Could this be the Holy Grail? A concealed carry handgun that is “print-free” as well as comfortable in any position on the body? Taurus is claiming its new CURVE will deliver just that.
Building a firearm with a curved grip frame is no easy task. Reported to be about the size of one of today’s smartphones, the USA-manufactured CURVE is a double-action only, semi-auto pistol, packing 6+1 rounds in a highly concealable 5.18-inch package. Weighing in at 10.2 ounces, the CURVE combines innovation with functionality for close-quarter, personal security confidence. The curved polymer pistol has a carbon steel slide and a stainless steel barrel for increased reliability.
Taurus takes safety seriously and incorporated a loaded chamber indicator as well as integrated the Taurus Security System for long-term locking storage. Taurus also provides a trigger protector that is fast and easy to deploy with a built-in lanyard for use when using the holster-free belt clip.
Another industry-first, an integrated LaserLyte LED light and laser combo system built within the frame makes for efficient target acquisition during most lighting scenarios. On the rear of the slide and designed for instinctual point shooting at close distances, is the bore axis sighting system. This subcompact handgun does not feature traditional sights to keep the concealed carry design smooth and snag-free. The textured grip and the low bore axis of this pistol deliver comfortable shooting and mild recoil.
Wearing the CURVE every day provides the peace of mind needed for protecting yourself and your family in these uncertain times. Have the CURVE on your side—it’s the gun you wear!
|Taurus Curve, MSRP $392|
|Action||Double-action only (DAO)|
|Trigger Pull||5-7 pounds|
|Barrel||2.5 inches long, stainless steel|
|Slide||Carbon steel; matte blue finish|
|Overall Length||5.18 inches|
|Overall Height||3.7 inches|
|Overall Width||1.18 inches (0.88-inch grip)|
|Weight||10.2 ounces, unloaded|
|Lights/Laser||Integrated LaserLyte system|
|Grip||Polymer with metallic subframe|
|Safety Devices||Loaded chamber indicator; Taurus Security system|
|Accessories||Trigger protector; integrate side belt clip holster|
Cheaper Than Dirt! has managed to secure one of the first models from production. Once the coin toss and subsequent wrestling matches are finished and a winner chosen, we will head to range for a full report. Stay tuned to the Chronicle newsletter for a first look!