Gun Report

Taurus .218 Bee Raging Bee Model 218SS10

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This is a specialty gun that succeeds nicely. But ammo availability and cost are factors that limit the gun's appeal, we think.

Taurus .218 Bee Raging Bee Model 218SS10

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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The cylinder lockup is double the average revolver. The right-hand thumb must slide the release mounted on the left side of the frame forward, and the opposite thumb must pull down a release mounted ahead of the cylinder located on the crane.
We were only able to find Winchester's silver-boxed Bee 46-grain hollowpoint to test.
A fully adjustable rear sight with plain black face and a simple flat-faced front blade helped get a good sight picture at 50 yards.

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