New for 2015 and in stark contrast to some other companies, Taurus gives you wings. Well, they’ve given the TCP wings. For those with diminished finger, grip, or arm strength and/or limited dexterity, it can be quite difficult to rack and manipulate the slide on a semi-automatic pistol. Folding wings on the TCP allow for an AR-15 charging handle-like grasp or for pushing against a solid object (or your belt, pocket, etc) to very easily and confidently rack the slide. The Model 85 revolver now has a convertible hammer. And the View has 100% less View. Photos and details follow. . .
In the video above, a Taurus factory rep gives us the highlights on these new features.
With a quarter turn, the hammer spur can be removed from the hammer. Off for sleek concealed carry, on for single action shooting at the range. It clicks in there solidly so I think there’s some sort of detent or spring system holding it in place.
Above you see the Curve’s “Bore-axis sighting system for instinctual shooting.”
Calling the Curve a TCP in a new suit isn’t actually much of a stretch. It’s mostly the same internally and functionally, even down to the magazine body, internal hammer, and really smooth and quite light trigger. It will be available with and without the integrated light and laser.
That’s the View. Only not. Gone is the Lexan sideplate, and in its place is a decidedly opaque piece of metal. Robert from Taurus called it the “Non-View” but I’m thinking that’s a working title. Still, a hand hammerer by any other name would smart as sweet. The grip reminds me a bit of a chicken drumstick, so I’m going to suggest Taurus names it the “Thunder Chicken.”