Question of the Day: Which Gun Companies Are on Your “No Buy” List and Why?

Whenever we post something about Springfield Armory (as we will later today), aggrieved members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia swear a blood oath not to buy from the Illinois gunmaker. They’re pissed that the Illinois gunmaker paid-off anti-gun pols and engineered a carve-out on a dealer licensing scheme. But Springfield isn’t the only company on gun […]

Taurus Spectrum .380 at SHOT Show 2017

According to my sources, Taurus hasn’t been able to keep up with demand for the 738 TCP pistol — and for good reason. The 738 is reliable and easy-to-conceal, chambered in the popular .380 caliber. So why has Taurus introduced what appears to be a replacement for the 738? Ergonomics, particularly the new Spectrum’s double-action only […]

Gun Review: Taurus Model 85 2″ Stainless Revolver

Two years ago, I re-named the then-new Taurus Curve the Taurus Turd. It all came about because I panned a gushing Guns & Ammo “review” of the novelty self-defense gun without sights at gunssavelife.com. G&A then threatened to sue GSL for ridiculing their “review.” Thankfully, they backed down. Personally, I’m no fan of Taurus after a bad experience […]

Hands-On With The New Taurus View

Today I got to wrap my hands around the new Taurus View on the SHOT Shot floor. Actually, I only got to wrap my thumb and middle finger around it because this is absolutely the smallest 5-shot .38 revolver I have ever handled . . .

Taurus’ New Snubnose “View” Is 100% Whoopi Free!

Taurus‘ newest iteration of the almost-classic Model 85 isn’t what it looks like. Instead of a non-firing cutaway dealer sample, the View is a fully-functional Model 85 with a concealed hammer, round butt, and a transparent Lexan side panel. Taurus is marketing it as a serious CCW firearm, although the optional pink frame version may […]

Gun Review: Taurus 738 TCP

Summer’s coming this weekend. You know what that means. Shorts. T-shirts. Lighter clothes. And concealment issues. The time of year when even the most ardent caliber warriors make compromises. If you’re in the market for something smaller and lighter than your usual 1911 carry piece, you need to check out the Taurus PT 738 TCP. […]

Gun Review: Taurus PT111 Millenium G2 – 9 mm

Call me an elitist, but I’m a S&W and Springfield fan when it comes to my polymer pistols. Gaston’s guns are OK, but they’ve never fit me. So when it comes to a carry gun, mine either says M&P or XD(m). However, the folks at Taurus have me begrudgingly admitting that I might have been […]

Gun Review: Taurus PT-92 AF

The Taurus PT-92 AF is the railed, fixed-sight version of the Brazilian gunmaker’s longest-running bestseller. This big service pistol is the spitting image of the Beretta Model 92FS (with a few improvements) and sells for $100 to $150 less than the glamorous Italian’s price tag. Cheap is good, but only when it’s actually ‘good.’ To […]

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