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impulsive7 said:
What is a TALO special edition anyway?

Think I could swap out that fiber optic thing for a real front sight?
Talo Inc. specializes in customizing guns for manufacturers. They do it for about everyone in the industry. Not really sure what makes this Taurus 44 that speical except, here you go impulsive7, those sights you don't like!!
 

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rainman said:
Talo Inc. specializes in customizing guns for manufacturers. They do it for about everyone in the industry. Not really sure what makes this Taurus 44 that speical except, here you go impulsive7, those sights you don't like!!
Those sights and the 2 inch barrel. Fiber optic sights don't belong on a combat revolver.
 

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Actually, what I find interesting about this gun is that, according to the imfamous Taurus website, it doesn't exist! It's not listed under any catagory and when you run the model number, 2-440029, in search it comes up "no model found". I don't know if this is an exclusive run just for Talo or if these things have been laying in a dark, forgotten back room at the factory and have just been re-discovered. What ever the case may be, they seem to be a recent introduction just showing up in the past few months. Anyone with more insight please chime in. I'm curious about the history of this model.
 

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My understanding is TALO disti custom-altered and marketed these guns. Note another difference is a fixed rear sight. You WANT that Hi-viz front (see similar S&W pack-guns) tho a 'smith could always put something else in. Alaska is mostly night half the year. This arm is truly meant to be a back-country, back-packer-type, Close-Quarter-Combat gun for big bear, etc., lethality vs. your person. It is accordingly shorter and a little lighter than the 4" Tracker which actually has a 3" barrel w/a 1" ported barrel shroud. The original longer, compensated, gun is, I'll say, a little rough to shoot with full-power 300 gr. hardcast bullet rounds (even w/two-handed hold) -- this TALO will be a little tougher and not afford you much comfortable target practice with Kodiak-Bear demanding ammo...

But so what?! The compact frame isn't really made for such, you won't be using this for anything beyond 7 or 15 yds. in range or real life (right?), and it is small, downright low-priced, and just a super-cool gun that may be a collector's item very soon...

Alden
 
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