Taurus Pistols- A Review of Taurus Firearmson February 25, 2013 at 3:48 am
After repeated requests and hassling from our site’s fans I’ve decided to give a little insight on those other things that Taurus manufactures; pistols. Yes, these Taurus firearms are pretty hardy weapons in themselves, and do they ever make a lot of them! Now I am not going to go on a limb and say that they match the prowess of say Taurus revolvers, but none the less there are some real gems to behold.
For example, did you know that Taurus firearms makes 6 different varieties of 1911’s? Not too bad for Taurus pistols huh? Walking into a gun store you are looking to drop about $600-$650 for a quality firearm, and a 1911 at that. Every gun in the line is hand fitted in the factory by Taurus pistols smiths, and is an unbeatable value. It is perfect for both enthusiasts and those just dipping their feet into the 45 ACP realm.
But wait, there is more. Behold the 24/7 Taurus pistol series. The 24/7 G2 is the culmination of the wisdom and experience of firearms designers who are passionate about performance. Combining the best features from the Taurus 800 Series, 24/7 Series and 24/7 OSS™, the new 24/7 G2 offers the best of all worlds. Features include “Strike Two” capability for incredible reliability, contoured thumb rests, a new trigger safety and balanced spring pressure for extraordinarily fast shooting. The G2 is available in 9mm, .40 cal. and .45 ACP, with Taurus‘ advanced DA/SA trigger system. There are 12 different variety’s that include 9mm, 40. Cal, and 45. Cal. On top of that there are some very aesthetically pleasing models that range from chrome to blue steel.
Looking to carry a firearm but need it to fit in places most guns won’t? Look to Taurus pistols for the answer once again. The Florida based gun manufacturer produces a wide array of guns that can fit in a purse, boot, or pocket. They pack a varying degree of punch from .22 LR, .38, 9mm, .40, and even .45 ACP! Looking for an ultra-light companion? Make way for the lightest Taurus ever created! The 10.2-ounce 738 TCP is not only the lightest semi-auto in the Taurus line; it’s lighter than any of our small frame revolvers too! The 738 TCP offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP, a durable polymer frame and low-profile fixed sights. It even comes in pink for if you got a daughter or wife as a gun enthusiast(or maybe just like the color…we aren’t judging).
On top of those aforementioned compact models, they also produce their “Slim” line which is also perfect for concealment. They are smooth in design with the edges roughed out to prevent snags, and to create a snug fit. These beauties come “6 in length, and about 19oz in weight which is perfect for that undercover agent in each of us.
2013 is truly the year of the pistol, or at least Taurus Pistols that is. One of the groundbreaking concepts they are unveiling is the 800 series with its “strike 2” capability, and comes in a variety of caliber including 9mm, .40cal, .45 ACP. It is modeled after Taurus’s 24/7 OSS Military Pistol, and comes with some cool features such as interchangeable back straps and unique take-down levers for fast stripping. Other facets include ambidextrous magazine release and three-position safety/decocker. All guns within the series come in a blue finish, as well as an external hammer. Continuing with the “Carry On” trend, Taurus also added a compact model to the 800 series as well. This pistol comes in either 9mm or 40cal, and the barrel is 3.5”.
One of the best pistol lines has to be the PT-92 and PT-100 series; the classic Berretta look without the classic Berretta price. Let me tell you I own a PT-92, and it is by far one of my favorite guns in my entire collection. The chrome finished matched with the classic design is enough to make any gun enthusiast excited when they take it to the range. A friend of mine owned a Berretta 9mm and we decided to compare it side by side. Honestly neither of us could tell the functionality difference, and he almost, ALMOST, admitted that he would have rather gone with the PT-92 and saved himself a few bucks. PT-100 is a beaut in itself as well. It packs a bigger punch, but carries less ammunition. Personally I feel that a PT-92 with hollow points is just as serviceable, but that is just my opinion. I do admit though, especially being a revolver kinda guy, there is definitely a little more excitement when it comes to firing larger rounds.
So if I had to recommend which of these fine Taurus pistols to purchase, which would it be? Well if the paycheck for the week was looking right, and I was feeling frisky; I would undoubtedly recommend any of their 1911 models. Personally I feel as though the 1911 was one of the finest designs ever to be made in firearms, and it is a definite plus that Taurus would go out of its way to design and produce its own version of this pistol. I feel that it is everyone’s duty to own a 1911, and Taurus sure does make it easy with its reasonable price. Owning one of these find crafted Taurus’s will be one of the better decisions in your quest as a gun collector and enthusiast. Believe me friends, you will not regret it.
That was my little two cents about Taurus Pistols. I know I know, I am a revolver enthusiast to the bone and it will always be my bread and butter. But let us be honest. All guns are fascinating, powerful, and fun as hell to shoot. Taurus does make a fine line of pistols, and I would advise anyone that has not I may have a personal affinity to spinning wheels, and packing speed loaders. This does not mean that I do not like to mix it up with a good old pistol now and again, especially if it is a Taurus pistol. Taurus firearms rarely disappoint.