Taurus Curve recalled…already?

From Tooele Shooting Supplies’ FB Page:

Got a couple of the new Taurus Curve pistols today. Before they arrived, someone from Taurus called us to tell them we…

Posted by Tooele Shooting Supply, LLC on Friday, March 27, 2015

Got a couple of the new Taurus Curve pistols today. Before they arrived, someone from Taurus called us to tell them we couldn’t sell them, and had to send them back to the factory… due to issues they refused to discuss.

Just one more reason why we are phasing out Taurus products here.

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Taurus announces the Curve

From Taurus USA:

The world’s first and only curved firearm engineered to fit the unique contours of your body, Taurus Curve™ is one ultra-comfortable, ultra-reliable personal defense handgun.

Your body has curves, so why aren’t pistols shaped to match? That’s precisely the question our engineering team challenged themselves to answer-and the results are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Introducing the Taurus Curve™, the world’s first and only curved firearm. Engineered to fit the unique contours of your body with no visible printing, the Curve is easily one of the most groundbreaking firearms ever conceived. An extreme departure from your typical compact .380, you’ll find the Curve takes form and function to an entirely unprecedented level. With its patented, snag-free design, the Curve boasts the industry’s first-ever light and laser built right into the frame. Exceptionally accurate and extremely lightweight at just 10.2 ounces, the Curve is one ultra-comfortable, ultra-reliable personal defense handgun.

via Taurus International Manufacturing Inc.

For what it’s worth, I’ve been hearing about this gun since 2013. A friend even had an early prototype in his shop last year but, couldn’t show it to me because of a disclosure agreement. He said it would have everyone thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that!” I still say, “meh.” We’ll see. It is a Taurus after all. But, they’ve got a new CEO and a new direction…They fired the old one, Mark Kresser, apparently for being honest and admitting to the company’s spotty quality control and designs. Time will tell where this goes. But I sure hope they remember make one of lefties. But as it stands, they’ve apparently given up on the concept of an ambidextrous gun.

-GM