S&W: Sorry, neither we nor our lawyers can read very well

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James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “I would like to clarify that we fully support the Brownells Dream Guns® Project and we appreciate that it showcases the many ways in which our customers – loyal fans of our M&P brand – can choose to customize their M&P firearms. Our decision to contact the companies that worked on the project was intended to protect the trademarks that support the M&P brand. When a product bears the Smith & Wesson and M&P trademarks and is purchased new with our lifetime service policy, we want to be sure that the consumer knows it has passed our demanding quality standards. In our efforts to protect that promise and to preserve the brand that we and our customers cherish, we did not fully understand the intent of the Dream Guns® Project and we overlooked the opportunity to convey our enthusiasm for the creativity and innovation that Brownells and all of the companies involved have demonstrated. We look forward to seeing the firearm on display at the upcoming SHOT Show in January and at the NRA in May.”

Taurus Agrees To $39 Million Settlement In Defective Pistol Case | Hunting, Fishing and Shooting News on Grand View Outdoors

Brazil-based handgun maker Forjas Taurus SA has agreed to a $39 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging some of the company’s most popular semi-automatic handguns can discharge when dropped and have a defective safety that allows the gun to fire even when it’s engaged.

According to court documents filed May 15 in a U.S. District Court in Florida, the company has agreed to pay up to $30 million to owners of nine separate handgun mode who opt to send their pistols back, with owners receiving anywhere from $150 to $200 for their pistols depending on how many choose that option.

The agreement also will extend the warranty for the nine handgun models, allowing gun owners to send the pistols back to have the handguns inspected by Taurus technicians and address the “safety defects” alleged in the suit. Documents show the settlement could include as many as 100,000 handguns.

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Review: Taurus Curve .380 | AllOutdoor.com

I applaud Taurus for trying to think outside the box, but I don’t think this gun is ready for serious use just yet. – Review: Taurus Curve .380 | AllOutdoor.com.

An extremely well done, thorough review. Worth reading if you’re seriously wondering about the Taurus Curve. But, Michelle DiCianni summed it up exactly as we were expecting an honest review of The Curve to turn out. We can’t even get one because it seems a number of them left the factory with an as yet undisclosed problem that has led to them being quietly recalled before reaching dealer shelves.

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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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