Gun Report

Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 445B2UL 44 Special

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Though it looks great and was very comfortable to shoot with the hottest loads, the 2-inch-barrel Ultra-Lite was basically a small handgun with huge grips. The grips could have been a lot smaller, but as yet no maker has offered aftermarket grips for this fine handgun.

Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 445B2UL 44 Special

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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 well-checkered hammer was easy to use, though not any more so than the Bulldog’s, we thought. That button on the hammer’s base is a security lock.
The arrow points to a tiny beveled, spring-loaded button that is the only “lock” at the Ultra-Lite’s crane. It slips into a tiny notch. We thought it needed to be much more secure there. We later took the rear rod detent out of the cylinder and found it took only a slight push to overcome the latch.
This was an excellent trigger design, we thought. The smooth surface was easy to control DA or SA. The hammer and trigger were case colored, a nice touch.

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