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    Nothing like figuring out what you like and not having it available. I also was unable to shoot a 454 to try it at their range, plus, I have to take a course to shoot anything there, which I don't mind at all, but still.

    I was recommended these two guns by two different places that have them:

    The Taurus 454 raging bull and the smith & wesson 460. The 460 can fire colt .45's, and casull 454, too.

    Any feedback on these? They are both short-barreled (under three inches).

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticmike View Post
    Nothing like figuring out what you like and not having it available. I also was unable to shoot a 454 to try it at their range, plus, I have to take a course to shoot anything there, which I don't mind at all, but still.

    I was recommended these two guns by two different places that have them:

    The Taurus 454 raging bull and the smith & wesson 460. The 460 can fire colt .45's, and casull 454, too.

    Any feedback on these? They are both short-barreled (under three inches).

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Have you fondled them yet? Go check em out. They are BIG framed guns. May or may not make a difference to you. If it ends up being too big/heavy and inconvenient to carry it won't do you any good. But, I have a friend who has a 460 and he likes it and has no problem packing it. If I were considering one I'd probably go with the 500 and shoot heavy boolits at moderate velocity.

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    Bet if they had the Ruger it would be recommended also. Taurus resale will be very low but the S&W are good guns.There is a nice 2" barreled 500 in the for sale section.Overall I think the big S&W with 2" would be about the same size as the 4" Redhawk.Thing is if you realy want a blond don't get a brunette and have her dye her hair,just ain't the same

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    Kind of apples and oranges. You can't compare a raging bull against a 460, not even close. I do have a 460v and love it.The downside of the 460 is the compensator, it would take the ears out without protection. I carry mine on hip or chest holster. yes I'm a smith guy and never saw a taurus I didn't hate.

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    I have both and would never let the S&W 460V get away from me, it's the best revolver I have ever had and I have had hundreds of revolvers. The Taurus is fine and does what it is said to. I hate the double latch the Taurus has that takes 2 hands to open so I drop my ammo every time I try to open it. Spend the extra bucks on a 460V (V model is 4 not counting the comp) then get a good chest holster and never look back!
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    I have the info for model 460 w/2.75 barrel from the dealer's website, but I can't find it on the smith & wesson website. Does anyone have a link to specs or a review for this gun? Thanks!

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    http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun...del460_200805/

    Except for the weight of the 2.75, I found specs I was looking for in this review. Sounds like a cool gun and I was offered a good price.

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    Thanks, Andy.

    For some reason, their own link to the model 460 in 2.75 isn't working.

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    That 2.75" is the survival model and it has not been a big seller due to not having a compensator on it. I wonder if they discontinued it.
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    Andy, you may be right. I bought the 2.75" 460 today, I got a great price on it, lower than what I found for the ruger alaskans. Retail on it is 1,400!

    I can load it with colt .45's, 454's, and the .460 magnum.

    I wonder if it can shoot flares, too. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticmike View Post
    Andy, you may be right. I bought the 2.75" 460 today, I got a great price on it, lower than what I found for the ruger alaskans. Retail on it is 1,400!

    I can load it with colt .45's, 454's, and the .460 magnum.

    I wonder if it can shoot flares, too. lol.
    Congrats, sounds like you got a good deal. I think you will love it almost as much as I love my 460V.

    After you shoot short cases in it (45/454) you will want to clean the cylinder before shooting the longer rounds (454/460) through it. Soot makes a ring at the end of the brass that can give you sticky cases when you shoot brass that reaches past the soot ring.
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    I think you will enjoy it alot and you now have a pistol you can use on everything from spruce hens with light 45colt loads to elephant with the others,congrats

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    Thanks, guys!

    If I can't hit the elephant, I'll buy a longer barrel.

    Funny about the spruce hens, they let you walk up to them. If I miss, I can just pick it up anyways.

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