I don't see the appeal either, especially based on the prices that 380 ammo escalated to last election cycle. People were paying more for it than I was paying for premium 10MM and 357 Magnum loads. That's nutzzzz.
Yeah, but with a double action trigger pull only, no hammer on this one here, who'd want that? Every stinking thing I've ever looked at that was hammerless like this one is has a horrendous trigger pull. Like 12 lbs or more. Who'd want that?
Ever hear of a trigger job? I haven't handled one but several older ladies have had us lighten triggers on the S&W Airweights and Taurus Ultra-lites. And many do have a problem with 38 spl. recoil. I think some these folks would also like to see this revolver chambered in 32 S&W Long if any Taurus engineers happen by.
As an RCBS owner I choose not to participate in ammo shortages.
Nice looking little pistol. A friend has a 9mm 940 S&W. I think it was a J frame... cute as a button. He wanted me to polish off the sharp edges of its trigger for him, so when I finished the job, I took it to the range to try out. I guess it would fill the bill as a back-up gun, but other than that it was far too small for my hands. It felt like it was twisting in my hand when I'd fire it. I couldn't control it very well, so I was all over the place with it at 25m. I'd keep it if someone gave me one of those micro revolvers, but I doubt I'd ever want to purchase one.
Just touching on this a wee bit, but I can totaly understand that people DO have problems with handgun recoil.
My mother who is now 61 years young and had lung cancer (now recovering) lives by herself. She is a very slight little woman. All of about 100 lbs soaking wet and 5' 0". She also has bad carpal tunnel from 25 years of factory work, and mild arthritis to boot!
As she lives by herself, I wanted her to have a handgun. She can shoot a 22 handgun with amazing accuracy, but i wanted her to have something with a bit more punch than the .22 Mag.
It also needs to be very light weight.
So I am wondering why/when IF! Taurus is going to ever put the great little
.32 H&R Mag into a 5 shot Taurus Defender Poly. My new 38 Special +P Defender Poly I bought last weekend was only $325.73 tax & all out the door. But there is no way she could handle the recoil of that gun. It is NOT bad at all,,,,,,for most everyone else. But for HER,,,,,no.
At the moment, she has my .22 Mag single action. It is very simple for her. Pull the hammer back, pull the trigger. She likes simple!!! LOL
I know this is a bit of rambling on, but the POINT is, I wish more people would take a harder look into the .32 H&R Mag.
OR!!! OR, revolvers chamberd for the .327 Federal Magnum, as you can shoot all the old rimmed .32 revolver rounds through the .327 FM chambering!
To be upset over the things you want &DO NOThave is to waste the things you DOhave !
If that revolver was made in an alloy instead of steel, I can maybe see it. But, the revolver is alot wider than most semi autos. The real attraction is the "just pull the trigger" aspect of the revolver. Other than that, why bother?
I think the .380 would work better in a revolver because of the case design. Doesn't the 9mm have a slight taper and the .380 is a true straight wall design? Anyway I think the idea was that they shaved the cylinder and frame down. I would bet this is chasing the trend of high-quality .380 defensive ammo, and also designed for countries that might not allow other 'military' cartridges in the hands of civilians.