Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'll Take...The Glass is Half-Full!

Lemme catch my breath a little here...so Taurus is rolling out a .380 revolver, the Taurus Mini Revolver...before you (or I) say anything, I've like to point out that the little I-framed...to use S&W frame terminology on the pre-J-frame technology...9mm Taurus revolver was one fiercely accurate little blaster. Guys I respect told me about wicked small groups with the 9mm Taurus...so hey, who knows?



I actually handled a proto of the Taurus View, as per the Truth About Guns snark, months ago. Forget the Lexan side panels. I'd have fully transparent plastic semitautos...okay, maybe a fetching bright green...if I could. The interesting thing about the Taurus View is the minimalist grip frame, 1-inch barrel, and 9-ounce weight. Nine ounces!!! That's an ounce less than an S&W .22 317 Airweight...down in mini .380 territory. I wasn't able to shoot the little gun, but I was surprised that it sat pretty comfortably in my hand. Heavy bullet +P might be...challenging.


5 comments:

MackTheKnife said...

Nine oujces? I've got pocket knives that weigh that much. They're hig knives, but still . . .

MackTheKnife said...

That's what happens when you can't see what you're typing!

CJS3 said...

Taurus has had their 380 revolver for quite some time now. I actually handled one in my LGS last year (2012). The 85 View is listed in their catalog as being a 38. with it's small grip, it would not be for extended use at a range.

Anonymous said...

I believe that is chambered in .38 special, not .380

Eric said...

I can just imagine Col. Cooper writing this about the Taurus View: "But what is it for?"