I, like many of you, appreciate improvements and advancements, especialyl when they make shooting more efficient and more enjoyable. Taurus has had a Bubbits-action pistol on the market in Brazil, but I had always been told it would never come to the US. Aside from the Bubbits BB6 (no longer in production) and Kimber R7 Mako (a few were made, then recalled, and now?) there are no other pistols on the US market using this improved design that I'm aware of. To learn more about this see our coverage of the BB6. We'll do our best to get a TS9 in for review as soon as possible.
For now, here's the offical release from Taurus:
Introducing the TS9: Taurus International Manufacturing Unveils the Future of Firearm Innovation
BAINBRIDGE, GA - September 1, 2023 - Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., a leading name in the world of firearms, is proud to announce the launch of its latest masterpiece, the TS9. This cutting-edge firearm is set to revolutionize the industry with a host of exceptional features, designed to elevate your shooting experience to new heights.
Previously available only to international military and law enforcement customers, the TS9 has passed the rigorous NATO testing protocols. It’s the pistol of choice for Brazil’s most elite special operations units and serves law enforcement and military units across the world. For the first time, thanks to a law enforcement sales overrun, the TS9 brings its rugged durability and reliability to the US market in limited quantities.
TS9 Key Features:
1. Adjustable Rear Sight:The TS9 boasts an adjustable rear sight that allows shooters to fine-tune their accuracy for unparalleled marksmanship. Whether you're a novice or an expert, this feature ensures every shot counts.
2. Adjustable Front Sight:With an adjustable front sight, the TS9 offers superior versatility. Customize your sight picture to suit your preferences and shooting style, ensuring optimal target acquisition in any scenario.
3. Accessory Rail (Picatinny/MIL-STD 1913):The integrated accessory rail provides compatibility with a wide range of accessories, including lights, lasers, and more. Customize your TS9 to meet your specific needs and mission requirements.
4. Ambidextrous Magazine Release:Taurus understands the importance of accessibility and convenience for all shooters. The ambidextrous magazine release ensures that both left and right-handed users can operate the TS9 with ease.
5. Interchangeable Backstraps (4 Sizes):The TS9 offers unmatched comfort and ergonomics, thanks to its four interchangeable backstraps. Tailor the grip to fit your hand perfectly, enhancing control and reducing recoil for a more enjoyable shooting experience.
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. takes pride in its commitment to safety and innovation, and the TS9 is no exception. With its advanced features and modern design, this firearm is poised to become the weapon of choice for discerning shooters worldwide.
The TS9 is available now at authorized Taurus dealers across the United States. For more information about the TS9 or to find a dealer near you, please visit TaurusUSA.com.
About Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.: Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continue to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.
For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.
17OCT23 UPDATE: We Bought One. Tabletop Video: