Taurus Model 85 View

posted on January 15, 2014

This full-size .38 Spl.-caliber is a new, and very unique, offering from Taurus. The 85 View is made from forged-aluminum alloy with a titanium cylinder and barrel with a stainless insert for the sleeve. When fully loaded, the revolver weighs about 15 ounces. But that’s not what makes this gun unique. This small pistol is called the View because on the sight plate Taurus created a polycarbonate that allows the user to see the internal workings of the gun, purely for aesthetic appeal. The slight curvature on the back helps it to sit tight on your body, making it ideal for concealed carry. It features an MSRP of $599. For more information, watch the video below, and visit TaurusUSA.com.


Rock Island Armory TM22
Rock Island Armory TM22

Review: Rock Island Armory TM22

In 2021, Rock Island Armory shook things up in the defensive-pistol world when it launched the aluminum-based STK100, and in 2022 the company continues its commitment to “Total Metal” firearm construction with the TM22 rimfire rifle.

The Armed Citizen® March 27, 2023

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

New For 2023: Marlin Model 336 Classic

The first Marlin 336 introduced under Ruger's ownership will be the "Classic," and the model remains true to the original design, albeit with a few subtle updates.

In The Fold With ArmaLite

The Tech Files, dating back to the early 20th century, are a treasure trove for editorial researchers looking for unique firearm facts. File folders from the industry’s best-known manufacturers to the smallest of firms contain company literature, photographs, blueprints, drawings, schematics and more.

Product Preview: Peet SafeKeeping Dryer

Peet is primarily known for its line of shoe dryers and odor-eliminating products, but the company also offers a dehumidifier model intended for use inside gun cabinets and safes, to help fend off the formation of rust and the damage to your firearms that it can cause.

The .380 ACP: History & Performance

Despite disagreements surrounding the .380 ACP cartridge's performance, its history shows it to be a popular, effective round, because people have always enjoyed small, easy-to-carry pistols that can be quickly deployed.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.