Taurus Gaucho

     Notes: This is a special edition Taurus revolver designed for Cowboy Action shooting, and designed to look very similar to the Colt Single Action Army.  It is a single-action revolver made of heavy steel and having composite checkered grips with the Taurus insignia in the place on the grips where the Colt insignia normally would be.  The Gaucho uses the later cylinder latch feature of the Colt SAA, the one used after the conversion to smokeless powder.  The cylinder is removed from the frame merely by depressing the base pin, instead of a screw having to be removed first like on the original Colt SAA.  The fit and finish of the Gaucho are excellent, with all parts operating smoothly and cleanly.  The finish is polished stainless steel, a finish which looks like that of a nickel-plated Colt SAA while offering greater corrosion resistance. The Gaucho may use both blackpowder and smokeless powder.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This revolver does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Gaucho (4.75” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.87 kg

6 Cylinder

$185

Gaucho (5.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.89 kg

6 Cylinder

$193

Gaucho (7.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$213

Gaucho (12” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$259

Gaucho (4.75” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$237

Gaucho (5.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$244

Gaucho (7.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.06 kg

6 Cylinder

$265

Gaucho (12” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.16 kg

6 Cylinder

$310

Gaucho (4.75” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Gaucho (5.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.04 kg

6 Cylinder

$261

Gaucho (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.07 kg

6 Cylinder

$281

Gaucho (12” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.17 kg

6 Cylinder

$327

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Gaucho (4.75”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Gaucho (5.5” .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Gaucho (7.5”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

Gaucho (12”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

28

Gaucho (4.75”, .38)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Gaucho (5.5”, .38)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Gaucho (7.5”, .38)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

15

Gaucho (12”, .38)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

25

Gaucho (4.75”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Gaucho (5.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Gaucho (7.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

17

Gaucho (12”, .44-40)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

28

Gaucho (4.75”, .45)

SAR

2

Nil

1

5

Nil

10

Gaucho (5.5”, .45)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

5

Nil

12

Gaucho (7.5”, .45)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

18

Gaucho (12”, .45)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

30

 

Taurus Instant Backup

     Notes: A modified Taurus Model 17, the Instant Backup is a snubby revolver primarily designed for .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire, but also available in 9mm Parabellum.  The finish may be blued or matte stainless steel, and the grips are of checkered rubber.  The design is “hammerless”, with the hammer barely visible when it is down.  The rear sight is a simple trough in the top strap, while the front sight is a low ramped blade.  The weapon is made of steel, and has a transfer bar safety.  It is surprisingly heavy, which aids in controllability.  The barrel is a tiny 1.75 inches.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These revolvers are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus Instant Backup

.17 Mach 2 Rimfire

1.27 kg

9 Cylinder

$109

Taurus Instant Backup

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

1.27 kg

8 Cylinder

$139

Taurus Instant Backup

9mm Parabellum

1.27 kg

5 Cylinder

$107

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus Instant Backup (.17 Mach 2)

DAR

1

Nil

0

2

Nil

2

Taurus Instant Backup (.17 Hornady)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

2

Taurus Instant Backup (9mm)

DAR

1

Nil

0

2

Nil

3

 

Taurus Model 22/30/41/444/45/454/480/500 Raging Bull

     Notes: This is a large caliber revolver, and is described by Taurus as a "big revolver for big men."  The weapon is heavy, sturdy, and easier to shoot than one might expect, the only handicap being that the shooter must have rather large hands. It was primarily designed for hunting, and is equipped with a scope mount.  Versions of the Raging Bull with 6.5, 8.5, or 10-inch barrels have muzzles tipped with muzzle brakes.  The version firing .454 Casull is known as the Model 454, while the .480 Ruger version is the Model 480, the .45 Long Colt version is the Model 45, the .44 Magnum version is the Model 444, and the .41 Magnum version is the Model 41.

     Two unusual variants of the Raging Bull were introduced in 2002.  The Model 22, called the Raging Hornet, is a version with a 10-inch barrel and chambered for .22 Hornet rounds.  The revolver is made entirely from stainless steel (with a matte finish), and has a ventilated sighting rib above the barrel.  It is a large, heavy weapon, over 16 inches long.  The Model 22-H is similar, but adds a micrometer-adjustable rear sight and a rail for mounting telescopic sights.  It is otherwise identical to the Raging Hornet for game purposes.

     The Model 30, called the Raging Thirty, is similar to the Raging Hornet, but is chambered for .30 Carbine rounds.  It comes with full-moon clips, required to load the rimless .30 Carbine rounds into the revolver and extract them.  It too has a 10-inch barrel with a ventilated sighting rib above the barrel.

     In 2005, another variant was introduced – chambered for the new .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum round.  This model has since been discontinued. In addition, several more barrel lengths were introduced for the standard Raging Bulls (but not the Raging Hornet or Raging Thirty), including 2, 4, and 10 inches.

     Taurus has a new revolver in the Raging Bull line, the Raging Judge XXVII, chambered for short 28-Gauge shells.  Well, sort of.  The Raging Judge was introduced at the 2011 SHOT Show, but according to rumors, the BATFE examined the Raging Judge (it was due to go on sale soon in the US, Taurus’s primary market).  Supposedly, the agents determined that the Raging Judge was going to be an NFA regulated firearm, and be classified as either a Destructive Device or a Short-Barreled Shotgun; either determination would have meant that prospective buyers would have to get expensive special permits.  Other rumors say that Taurus actually went to the BATFE first, but it took several weeks before they got any sort of answer, and that answer took the form of agents visiting the Taurus booth as the SHOT Show.  The current status, however, is that the Raging Judge has been removed from Taurus’s website, and Taurus is no longer taking pre-orders and individuals who previously got pre-orders have had their money returned..  The BATFE and Taurus supposedly got together on possible modifications to the Raging Judge to make it legal without special permits.

     According to Taurus, however, none of this is true.  No determination on the Raging Judge’s status was made at the SHOT Show or anywhere else, though Taurus did introduce the Raging Bull to the BATFE and allowed them to fire it.  The BAFTE agents suggested several modifications to the Raging Judge, most of which are currently being implemented.  In short, though the Raging Bull was shown at the 2011 SHOT Show, this will not be the final version of it and the Raging Bull is not now ready for sales.  Taurus says that the Raging Judge will not be on the market until the end of 2011. Public opinion of the Raging Judge has been mixed, to say the least; some feel the Raging Judge is of limited utility at best and consider it more an expensive toy than anything else; others feel it would make an effective home defense weapon; still others acknowledge the limited utility, but want it for the “gee-whiz” quality.  Even with the long barrel, range is highly limited due to the limits of the 28 Gauge round.

     Regardless, the version of the Raging Judge shown at the SHOT Show has a 6.5-inch barrel, and can be had finished in blue or matte stainless steel.  Inset into the top of the barrel is a ventilated sighting rib, and the barrel has a heavy shroud. Construction includes a frame and cylinders of Ordnance-grade steel and a stainless steel barrel.  It’s a huge revolver, almost 35 centimeters (13.75 inches) long.  Safeties include a transfer bar safety, a passive trigger safety, and the Taurus Security System which allows the revolver to be locked with a key, preventing the hammer, trigger, and cylinder from being moved.  The Raging Judge has the standard Raging Bull cushioned rubber grips to soften recoil (unfortunately, not quantifiable in Twilight 2000 v2.2 rules).  The trigger action can be set for single action or double action.  The rear sight is a simple notch, but the front sight has a highly-visible fiberoptic inlay.

     In 2012, Taurus introduced a new Raging Judge.  It’s very similar to the earlier Raging Judge in many ways.  The 3-inch-barrel version does not have the sighting rib, though the barrel does have the same heavy shroud.  Construction is of the same heavy ordnance steel and stainless steel barrel. The safety setup is the same, including the Taurus Safety System.  The grips are also the same Raging Bull cushioned grips.  It remains a double-action revolver.  This Raging Judge is still a huge revolver, primarily because of the large cylinders and heavy-shrouded barrel.  Barrels are 3 inches and 6 inches, and the 28-Gauge idea has been dropped.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Raging Bull (2” Barrel)

.41 Magnum

1.41 kg

5 Cylinder

$191

Raging Bull (4” Barrel)

.41 Magnum

1.46 kg

5 Cylinder

$211

Raging Bull (6 1/2” Barrel)

.41 Magnum

1.52 kg

5 Cylinder

$287

Raging Bull (8 1/2” Barrel)

.41 Magnum

1.69 kg

5 Cylinder

$307

Raging Bull (10” Barrel)

.41 Magnum

1.73 kg

5 Cylinder

$322

Raging Bull (2” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.47 kg

5 Cylinder

$226

Raging Bull (4” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.52 kg

5 Cylinder

$246

Raging Bull (6 1/2” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.58 kg

5 Cylinder

$322

Raging Bull (8 1/2” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.76 kg

5 Cylinder

$342

Raging Bull (10” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.8 kg

5 Cylinder

$357

Raging Bull (2” Barrel)

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.34 kg

5 Cylinder

$206

Raging Bull (4” Barrel)

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.39 kg

5 Cylinder

$227

Raging Bull (6 1/2” Barrel)

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.45 kg

5 Cylinder

$303

Raging Bull (8 1/2” Barrel)

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.63 kg

5 Cylinder

$323

Raging Bull (10” Barrel)

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.67 kg

5 Cylinder

$339

Raging Bull (2” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.43 kg

5 Cylinder

$238

Raging Bull (4” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.48 kg

5 Cylinder

$258

Raging Bull (6 1/2” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.66 kg

5 Cylinder

$333

Raging Bull (8 1/2” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.84 kg

5 Cylinder

$354

Raging Bull (10” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.89 kg

5 Cylinder

$369

Raging Bull (2” Barrel)

.480 Ruger

1.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$242

Raging Bull (4” Barrel)

.480 Ruger

1.65 kg

5 Cylinder

$262

Raging Bull (6 1/2” Barrel)

.480 Ruger

1.85 kg

5 Cylinder

$338

Raging Bull (8 1/2” Barrel)

.480 Ruger

2.03 kg

5 Cylinder

$358

Raging Bull (10” Barrel)

.480 Ruger

2.09 kg

5 Cylinder

$373

Raging Bull (2” Barrel)

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

1.86 kg

5 Cylinder

$320

Raging Bull (4” Barrel)

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

1.93 kg

5 Cylinder

$341

Raging Bull (6 1/2” Barrel)

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

2.16 kg

5 Cylinder

$416

Raging Bull (8 1/2” Barrel)

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

2.37 kg

5 Cylinder

$436

Raging Bull (10” Barrel)

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

2.44 kg

5 Cylinder

$452

Raging Hornet

.22 Hornet

1.42 kg

8 Cylinder

$342

Raging Thirty

.30 Carbine

2.04 kg

8 Cylinder

$208

Raging Judge XXVIII

28 Gauge 2.5”

1.9 kg

5 Cylinder

$252

Raging Judge (3” Barrel)

.454 Casull and .45 Long Colt and .410 Gauge 2.5”

1.72 kg

5 Cylinder

$248

Raging Judge (6” Barrel)

.454 Casull and .45 Long Colt and .410 Gauge 2.5”

2.07 kg

5 Cylinder

$280

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Raging Bull (.41, 2")

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

2

Raging Bull (.41, 4")

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Raging Bull (.41, 6.5")

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

17

Raging Bull (.41, 8.5")

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

22

Raging Bull (.41, 10")

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

27

Raging Bull (.45, 2")

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

2

Raging Bull (.45, 4")

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Raging Bull (.45, 6.5")

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

3

Nil

15

Raging Bull (.45, 8.5")

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

3

Nil

20

Raging Bull (.45, 10")

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

24

Raging Bull (.44 Magnum, 2")

DAR

4

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

2

Raging Bull (.44 Magnum, 4")

DAR

4

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Raging Bull (.44 Magnum, 6.5")

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

17

Raging Bull (.44 Magnum, 8.5")

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

23

Raging Bull (.44 Magnum, 10")

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

28

Raging Bull (.44 Special, 2")

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

2

Raging Bull (.44 Special, 4")

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Raging Bull (.44 Special, 6.5")

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

15

Raging Bull (.44 Special, 8.5")

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

21

Raging Bull (.44 Special, 10")

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

25

Raging Bull (.454, 2")

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

3

Nil

2

Raging Bull (.454, 4")

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

4

Nil

8

Raging Bull (.454, 6.5”)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

17

Raging Bull (.454, 8.5”)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

23

Raging Bull (.454, 10")

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

3

3

Nil

28

Raging Bull (.480, 2")

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Raging Bull (.480, 4")

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Raging Bull (.480, 6.5”)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

18

Raging Bull (.480, 8.5”)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

25

Raging Bull (.480, 10")

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

3

3

Nil

31

Raging Bull (.500, 2")

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

3

Nil

2

Raging Bull (.500, 4")

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

4

Nil

8

Raging Bull (.500, 6.5”)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

16

Raging Bull (.500, 8.5”)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

24

Raging Bull (.500, 10")

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

3

3

Nil

28

Raging Hornet

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

11

Raging Thirty

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

17

Raging Judge XXVIII

DAR

3/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

2

4

Nil

2

Raging Judge (3”, .454)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

2

Nil

5

Raging Judge (3”, .45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

6

Raging Judge (3”, .410 Gauge)

DAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

1

2

Nil

1

Raging Judge (6”, .454)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

16

Raging Judge (6”, .45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

17

Raging Judge (6”, .410 Gauge)

 DAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

2

2

Nil

2

 

Taurus Model 44

     Notes: This is a high-caliber Taurus revolver, roughly equivalent to the Smith & Wesson 29.  The 44 has a barrel compensator to help fight barrel climb, but is more lightly built than the S&W 29.  The version with the 12-inch barrel is typically known as the Hunter model.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 44 (4” Barrel)

.44 Magnum

1.25 kg

6 Cylinder

$227

Taurus 44 (6 1/2” Barrel)

.44 Magnum

1.36 kg

6 Cylinder

$303

Taurus 44 (8 3/8” Barrel)

.44 Magnum

1.43 kg

6 Cylinder

$322

Taurus 44 (12” Barrel)

.44 Magnum

1.61 kg

6 Cylinder

$348

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 44 (4" Barrel)

DAR

4

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Taurus 44 (6 1/2" Barrel)

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

Taurus 44 (8 3/8" Barrel)

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

23

Taurus 44 (12” Barrel)

DAR

4

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

34

 

Taurus Model 65

     Notes: One of Taurus’ oldest models still in production, the Model 65 is a magnum revolver which can be identified by its small grips.  The barrel can be 2.5, 3, or 4 inches; the 2.5-inch barrel was not available until 1992, when it replaced the 3-inch barrel version.  All barrels have a solid sighting rib above the barrel, in addition to fixed sights.  The finish remained blued until 1993, when a stainless steel version arrived.  The Model 65 is a basic, easy-to-use weapon, popular with police and civilians alike.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 65 (2.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$162

Taurus 65 (3” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$167

Taurus (4” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$177

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 65 (2.5”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Taurus 65 (2.5”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Taurus 65 (3”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

4

Taurus 65 (3”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

4

Taurus 65 (4”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 65 (4”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

 

Taurus Model 66

     Notes: The original Taurus 66 was introduced in 1978 as a .357 Magnum revolver with a micrometer rear sight and a steel frame.  The barrel lengths of this original model were 3, 4, or 6 inches.  The revolver could be blued or matte-nickel finished.  In 1993, Taurus added a 2.5” barrel to the line.  In 1997, production of the old Model 66 ended, but a new Model 66 was introduced with a 7-shot cylinder and a 4 or 6-inch barrel.  The old Model 66 may no longer be in production, but the Model 65 is, as well as the new Model 66.  Other variants include the Model 66CP, introduced in 1993, with a ported 4 or 6-inch barrel (which unfortunately doesn’t help in game terms); and the Model 66 Silhouette, introduced in 2001, a target revolver with a 7-shot cylinder, a black rubber grips, blued or matte stainless steel finish, and a long 12-inch barrel.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The old Model 66 did not leave production until 2010, replaced at that point by the new Model 66.  The Model 66 Silhouette does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus Old Model 66 (2.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$162

Taurus Old Model 66 (3” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$167

Taurus Old Model 66 (4” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$177

Taurus Old Model 66 (6” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.09 kg

6 Cylinder

$197

Taurus New Model 66 (4” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.08 kg

7 Cylinder

$179

Taurus New Model 66 (6” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.13 kg

7 Cylinder

$199

Taurus 66CP (4” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$202

Taurus 66CP (6” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.09 kg

6 Cylinder

$223

Taurus 66 Silhouette

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.26 kg

7 Cylinder

$259

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus Old Model 66 (2.5”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Taurus Old Model 66 (3”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

4

Taurus Old Model 66 (4”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus Old Model 66 (6”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Taurus New Model 66 (4”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus New Model 66 (6”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Taurus Old Model 66 (2.5”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Taurus Old Model 66 (3”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

4

Taurus Old Model 66 (4”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus Old Model 66 (6”, .38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Taurus New Model 66 (4”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus New Model 66 (6”, .38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Taurus 66CP (4”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 66CP (4”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 66CP (6”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Taurus 66CP (6”, .38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Taurus 66 Silhouette (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

28

Taurus 66 Silhouette (.38)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

25

 

Taurus Model 76

     Notes:  This is a target revolver with a fully adjustable rear sight.  It is a medium frame revolver firing a relatively light cartridge, which makes it very stable.  It is a rough equivalent to a Smith & Wesson K-Frame revolver.  The .32 Magnum version came later in production.  The Model 76 is finished only in blue, has a 6-inch barrel, and has adjustable sights.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 76

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

1.19 kg

6 Cylinder

$149

Taurus 76

.32 H&R Magnum

1.24 kg

6 Cylinder

$159

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 76 (.32 SWL)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Taurus 76 (.32 Magnum)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

 

Taurus Model 80

     Notes: The Model 80 was introduced in 1980, and as far as is known, remained in production until 2001, though it may remain in production for South American-only sales today.  The Model 80 has fixed sights, small hardwood grips, and a heavy tapering barrel 3 or 4 inches long.  The ejector rod is unshrouded.  The Model 80 was originally produced only with a blued finish, but later a nickel-plated model was added, as was a stainless steel version (sometimes called the Model 80SS) in 1993.

     The Model 82 is a similar revolver made at the same time.  Like the Model 80, it was a popular export to the US and Europe.  Unlike the Model 80, it has a full-length bull barrel with a prominent top rib and is heavier than the Model 80.  The same finishes were used on the Model 82, though the stainless steel version was offered only with a 4-inch barrel.  Another variant, the Model 82B, is virtually identical, but is strengthened to handle +P ammunition.  It was offered only with a 4-inch barrel and is again heavier than the standard Model 82.  

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 80 (3” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$157

Taurus 80 (4” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$167

Taurus 82 (3” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$157

Taurus 82 (4” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$168

Taurus 82B

.38 Special

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$168

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 80 (3”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

Taurus 80 (4”)

DAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

7

Taurus 82 (3”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

5

Taurus 82 (4”)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 82B

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

 

Taurus Model 83

     Notes: Another basic sort of police-type revolver, the Model 83 features a 4-inch heavy ribbed barrel, half-length ejector rod shroud, and large wooden grips.  The front sight is Patridge-type, and the rear sight is micrometer-adjustable.  A medium-frame revolver, it was introduced in 1977 and may still remain in production, though it was taken off the international market in 2001.  The original finish was blue, though they could also had in nickel plating, and in 1993 a stainless steel model, the Model 83SS, was introduced. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 83

.38 Special

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$167

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 83

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

 

Taurus Model 85

     Notes: This is a Brazilian snub-nosed revolver.  It was popular as a backup gun with US police departments, especially among older officers who were used to revolvers.  The revolver, as introduced in 1980, is blued or nickel-plated steel (with stainless steel as an option after 1993) and has a ported ribbed barrel of 2, 3 or 4 inches (though the 4-inch barrel was discontinued in 1992), with a fixed rear sight.  It had a hard rubber grip, but in 1996, this was changed to an Uncle Mike’s Boot grip.

     In 1997, Taurus introduced the Model 85UL (Ultra Light), with a light alloy frame.  Since 1999, Taurus has also offered the Model 85 Total Titanium, with a titanium alloy frame, cylinder, and barrel.   In 1999, a double-action-only version of the basic steel model with a shrouded hammer was also introduced.  (This is identical to the standard Model 85 for game purposes.)  In 2000, another version was introduced, the Model 85 Police Ultra Light Titanium, with a titanium barrel and cylinder.  It is the lightest version, but can still fire +P cartridges.

     Since 2008, Taurus has sold the Model 856 variant, so named because its main feature is that it is a Model 85 with a six-round cylinder.  They are built from steel, and come in blued and stainless finishes.  The grip is rubber with stippled sides and a finger groove in front.  A further variant, the Model 856HL2MG, is basically the same as the Model 856 but uses a magnesium alloy frame, and is extremely light in weight yet strong.  The Model 856 is still capable of firing +P loads.  Barrel lengths are all 2 inches and are not ported.  The Model 856 uses a low-profile front sight blade, but has no rear sight.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: All of these but the basic steel Taurus 85 are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 85 (2” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.57 kg

5 Cylinder

$171

Taurus 85 (3” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$181

Taurus 85 (4” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.6 kg

5 Cylinder

$191

Taurus 85UL (2” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.48 kg

5 Cylinder

$172

Taurus 85UL (3” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.5 kg

5 Cylinder

$182

Taurus 85 Total Titanium (2” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.44 kg

5 Cylinder

$175

Taurus 85 Total Titanium (3” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.46 kg

5 Cylinder

$186

Taurus 85 Police Ultra Light Titanium (2”)

.38 Special

0.37 kg

5 Cylinder

$173

Taurus 85 Police Ultra Light Titanium (3”)

.38 Special

0.39 kg

5 Cylinder

$184

Taurus 856

.38 Special

0.63 kg

6 Cylinder

$146

Taurus 856HL2MG

.38 Special

0.37 kg

6 Cylinder

 

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 85 (2")

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

2

Taurus 85 (3")

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

Taurus 85 (4”)

DAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

7

Taurus 85UL (2”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

2

Taurus 85UL (3”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

Taurus 85 Total Titanium (2”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

2

Taurus 85 Total Titanium (3”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

4

Taurus 85 Police Ultra Light Titanium (2”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

2

Taurus 85 Police Ultra Light Titanium (3”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

4

Taurus 856

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

2

Taurus 856HL2MG

DAR

1

Nil

1

7

Nil

2

 

Taurus Model 86

     Notes: This target-type revolver was based on the Model 83, but has a 6-inch tapering heavy barrel, adjustable trigger, micrometer-adjustable rear sight, Patridge-type front sight, a wide hammer spur, and Brazilian walnut grips.  Some versions were made with a ribbed barrel, but these were rare; these versions were apparently made for specific buyers and could also take adjustable counterweights.  The ejector rod is unshrouded.  They were originally chambered for .32 Smith & Wesson Long or .38 Special, but the .32 caliber chambering was dropped in 1991.  The only finish offered is blue. The Model 96 is virtually identical, but is chambered for .22 Long Rifle ammunition.  It was taken off the international market in 2001, but is apparently still in production for domestic sales.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 86

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

0.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$149

Taurus 86

.38 Special

1.11 kg

6 Cylinder

$188

Taurus 96

.22 Long Rifle

0.84 kg

6 Cylinder

$108

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 86 (.32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Taurus 86 (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Taurus 96

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

 

Taurus Model 94

     Notes: The Model 94 was introduced in 1973.  It was a very different weapon at the time, having only a 6-round cylinder and available in only one barrel length (6 inches).  It had a micrometer adjustable rear sight, and could be blued or nickel-plated, with wooden grips.

     In 1989, a new model of the Taurus 94 was introduced.  This revolver has a high cylinder capacity of nine rounds.  The sights are micrometer adjustable.  It is otherwise made of light steel, with black rubber grips.  In 1992, the Model 941 was introduced; this was chambered for the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire cartridge.  Until 1996, the Model 941 had only a 2 or 4-inch barrel, but in 1996 a 5-inch barrel was added to the line. 

     A later addition to the line was the Model 94 Ultra-Lite Nine; it is basically a post-1989 model with an aluminum alloy frame instead of a light steel frame (the rest of the metalwork is still light steel).  The finish is blued, and the sights are improved (an adjustable rear with a white-lined square notch, and a front ramp with a red insert).  The Ultra-Lite Nine is also built with tighter tolerances.  A minor defect with the Ultra-Lite Nine is case ejection; even with a full push on the ejector rod, about an eighth of an inch of the expended shells are still left in the cylinders.  The hammer spring might also be a little too strong for some shooters.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus Old Model 94

.22 Long Rifle

1.11 kg

6 Cylinder

$106

Taurus New Model 94 (2” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.68 kg

9 Cylinder

$66

Taurus New Model 94 (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.71 kg

9 Cylinder

$86

Taurus New Model 94 (5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.75 kg

9 Cylinder

$96

Taurus 941 (2” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.79 kg

8 Cylinder

$82

Taurus 941 (4” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.82 kg

8 Cylinder

$102

Taurus 941 (5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.87 kg

8 Cylinder

$111

Taurus Model 94 Ultra-Lite (2” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.46 kg

8 Cylinder

$66

Taurus Model 94 Ultra-Lite (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.52 kg

8 Cylinder

$86

Taurus Model 94 Ultra-Lite (5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.57 kg

8 Cylinder

$96

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus Old Model 94

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Taurus New Model 94 (2")

DAR

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

3

Taurus New Model 94 (4")

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus New Model 94 (5")

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Taurus 941 (2”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

2

Taurus 941 (4”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

6

Taurus 941 (5”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Taurus 94 Ultra-Lite (2”)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

3

Taurus 94 Ultra-Lite (4”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 94 Ultra-Lite (5”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

 

Taurus Model 405

     Notes: This revolver was introduced in 2001 chambered for an unusual cartridge for revolvers, .40 Smith & Wesson.  The Taurus 405 has a heavy ported 2-inch barrel that limits the effectiveness of this round, but makes the weapon light and handy.  The frame and barrel are of stainless steel, while the cylinder is of titanium alloy, with a rubber grip.  Due to the non-rimmed ammunition, the Taurus 405 must be loaded with half-moon or full-moon clips.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This revolver does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 405

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.6 kg

5 Cylinder

$163

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 405

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

 

Taurus Model 415

     Notes: This revolver was introduced in 1999, with a heavy 2.5” barrel for its .41 Magnum caliber.  The barrel is ported to help fight recoil, and the weapon is made of steel with a rubber grip.  In 2000, a version of this weapon called the Model 415 Total Titanium (or simply 415T) was introduced, with titanium alloy barrel, cylinder, and frame.  The Model 415T may be had in blue gloss, matte blue, light gray, and dark gray finishes; the standard Model 415 is generally matte chrome.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon is quite rare, especially the 415 Total Titanium version.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 415

.41 Magnum

0.85 kg

5 Cylinder

$222

Taurus 415 Total Titanium

.41 Magnum

0.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$228

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 415

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

4

Taurus 415 Total Titanium

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

4

 

Taurus Tracker Series

     Notes: The Trackers are a line of revolvers of varying lengths, calibers, and finishes, but common features such as Taurus’ Ribber grip, relatively small and light frames, and heavy, slab-sided barrels which tend to be long.  Most have adjustable rear sights and ramp-and-blade front sights, often with red inserts and red lining of the front and rear sights to aid in aiming. Some have ported barrels, particularly in more powerful chamberings.  The appellation “Tracker” denotes it’s purpose of hunting (the hunting of humans being left unsaid).

     The Model 17 is a newer member of the series, designed to fire .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire ammunition.  Finish is a matte stainless steel finish, and a front sight which may be removed of used for minor windage adjustments.  The barrel is a bull profile; the barrel diameter is about the same as other trackers, but the .17 caliber ammunition makes the mouth of the barrel is so tiny as to appear comical!  A newer version, the Model 17C UltraLite, has a light alloy frame; this alloy is advertised on the Taurus website as “nearly indestructible.”  The Model 17C has a stubby 2-inch barrel with a shrouded ejector rod that also strengthens the barrel.  However, as of late 2008, the Model 17C has been discontinued.

     The Taurus 44 Ten-Tracker B is an unusual variant of the Tracker series, able to fire three different types of ammunition through the same cylinders and barrel.  This steel compact-framed revolver has the standard Ribber grips of the Tracker series, and comes in a blued finish or stainless steel.  The standard model has a 6.5” barrel, but a 3-inch barrel is also available.  The 44 Ten is fairly light in weight considering the ammunition it fires, which leads to heavy recoil (though the Ribber grips make this a bit more comfortable, if not actually reducing the felt recoil).  The rear sight is adjustable, and the front sight is a fixed target-type with a fiberoptic high-visibility inlay. Along a similar vein is the Model 4510 (called “The Judge,” due to the rumor that some judges are carrying them into courtrooms under their robes).  Though not able to fire the .44-40 Winchester cartridge, it can fire the .410 and .45 Long Colt cartridges.  Though it uses a 3-inch barrel, it is much heavier than it’s corresponding Model 44 Ten revolver.  The Model 4510 basically similar in design to the Model 44 Ten, but has a front sight with a red fiberoptic inlay instead of orange, and no rear sight.

     The Model 4510PLY Public Defender Polymer is also of basically the same design, but the frame is of polymer instead steel or light alloy. The barrel and cylinder are steel, though the barrel has a polymer shroud. The barrel length is also shorter at 2.5 inches.  Needless to say, it is a bit of a handful to shoot. Finish is largely matte black, though the cylinder may be polished blue or stainless steel; it also has Ribber grips.

     The Model 425 revolver came on the market in 2000.  It is a medium sized revolver in .41 Magnum and of steel construction.  The finish is matte stainless steel, and it has the characteristic Taurus black rubber grip, as well as barrel porting for its 4-inch barrel.  In 2001, the Total Titanium version was introduced, with a titanium alloy barrel, cylinder, and frame; it comes in light gray or dark gray with a ported barrel of 6 inches.  In 2002, Taurus introduced the Model 427; this is a standard Model 425 with a ventilated barrel rib and a 6-round cylinder as well as a 4-inch ported barrel.  All of these weapons have adjustable micrometer rear sights.

     The Model 455 Tracker uses a medium frame, and is, unlike the others, also designed for law enforcement.  Shorter barrels are none to accurate, but useful as guide guns or backup weapons.  Longer barrels do not have this problem. As with almost all revolvers using rimless ammunition, the Model 455 requires the firer to use half or full-moon clips when loading the ammunition.

     The Model 627 is primarily meant to be a “backpack gun” to drive off aggressive or deadly animals. The Taurus 627 comes in two versions, the Stealth Tracker, with a matte stainless steel finish and construction, and the Shadow Tracker, which is made from dark gray titanium alloy.  The barrel is 4 inches long, heavy, and ported.  The rear sight is a micrometer adjustable sight, and the grips are rubber.  This weapon was introduced in 2000.

     The Model 992 is one of the smallest caliber Trackers, the Model 992 is otherwise an astoundingly big revolver for its caliber.  Able to fire or .22 Long Rifle or .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire by use of switch cylinders.  Features include Taurus’ Ribber grip and a key to lock the revolver along with several other manual and passive safeties, including a transfer bar safety that prevents the hammer from contacting the firing pin. The barrel is heavy and slab-sided, and is 6.5 inches long.  The frame is a Compact frame despite the length and weight of the barrel.  Atop the barrel is a sighting rib, and the rear sights are fully adjustable while the front is a ramped blade.  The finish is dark blued.

     The Model 971 is a small caliber revolver intended as a pack weapon for hunters and hikers, to kill mortally-wounded game or varmints, or drive off larger animals.  It is large for its caliber, making it stable and easy to shoot.  The sights are 3-dot, to further ease aiming.  Barrel length is 6.5 inches with a slab-sided barrel and shroud, with a ventilated, integral sighting rib.  It is similar in many ways to the Model 992, but is heavier and built around a medium frame instead of a small frame.  It also fires an additional chambering the Model 992 does not shoot, and does not have a switch cylinder, so a revolver of this version cannot shoot different calibers by interchanging cylinders.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 17 Tracker

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

1.16 kg

7 Cylinder

$187

Taurus 17C

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

0.52 kg

8 Cylinder

$140

Taurus 44 Ten (6.5”

Barrel)

.410 Gauge 2.5”, .44-40 Winchester, and .45 Long Colt

0.91 kg

5 Cylinder

$272

Taurus 44 Ten (3” Barrel)

.410 Gauge 2.5”, .44-40 Winchester, and .45 Long Colt

0.84 kg

5 Cylinder

$236

Taurus 4150

.410 Gauge 2.5” and .45 Long Colt

1.04 kg

5 Cylinder

$236

Taurus 4150PLY

.410 Gauge 2.5” and .45 Long Colt

0.77 kg

5 Cylinder

$232

Taurus 425

.41 Magnum

1.08 kg

5 Cylinder

$237

Taurus 425 Total Titanium

.41 Magnum

0.82 kg

5 Cylinder

$237

Taurus 427

.41 Magnum

1.12 kg

6 Cylinder

$240

Taurus 455 (2” Barrel)

.45 ACP

0.67 kg

5 Cylinder

$170

Taurus 455 (4” Barrel)

.45 ACP

0.77 kg

5 Cylinder

$191

Taurus 455 (6.5” Barrel)

.45 ACP

1.16 kg

5 Cylinder

$216

Taurus 627 Stealth Tracker

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.08 kg

7 Cylinder

$204

Taurus 627 Shadow Tracker

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.82 kg

7 Cylinder

$204

Taurus 992 Tracker

.22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.56 kg

9 Cylinder

$128

Taurus 917

.17 Hornady Rimfire Magnum

1.85 kg

7 Cylinder

$187

Taurus 970

.22 Long Rifle

1.29 kg

7 Cylinder

$112

Taurus 971

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.33 kg

7 Cylinder

$128

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Taurus 17 Tracker

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Taurus 17C Tracker

DAR

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

2

Taurus 44 Ten (6.5”, .410)

DAR

2/1d4

1-Nil/Nil

2

4

Nil

2

Taurus 44 Ten (6.5”, .44-40)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

18

Taurus 44 Ten (6.5”, .45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

19

Taurus 44 Ten (3”, .410)

DAR

2/1d4

1-Nil/Nil

1

4

Nil

1

Taurus 44 Ten (3”, .44-40)

DAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

5

Taurus 44 Ten (3”, .45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

1

5

Nil

6

Taurus 4150 (.410)

DAR

2/1d4

1-Nil/Nil

1

3

Nil

1

Taurus 4150 (.45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

6

Taurus 4510PLY (.410)

DAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

1

4

Nil

1

Taurus 4510PLY (.45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

1

5

Nil

5

Taurus 425

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Taurus 425 Total Titanium

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

13

Taurus 427

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Taurus 455 Tracker (2”)

DAR

2

Nil

1

5

Nil

4

Taurus 455 Tracker (4”)

DAR

2

Nil

1

5

Nil

11

Taurus 455 Tracker (6.5”)

DAR

2

1-Nil

1

5

Nil

19

Taurus 627 Stealth Tracker (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Taurus 627 Stealth Tracker (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Taurus 627 Shadow Tracker (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 627 Shadow Tracker (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Taurus 992 Tracker (.22 Long Rifle)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

1

Nil

12

Taurus 992 Tracker (.22 WMR)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

Taurus 917

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Taurus 970

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

12

Taurus 971

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

 

Taurus Model 431

     Notes: This is a standard sort of revolver, chambered for .44 Special.  .44 Magnum ammunition should not be used in this revolver, as the barrel and cylinder are not strong enough to handle the stress of the Magnum ammunition. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Taurus 431 (3” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.87 kg

5 Cylinder

$202

Taurus 431 (4” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.99 kg

5 Cylinder

$212