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Taurus Model 82

Variant 2 of 2

Type:Revolver
Produced:1993 -
Caliber:.38 Spl +P
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Cylinder:6-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:black rubber
Sights:fixed front and rear
Notes:
Barrel Length:4 in.
Overall Length:9.25 in.
Height:5.48 in.
Width:1.496 in.
Weight:36.5 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:$514
Used Est.:$345
Last Update: 7/9/2013

Caliber:.38 Special
Alias:.38 Smith & Wesson Special
Muzzle Velocities - from710to1250ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from166to382ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from110to158gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:124352- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:2.91 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:6 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Poor
Defense Factor:54%

About the Handgun:
Chambered for the .38 Special round and rated for the +P load, this 6-round revolver features a 4 inch full lug barrel, fixed sights, rubber grip with finger grooves and blued or stainless construction.
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:
Developed by Smith & Wesson and introduced along with its Military & Police Model revolver in 1902, this was originally a military cartridge intended to replace the unsatisfactory .38 Long Colt then in use by the Army. Colt brought out its own version of the .38 Special in 1909, which differs from the original only in bullet shape, being a flat-point style. The .38 Special is considered one of the best-balanced, all-round handgun cartridges ever designed. It is also one of the most accurate and very widely used for match shooting.
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