Reviewed By: James N on 08/29/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
I'd have to give this gun a top rating. Bud's, too. I used the 6 month layaway program (not available for all guns.) I got a good discounted price, to boot.
The gun came in quickly after my final payment with no problems. The action may not be quite as smooth as the classic old Smith and Wessons, but it works flawlessly, and may smooth up a little with age. Not bad as it is, though. Single action trigger pull is good. Double action isn't too stiff, and I was able to shoot double action pretty accurately. Finish looks nice. Traditional blued finishes on new guns are getting more and more rare, so getting one on a gun this inexpensive is a treat. Accuracy was very good. As good as many of my best old Smith .38 Specials. Had no malfunctions whatsoever. Put 50 rounds through it.
Standard procedure for most folks on Taurus has been to clean them real good before shooting them for the first time, but Taurus has said they're going to try to make guns more shoot-able right out of the box. This one did have some of the brown grease on the internal surfaces, but not too bad. My cleaning wasn't super thorough. I probably could've got by with without a cleaning, but I'd still clean Taurus guns before shooting them for the first time.
I would recommend this gun to anyone. Very good full size security guard type .38 revolver. And thanks to Bud for the layaway and fast delivery.
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