Manufacturer Detail

Handgun Manufacturer Detail

-- Taurus --

There are 198 pistols and 262 revolvers from this manufacturer in the Handgun Database.
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Forjas Taurus SA
Avenida do Forte 511
Porto Alegre Brazil
+55 51 347 4000
Taurus USA
16175 NW 49th Ave.
Miami FL 33014

About the Manufacturer:

This company was founded in 1939 to make Smith & Wesson-type revolvers and is now part of a group that makes products ranging from hand tools to sports equipment. In 1980, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil's military, Taurus purchased Beretta's Sao Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs. By the early 1990s the company was employing more than 3000 people in four factories in Brazil. In order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary in 1984 stationed in Miami, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA.

.17 HMR16
.17 Mach 22
.218 BEE3
.22 Hornet1
.22 LR1610
.22 Mag (WMR)12
.25 Auto16
.30 Carbine2
.32 Auto4
.32 Mag2
.327 Federal Mag2
.357 Mag52
.38 Spl +P39
.38 Super3
.380 Auto25
.40 S&W432
.41 Rem Mag7
.44 Rem Mag15
.44 S&W Spl12
.44-40 Win12
.45 Auto354
.45 Colt19
.45/.410 Cal24
.454 Casull12
.480 Ruger3
.500 S&W1
357 SIG2
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