What you need to know about Taurus Arms
About Taurus Arms
Taurus has long been a name that’s synonymous with the revolver—with models like the company’s Tracker and Raging Bull, in particular, striking a cord with hunters. I don’t mean to knock the company’s semi-automatic offerings, though, by any means. The Taurus Curve, which has been reviewed extensively by our friends over at American Rifleman, has already left its mark on the industry—company representatives report they’re on pace to sell more than twice as many Curves as originally forecasted.
That said, Taurus made its name marketing wheelguns and affordability, both of which are attributes that the hunting community can embrace. But there’s a lot more to say about the company’s 70-plus years of history. Below you’ll find 10 (potentially) little-known facts about Taurus’ history.The information was put together with a little help from the team at Taurus USA, among other sources. Feel free to post any little known facts that I may have missed in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Let’s get the ball rolling.
We’ll start with an easy one. I say that because, if you’ve ever purchased a Taurus, you already know it. Taurus provides a free NRA yearly membership with the purchase of any of its firearms. Just fill out the provided card and your first year is on Taurus—if you’re not already a member, that is.You can buy Taurus Brazilian-based Taurus opened its United States-based office in Miami in 1984. Though the company had found some success in importing its wares to the American market in the years prior, it sought to make a more direct impact. Taurus USA was born. Yes, Taurus opened its U.S. location to provide easier access to the nation’s marketplace. What fewer folks know, however, is that three of the company’s brand models come from the Florida factory: the TCP, PT 22/25 and the new Curve.
Are Taurus good guns?
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Taurus handguns are undeniably popular.
For years, novice shooters and experts alike snatched up the .45 Long Colt/.410 Bore-shooting Judge revolver for either its novelty factor or Taurus’ promise of what the handgun could do for self-defense.
Many desiring to buy a firearm turn toward Taurus because of the affordability. After all, .380 ACP pocket guns sell for less than $200 and you can pick up a Taurus 1911 for less than $500.
Put simply, there aren’t many other reputable firearm manufacturers that can compete with Taurus’ pricing.
Some will argue against Taurus as a “reputable” company, but those opinions are largely based on the company’s first imports to the U.S. made over 30 years ago.
When the Brazilian gun maker moved to the United States in the 1970s and was producing Smith & Wesson revolver clones, its quality was hit or miss.
Unfortunately, even after years of improved CNC machinery and quality control, many of those who labeled Taurus as trash never allowed Taurus back out of the bin.
Have people reported problems with Taurus handguns? Sure, but I know people who have had problematic Springfields and terribly expensive Kimbers returned back to the shop time and time again for serious issues.
Despite the haters, the current team at Taurus is dedicated to building a much better firearm. Ask Taurus owners today what they think about their guns and the majority of them don’t complain.
So, which Taurus handguns are the most popular? Here are our top six best-selling Taurus handguns.
What are the best Taurus guns?
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