Taurus U.S.A. has been serving American shooters since 1984, and its extensive line of pistols now includes compact and subcompact semi-autos and revolvers, all with a unique lifetime warranty. As part of improving customer satisfaction, Mark Kresser, Taurus’ new president and CEO, has focused on consistently producing high-quality firearms and on overhauling the company’s entire customer service operation. Taurus’ Miami manufacturing, production and distribution facility is dedicated to making every Taurus firearm the shooter’s pistol of choice.

In the U.S., the concealed carry of firearms has turned into a groundswell. Acts of terror, violence in public places and the lawless aftermath of natural disasters have driven people to acknowledge the need to take responsibility for their own protection. This year there have been a record number of firearms purchased and a record number of applications for concealed-carry permits in several states. As a result, companies like Taurus have invested a great deal of time and material into producing concealed-carry firearms that will serve every self-defense-minded gun owner’s needs.

Invincible Semis

Taurus manufactures many types of semi-automatic pistols, offering polymer and steel frames as well as chamberings in .22 LR, .25 ACP, .380, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. One of the newest and most hard-hitting pistols is the DT Hybrid, featuring a polymer-over-steel frame with removable backstraps for a customized fit for any hand size. The DT Hybrid is easy to carry, easy to handle and accurate to shoot. Compare that with less-capable pistols that cost hundreds of dollars more!

For everyday carry, Taurus created its lightest pistol ever: the 10.2-ounce 738 TCP. It is not only the lightest semi-auto in the Taurus line but also lighter than any of the small-frame revolvers. The sleek polymer-framed 738 TCP offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP and has low-profile fixed sights. The TCP is perfect for being stuffed in a pocket and carried everywhere effortlessly.

Revolver Muscle

Available in .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .38 Special (rated for +P), .357 Magnum, 9mm, .40 S&W, .410 gauge, .44 Special and .45 ACP, Taurus’ line of both polymer and all-steel revolvers are perfect for personal carry or home defense. The traditional revolver is the preferred weapon for many people who like its simplicity, its ability to chamber a variety of different ammunition, that it is virtually jam-free and that it does not require racking a slide to bring into battery. Taurus offers its revolvers with polymer frames or with blued or stainless frames, in a variety of barrel lengths that can suit any situation.

The new DT .357 Magnum Revolver is built with a lightweight, polymer-body frame, fiber-optic front sight and generous-profile hammer. The DT is safe times two: Its transfer-bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear; and the Taurus Security System, when engaged, disables the firearm from being fired or even cocked.

The Public Defender Polymer revolver is literally pocket artillery. This is a scaled-down model of the Taurus Judge but with a lighter, polymer frame. The Public Defender gives the shooter the ability to fire either a .45 Long Colt round or a .410 shotshell that will solve most personal- or home-defense tactical problems. The Public Defender also has a fiber-optic front sight and the pair of Taurus safety features.

Be it a wheelgun or semi-auto, in polymer or steel, in a potent cartridge or plinking round, Taurus has you covered. For more information, visit or call 305-624-1115.

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