Gun Report

Taurus 605B2 .357 Mag.

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We all liked this blued five-shooter more than the Rossi. The two guns had similar and generally excellent accuracy, but the Taurus had one of the slickest DA pulls we’ve seen. Its SA pull was also totally clean and useful. This gun, once we fixed its slight problem, would do, we felt, to take to the streets as a fighting weapon. Note the filled-in area behind the trigger guard, compared to the Rossi. It kept the guard off our second finger.

Taurus 605B2 .357 Mag.

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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Here’s the innards of the five-shot Taurus. Though neither of the tested guns would clear the empties, we found it easier to get them out of the Taurus and easier to load because of the smaller grips.
The five-shot Taurus, top, is a touch smaller on the cylinder, and noticeably smaller on the grips. Overall lengths were about the same, despite the fatter grips on the six-shot rossi. The Taurus was also slightly lighter.

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