A quick-draw revolver with plenty of muscle backing it up, the Taurus 605 .357 Mag Small Frame Revolver is designed for the very serious business of self preservation. Built to Taurus' Zero Tolerance standards in design, fabrication, fitting and performance, Taurus builds the 605 to perform every time as if someone's life depends on it. This compact powerhouse features fixed front and rear sights on top of its stainless steel frame and cylinder. Locking Taurus Security System and transfer bar safety for extra peace of mind. Weight: 24 oz. Capacity: 5 rounds.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBoomer73 Impressive Snubby
I love my little 605! It has proven to be very accurate, more so than I though it would have been. I was able to pull off 1.5 to 2 inch groups at about 15 to 20 feet without any problems at all with 38 rounds brand new out of the box after a good cleaning. I have not yet had the chance to put any 357 rounds through it yet (I only picked up some cheap 38 rounds for target practice), sometime soon I will have to pick up some 357 round to see how they perform.
I picked up my 605 as a triple use gun; home defense, CCW, a backpacking gun (so I can use snake loads which semi-autos don't really like those very much), and for CCW once I have the cash to apply for the license. For the price the fit and finish is not too bad and it functions without any problems. The only thing that I have planned is to paint the front and rear sites in contrasting colors to help them stand out a little better since the stainless steel tends to blend together a little for me depending on how the lighting.
I did put a set of Houge grips on it. These made it much more comfortable for me, but the stock grips are not too bad. Of course the gun is more than light enough for all day carry without becoming uncomfortable with the right holster and the Houges only add just a little more length over the stock grips. At some point I may even invest in Crimson Trace grips, although for the price of those it may be a while down the road (my 1911 may get them first).
Now for the bad, there is not much I can say. The double action pull is long and rough, but with practice and a little more breaking in it might smooth out and improve, but for a defensive type of weapon I wouldn't want a light double action trigger pull. The single action though is fairly nice enough for a budget priced gun.
The best part though I have to say is the life time warranty. Not a limited life time, but a full life time warranty of the gun!
September 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TaurusBullBuster Best Value For Price
This Taurus M605 .357 magnum or Maggie as I have named her offers me a well built small frame for .357 mags and obviously even better for the .38 specials my wife prefers to shoot out of it. This gun has never misfired any of the 1000 rounds shot from it and its small frame makes it easy to carry and conceal. I feel very safe and confident with this .357 and I feel that after shopping around looking at different brands, I know that this Taurus M605 .357 mag is very comparible in all facets compared to other brands. With this gun you get it all without the high mark up you will find with other brands!!!
April 1, 2012
With good shot placement, and a rapid expansion bullet it will be effective.
You want a heavy bullet that will expand and not penetrate very deep. Basically giving the max shock affect on the bear. A 357 will not kill a bear instantly, but enough shock and you can get him to run away.
Just as everyone has said the answer is simply no. You have to go to the store (any store to buy a firearm for that matter) to complete the required forms. The store is the owner of the firearm and a transfer form must be completed, along with a form with a number of questions regarding your background and any legal/mental problems (outside of minor traffic issues), provide identification, and give the store premission to run a back ground check. Although the Bass Pro where I live has everything computerized which made things go much faster which I thought was very cool.
Once you have completed the paperwork they wil start the backround check, which can take any where from 30 minutes to hours depending on how busy things are. During this time you can go home, go to lunch, or just keep shopping around. Once your background check comes back clean then you are good to go (unless where you live has a "cooling off period") you are then escorted by an employee (the store employee carries the firearm to where ever you will be checked out, without exception for security and safety reasons) to the check out where you make your payment and then leave to enjoy your new hardware.