Taurus Does the Strangest Things

16 May

While perusing The Firearm Blog, Steve points to a new Ultra Light revolver from Taurus, the 445, in .44 S&W Special.  I’m not sure why but I’ve always wanted a medium-framed 5-shot revolver in .44 Special. 

Yeah, it’s a Taurus so quality may be speculative (the internet is full of both praise and distain for Taurus firearms, thus I say “may be…”).  However, let’s get on to the strange.

After reading Steve’s post I jumped over to and looked through the 2011 New Product Catalog.  After getting past the UGLY pistols on the first few pages, I stopped on page 6 – WHAT?!  Is that really a small-framed, 5-shot revolver chambered in .380 auto?  Yes, yes it is.  Why?  I don’t know.  It’s Taurus. 


Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Guns


3 responses to “Taurus Does the Strangest Things

  1. BobG

    May 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve got a 2″ snubbie in 44 special made by Taurus that I’ve had for several years now. The only change I had to make was to put bigger grips on it.

  2. Bob G.

    July 1, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I’ve got a PT 145, after doing a LOT of research on Taurus.

    And I do like the styling of the wheelguns they make.
    Look every bit as good as a S&W.
    (yeah, I still miss the old Colts like the Diamondback)
    I would say their quality HAS indeed become better over the last several years.

    Well, they DO have revolvers that chamber .45 ACP.
    Why NOT .380?


    Stay safe.

  3. Reese

    July 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I remember when you blogged about buying your Taurus. I’m happy to see that you’re enjoying it.


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