“The new Taurus 405 and 445 revolvers are aggressive wheel-guns [as opposed to all those candy-ass pink revolvers, presumably] that deliver superior accuracy and stopping power without the heft or bulk of most large caliber revolvers.” The good folks at Taurus tell us not to worry about the fact that they’re .44 and .40 snubbies, in terms of being able to shoot the guns at the range without yelling “DAMN!” “These 5-shot revolvers are available in blue or matte stainless finish with the Taurus Ribber Grip® that reduces felt recoil.” I’ve made no secret of the fact that I consider large caliber lightweight snubbies amongst the hardest handguns to shoot at anything beyond point-blank range (at which time you might want to consider some other strategy), the most painful with which to practice and, thus, a highly questionable choice for self-defense. Did Taurus listen to me? No. They listened to the market . . .
The 445 is chambered in .44 Special and features an Ultra-Lite frame that weighs only 22 ounces. The revolver’s barrel measures 2 inches, with an overall length of 7 inches. The 405, Taurus’ first .40 S&W revolver, features a lightweight frame that weighs just 29 ounces and includes stellar clips. The revolver’s barrel measures 2 inches, with an overall length of 7 inches.
MSRP $452 – $514.