I like this gun. It balances very well and porting helps with hot loads. It will never really be an all-the-time carry piece but is an excellent companion when I'm up in the far north woods. It's relatively light, but does have bulk.
I noticed that good balancing makes a much bigger difference than I thought it would. When Fuelburns got his .44Mag it actually felt lighter than my Model 10. It was very strange to me because his .44 has a six inch barrel and my Model 10 has a four inch heavy barrel and the Model 10 is a much smaller frame and yet it felt heavier than the Mag. I figured that it had to be the balancing of the gun and that the heavier barrel on the Model 10 was an after thought that disturbed the balance of the revolver.
Personally, balance is one of the two most important factors when I buy a gun. I'd like a report on his new .45LC S&W, too.
The Taurus is what we older types called a two finger gun. Placed into the web of the hand, it can be held on target by just pressure from from the knuckles at the base of the thumb and forefinger. It's light weight helps alot, too and the porting keeps the recoil effects from the light weight to a minimum.
Taurus, while a knock off of S&W's, is very much more like a Ruger. It's built like a tank and smooth at the same time. If I had to complain about anything, it would be the grips. I dislike rubber and want a pair of good wood grips. :wink: Damned few makers of wood for the Taurus and very pricey. :? I have also yet to find off-the-shelf leather holsters for it, either.
Expect a full report on the .45LC S&W from me and Fuelburns the next time we get out to the range I will also give a full report on my latest toy as well. I'll give you a hint Paul, it's Black, Plastic and it's made in Austria :wink:
Tupperware with a barrel. :wink: Not to derail Paul's thread, but I can appreciate the utility of such a weapon. Typically what I seek, however, is craftsmanship and character which mostly means revolvers and break action shotguns IMHO.
Paul, the frame on your Taurus looks similar to a S&W to me while the barrel reminds me of a Ruger. It's a composite of sorts, but worthy of admiration in its own right. I like it.