Reviews of Taurus Guns

Taurus Gun Reviews


Taurus is a Brazilian gun company that manufacturers a wide range of firearms for both export and sale within Brazil’s own borders. Shrewd business manuvers, low labor costs, and an excellent marketing program have allowed the company to sell a high-quality product for less than than the competition while still generating a profit.

A quick look at a Taurus cataglog will reveal how closesly many of their guns resemble those of other firearms manufacturers. Their 24/7 line of pistols bear a startling resemblence to Smith & Wesson’s own M&P series. Their extensive revolver line also holds close those made by Smith & Wesson.

This similarity should come as no surprise as both Taurus and Smith & Wesson were owned by the same parent company for a number of years during which time design and manufacturing technique information was passed between the two. This alliane existed for seven years, after which time Taurus was sold and the two parted ways.

24/7 Pro Pistol

24/7 Pro Pistol

This is not to say that company fails to bring innovation to the table. On the contrary, most of the guns made by Taurus which are consider “swiped” to one degree or another often receive significan feature upgrades and not just an externall aesthetic glossing over. A good example would be the company’s Large Frame series of semi-automatic pistols. These guns are generally considered to be near clones of the Beretta 92FS. Taurus, however, converted the gun to utilize a frame mounted external safety in contrast the the slide-mounted safety of the Beretta which they claim improves overall performance. The company also makes their version of this gun in a myriad of configurations and colors which offers variety to its customer base.

Taurus also produces some pistols which are completely unique to the company. The most famous of these is their Judge line of revovers which are made to fire both a .45 Colt round as well as a .410 shotgun shell. The Judge is so named because of the supposedly high number of judicial magistrates who carry one of these guns into the court room for personal protection.

As is to be expected, the company’s pistols and revovlers (especially those considered to be clones) come under fire from the competition as being of inferior quality. Most people in the United States don’t have a lot of experience with Brazilian imports other than mangos and banannas and thus many do not know if such a charge should be accepted at face value or not. In order to overcome any quality concerns the company offers a lifetime warranty on all their guns. The company is known to fulfill warranty requests quickly and thus, to some degree, the quality issue has become less of a deterrant to sales.

The newest reviews of Taurus guns are found below. A link to a complete index of Taurus reviews is located at the bottom of this page. You can also use the search box at the top right of this page to find info on a particular gun that you are interested in.

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Taurus 22 PLY Pocket Pistol Taurus 22 PLY Pocket Pistol
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The Taurus .22 PLY pocket pistol is one of the smallest and lightest guns that the company produces. The original version had both a metal slide and frame but the platform was eventually changed over to a polymer frame. A twin .25 version of the pistol... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 709 Slim Compact Pistol Taurus Model 709 Slim Compact Pistol
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The Taurus Model 709 Slim is a compact pistol primarily designed for use as a civilian concealed carry gun and not marketed as a service pistol to be used by police forces. That is not to say that this low-profile 9mm handgun does not find its way into... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 444 Raging Bull Revolver Taurus Model 444 Raging Bull Revolver
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The Model 444 Raging Bull from Taurus is a high-powered revolver chambered in .44 Magnum. The company manufacturers the guns wholly in Brazil and sells them primarily in the United States where they are touted as hunting handguns because of their extraordinary... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 85 Titanium Pocket Revolver Taurus Model 85 Titanium Pocket Revolver
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One of the never ending quests that pocket revolver designers find themselves engaged is in regards to finding new ways to create a lighter gun. Decreasing weight is not as simple as shaving off metal because functional integrity quickly begins to fail.... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Millennium Pro 111 Sub-Compact Pistol Taurus Millennium Pro 111 Sub-Compact Pistol
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The Millennium Pro 111is a full-featured 9mm sub-compact pistol that has everything needed to get the job done. This gun is perfect for people who like to carry a small gun but want a traditional modern trigger setup instead of double-action-only. The... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 85 Ultra-Lite Pocket Revolver Taurus Model 85 Ultra-Lite Pocket Revolver
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The Model 85 Ultra-Lite takes all of the features of the original and, by cutting down on weight, makes it even easier to carry. A major difference that separates this gun from it’s weightier brethren is that it utilizes an aluminum Ultra-Lite frame.... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 65 Service Revolver Taurus Model 65 Service Revolver
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The Taurus Model 65 service revolver is a mainstay in the company’s .357 Magnum lineup. Many will attest that the all-steel construction of this medium frame gun has been put through the paces over the years and has come out shinning in the end. The... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 738ti Titanium TCP Pistol Taurus Model 738ti Titanium TCP Pistol
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At only 9 ounces, the Taurus Titanium TCP pocket pistol is the lightest gun made by the company. These pistols take the path of combining a polymer frame matched to a titanium alloy slide and forged steel barrel. Some will say that the gun comes packed... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Model 85 Pocket Revolver Taurus Model 85 Pocket Revolver
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The most popular pocket revolver in the Taurus lineup, the company’s Model 85 is an inexpensive .38 which has continued to sell well to the concealed carry community over the years. The gun works well for ankle carry as it does for pocket carry... [Read more of this review]

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Taurus Judge Model 45410 Revolver Taurus Judge Model 45410 Revolver
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The Taurus Judge stands as a gun that started a revolver revolution. When first introduced, the ability to fire either .45 Colt or .410 shotgun shell ammunition was seen as a unique and exciting development. Here was a gun that could span the gulf between... [Read more of this review]

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