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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 now seeks to bolster their lineup with the new Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 85 – a lightweight, steel-framed revolver from the Ultra-Lite Series designed as an ideal option for concealed carry.
Though often overlooked, the revolver is an ideal choice for concealed carry and personal protection due to its reliability and ease of use. Not to mention the quickness and simplicity with which one can clear a fail-to-fire, something that can be completed with no more than a cock of the hammer or a pull of the trigger. Toss in five rounds of the .38 Special +P ammunition, and you are good to go.
The Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 85, which is rated for +P ammunition, has the potential to pack quite a deal of power into a small package that features a two-inch barrel alongside an overall length of just 6 1/2 inches. This particular model features a blued finish that protects it from rust and other corrosion. And because the revolver is built on an Ultra-Lite frame, this particular Model 85 benefits from an unbelievably light weight of just 17 ounces. Coupled with the manageable recoil of the .38 Special cartridge, the Ultra-Lite Model 85 is easily managed by shooters of all sizes and skill levels. If safety is a concern, you will be pleased to hear that this particular model is equipped with the Taurus Security System, an integral trigger lock that, when engaged, prevents any functioning of the revolver. Included with every purchase are two keys, which can be used to engage/disengage the integral trigger lock. Other features include rubber grips and a notched rear sight along with a fixed front sight.
Best of all, the Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 85 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.