one failure to ignite. Shop for one with a heavy trigger.

Taurus M85P .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
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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We found the 85P shot groups smaller than 2 inches with the Speer Gold Dot Hollowpoints. This may be because the extra downward pressure from the ports prevented muzzle lift.

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