Thursday, February 07, 2008
Little Bitty Pretty One...in 9mm
Okay, it was a reach for the song title headline, but before I go get on the airplane to Harrisburg for the Eastern Sports Show, I wanted to show you a little product that really caught my eye — the Taurus "Slim." A single-action manual safety (yes, in the normal place) single-stack little bitty 9mm; slide length is 6-inchs, weight comes in at a light 19 ounces. Capacity is 8 + 1.
In my hands, the gun felt slick slick slick. It is, true to it's moniker, skinny, which is what one wants in a carry pistola. I class this one as a "must-try"...no word on delivery date or pricing yet.
Boy, Kel-Tec took a beating this Show as the Big Boys move onto their turf — Ruger with the .380 LCP and Taurus with the Slim...ought to make for an interesting year!
Taurus also had all-steel copies of the Long Tall Judge — my stupid name — on display. The .45 Colt/.410 revolver that has taken the market by storm. I'm told the original Judge, chambered for 2 1/2-inch .410 shotshells (go to DOWN RANGE to see the videos of me shooting the gun) so called because so many jurists carry one in court beneath their robes, is one of Taurus' best-selling guns ever. The Long Tall Judge is chambered for 3-inch .410s, which allows it to shoot the superb Winchester .410 5-pellet buckshot rounds.
They had a proto of the LTJ last SHOT, but the production models shoudl be moving into the pipeline. Watch for a DOWN RANGE review ASAP. Looks like the World's Best Car Gun got even better!
Come see me in PA...bring drugs...