Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. has an interesting history. It began in 1939, when a small tool and die company was founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The company began by producing small tools designed for use in manufacturing processes. In the years that followed, the company branched out to include divisions focused on metals manufacturing, plastics, body armor and, most importantly, firearms. That company is Forjas Taurus, what we commonly refer to as Taurus International. Since its inception, Taurus has had ties to both Smith & Wesson and Beretta, which allowed the company access to information related to the design, manufacture and tooling of some of the world's most popular pistols – including Beretta's 92 series. Since then the company has learned a thing or two and is now one of the largest manufacturers of small arms in the world.
Today, Taurus International offers a wide range of products from revolvers to both steel- and polymer-framed pistols. The company seeks to bolster their lineup with the new Taurus M380 revolver, a mini revolver that combines the .380 ACP cartridge with an easy-to-use double-action only revolver for a lightweight concealed carry option.
There is no better firearm for personal protection that a revolver. Why? Revolvers are both reliable and easy to use. Fail to fires that occur within a semi-automatic pistol take much more time and effort to clear than those occurring in a revolver, which needs nothing more than a cock of the hammer or, in the case of the Taurus M380, the pull of a trigger. Combined with the low recoil of the .380 ACP cartridge, and you have got yourself one heck of a concealed carry firearm.
The Taurus M380 revolver packs quite a punch for such a small package. Its 1.75-inch barrel is joined by an overall length of just 5.95 inches and despite a stainless steel construction, the M380 weighs under a pound. At just 15.5 ounces the M380 is both manageable and concealable, especially considering the fact that it is chambered in .380 ACP. As one would expect, the Taurus M380 also shares all of the features normally associated with a Taurus revolver, including the ergonomic rubber grip, the internal security system and the transfer bar mechanism. As noted, the M380 utilizes a five-shot cylinder.
Best of all, the Taurus M380 revolver comes with the Taurus Unlimited Lifetime Repair Policy. Taurus International has pledged to repair, free of charge, any firearm manufactured or imported by the company. For details, visit the official website of Taurus International.
Do not be like all of the arms manufacturers that fear change. Try something new. Try the Taurus M380 revolver. Consider this revolver for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Target shooting
- Much more…
The Taurus M380 is now available for $332.35.