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Taurus
Model: PT-940
Gun Dimensions Width:1.626-in
Length:7-in Height:5.2-in
Barrel:3.625-in Weight:28.2-oz
Variant 4 of 8
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor173082
  • Recoil Factor7.47 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity11 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor87%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2000 - 2010
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock/safety lever
Magazine:10-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:mother of pearl
Sights:3-dot fixed
Notes:gold highlights
Manufacturer
Forjas Taurus SA
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$702.00Used Est:$490.00
Last Update:1/3/2018
About the Gun

The PT-940 is a medium frame pistol that relies on the modified SIG-type Colt-Browning tipping-barrel locking system. Although part of the Taurus 92 series, this more compact model features an enclosed slide, straight backstrap and frame mounted decocking lever.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .40 S&W
Alias: .40 Smith & Wesson Auto
MV: From 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME: From 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT: From 135 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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