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 Public Defender Polymer, a scaled-down, polymer-framed version of the Taurus Judge. Years ago, Taurus International introduced the Taurus Judge, a multi-caliber revolver with a 5-cartridge cylinder that was marketed for personal protection and home defense. It was capable of firing both .45 Colt cartridges and .410-bore shotshells. Firearms enthusiasts everywhere loved it, making it the company's top-selling firearm. Then, they revolutionized the revolver by reintroducing it with a lighter, polymer frame. Gone was the heft of the original Judge, replaced with a lightweight frame still capable of easy handling and high performance.
The Taurus Public Defender Polymer features a 2-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.65 inches. Unlike its big brother, it boasts a reduced weight of just 27 ounces – well under two pounds. This stems from the unique polymer frame. In addition to sharing all the features normally associated with a Taurus revolver, like the ergonomic rubber grip, internal security system and transfer bar mechanism, the Public Defender adds a few interesting features that are also practical. As Taurus International is never a company to skimp, the revolver includes a high visibility fiber-optic front sight and an extended ejector rod, which provides for positive extraction. These features are joined by the presence of a ventilated rib that runs alongside that top of the barrel and offers the option of a scope mount base.
You no longer need to be poor and in trouble to obtain a public defender. And with the Taurus Public Defender Polymer, you can dish out your own style of justice on all of the paper targets your heart desires. Consider the Public Defender for:
- Concealed carry and personal defense
- Target shooting
- Much more…
|Action Type||Double, Single|
|Barrel Length||2 Inches|
|Number of Mags||No|
|Manufacturers Part Number||2441021PFS|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|