Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Guns & Hunting

Notices

Taurus Protector Poly

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
Senior Member
hillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant future
 
hillbillytoyo's Avatar
Name: Daniel
Joined: Apr 2009, #15494
Location: WV
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 375
hillbillytoyo's Tacoma Gallery
Taurus Protector Poly

I am getting ready to buy a Taurus Protector Polymer in 357 mag. I will be carring this as a conceled weapon and when I'm away my wife will use this loaded with 38 sp+p. I've heard only good things in reviews but does anyone on this site have one? I've got a couple of other carry guns (XD 45 & Glock 17) but for summer time this seems to be my best option for the price.



  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
Banned
SlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to behold
 
SlamFire's Avatar
Joined: May 2012, #79821
Gender: Male
Posts: 78
SlamFire's Tacoma Gallery
I have no experience with the firearm you show, but I am on board with a revolver over a semi-auto. My carry piece (I only carry rarely) is a snub nose .38 special. I've shot these things muchly over the years; I know what they can do and I know my firearm. With only five shots, I do not feel potentially outgunned.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
"Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7
rleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shedrleeharris is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
rleeharris's Avatar
Air Force: Master Sergeant, Training Superintendent, 67th Network Warfare Wing
Name: Bob
Joined: Jan 2011, #49326
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,255
rleeharris's Tacoma Gallery
Can't go wrong with a snubbie. Make sure to post a review once you've had it out at the range. Be interested to hear how this compares to Ruger's LCR and the S&W Bodyguard.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
Nothin' Special
especk is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
especk's Avatar
Name: Erik
Joined: Aug 2010, #42041
Location: Redding, CA
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,456
especk's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by rleeharris View Post
Can't go wrong with a snubbie. Make sure to post a review once you've had it out at the range. Be interested to hear how this compares to Ruger's LCR and the S&W Bodyguard.
LCR and Bodyguard are autos right?

edit: nm I see they make them in revolvers too

Here's a comparable revolver I am looking at: SW MP340

The larger .357 is a requirement for my use


http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
hillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant futurehillbillytoyo has a brilliant future
 
hillbillytoyo's Avatar
Name: Daniel
Joined: Apr 2009, #15494
Location: WV
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 375
hillbillytoyo's Tacoma Gallery
[QUOTE=especk;5244221]LCR and Bodyguard are autos right?

edit: nm I see they make them in revolvers too

Here's a comparable revolver I am looking at: SW MP340

The larger .357 is a requirement for my use


http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...w_Y[/QUOTE]


S&W does make an auto Bodyguard but the Ruger auto is a LCP. The Taurus is about half the price of the S&W.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
Senior Member
aficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2009, #25015
Location: bay area, california
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,808
aficianado's Tacoma Gallery
my brother has the SW lightweight in .38. his friend has a similar pistol in .357...they shoot alot. they are both cops. that .357 is not fun to shoot. i tried it. if feels like a i am slapping my hand with a 2x4. the .38 is the opposite. fair kick, but i can group nicely with it. the .38 would be the better choice in my hands.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
Nothin' Special
especk is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
especk's Avatar
Name: Erik
Joined: Aug 2010, #42041
Location: Redding, CA
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,456
especk's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by aficianado View Post
my brother has the SW lightweight in .38. his friend has a similar pistol in .357...they shoot alot. they are both cops. that .357 is not fun to shoot. i tried it. if feels like a i am slapping my hand with a 2x4. the .38 is the opposite. fair kick, but i can group nicely with it. the .38 would be the better choice in my hands.
If you need to drop a guy coming at you with a weapon, you're going to want a .357. Plus with the .357, you can shoot .38s. The .357 is nice because it gives you the option to do both.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
Senior Member
aficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2009, #25015
Location: bay area, california
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,808
aficianado's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by especk View Post
If you need to drop a guy coming at you with a weapon, you're going to want a .357. Plus with the .357, you can shoot .38s. The .357 is nice because it gives you the option to do both.
seriously..a .357 can use a .38 bullet?

i'm fucking with you. i would be fine with a .38.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
Banned
SlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to beholdSlamFire is a splendid one to behold
 
SlamFire's Avatar
Joined: May 2012, #79821
Gender: Male
Posts: 78
SlamFire's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by aficianado View Post
seriously..a .357 can use a .38 bullet?

i'm fucking with you. i would be fine with a .38.
A .38 special bullet measures .357 inch diameter, same as the bullet in a .357 mag. .357 mag cartridge measures .135 longer than the .38 Special.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #10
Senior Member
aficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shedaficianado is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2009, #25015
Location: bay area, california
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,808
aficianado's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlamFire View Post
A .38 special bullet measures .357 inch diameter, same as the bullet in a .357 mag. .357 mag cartridge measures .135 longer than the .38 Special.
sorry you missed my sarcasm.

funny how the mere mention of the lowly .38 always brings up someone saying to get the .357 because of the option to shoot the two calibers. it is universal..anywhere anyplace...38 special! "hey, you know the .357 can shoot ......"
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aluminum vs. poly spacers surftodd 2nd Gen. Tacomas 5 06-21-2012 07:18 PM
Poly Performance Wheel Spacers mirraman 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 05-01-2012 02:06 PM
POLY bushings lotsoftoys Suspension 5 11-14-2011 06:09 PM
Is there such a thing as too much poly fill? amthree Audio & Video 2 05-20-2011 07:23 PM
Poly body bushing newskooler 1st Gen. Tacomas 7 02-24-2011 06:06 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.