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Old 08-31-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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Owned a stainless Taurus M-85 2 inch barrel, 5-shot .38 and loved it. It is similar in some respects to S&W and I am very familiar with S&W. It was an easy gun for me to conceal and I just put a piece of scotch tape across the muzzle to keep the dirt out when carrying it in a jacket pocket. Carried a couple of loaded speed loaders as well. Still the difference between revolvers and autos is a personal preference. To each their own.
Old 80's and very early 90's Taurus revolvers were based on S&W patterns. They came in the black box with gold writing. They also had nice wood grips on them. Much higher quality than the current ones. They went off the deep end and changed their designs. They are nothing like a Smith now. Nowhere as good either.


Memories.....


http://tonnel-ufo.ru/foto/oruhie/rev...taurus_m85.jpg
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Here's what you get now. Compare the two and it's so easy to tell a blind guy can see and know it.


Taurus Up Close Photo by mccai011 | Photobucket
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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I've been carting here in IL. Since they made it legal about 6 months ago and have been doing so out of state for about 5 yrs.

I have several guns to choose from including a pair of SP101's but this summer I've found myself carrying my LC9 almost exclusively. Like others have said the trigger is pretty bad but I've gotten use to it so no big deal at this point. The biggest problem I have with it is I keep forgetting I'm carrying it. Here in IL they have placed tons of restrictions on where you can carry and I can't tell you how many times I've had to double back to car.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:25 AM
 
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Here's what you get now. Compare the two and it's so easy to tell a blind guy can see and know it.


Taurus Up Close Photo by mccai011 | Photobucket
Today's M85's are still a great, no frills shooter for someone on a budget.....

If you want S&W quality, you've got to buy a S&W.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Well after a few hours more of research, I've come to the conclusion that the only advantage the LC9 has over the Shield are those 2oz. in weight ( and some may not even consider that to be an advantage as far as shoot-ability is concerned ) I'm most concerned with reliability and carry-abilty though, and that's where those 2oz. come in to play. If only the Shield were 2oz. lighter this would be a so much easier decision, or am I sweating it too much over what seems like a negligible difference?
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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You'll want to fire the lighter one first. Lighter=more recoil generally speaking, my walther pps in 9mm kicks like a 1911 .45...
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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Well after a few hours more of research, I've come to the conclusion that the only advantage the LC9 has over the Shield are those 2oz. in weight ( and some may not even consider that to be an advantage as far as shoot-ability is concerned ) I'm most concerned with reliability and carry-abilty though, and that's where those 2oz. come in to play. If only the Shield were 2oz. lighter this would be a so much easier decision, or am I sweating it too much over what seems like a negligible difference?
2oz's is nothing. If you have a proper setup (good iwb holster and a gun belt), you shouldn't have any issue with a 20oz gun.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I think I'm gonna look around and try to see if I can get in touch with an instructor who might have access to the guns so that I can test fire them.

Probably going to be a little while before I buy anything else gun related as it is.... I just got slapped with a $1500 estimate on a tranny re-build + some other mechanical work today, so that's the priority.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well after a few hours more of research, I've come to the conclusion that the only advantage the LC9 has over the Shield are those 2oz. in weight ( and some may not even consider that to be an advantage as far as shoot-ability is concerned ) I'm most concerned with reliability and carry-abilty though, and that's where those 2oz. come in to play. If only the Shield were 2oz. lighter this would be a so much easier decision, or am I sweating it too much over what seems like a negligible difference?
You might be interested to know that Ruger just introduced the LC9s version of the LC9. It is striker-fired and supposedly has a vastly improved trigger:

Ruger® LC9s™ Centerfire Pistol Features

From what I've read on the Ruger boards, this is indeed a big improvement over the hammer-fired LC9.

Bud's has them for $351 shipped free to your FFL:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...MM+3.12+7RD+BL

Just tote an LCP myself.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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You might be interested to know that Ruger just introduced the LC9s version of the LC9. It is striker-fired and supposedly has a vastly improved trigger:

Ruger® LC9s™ Centerfire Pistol Features

From what I've read on the Ruger boards, this is indeed a big improvement over the hammer-fired LC9.

Bud's has them for $351 shipped free to your FFL:

Ruger LC9S 9MM 3.12 7RD BL $351.00 SHIPS FREE

Just tote an LCP myself.
I knew about it....

For a carry gun I like a long trigger pull. For me, that's actually a point in the LC9's favor.
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