Taurus pistols have had a long and distinguished history. The well-known and popular Taurus 92 is modeled after the same sidearm issued to our armed forces, but with improvements to enhance reliability, durability and accuracy. Taurus is also innovating in polymer-frame handgun design with the Millennium Pro series of pistols which feature a manual safety and the unique Taurus Security System. Taurus also produces a full line of small frame pistols for maximum conceal ability and maximum reliability.
This pistol shows Taurus innovation and German influence at the same time. Taurus began building credible, quality descendants of the Beretta 92 series in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the Brazilian Company deftly combined tradition with innovation beginning with its early models. The 92 and 99 series pistols filled a pricing niche beneath the pricey Berettas with no sacrifice of quality. After Beretta introduced its 92SB Compact, Taurus followed suit with their 92 C, which led to the series that includes the photo specimen in the late 1990s, when Taurus took its Beretta Compact type frame and installed a shorter, sturdier slide with looks akin to the German Sig Pistols.
The 915 was a transitional model leading to the currently marketed PT 911 that is equipped with Taurus’s internal lock. This pistol, then, is a Pre-Lock Taurus. Type is traditional double and single action semi-automatic; construction is steel barrel, slide and parts mounted on a polished alloy frame; barrel length is service size 4 inches; grip frame is traditional and serrated fore and aft, yet thinned on the order of the Beretta Vertec pistols.
Magazine capacity is 15 rounds, 15+1 total capacity, and any Taurus 92/99 magazine will fit into this pistol. Ambidextrous Frame Mounted Safety levers also serve as de-cockers, to safely return the hammer to its resting, double-action-ready position. The pistol, like all Taurus' with frame mounted safeties, is also capable of cocked-and-locked, single-action-first-shot carry.
|9mm Luger (9x19)
|Double / Single Action