The Florida-based Taurus introduced the new TH-series of duty pistols — plus new revolver variants and Rossi rifles — at SHOT Show in Las Vegas this month.
Replacing the 809 models, the new TH series handguns contain your basic duty features like a polymer frame, ergonomic grip, Picatinny rail, and three-dot sights.
Notable features include the subtle finger grooves around the grip and where the base of your thumb and index finger land as well as the grip texturing. The pistols use a hammer-fired system with a manual safety and they’re offered in standard and compact sizes.
The Taurus rep at the booth said the TH series are popular in Brazil — where they’re manufactured — and they’ll hit stores during the second quarter, so around April. Retail price is listed as $359.
Also at the Taurus booth were a host of newish revolvers — big ones in multicolors, ones with long rails, and ones with big calibers. The “Raging Hunter” was one such model. The .44 magnum reolver had an 8.375-inch barrel that holds six rounds and retails for $919.
Another eye catcher was on display in the “Judge Zone,” a reference to the popular line of revolvers chambered for .410 shot shells. Taurus had on display the Raging Judge 513. The revolver chambered in .454 Casull/.410 had a 6.5-inch barrel, held six rounds and retails for $1,119.
Still selling strong, according to Taurus reps, were the Spectrum pistols. They had introduced the concealed carry line of handguns last year with the schtick being the personalized color options.
Last, but not least, were the line of rimfire rifles by Rossi, Taurus’s sistered company. The new rifles offered an assortment of sights — fiber optic front sight with adjustable rear to no sights. Also, they’re offered with either a semi- or bolt-action. Retail price is listed at $139-$179.
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