CALIBER >> 9mm Luger
MAGAZINE CAPACITY>> 20
SIZE>> 215.9 x 140.79 mm
WEIGHT>> 0.91 Kg
In 1980, Taurus purchased the Beretta factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil “lock, stock and barrel” and immediately sought to improve on the Beretta design, resulting in the popular and acclaimed Taurus 92 and 99 9mm pistols. Always looking to raise the bar, we’ve taken this year’s models a step further than they’ve ever been. Most notable is Taurus’ specially designed drop hammer forged ordnance grade alloy frame that won’t crack or allow the slide to come off. Other innovations include a three-position frame-mounted ambidextrous safety, which is more secure than a slide mounted safety, and allows for a classic SA “cocked-and-locked” mode, as well as functioning as a DA decoking lever. Available in fixed sight Model 92 and in adjustable sight Model 99, you’ll be able to face any situation without compromise.
LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR
Taurus provides a loaded chamber indicator on all new compact, medium and large frame pistols. As with all Taurus safety and security innovations, the indicator in no way interferes with the operation of your pistol and is provided at no extra cost, but gives you an “at-a-glance” verification that there is a round in the chamber. When a round is in the chamber, the ejector pops out of the slide, exposing a red strip just behind the ejection port. While any loaded chamber indicator is no substitute for common sense and safe firearm handling, it is one more example of Taurus’ commitment to outstanding firearms.
3 POSITION SAFETY DECOCKER
Try the ambidextrous Three-Position Safety on any Taurus pistol capable of firing in both single action and double action. It’s easily operated and provided at no additional charge. Depress with your thumb and safely drop the hammer to de-cock the pistol. The safety returns to the OFF position, ready for double action shooting. Push the safety up and your cocked pistol is safe to carry in the single action mode. When applied to a de-cocked pistol, safety is ON and the first shot is double action.
TAURUS SECURITY SYSTEM (TSS)A
All the Taurus family of revolvers features the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your firearm and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun’s manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with our revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with most guns). To engage: simply insert the Key into the button on the rear or side of the pistol and rotate one-quarter turn clockwise. This engages the Security System. The manual safety cannot be moved and the trigger cannot be pulled. To disengage: simply rotate the key one-quarter turn back. This releases the Security System, yet leaves the pistol’s manual safety in the “safe” position until you are ready to release it yourself and fire the gun.
AMBIDEXTROUS 3-POSITION SAFETY
Features Positive dentents for SAFE, FIRE and DECOCK
Features the Genuine Picatinny Rail allowing use of many accessories
Allows the Firearm to be safely decocked from the cocked position
|RATE OF TWIST||1:9.84″|
|FRONT SIGHT||Fixed- 1 Dot|
|REAR SIGHTS||Fixed 2 dot|