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I have wanted a 9mm Luger revolver ever since I found out they were available. Being a Ruger Fanboy, of course I wanted an SP101 in 9mm Luger, but they are VERY hard to come by, and I didnt want to spend the money they command. So I started doing some research, and the Taurus 905 was currently the only 9mm revolver being manufactured. I did as much reading as I could about the 905, and Taurus in general, held my breath, and ordered one. It came yesterday, so I loaded the range bag, and went blasting. So far, this revolver has been an absolute joy. Its beautiful, with a rich, blue finish. It has a very nice shine, and the fit is very nice. It seems well made and has functioned perfectly thru 200 rounds. Its very accurate, putting all shots in one ragged hole at 7 yards in Single Action. The Single Action trigger is nice, light and crisp. The Double Action trigger is better than a box stock SP101, shorter and lighter. The 905 comes with 5 moon clips, Taurus calls them Stellar Clips. The clips are one area where many people complained about the quality, saying they were flimsy and easily bent. I guess if you are a brute and want to really try and mis-handle them, they could be damaged, but I find them to be strong and solid. I did order a 10 pack of replacement clips from TK Customs, and when they arrive, maybe I will change my mind about the clips Taurus provides, but so far, so good, with the factory clips. I found that the clips arent absolutely needed, the cylinder has a headspace ring inside each chamber where the 9mm Luger cartridge rides, just like an autoloader chamber, and that the clips are only for positive extraction. I had read that if you dont use the clips, you can still fire the gun, but must poke out each empty case with a pencil or wooden dowel. I fired the first 100 rounds with the clips, then decided to try shooting without them. When shooting with no clips, simply tipping the gun skyward would cause the empty cases to just fall out. Every couple cylinders full, one empty cartridge case wouldnt drop, but lightly tapping the grip on the wooden rail at the range, would cause the case to drop free. Shooting 9mm is a handfull from a revolver, with power levels between .38 Special and .357 Magnum, but its not unpleasant, and the stock grip on the 905 makes handling the gun a breeze. After 200 rounds, my hand was tender, but not as sore as 50 rounds of .357 thru my Ruger KLCR. Taurus says the 905 is NOT +P rated, but there are good, non +P rated Self Defense loads available(Hornady Custom and Federal Hydra-Shock), so Im not concerned with that. Standard pressure 9mm is equal to 38+P, so if a person was buying a 9mm revolver to carry, standard pressure ammo will certainly get the job done. Many people report shooting +P ammo in the 905 with no problems, and Taurus actually says its fine on a limited basis, but MAY shorten the endurance life of the gun. I will stick to standard pressure ammo, and if I carry this revolver, will load it with Federal Hydra Shock.

Overall, I am very pleased with this revolver. If it holds up over time, It will become one of my favorites. It allows lots of reasonably priced trigger time, for a shooter who doesnt reload(me)and trigger time with a snub nosed revolver is what I really need. Im shocked that 9mm revolvers arent popular, as 9mm is certainly the cheapest, and one of the most readily available centerfire ammo types. Maybe the Moon Clips turn people away, but I find its very simple to load up the clips and drop them in, and if you dont want to use the clips, you dont have to, but you may have an empty cartridge or two stick from time to time.



 

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Very fine looking snub 9MM you have there. I own dozens of handguns, and among them are 3 Taurus revolvers. I have never had any complaints with them. If I didnt already own a nice 2 3/4" Speed Six in 9MM, I would run out an buy one like yours.
Enjoy your latest purchase.

TJ
 

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Very nice! You tend to hear a lot of bad stuff about Taurus, not sure if it's really deserved (I've never shot or owned one) but it's good to hear from a happy owner. The guns looks very nice!
 

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Congrats on the new smoke wagon. :)

Oh, and Charter Arms just started building a 9mm Pitbull revolver. It's the same thing as thier .40 Pitbull, just in 9mm.
 

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Congratulations, enjoy.
 

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Congrats, nice looking pistola!

Got a 9mm SP 3". It's my favorite revolver!
 

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I have been wanting a 9MM revolver too but the wife keeps saying why? I am wanting to get the Charter Arms Pitbull 9MM but I have to keep the wife happy . . . Does that mean that I have to share it with her too? Or should I just buy two and say one is for her?

My LGS gave me a price of $353 OTD . . . Tempting I know. Now the questions is if he could still get me one.
 

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Nice lookin' gun. The write up in Gun World is very positive. The review says your Taurus is larger than an S&W J Frame; about the size of a K Frame. Do you agree ??
 

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Nice lookin' gun. The write up in Gun World is very positive. The review says your Taurus is larger than an S&W J Frame; about the size of a K Frame. Do you agree ??
I have several J Frames and one K frame. The 905 is the same size as a J Frame. In fact, the 905 is based on the Taurus 85, which is a copy of a S&W J Frame. Here is a pic of the 905 and a J Frame, a 638.

 

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Old thread revived, I saw a blued Taurus 9mm revolver at Gander mountain recently. It is a tempting gun and I could see getting one. But not at Gander prices.
 

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It was blued, and I don't recall the price. I looked at it briefly and didn't ask to handle it. I just checked the Gander Mountain website and they don't even list firearms anymore.
Here is a link to one of the LGS here in Charlotte that can order one for you.
Stainless $479.00 Taurus Model 905 9mm Revolver, Stainless Finish - Hyatt Gun Store
The blued shows as in stock.
Blued $429.00 Taurus Model 905 9mm Revolver, Blue Finish - Hyatt Gun Store

They will ship it to your FFL.
Thinking about it I think Gander's price was over $500
 

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I want a 9mm revolver so bad... this may be the ticket! ...but in stainless! ;)
Blued and stainless are both out of stock.
Why are 9mm revolvers hard to find?
Is there no demand and therefore, not a production priority?
 

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Blued and stainless are both out of stock.
Why are 9mm revolvers hard to find?
Is there no demand and therefore, not a production priority?
Out of stock where? The 905 seems to be available through various venues. The Charter Arms 9mm seems difficult to locate. And I won't entertain the S&W 9mm revolver offerings because they're over $1000 :eek: (although they are very nice). It seems people want them. They are cheap to operate and offer reasonable performance... so, to answer your question: I don't know. Either production can't keep up with demand or demand isn't demanding production... or somewhere in between because of other models. I hope to get one soon. I've wanted one for awhile, but all of this 9mm revolver talk. has me reinvigorated.
 

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Out of stock where? The 905 seems to be available through various venues. The Charter Arms 9mm seems difficult to locate. And I won't entertain the S&W 9mm revolver offerings because they're over $1000 :eek: (although they are very nice). It seems people want them. They are cheap to operate and offer reasonable performance... so, to answer your question: I don't know. Either production can't keep up with demand or demand isn't demanding production... or somewhere in between because of other models. I hope to get one soon. I've wanted one for awhile, but all of this 9mm revolver talk. has me reinvigorated.
I checked Davidsons through a link from the Taurus website.
I visit a LGS hoping that I'll chance upon another great deal like when I found the used Single Six last year. I'm specifically on the lookout for a 357/9mm convertible.
 
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