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Model 85
Taurus Revolver 85 .38 Spl +P Variant-7
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.346-in
Length:6.5-in Height:4.28-in
Barrel:2-in Weight:17-oz
Variant 7 of 12
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (125 grain bullet)107875
  • Recoil Factor (125 grain bullet)5.8 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity5 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor51%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1999 - 2011
Caliber:.38 Spl +P
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:smooth rosewood
Sights:fixed front and rear
Notes:gold highlights
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$539.00Used Est:$385.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

Chambered for the .38 Special round and rated for the +P load, this small 5-round personal defense revolver comes in various construction materials, finishes and grip styles. The sights are fixed and the hammer is concealed in some models.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .38 Special +P
Alias: .38 Smith & Wesson Special +P
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:125 grains
MV:863 ft/sec ME:207 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

In 1974, SAAMI established standards for a .38 Special cartridge with a gunpowder load that generated a higher firing pressure than the standard cartridge. Designated with a +P suffix, this cartridge has a significant, but not huge, increase in performance over the standard .38 Special cartridge.

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User Comments

4 of 5 Stars
Taurus Mod. 85 SS
By KenInMiami on 10 Dec 2018
I've been carrying the same one for decades and have no complaints. A solid, reliable snub nose .38.