Taurus Introduces SPECTRUM: First Totally “Made in the USA” Pistol
Taurus took a fresh look at how the gun interfaces with the user. The concealed carry customer is concerned about control, comfort and safety while shooting a micro 380 pistol. To address this challenge, Taurus collaborated with PolyOne Corporation – a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions. Together they conducted a major ergonomic study to better understand the challenges of making a small pistol that fits various hand sizes. Drawing on PolyOne’s expertise, Taurus executed an enhanced grip design featuring unique contours that enable the hand to naturally conform to the firearm, providing a more secure grip.
Anthony Acitelli, CEO, states “We looked at the 380-carry segment of the market and wanted to address the needs of offering a concealed carry gun that is as comfortable as it is aesthetically pleasing. Because of improved performance and new innovation within the personal and home defense ammunition categories, the 380 has become a formidable caliber to carry. This small package now packs a powerful punch with the Taurus SPECTRUM.” The extended magazine option holds seven rounds and features a finger groove to aid in proper grip and control while maintaining comfort when firing.
Taurus took an innovative approach in addressing the challenges of slide racking by replacing traditional slide serrations. Taurus developed a stylish design which allows the fingers to engage indentations on the slide, providing positive contact points for enhanced traction, minimizing short strokes while racking – enhancing safety. Additionally, the same concept of soft touch material that is used on the grip is also incorporated into the slide design to enhance traction. These elements, when combined, create a comfortable manipulation when chambering a round.
The Taurus SPECTRUM has a safe, long and smooth 7-9 pound trigger that offers the crisp release common to a striker-fired system. Unique to Taurus, this true double-action only (DAO) trigger system features a non-energized striker, with no pre-cock or pre-load applied, ensuring no contact between the sear and striker. The wide, flat trigger aids in correct finger placement. For additional safety, the gun comes equipped with a striker block, providing peace of mind for everyday carry.
Taurus SPECTRUM features include:
- CALIBER: .380 AUTO
- CAPACITY: 6 RDS / 7 RDS
- FINISH: VARIOUS COLOR
- GRIP: SOFT-TOUCH OVERMOL
- FIRING SYSTEM: STRIKE
- ACTION TYPE: DA
- TRIGGER PULL: 7-9 lbs
- SAFETY: INTERNA
- SIGHTS (FRONT): INTEGRATED LOW PROFIL
- SIGHTS (REAR): INTEGRATED LOW PROFIL
- SLIDE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
- SLIDE FINISH: BLACK MELONITE OR MATTE STAINLESS
- OVERALL LENGTH: 5.40″
- OVERALL WIDTH: 0.89″
- OVERALL HEIGHT: 3.82″
- BARREL LENGTH: 2.8″
- MAG RELEASE: REVERSIBLE
- WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 10 oz.MAGAZINES INCLUDED: 2
- ACCESSORIES: CABLE LOCK
- PACKAGE SIZE: 10″ x 6″ x 1.75″
- PACKAGE WEIGHT: 1.0 lbs.
The Taurus SPECTRUM is available in eight Standard Color offerings which include; a black, gray or white frame option, either black or gray overmold color option and with either a black or stainless slide color option.
House Colors Include: (MSRP: $305)
Three house colors are available in the following configurations:
- Black frame, FDE overmold, Black slide
- White frame, Cyan blue overmold, Stainless slide
- Gray frame, Mint overmold, Black slide
Taurus USA continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency have helped deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.