Convertible Taurus 85

Convertible Taurus 85 Revolver

Taurus was showing a new convertible revolver at the 2015 SHOT Show. The new version of the classic Model 85 has a thumb spur that (intentionally) twists on and off. The concept, as explained to me by a Taurus rep, is the revolver can be made “hammerless” for concealed carry but revert back to a standard spurred gun when at the range.

But does this really make sense from a self-defense perspective? Here’s my take…