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ByrnieMac
March 06, 2015, 21:45
The other morning I picked up a Taurus 450SS, its a 5-shot .45 colt with a 2" barrel. I've only shot it once, but it is surprisingly nice to shoot.

It conceals very nicely, and so for I'm loving it. The ported barrel definitely helps out, it gives off quite a show at low light, and gets dirty quickly, too.

I saw it for sale in a local store, did some research real quick, seemed to be a very well-liked revolver, the owner told me $400 out the door, and I figured I'd give it a shot. I dig the idea if having a cartridge like .45 Colt in a carry gun. Let me know what you guys think
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spider991
March 06, 2015, 22:27
Nice Lil wheelgun.......and the 45 colt cartridge is top notch! If you reload, you can do tons of stuff with it. That old cartridge has planted a lot of men in its day. Still super for self-defense. :shades:

Wecsogery
March 06, 2015, 22:49
Nice! .45 Colt is one of the best multi-purpose handgun cartridges ever.

catmguy445
March 07, 2015, 00:35
That's a neat little package. I have an S&W N frame snubby(?) with a 3" barrel, chambered in .44 Special that has a K frame round butt, but it's still sort of a beast compared to your little Taurus. I like .45 Colt, and have 3 S&W 25-5's chambered in .45 Colt and a Ruger Blackhawk convertible with .45 Colt and .45 ACP cylinders.

But dang, that little Taurus really speaks to me. If I hadn't just finished building a Lightweight Commander in .45 ACP, I'd have to really think about picking up one of those Tauruses (or would that be Taurae?) for a carry gun. I still might have to think about it.:whistling:

slavicshooter
March 07, 2015, 14:27
You did good. I love the looks and simplicity of a nice pocket revolver.:)

FUUN063
March 07, 2015, 19:32
I had the same gun for many years. My buddy really wanted it and now owns it.


Leland

Timber Wolf
March 07, 2015, 19:57
Since you asked, I hated those grips on mine and changed them to more traditional rubber grip. Now I love the little big bore blaster. I have three other big bore snubbies in .44 but the Taurus is a .45 like yours. They made these in .41 Mag too, that seems to be too much of a good thing though.

ByrnieMac
March 07, 2015, 21:32
Thanks guys. I actually like the factory rubber grips.. So far they have been very easy to grab from concealment, and are great to shoot with for my hands. The only thing so far I don't like so much are the sights. The front blade/rear sight channel combo isn't my favorite sight setup... I mean, this combo has been used for a very very long time, and it certainly works, but still. It is quite different than what I am accustomed to. Something I will have to work on and practice with.

I've seen pictures where people blackout the back side of the channel, and paint the front blade orange, and that seems to do wonders. I simply painted the front sight ramp orange on my mother's J-frame and it helps her acquisition a good bit. I'll have to do the same with this one.

yellowhand
March 07, 2015, 22:56
I loved mine, right up till my wife decided she loved it more!:facepalm:
Great pistol, and if you decide to sell it, LEO's search for them all the time as a back up and pay top dollar.
Load it up with Winchester Silvertips and forget it until you need to kill, just about anything!:wink:

Wecsogery
March 07, 2015, 23:05
But dang, that little Taurus really speaks to me. If I hadn't just finished building a Lightweight Commander in .45 ACP, I'd have to really think about picking up one of those Tauruses (or would that be Taurae?) for a carry gun. I still might have to think about it.:whistling:

Taurii?:rofl:

I hate the Ribber grips. I have a .44 Mag Tracker (4"), and its Ribbers wore out my hands trying to hold onto it. I replaced them with Hogue Monogrips, which work much better.