Before anyone starts to salivate excessively (or fire up their flame-cannons, as the case may be) let me make it clear that this isn’t a review. Like H.G. Wells’ 1936 Sci-Fi classic, it’s merely a glimpse of Things To Come . . .
All I’ll say so far about Taurus’ big service pistol is that it’s big (34 oz. empty), extremely comfortable, and shows a level of fit and finish that might be just one cloth buffing-wheel shy of a SIG SAUER. The Taurus’ long DA (double action) trigger pull is consistent and reasonably light, at a hair over nine pounds. The SA (single action) trigger pull is exactly five pounds, with a short takeup and an awesomely crisp break. The trigger reset is a very short 3mm.
There are just two minor hiccups so far: the gun came drenched and dripping with oil in its shipping box and you’ll probably lose a thumbnail before you’ll manage to jam that 17th round into either of its allegedly 17-round magazines.
Stay tuned for the full review. This should be fun.