Taurus Public Defender Cylinder Problem/?
I have little experience with revolvers so any thoughts on the following issue are greatly appreciated.
I have the public defender with 2.5" cylinder. I have noticed that when the cylinder is locked in place, loaded or unloaded, I can sometimes gently manipulate the cylinder to rotate. I am not sure if this is a problem. It doesn't seem to affect the function but I am thinking it might be an issue if I was ever in a stress situation such as gun being wrestled from my hand or if dropped and then picked up up the cylinder might rotate out of battery and be rendered useless.
So - is this a concern ? If so - what is the probably cause -- will Taurus fix it or should I take it to a local gunsmith ?
BTW - I love this GUN !!! -- lots of people talk about inaccuracy, lack of power of .410 loads, poor penetration of .45 from a short barrell but I say Who Gives a Flying Fart about such issues. At 10 yards this gun shoots .45 loads pretty darn accurately. Sure there are gun/load combos that might offer more wallop but I am fairly confident that a 225 gr corbon hollowpoint in a Winchester factory load will suffice for any 2 legged critter. The 000 buck load from Federal and the Winchester PDX? load looks pretty darn menacing - I am going to do a phone book penetration test as soon as I get the opportunity and will report those if anyone is interested. I don't see the logic in the .410 slug but if I ever find a box of them I would like to compare them with the .45 colt load.
I shot 3 copperheads last summer in my back yard and a several water snakes as well that seem to like my boat dock. I am expecting some snake lovers to scold me for that last statement but those brown water snakes are aggressive SOB's and having gotten a nasty bite and infection trying to gently persuade one to leave the particular area of my dock it claimed I am a little less tolerant of them.
This gun might be gimmicky - but it is effective - and if a menacing look of a large pistol makes a perp stop what he is doing - there aren't too many that look much meaner !