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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Taurus Guns - Any Good? - What About SCCY?:

I was reading a review of the Taurus Judge (Gun-Tests.Com "Fit, finish and lockup were excellent.") - and asked myself just who are these Taurus people & are these a second line product - or is that just an ignorant prejudiced thought? .. so I had a look at Wikipedia for more background:

"Taurus produced its first revolver, the Model 38101SO, in 1941. Beginning in 1968, it exported revolvers to the U.S. market through a series of importers.
In 1971, the Bangor Punta Corporation, then the parent company of Smith & Wesson, purchased 54 percent of Forjas Taurus, allowing the two firearms manufacturers to easily share information regarding design and manufacturing. In 1977, Taurus was purchased from Bangor Punta by its current owners, and its ties to Smith & Wesson were severed.
In 1980, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil's military, Taurus purchased Beretta's São Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs.
In order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA, in 1984.
In 1997 Forjas Taurus purchased the rights & equipment to manufacture Rossi brand revolvers. They currently manufacture three .38 special models & four .357 magnum models under the Rossi name, manufactured in São Leopoldo, Brazil."
- So Taurus shares the same family genes as Smith & Wesson, Beretta, and Rossi.
- Now here's a neat & tidy two inch Taurus in 327 Federal Magnum..
- That sold stateside for around US$200. Surely this has to be excellent value for money - unless you are a screenager who won't wear anything without a trendy advertising logo displayed prominently.
I can't "judge" any Taurus gun as I've never owned one - but the users seem to rate them O.K. -  no better nor worse than any other brands.
Now - Talking about "value for money"..

 SCCY Industries of Daytona Florida would like you to pronounce their name "Sky". They have made a lot of their 9mm 'CPX Series' handguns and have displayed a propensity for molding their polymer frames in a range of garish children's toy colors.
- Certainly they are offering their future customers "choices" and they probably will succeed in the 'murican' market - as they proudly proclaim 'Made in America' - and are selling a decent pistol for around the US$300 mark.

Hickok45 thinks the CPX-2 is a quality little pistol with a long D/A trigger pull that may be ammo-sensitive - but he likes them at the price - with their 3.1 inch barrels and steel 10 round magazines (made 'in house').
- A 'chubby' wee gun because its magazines are 'double-stacked' or "staggered" - and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
SCCYs latest model - the CPX-3 is a 380 ACP gun that uses a freshly designed 'Quad-Lock' barrel lock-up system.

Marty K.