Is Taurus 38 special a good gun?

38 Special Revolver is definitely an affordable personal protection option worth considering. If you’re in the market for a small, concealable, self-defense arm that’s as easy on recoil as it is the bank account, it may be time to take a walk on the cylinder side of things and explore the Taurus UL 856 revolver.

Is Taurus 856 +P rated?

Providing six shots of . 38 Spl., the Taurus 856 revolver is built on an all-steel frame paired with an all-steel cylinder and barrel. The steel cylinder on the gun can be used with everything from easy-shooting target loads to heavier self-defense rounds without issue, but the gun is not rated for +P ammunition.

Can you dry fire a Taurus 856?

Yes except for the . 22 caliber. Use the Snap Caps because damage will occur if you don’t on the firing pin. You will be fine with a center fire response.

Can Taurus 85 shoot +P?

The Model 85 is available with either 2″ or 3″ barrels, is capable of firing +P rated . 38 Special rounds, and utilizes a transfer bar safety. It has a 1.41 inch barrel, an aluminum frame and titanium cylinder, and a clear polycarbonate side plate for an unloaded weight of 9.5 ounces.

Is the Smith and Wesson Performance Center model 442-1 a good gun?

The hammer of Smith & Wesson’s double-action-only Performance Center Model 442-1 is enclosed by the frame, and that makes it an excellent choice for concealed carry. The J-Frame’s cylinder holds five rounds of .38 Special.

Is the Smith&Wesson 442 the best revolver for pocket carry?

I am not saying it is wrong, I am simply making the point that millions of Americans carry a gun in their pocket. A snub nose revolver is a very popular choice. The Smith & Wesson 442 “Airweight” is often referred as one of the best J­frame revolvers for pocket carry.

Is the Ruger 442 Airweight good for self defense?

The 442 Airweight is just not that type of gun. It makes for a reliable self defense revolver but as for precision shooting at the range, not so much. When firing the 442 Airweight, the shooter will feel significant recoil especially with .38 special +p rounds.

What kind of barrel does a model 442 have?

Like the standard-production Model 442, it has an enclosed hammer, a stainless-steel barrel, and an aluminum frame. The barrel and frame have a black nitride coating with a dull surface finish. The cylinder of the standard 442 is carbon steel, but it is stainless steel on the Performance Center version.