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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. Now, with the introduction of the Taurus 738 TCP, the company has officially thrown its hat into the lightweight pocket pistol market. Rivaling such models as the Ruger LCP and the Kel-Tec P-3AT, the Taurus 738 TCP is the manufacturer's lightest offering to date – lighter than any previous pistol or small-frame revolver, which makes it a perfect choice for concealed carry and personal protection. Even though you have to see it to believe it, here are some specifications to give you an idea of just how small this pistol really is.
The Taurus 738 TCP features a 2.84-inch barrel and an overall length of 5.25 inches. As I mentioned, it is light. But just how light is it? The TCP weighs in at a meager 10.2 ounces, which is just over half a pound. You will not even notice its presence. Its compact polymer frame is joined by a stainless steel slide with low-profile fixed sights. Other features include a checkered polymer grip and an integral security system. As noted, each pistol includes one six-round magazine, which provides the pistol with a "6+1" capacity.
Hey, there is nothing wrong with pink. But can we be honest? Black is much better. Consider the new Taurus 738 TCP for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…