TAURUS INTERNATIONAL MFG., INC.
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TAURUS INTERNATIONAL MFG., INC.
Currently manufactured by Taurus Forjas S.A., located in Porto Alegre, Brazil and in Miami, FL (certain models). Currently, handguns made in Brazil are imported by Taurus International Mfg., Inc. located in Miami, FL since 1982. Beginning 2007, Taurus Tactical, a separate entity, was created for law enforcement/military sales and service. Distributor sales only.
During late 2012, Taurus Holdings purchased an exclusive global distribution agreement with Diamondback Firearms, LLC. Taurus assumed all sales and marketing efforts of the Diamondback branded products from its Miami office.
All Taurus products are known for their innovative design, quality construction, and proven value, and are backed by a lifetime repair policy.
Taurus order number nomenclature is as follows: the first digit followed by a dash refers to type (1 = pistol, 2 = revolvers, 3 = longuns, 4 = Magazines/Accessories, 5 = grips, and 10 = scope mount bases), the next 2 or 3 digits refer to model number, the next digit refers to type of hammer (0 = exposed, 1 = concealed), the next digit refers to barrel length (w/o fractions), the last digit refers to finish (1 = blue, 9 = stainless), and the suffix at the end refers to special features (T = total titanium, H = case hardened, M = matte finish, PLY = polymer, UL = Ultra-Lite, C = ported (compensation), G = gold accent, PRL = mother-of-pearl grips, R = rosewood grips, NS = night sights, MG = magnesium, and FO = fiber optic). Hence, 2-454089M refers to a Model 454 Raging Bull revolver in .454 Casull cal. with an exposed hammer and a 8 3/8 in. barrel in matte stainless finish.

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