Shelley Rae says that the future of firearms is found in Taurus USA.
Wellllllll…. I have to say, I hope not… and I hope so. Wait. What?
Yeah. Holding all things equal, from what I have seen of Taurus in the past I certainly hope not. Given everything that I am seeing about how they are making changes for the future… I hope so.
In my recent meetings with the company I’ve been fairly forward about my, and a lot of other people’s, opinion of their products. I’ve spent time explaining to them the dynamic of standing behind the counter and trying to persuade someone to buy a Glock or a Smith instead of the Taurus they’ve set their heart on. And, believe it or not, the response was, “We know, that’s what we’re trying to fix.”
Wow. That right there speaks volumes. On the other hand… Dominos Pizza did the same marketing campaign and their pizza still sucks monkey balls. We will see, but I wish them nothing but the best.
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Alternate Headline: Taurus set to take over the firearms world
Alternate Headline: Doh?
Bloomberg.com is reporting that Taurus has been identified as a possible suitor to buy out Freedom Group. Its pure speculation at this point, but Taurus is openly saying that they are looking to expand their acquisitions, and apparently they do have enough capitol to be a player in such a deal.
Freedom Group is expected to bring between $745 million and $1.13 billion at the time of sale.
Taurus is traded under the ticker Forjas Taurus SA (FJTA4) and has been up 66% over the past year.
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Alternate Headline: Facepalm!
Ugggggggggggh. I have yet to play COD Black Ops 2 (A little birdie told me that I will be getting it for Christmas however)… but I was bored the other night and decided to check out the Wiki page to see some screen grabs and what guns are in the game and what not… I about lost my lunch when I saw that they put the Taurus Raging Judge in the game. With a suppressor no less. Here are a couple screen grabs… Continue reading
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Taurus gives themselves an ultimatum and lays it out there for all the gun world to see. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I’ll believe it when I see it (I hope I have to eat my words some day soon).
BTW – Dominos Pizza still sucks.
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Very interesting article over at TTAG. Taurus is apparently looking to shake things up and become a serious player. Are we looking at the new Ruger here… or is this a turn around that may end up being a full 360?
Mouse Guns and Gear has a Review and Range Report
Overall, I’m really pleased with this revolver. Being the first acquisition from my 2012 Wish List, this could have gone either of two ways. The first was that the revolver would be a huge disappointment due to my inability to shoot it with any kind of accuracy and it would end up as trade bait or put away in storage. The second outcome would be the acquisition of a new pocket gun that I would actually end up adding to the carry rotation. I can definitely say that the second outcome is reality. I’ve actually had the M380 in my pocket since leaving the range this afternoon and it will be in my pocket as often as possible over the next week or so as we get adjusted to each other.
Taurus Zombie Responder… Over at Tactical Life
Based upon the popular Raging Judge Magnum, the new Zombie Defender from Taurus is a prototype weapon for fighting the zombie hordes! Capable of firing .454 Casull, .45 Colt, and both 2.5″ and 3″ .410 shotshells, the Zombie Responder should be ready to provide just the right medicine for those zombies breathing down your neck.
*More pics at the link