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Taurus Model 17C Tracker

Variant 6 of 6

Type:Revolver
Produced:2003 - 2007
Caliber:.17 HMR
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Cylinder:8-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:black rubber
Sights:fixed front, adjustable rear
Notes:small frame, full underlug
Barrel Length:5 in.
Overall Length:9.75 in.
Height:5.125 in.
Width:1.312 in.
Weight:26.5 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Forjas Taurus SA+55 51 347 4000
Avenida do Forte 511Website:
Porto Alegre Brazilwww.taurus.com.br
Importer:Phone Number:
Taurus USA305-624-1115
16175 NW 49th Ave.Website:
Miami FL 33014www.taurususa.com
MSRP:$439
Used Est.:$290
Last Update: 7/8/2013

Caliber:.17 HMR
Alias:.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire
Muzzle Velocities - from1966to2375ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from146to250ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from17to20gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:23541- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:0.17 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:8 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Poor
Defense Factor:30%

About the Handgun:
The Taurus Model 17C is a small frame, 8 shot revolver with a 2, 4 or 5 inch barrel. Available in blued or stainless steel, or light alloy frame. Features include adjustable sights, full underlug on 4 and 5 inch barrels, transfer bar safety system and soft rubber grips.
About the Manufacturer:
This company was founded in 1939 to make Smith & Wesson-type revolvers and is now part of a group that makes products ranging from hand tools to sports equipment. In 1980, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil's military, Taurus purchased Beretta's Sao Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs. By the early 1990s the company was employing more than 3000 people in four factories in Brazil. In order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary in 1984 stationed in Miami, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge is based on a .22 Magnum (WMR) rimfire case that is necked down to seat a 17 grain, .17 caliber Hornady V-Max bullet. As done with the .17 Mach 2, the .17 HMR is sized such that manufacturers can easily re-tool .22 WMR gun designs to the new .17 HMR cartridge. This is a supersonic varmint round that travels over twice the speed of sound with near flat trajectory to 100 yards. The larger cartridge and load gives the .17 HMR more than 1-1/2 times the energy at 100 yards than the smaller .17 Mach 2.
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