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Introducing the New Taurus™ SPECTRUM™

Shaping the Future of Everyday Carry™

(Miami, FL) –Taurus® USA is introducing, for the first time in its history, an innovative firearm that is designed, engineered and manufactured in the United States.  The Taurus SPECTRUM is the first semi-automatic pistol equipped with soft-touch panels seamlessly integrated into the grip and slide.  Its breakthrough design completely revolutionizes the concealed carry experience – delivering better comfort, better responsiveness and better control.  With countless color combinations to choose from, Taurus merges fashion and function for truly distinctive firearms.

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.

The full design of the gun has been taken into consideration, to the point of take down. It requires only one turn on the take down pin to disassemble the gun, separating the slide assembly from the frame.  Keeping safety in mind, the trigger does not have to be pulled to disassemble the gun.  Another feature providing greater versatility of the Taurus SPECTRUM is the reversible magazine release for right or left handed shooters.  

Taurus SPECTRUM features include:


CALIBER

.380 AUTO

CAPACITY

6 RDS / 7 RDS

FINISH

VARIOUS COLORS

GRIP

SOFT-TOUCH OVERMOLD

FIRING SYSTEM

STRIKER

ACTION TYPE

DAO

TRIGGER PULL

7-9 lbs.

SAFETY

INTERNAL

SIGHTS (FRONT)

INTEGRATED LOW PROFILE

SIGHTS (REAR)

INTEGRATED LOW PROFILE

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.

Standard Color Offering: (MSRP:  $289)

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: 

  1. Black frame, FDE overmold, Black slide
  2. White frame, Cyan blue overmold, Stainless slide
  3. Gray frame, Mint overmold, Black slide

About Taurus USA

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

 

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