Taurus Model 605

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Taurus 605
Taurus 605 Blue.jpg
Type Revolver
Place of origin Brazil
Production history
Manufacturer Taurus International
Unit cost $371.21 (2017 MSRP)
Produced 1995–present
Weight 24 oz
Length 6½"
Barrel length 2"

Cartridge .38 Special / .357 Magnum
Caliber .357 Mag
Action Double-Action / Single-Action
Muzzle velocity ~900 fps (125 grain 38 special +p) ~1200 fps (125 grain 357 magnum)
Feed system 5-round Cylinder
Sights Fixed
Pre1999 Taurus 605 polished Stainless steel variant with Hardwood grip.
Taurus 605 matte Stainless Steel with rubber boot grip.

The Taurus Model 605 is a double-action/single-action, five-shot, snubnosed revolver chambered in .357 Magnum. It is produced in both blued and stainless steel. Some models feature an exposed hammer, that can be manually cocked in single action,while others are Double action only with bobbed hammer. Like many Taurus revolvers, it features an integral keylock. It was first introduced in 1995.

The primary use of this revolver is self-defense, based on its compact small-frame design. The 605 is built to the Taurus Zero Tolerance standard of quality including the Taurus lifetime warranty.The grip is rubber with a knubby pattern. In 1997 Taurus added the integral keylock that is engaged using a special key. The firing mechanism incorporates a transfer bar that assures the firing pin is not struck unless the trigger is pulled.

See also[edit]


  • Michalowski, Kevin (2004). The Gun Digest Book of Guns for Personal Defense: Arms & Accessories for Self-Defense. Gun Digest Books. p. 114. ISBN 0-87349-931-X. 
  • "Model 605". Taurus International. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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