Taurus 85 with removable hammer spur: good but not great.

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I’ll try to get back to the my “Making of Pocket-Safe hammer shrouds” series tomorrow, but I saw something interesting yesterday that was worth commenting on.

TTAG had a video on their Facebook page of the Taurus model 85 with a removable hammer spur spotted at SHOT. They asked for comments, and got an earful, as you’d expect.

It’s a clever idea, no doubt, but as the comments running around the web show, a lot of people are worried about losing it. So you take this tiny piece of metal off, slip the gun into a pocket holster or whatever your preferred carry choice is, and put the spur…where? Hopefully in a plastic bag that makes it easier to find, I guess. The guy in the video actually drops it, dramatically demonstrating the problem.

Not trying to get braggy here, but…the Pocket-Safe hammer shroud is a better solution. It keeps the spur where it belongs (available even when carrying concealed), and if you lose your hammer shroud for some reason…it comes in a package of 3, so you should have 2 more!

Now, the bad news is, there isn’t a Pocket-Safe for the Taurus 85 yet. Only for S&W J-frames for now. So you’ll have to go with the removable hammer spur if you’re in a hurry. But I’m listening to everyone who lets me know what their favorite revolver is, and I’ll bring out new models as soon as I can.

Taurus is to be commended for innovation! And if they make replacement spurs for the model 85 cheap enough, they may do well with it.

One Response

  1. Gary Wayne Foreman

    Have a Taurus 85. Spur was lost when I bought the gun. I’ve replaced it 3 times. Now my problem is not the spur, but it will not lock the hammer back so you can shoot SA. I guess the Damn thing is broke or wore out. It’s not been shot very much at all. Less than 500 rounds.

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