Taurus M 444 Raging Bull
Model 444 B6 (top) and Model 444 SS8 (below)
In 1997, the Brazilian company «Forjas Taurus S. A. »was created revolver Model 444 under the powerful cartridge kalibra.44 Magnum, which appeared on the arms market with the name« Raging Bull »(Raging Bull).
Revolver Taurus M 444 is assembled on a single steel frame large size corresponding approximately L frame revolvers company «Smith and Wesson» and is provided with a drum, swing out to the left side.
Taurus M 444 SS8 Raging Bull
Drum capacity 6 rounds fixed to the frame by turning the latch earrings. While reloading revolver drum leans to the left side and extractor located inside the drum axis, when pressed simultaneously removes immediately all spent cartridges.
Revolvers Taurus M 444 Raging Bull have a heavy reinforced barrel length of 165 mm (6.5 ") or 213 mm (8.375"). At the top of the barrel is vented strap and built-in equalizer with four funnel gas escape hole on each side of the front sight. In the bottom of the barrel is a container for the extractor rod.
hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger, double action allows shooting as self-cocking, and with pre-cocking the hammer manually.
The design provides for a trigger automatic trigger safety. Also equipped with a safety lock arms, locking the trigger in the frame - this security system TSS (Taurus Security System), patented by «Taurus» like a normal door lock and operates a miniature key.
open Sights consist of a foresight and adjustable rear sight, equipped with a micrometer adjustment and lock. Also on Raging Bull revolvers possible to install an optical sight.
handle weapons made in the style «combat» enveloping and equipped with rubber cheeks.
Taurus M 444 Ultra Light
Model 444 MULTI 4 (top) and Model 444 MULTI SS 2 (bottom)
revolvers «Raging Bull» company "Taurus" after some time have been proposed and ultralight options Model 444 «Ultra Light».
Revolvers Taurus M 444 Ultra Light have a design similar to «Raging Bull», but manufactured using light alloys (titanium frame, aluminum drum), and also got the short barrel length of 57 mm (2.25 ") and 102 mm (4 "), thereby reducing the weight of the arms twice. Among the differences, however, no built-in equalizer and ventilated strap, and new sights.
| Raging Bull || Ultra Light |
| Caliber, mm || .44 Magnum |
| Length mm || 356 || 305 || 249 || 196 |
| Height, mm || 157 || 157 || 159 || 159 |
| Width || 45 || 45 || 45 || 45 |
| Barrel length, mm || 213 || 165 || 102 || 57 |
| Weight empty, kg || 1.77 || 1.49 || 0.80 || 0.77 |
| drum count. cartridges || 6 |
Depending on the materials used and the length of the barrel for revolvers adopted certain indexing, where «SS» means that the gun is made of stainless steel, «B» - of ordinary steel weapons, «MULTI» - of light alloys; figure after model means barrel length in inches.
marking weapon consists of TAURUS inscription on the trunk, the company's trademark on the frame and the words TAURUS with a bull's head on the handle medallion cheeks.
In 1997 on the basis of a revolver Taurus M 444 Raging Bull was created revolver Taurus M 454 Raging Bull under patron.454 Casull.
At the end of the twentieth century revolvers Taurus M 444 and M 454 have become the most powerful models in the production program of the company «Forjas Taurus». They were designed primarily for hunting and target shooting sports, but in some countries they have been used by police as an awesome view of this weapon is able to cool the ardor of even the worst offenders.
Revolvers Taurus are of high quality workmanship, reliability and excellent surface finish at a relatively low price. Deliveries of these weapons have been established at the time of the arms market in America and Europe.
Taurus M 444 MULTI SS 2 Ultra Light