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If you’re a Taurus fan, or a fan of military and police issue pistols, then the new TS9 full-size pistol might be something you want to check out. The TS9 is the issue weapon for Brazilian special ops teams as well other military and police agencies.

It had only been available to international and law enforcement customers but, due to a police contract overrun, Taurus is making some available to the U.S. in limited amounts. Although they don’t say what department the overrun was from, the Philippine National Police was one major buyer who purchased around 10,000 TS9’s back in 2019.

The TS9 is a 9mm striker fired pistol with 17 round magazines, adjustable sights, a picatinny accessory rail, ambidextrous mag release and a choice of four back straps. MSRP is listed at $499.99 and it will be available through Taurus’s network of dealers. Check out the specs and press release below:

Here’s Taurus’s press release . . .

Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., a leading name in the world of firearms, is proud to announce the launch of its latest masterpiece, the TS9. This cutting-edge firearm is set to revolutionize the industry with a host of exceptional features, designed to elevate your shooting experience to new heights.

Previously available only to international military and law enforcement customers, the TS9 has passed the rigorous NATO testing protocols. It’s the pistol of choice for Brazil’s most elite special operations units and serves law enforcement and military units across the world. For the first time, thanks to a law enforcement sales overrun, the TS9 brings its rugged durability and reliability to the US market in limited quantities.

TS9 Key Features:

      • Adjustable Rear Sight:The TS9 boasts an adjustable rear sight that allows shooters to fine-tune their accuracy for unparalleled marksmanship. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this feature ensures every shot counts.
      • Adjustable Front Sight:With an adjustable front sight, the TS9 offers superior versatility. Customize your sight picture to suit your preferences and shooting style, ensuring optimal target acquisition in any scenario.
      • Accessory Rail (Picatinny/MIL-STD 1913):The integrated accessory rail provides compatibility with a wide range of accessories, including lights, lasers, and more. Customize your TS9 to meet your specific needs and mission requirements.
      • Ambidextrous Magazine Release:Taurus understands the importance of accessibility and convenience for all shooters. The ambidextrous magazine release ensures that both left and right-handed users can operate the TS9 with ease.
      • Interchangeable Backstraps (4 Sizes):The TS9 offers unmatched comfort and ergonomics, thanks to its four interchangeable backstraps. Tailor the grip to fit your hand perfectly, enhancing control and reducing recoil for a more enjoyable shooting experience.

Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. takes pride in its commitment to safety and innovation, and the TS9 is no exception. With its advanced features and modern design, this firearm is poised to become the weapon of choice for discerning shooters worldwide.

The TS9 is available now at authorized Taurus dealers across the United States. For more information about the TS9 or to find a dealer near you, please visit


Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 17+1 (2 magazines included)
Action: SAO
Overall Length: 7.25 in.
Height: 5.64 in.
Barrel Length: 4.0 in.
Width: 1.26 in.
Weight: 35.25 oz.
MSRP: $499



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  1. It’s startlingly similar to my Taurus G3. Which I bought for 299.95 & I can buy today at my favorite toy er gun shop for 289.95. And I may do just that as my G3 has been far & away ultra reliable. Besides ILL annoy has outlawed over 15 round magazine’s🙄Really waiting for hammer fired THC 10mm Taurus…

  2. “Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., a leading name in the world of firearms, is proud to announce the launch of its latest masterpiece, the TS9. This cutting-edge firearm is set to revolutionize the industry with a host of exceptional features, designed to elevate your shooting experience to new heights.” 😳 wow

    🤣 Cutting-edge firearm that revolutionizes the industry… does it do my taxes? Will it teach my dog how to stay out of the kitchen? Maybe it will go grocery shopping for me so I can sleep in…. Because it sure looks like an ordinary polymer striker pistol to me… and if it’s a “masterpiece,” I need to know how it’s going to revolutionize the industry. 856, sixer in a fiver size… that’s a little masterpiece. This seems like another clone pistol.

    Yes… I know it’s marketing and all that. But the bombast is pretty strong, you gotta say… What is that little shelf on the trigger guard rear? A doohickey to prevent pinch? They could’ve mentioned that. And they could’ve buffed or shaved all the seams smooth. Where is the takedown? Is that the revolutionary part? 🤔 You disassemble it psychically, maybe, with qigong energy….

    Okie dokie, I await review. Don’t think I am down on Taurus. I have been impressed the last few years, and I am definitely going to get around to being a customer sometime soon. And if this pistol will change my life… I am in. Otherwise I am gonna 856 and G3C it… Be safe!

    Mort AZ/actual

  3. Why was it only available to military and LE? It looks pretty pedestrian to me. Not to say it’s not a decent pistol. Just asking.

      • Safe, Taurus has a factory about twenty minutes north of me. I think I’m in the United States of America.

        • Doesn’t mean that’s where it was made and H&K has had oddball import issues longer than I have been alive so doesn’t seem that outlandish.

    • Don’t know, wondered that too – as to the rear AND front sights being adjustable, I sure hope they don’t need that much leeway to get the windage right.

    • Southeast Asia, South and Central America, portions of Central Asia and probably a few in Africa at a guess.

    • Boomer, I wondered the same thing. Who collects Taurus’s? Would the fact that it was only available to military and LE add value, or even desirability? I don’t think so. If it’s a good pistol just sell it on the open market and be done with it.

      • Just talked to a guy today out in the dove fields, and he said he felt pretty strongly that Taurus revolvers were better made copies of Smith and Wessons. So I think I’ve found a “Taurus fan.”

        • One of my Taurus is a .357 revolver with a 6 inch barrel that I use for pig hunting and it is great. Also the grandkids love shooting it with .38 special in it because it is like a .22 for recoil. It is more accurate than I am and has never had a glitch.

  4. Looks like a grown up TX-22 to me. Depending on how much my LGS offers them for, I might consider one just for the halibut.

  5. Hmmm….I have three 9mm pistols: small, medium, and full-size. Cannot imagine why I would purchase another.

    10mm is next, once I hit the next milestone on the mortgage balance. Bear Creek carbine to be specific.

    Well, maybe I will accelerate the purchase if omens for the zombie apocalypse ramp up.

  6. Rather than ship the pistol with interchangeable backstraps, gun dealers should have Motie Watchmakers on staff to fully customize the gun to the user. Of course it would be vital to keep them from arming themselves or breeding.

  7. Leave it to Taurus to come up with a poly frame striker fired pistol that weighs more than a SIG P226 according to the published specs.

  8. Taurus, gauranteed to fire at least 200 rounds before major issues set into the firearm in question.

  9. Ok, I’m a little confused. The very top picture shows no ambi-slide lock, but the lower ones do. How would you disassemble the pistol for cleaning or maintenance?

    • It doesn’t need “maintenance!” you just run it through the dishwasher then spray it down with CLP!

  10. “Taurus Introduces the TS9 9mm, Previously Only Available to LE and Military Users” … Wait… does any military or LE agency in the entire world use this Taurus Firearm?

  11. Just like their “Curve” trainwreck, right?

    Fans of Taurus? LOL. Their stuff is decent enough. and their modern stuff is a good value for those on a budget. This gun isn’t gonna revolutionize anything andvwill be sold on clearance a year from now.

  12. “the TS9 has passed the rigorous NATO testing protocols. ”

    This means it’s passed more testing than the SIG P320!

    • I know that in theory interchangeable backstraps are a nice idea, but I’m fortunate enough to be one of those guys with a very ordinary-sized hand. Most handguns fit me fine right from the factory. I haven’t fired any of the really big handguns like .500 S&W or .50 AE, but I’d assume if I encountered issues there it wouldn’t just be the backstrap, and mouseguns are just small no matter who you are.

  13. “Taurus Introduces the TS9 9mm, Previously Only Available to LE and Military Users”

    That’s awesome! Now you can suck my…

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