By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023


Taurus is a Strategic Defense Company with 83 years of history and a solid reputation based on its commitment to excellence.

Headquartered in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Taurus has two production units: one in Bainbridge, Georgia (USA), and another in Haryana, India. Taurus has a complete product portfolio consisting of revolvers, pistols, submachine guns, rifles, carbines, and shotguns, serving the civil, military, and police markets in Brazil and in more than 100 countries.

The company employs about 3,700 people and operates an extensive supply chain that generates thousands of indirect jobs. The company invests heavily in research and development, has partnerships with renowned educational institutions, and has an Integrated Center for Technology and Engineering Brazil/United States (CITE).

As a world leader in the manufacture of revolvers and one of the largest producers of pistols in the world, Taurus is the most imported brand by the demanding North American market.

The word “Taurus” in Latin means bull. Since antiquity, the Taurus has represented strength and vigor. This concept inspired Taurus. Believing in this meaning and facing the new moment of the company, the modern logo refers to the process of evolution of the company, maintaining the tradition that allowed it to be the largest company in the world in terms of the volume of small arms sales.


The TH45 is the newest full-size model in the Taurus TH series of hammer-fired pistols, joining the 9mm and .40 S&W. It’s dependable, well-equipped, and now chambered in the venerable .45 ACP cartridge.


The TH45 uses a polymer frame that boasts finger grooves along the grip, stippling on the panels, and interchangeable backstraps to fit your hand properly. A Picatinny accessory rail is on the dust cover for lights and lasers. It’s equipped with an ambidextrous safety slide-stop lever and magazine release.

Safety features include a firing pin block, manual safety, and a loaded chamber indicator.


The slide is constructed of alloy steel and finished in matte black.

The 4.25-inch barrel is stainless steel with a matte finish and a 1:16 in right-hand twist with six grooves.


Type: Full Size/Double Action/Single Action/Hammer Fired

Caliber: .45 ACP

Magazine Capacity: 13 Rounds

Sights: Front: Fixed, Rear: Drift Adjustable

Barrel Length: 4.25 Inches

Overall Length: 7.8 Inches

Overall Height: 5.8 Inches

Overall Width: 1.43 Inches

Weight: 28.5 Ounces

MSRP: $529.99



The TH45 ships with two 13-round magazines. Check one out at your Taurus dealer today.

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Off Grid, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.

Contact him at [email protected].