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Taurus Protector Poly

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by hillbillytoyo, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Jun 15, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    hillbillytoyo

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    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.



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  2. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    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.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    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.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    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
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  5. Jun 15, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    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.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    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.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    seriously..a .357 can use a .38 bullet?

    i'm fucking with you. i would be fine with a .38.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    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 ......"
     
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