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Taurus
Model 65
Taurus Revolver 65 .357 Mag Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.496-in
Length:10.5-in Height:5.48-in
Barrel:4-in Weight:38-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (158 grain bullet)195130
  • Recoil Factor (158 grain bullet)9.21 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityPoor
  • Defense Factor60%
Gun Specifications
Type:Revolver
Produced:1978 -
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Cylinder:6-round
Frame:blued finish steel
Grip:black rubber
Sights:fixed front and rear
Notes:disc. 1997, reintroduced 1999
Manufacturer
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$536.00Used Est:$375.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

This revolver is a vintage six-shot design chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge. Available with a blued or stainless steel finish, fixed sights and full lug barrel.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:158 grains
MV:1235 ft/sec ME:535 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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