Taurus‘ newest iteration of the almost-classic Model 85 isn’t what it looks like. Instead of a non-firing cutaway dealer sample, the View is a fully-functional Model 85 with a concealed hammer, round butt, and a transparent Lexan side panel. Taurus is marketing it as a serious CCW firearm, although the optional pink frame version may suffer from a deficit of street cred . . .
I’ll say it so you won’t have to: trigger discipline. But she’s armed and she’s driving a vintage Jeep, so we’re good.
The View is naturally chambered in .38 Special, and it has an exceptionally short 1-inch barrel. Taurus forum scuttlebutt wonders how well that little stub of an ejector rod will toss the empties, but awkward reloads are part of the territory when you choose a small-framed snubby anyway.
Like everything cool, we’ll be sure to watch for the View when we’re in Vegas. (In just two weeks!!) Damn, I’m psyched.