Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer

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- SKU: 2850021PFS

Strength is a relative term. Sure you may be able to bench press more than me (although probably not), but if you weigh 100 pounds more than me, that must be taken into consideration. When we get into these pound-for-pound discussions, the rhinoceros beetle easily earns the title of "World's Strongest Animal." That seems a bit odd when it is competing against the likes of the grizzly bear, the gorilla and me. But in terms of pound-for-pound strength, there is nothing more powerful than the rhinoceros beetle, which can move objects that are 850 times heavier than its body weight. That would be like me trying to move 170,000 pounds – it is just not going to happen.

Tons of animals possess amazing raw strength though. I am sure you have heard the phrase "strong like bull." Well, the bull is capable of shouldering a load in excess of 1.5 times its body weight. Considering that a typical adult bull weighs in between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds, we are talking about some serious muscle. I wonder if that is why Taurus International is so named. Is it just me or do those bull horns really promote the idea of a strong brand?

Speaking of Taurus International, Keepshooting.com recently received the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer revolver. If you think you have fired a high-quality revolver and you have no experience with Taurus, think again. The Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer was designed with your wellbeing in mind. Those looking for a powerful firearm suitable for self-defense that is both reliable and easy to carry need look no further. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer is an excellent revolver with a 5-cartridge cylinder and a lightweight polymer frame. It also features the Taurus Security System.

You cannot get much more reliable than a revolver. At only $294, the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer looks to be at the top of its class.


Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer – Chambered in .38 Special +P

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Did you know that Taurus International produced its first revolver in 1941? They have over 70 years of experience in manufacturing high-quality revolvers. Today, the company is one of the largest manufacturers of small arms in the world. Oh yeah, and during their rise to prominence, Taurus has had ties to both Smith & Wesson and Beretta, which allowed the company access to information related to the design, manufacture and tooling of some of the world's most popular pistols – including Beretta's 92 series. The company has gained a bit of know-how since then and it looks like they applied a great deal of it to the design and production of the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer.

When considering a firearm for concealed carry, reliability is a factor that should always be weighed very heavily. If you are to trust your life to a firearm, it only makes sense to ensure that it has a long, long history of reliability. If it does not fire when you pull the trigger, it could be curtains for you. That is what makes revolvers such a great choice for concealed carry and self-defense. Fail to fires that occur within a semi-automatic pistol take much more time and effort to clear than those occurring in a revolver, which needs nothing more than a cock of the hammer or the pull of a trigger. If you had not noticed, the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer is a revolver. It is also reliable.

As noted, the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer is chambered in .38 Special +P. The .38 Special cartridge is the most popular revolver cartridge and is an excellent choice for self-defense due to its uncanny accuracy and negligible recoil. In fact, it was the standard cartridge for many law enforcement agencies in the United States until the early 1990s. While the .38 Special cartridge is considered a low pressure cartridge, the .38 Special +P offers approximately 20 percent more muzzle energy and is similar to the 9x18mm Makarov cartridge.

The Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer packs a good deal of power into a small package. So small, in fact, that the barrel measures only 1.875 inches long. The total length of the revolver is just 6.32 inches. Earlier I mentioned the fact that the Protector Polymer was built using a lightweight polymer frame. This design has allowed for a revolver that weighs just one pound. Coupled with the negligible recoil of the .38 Special cartridge, this is an extremely manageable revolver. If safety is a concern, you will be pleased to hear that this revolver is equipped with the Taurus Security System, an integral trigger lock that, when engaged, prevents any functioning of the revolver. Two keys are included with your purchase. The revolver also includes a notched rear sight along with a fixed front sight that includes a red fiber-optic insert for precision aiming.

What are you waiting for? Order the Taurus Model 85 Protector Polymer today. You know it is suitable for self-defense – it has "Protector" in its name! Consider this revolver for any of the following:

- Personal protection and concealed carry

- Law enforcement

- Target shooting

- Sport shooting

- Collections

- Much more…

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Action Type Double
Caliber .38 Special
Barrel Length 1.875 Inches
Number of Mags No
Capacity 5
Safety None
Grips No
Sights Fixed
Condition Factory New
Construction Polymer
Finish Blued
Accessory Rail No
Overall Length 6.32 Inches
Height No
Weight 16 Ounces
Manufacturers Part Number 2850021PFS
Restrictions Age - 21+
Returns Accepted Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used