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Here's something new different and weird from Taurus Int. which I discovered on the Academy Sports (TM) website catalog for $349.99,

Taurus 2012 Full Line Catalog

It looks metal framed too! Would this be good for the arthritic set as more than a .22LR but less than a .38 Special mid-range wad cutter.

Given the relative high cost of .380 compared to 9x19 and .38 special...humm.

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Who is a curious fellow, :ehsmile:
 

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The Federal website shows 90 gr Hyrda-Shok with 200 ft/lb at the muzzle and the wadcutter at less than 160. I do expect both those figures to be from longer barrels than the neo-Terrier.

Once in awhile, it'd be nice if companies would explain why they do something. On the other hand, maybe if they can't figure out why no one else makes a product, maybe we're better off in ignorance.
 

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You know the answer - because someone in the sales hierarchy convinced someone higher up that it would make money... :D
Yeah. And unfortunately, sometimes they're right. Look at The Judge. An abysmal concept that has made them a fortune. :ehsmile:
 

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Here's something new different and weird from Taurus Int. which I discovered on the Academy Sports (TM) website catalog for $349.99,

Taurus 2012 Full Line Catalog

It looks metal framed too! Would this be good for the arthritic set as more than a .22LR but less than a .38 Special mid-range wad cutter.

Given the relative high cost of .380 compared to 9x19 and .38 special...humm.

Geoff
Who is a curious fellow, :ehsmile:
Consider what .38 S&W costs though. Like you said, an option for those with weaker hands, especially if it has a good trigger; mild recoil isn't much good if a disabled user can't fire it.
 

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Well, it will be interesting because one who handloads will be able to do all kinds of stuff with .380 bullets.

Also, are the frame and cylinder shortened or machined from the same blanks used for .38 Special revolvers? I remember a fellow on here before mentioning a "Super compact" concept for a 9mm revolver with a shortened frame and cylinder.

Also, if they are looking international, some nations have .380 as a more popular caliber. Mexico maybe?
 

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Good point, David. Many nations ban 'military' calibers for civilian use.
 

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Maybe the Turks, who are enamored with the .380 wanted a revolver for some police groups as opposed to the double stack semi-autos they used at last report?

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Who notes in the land of spandex and shorts his LCP is preferred to his old model S&W Bodyguard.
 

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Maybe the Turks, who are enamored with the .380 wanted a revolver for some police groups as opposed to the double stack semi-autos they used at last report?

Geoff
Who notes in the land of spandex and shorts his LCP is preferred to his old model S&W Bodyguard.
Sadly, some things cannot be un-thought...:eek:mg:
 
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