Gun Report

Taurus Gaucho .45 Colt SA45B

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This is a good-looking gun, but it was down on power and its accuracy was mediocre. Its penchant to shoot high may simply be a warranty issue, but we would choose to avoid the extra hassle.

Taurus Gaucho .45 Colt SA45B

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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This gun used a transfer bar to connect the hammer with the firing pin, which was held inside the frame. A safety innovation that defied traditional design, we thought, the retention of the firing pin of the Taurus (left) was cleaner looking and appeared to be stronger as well.
The Gaucho sported plastic grips that in terms of execution and application gave up little when compared to wood grips on other guns. The fit and finish of the Taurus frame was also very pleasing.
The cylinder of the Taurus Gaucho (left) utilized a different ratchet than the Rough Rider. Despite the Gaucho being down on power and less accurate, we thought the Taurus trigger was very smooth.

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