Gun Report

Taurus M85CH ULT

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This is one of Taurus' best efforts to date. Snazzy, reliable and a lot of fun to shoot. But only use jacketed bullets of 130 grains or less to ensure reliability

Taurus M85CH ULT

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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Curiously, the ULT, left, had a hammer lock built in (arrow), but the blued Taurus 85CH did not.
Three round ports on each side of the ULT's front sight help reduce recoil. We think this little gun was built specifically around the 125-grain +P cartridge.
The powerful Fiocchi ammunition bullet pulled free of its crimp and bridged the gap at the forcing cone, causing reliability problems. In these very light titanium guns, the most dense part is the payload. When the gun recoils, the crimp can not hold heavy 158-grain bullets. Scuffing on the left side of the trigger means the action could be improved with some stone work, but leave that mainspring alone!

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