The Taurus Model 380 mini revolver is a double-action-only mini revolver with a five-shot cylinder that is chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge. This scaled-down revolver blends ease-of-use with a low recoil cartridge, and packs it into a tiny package that is suitable for concealed carry, personal defense, target shooting and much more. Retaining all of the features you have come to expect throughout the years from a Taurus revolver, the Model 380 mini revolver looks to become one of the company's new must-have firearms.
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. has quite the 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 with various 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 International 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 firearm platforms – including Beretta's 92 series. Since then the company has learned a thing or two about arms production 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 addition of the new Taurus Model 380 mini revolver, a mini revolver that combines the performance of the .380 ACP cartridge with an easy-to-use double-action only trigger mechanism to provide shooters with a reliable, lightweight concealed carry option.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no better firearm for personal defense than 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 Model 380 mini revolver, the pull of a trigger. Combine that with the low recoil of the .380 ACP cartridge, and you have got yourself one heck of a concealed carry firearm.
The Taurus Model 380 mini revolver packs quite a punch for such a small package. Its 1 3/4 inch barrel is joined by an overall length of just 5.95 inches, and despite a fully steel construction, the Model 380 weighs under a pound. At just 15 1/2 ounces, the Model 380 is both manageable and concealable, especially considering the fact that it is chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge. As one would expect, the Taurus Model 380 mini revolver 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. Other features include a blued finish for protection against rust and corrosion, an adjustable rear sight alongside a fixed front sight and a bobbed hammer. As noted, the Model 380 utilizes a five-shot cylinder.
Best of all, the Taurus Model 380 mini 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.
|Action Type||Double Action Only|
|Barrel Length||1.75 Inches|
|Number of Mags||No|
|Overall Length||5.95 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||2380121UL|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|