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.
If there is one thing shooters love, it is plinking targets with inexpensive .22 LR cartridges. Some rimfire ammunition can be had a just a fraction of a cent per round, which makes it a great alternative to more powerful cartridges when the day calls for recreational shooting. Good thing the Taurus Tracker 992 is capable of firing .22 LR cartridges. But considering the fact that not everyone is a fan of recreational shooting, it is also capable of firing .22 Magnum cartridges, which are great for varmint hunting. While comparable in terms of ballistics, the .22 Magnum cartridge does edge out the .22 LR cartridge with respect to both case size and power, which makes it a great choice for small-game hunting – another check mark for the 992. But cylinder-swapping is not the only interesting aspect of the revolver.
The Taurus Tracker 992 features a 6.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 10.75 inches. Just as the 992 does not skimp on the size, it does not skimp on the weight. This revolver weighs in at a hefty 44 ounces – well over 2.5 pounds. It shares all the features normally associated with a Taurus revolver, like the ergonomic rubber grip, internal security system and transfer bar mechanism. But it also boasts some other nice additions like its low profile adjustable sights that include a high visibility front sight. This is joined by the ventilated rib that runs alongside the top of the barrel and offers the option for a scope mount base – perfect for those interested in varmint hunting.
A few moments ago, I mentioned the word versatility. By now, I think you will agree that it was an appropriate word to use in describing the Taurus Tracker 992. With the option of firing .22 LR and .22 Magnum cartridges, this revolver is perfect for:
- Target shooting
- Small-game hunting
- Much more…
Best of all, it comes with the Taurus Unlimited Lifetime Repair Policy. Pick up a Taurus Tracker 992 today for $456.94.