10 Taurus Guns, New and Old, That You Need to Know About

Whether you are looking for something to carry everyday, or for home defense, you need to check out these Taurus guns.

The fact that Taurus has been producing guns since the 1940s surprises people.

This manufacturer doesn't seem to be a household name, like many other companies. However, Taurus is boosting its lineup with everything from home protection, to hunting and field sidearm choices, to a bevy of concealed carry weapons for American gun owners.

The company is gaining rapid popularity and its Taurus pistols and revolvers are affordable and dependable.

If you don't know these 10 Taurus handguns, you need to check them out now.

1. The Judge

There are two words to describe this piece: hand cannon. The Taurus Judge can load either 410 shotshells or 45s. It weighs in at 36.8 ounces unloaded, which is light considering what it can do for you. The Judge belongs to a family of 410 Shotshell and .45 Colt options, which boasts over 10 variations on this theme.

2. 1911

Taurus 1911

The Taurus 1911 has a lot to offer with this classic design. Both 9mm and .45 ACP are represented in this model. Also, There are many options in terms of furniture and materials in this line.

Taurus, at the time, offered one of the most affordable and reliable 1911s on the market.

3. 180 Curve

The Curve is truly an innovation. This is the first ever concealed carry firearm that is curved to fit the contours of the human body. On top of that, the Curve has a light and laser built right into the frame.

Chambered in .380 and weighing on 10.2 ounces, it could be argued that this is the future of personal defense.

4.  738 TCP

The 738 TCP is ultralite and dependable. This is a great option for minimal exposure and imprinting. The 738 TCP is chambered in .380 and weighs in at 10.2 ounces, just like the 180 Curve. Taurus offers yet another great personal protection option with this gun.

5. Spectrum

Following the theme of personal defense and concealed carry, the Taurus Spectrum series is chambered in .380 ACP caliber. It's claimed to be "shaping the future of everyday carry." This single-action semi-automatic pistol could be your preferred go-to. You can choose a normal black color, but wait until you see the other options.

6. 24/7 G2

Every manufacturer has their most popular guns that they continue to evolve. The Taurus 24/7 G2 is that gun for this company.

Improving on the original designs, the 24/7 G2 is the next step in progress for this tried and true model. You can find this one chambered in 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 ACP, with a variety of magazine capacities as well.

7.  Concealed Carry Model 22


Taurus offers a unique, elegant and effective weapon with the Model 22. These pistols feature a blowback action and a tip-up barrel to enhance the safety and convenience of loading the weapon. The Model 22 can fit just about anywhere for your protection.

8. Millennium G2

With it's polymer frame and slim grip, the Millennium G2 series has a lot to offer. The sub-compact design is great for concealed carry and comes chambered in 9mm and .40 caliber. The accessory rail is a welcomed feature, as well.

9.  Protector Revolvers

The protector revolver series comes in .357 Magnum and .38 Special +P options. The polymer frame keeps this one light in weight and comfortable to carry. If you prefer revolvers to pistols, this is what you are looking for from Taurus.

10. CIA Revolvers

The CIA Revolver series is ideal for close quarters or as a back up piece. The fully enclosed hammer makes this weapon easy and effective to use. Chambered in .357 Magnum and .38 Special +P, the CIA is ready when you are.

If you haven't yet, check out what Taurus USA has to offer. There are plenty more Taurus models we didn't even mention in this post, like the Raging Bull and the Public Defender. You will be pleasantly surprised with the variety of old and new products, not to mention the affordability.