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Taurus Model 85 Ultra-Lite Blue Steel 38 Special Revolver - Blue/Black, 2" Barrel, 5 Rounds, Polymer Grips

   17 Reviews
| 0 Questions & Answers
Model: 2850021UL
 
Condition: Factory New
 
Bud's Item Number: 31516
 
UPC: 725327320432
 

Taurus Model 85 Ultra-Lite Blue Steel 38 Special Revolver

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New In Box. Part Number:2850021UL

Buds Item Number: 31516

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Taurus Model 85 Ultra-Lite Blue Steel 38 Special Revolver
Model
2850021UL
Condition
Factory New
Bud's Item #
31516
UPC
725327320432
Manufacturer
Taurus

New In Box. Part Number:2850021UL

Buds Item Number: 31516

17 Reviews. 4.5 out of 5 Stars!
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Mark L on 03/30/2023
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

A plus Revolver for CCW purposes

Kenneth K on 08/21/2018
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

nice little gun shoots well no problems

Stephen W on 06/21/2018
Rating:   3 of 5 Stars!

Ultimately, my advice would be to spend the extra $100 and Buy a Smith & Wesson J-Frame!!! Great for ankle carry in a DeSantis ankle rig with calf support. A little too bulky for pocket carry, especially with the exposed hammer. I measured almost 0.007" clearance between the cylinder and the barrel with a feeler guage, the Smith and Wesson J frames I had access to measure were around 0.003" - 0.004". The cylinder had quite a bit of slop in it and can be rotated quite a bit even with the trigger pull all the way to the firing position, thus allowing for misalignment between the cylinder and the barrel, sloppy machining. Fit and finish is acceptable. The anodizing on the frame has been durable. The bluing on the cylinder is poor at best, the cylinder lock has left nice scratches in the finish of the cylinder. VERY crisp single action trigger. Probably the most notable feature of the gun and one of the only praises I have for this firearm. Shoots ANYTHING you put in it. The ejector rod is a little short so some shells may be more difficult to eject rapidly if you're practicing reloading with a speedloader at the range. (requires you to point the muzzle up which is deeply frowned upon at most ranges). If all you have is $300 to spend on a wheel gun, buy a used J-frame.

Frank A. S on 02/21/2013
Rating:   1 of 5 Stars!

I have several Taurus products and they are nice guns , however the last two purchases have left me wanting. This particular revolver is not the best quality there are several blemishes on the frame and the cylinder has what appears to be a rust spot on the edge and the trigger pull fells like I and crumpling up a ball of aluminum foil. At this point I will not be purchasing Taurus again. I am quite disappointed.

David T on 01/26/2013
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

I have owned and carried this piece for a few years now and I have zero complaints. I disagree with the reviews that say that it kicks too hard, I find it very managable no matter what loads I use.

Jim S on 10/17/2012
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

I purchased my 85UL two weeks ago. Finally made it to the range on 10/15/12. I put 50 rounds of remington umc and 40 rounds of independent fmj through it. The revolver worked flawlessly. Fit and finish is very good. Overall, I'm very impressed, especially for $330 (including the FFL fee). I highly recommend the 85UL!

Matt S on 04/17/2012
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Great .38 special and perfect for carrying. Got this item NIB from Buds for 319! Local shops were priced at 389... This was my first purchase from buds, and it will most definitely not be my last. I've fired 100 rounds so far and it has worked flawlessly. Great gun for the cash!

Greg W on 08/07/2011
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

I am happy with the purchase of my 85 series taurus revolver

Mo A on 07/01/2011
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Awsome gun. weighed in at 16.6oz. very light and compact. can use a trigger job, but build wise it is comparable to any smith and wesson J frame. highly recommended. my gun got stolen, and buds expedited the shipping for me. ordered wednesday evening, in my hand friday evening. A+ customer service from Buds.

Robert D on 12/25/2010
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Good quality and at a great price. Put over 300 rounds thru her w/o any problems. +P ammo can be rough on the hands but otherwise a nice revolver to have in your arsenal. As always, great service from Bud's!

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