SHOT Show 2017 - The future of Taurus has arrived: GUNSweek.com had the chance to take a glimpse of the guns that will shape the future of the Brazilian company!
In the past years, the fame of the Taurus company and its products has been tarnished – specifically on the north and south American markets – by a bad history of poor quality control and other scandals. But a serious company knows when it is making mistakes and when it's time to correct them, and it's exactly what Taurus went on to do.
Under a new ownership and a new management, Taurus moved its entire production to a likewise new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in São Leopoldo; new manufacturing and quality control technologies, procedures and personnel were put in place. And the company is back on its tracks, or at least on its way to be. There is no doubt that Taurus is seriously intentioned to shrug off that bad fame, and is on the verge of doing so.
At the 2017 SHOT Show, GUNSweek.com had a chance to see the guns that will guide the Taurus product line straight into a new era.
Given the circumstances, there's just so much that we can tell you – but as you can see from the pictures on those pages, the company may have some serious winners on their hands.
Taurus has improved some of its most highly appreciated pistols to create the TH series (Taurus Hammer fired), which will be available in full-size and compact versions and in .380 ACP, 9x19mm and .40 Smith & Wesson variants.
Those guns feature ambidextrous controls, some of the best features of the PT800 series upgraded to the maximum levels, and an overall very high level of craftmanship. We are eagerly looking forward to see them on the market, or at least to have an exclusive chance to test and evaluate them for our readers.
But Taurus has also prepared a new and revolutionary line of striker-fired polymer frame pistols, dubbed the TS9 and TS9C respectively, that have been kept quite secret till this last SHOT Show, when we have been allowed to handle and appreciate their balance and manufacturing quality.
What we can tell you indeed is that, in our humble opinion, Taurus is indeed back on track, and once again on the edge of getting back its well deserved position as one of the world's leading manufacturers of sporting, hunting, defensive, and service firearms. Stay tuned!
Taurus T Series
Taurus TH and TS pistols, Taurus T4 rifle
TH pistols: hammer fired
TS pistols: striker fired
T4 rifle: gas operated
TH pistols: .380 Auto, 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W
TS pistols: 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W
T4 rifle: 5.56 mm NATO