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).
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. The Taurus, since antiquity, represents 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 volume of small arms sales.
THE TAURUS TS9
The Taurus TS9 continues the Taurus tradition of service pistols that began with the first revolvers produced for the Brazilian government and has continued since then. The TS9 is a rugged, reliable 9mm 17-round striker-fired pistol that passed the rigorous NATO pistol-proof tests. The TS9 isn’t just good on paper; it’s good in the streets. As the pistol of choice for elite Brazilian military and law enforcement special operations units, the TS9 continues to prove its worth in action.
The polymer frame has four interchangeable backstraps, an ambidextrous magazine release for left-handed users, a firing pin block, and a Picatinny/MIL-STD-1913 accessory rail for lights and lasers.
THE SLIDE & BARREL
The slide and barrel are made from alloy steel with a matte black finish. The slide is equipped with adjustable front and rear sights and a loaded chamber indicator.
The 4-inch barrel is a 1:16 right-hand twist with six grooves.
Type: Full Sized, Striker Fired, Semi-Automatic, Single Action Only
Caliber: 9X19 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 Rounds
Sights: Drift Adjustable Front and Rear
Barrel Length: 4.0 Inches
Overall Length: 7.25 Inches
Height: 5.64 Inches
Width: 1.26 Inches
Weight: 35.25 Ounces
Now available on the US market for the first time, thanks to a government contract overrun, you have a limited-time opportunity to get your hands on this duty-ready international service pistol!
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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].