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End of the Road for Taurus View

It seems the end of the road has come for the Taurus View. According to the Taurus USA website, the Model 85VTA – or the View – is no longer in production.

Farewell or Good Riddance?

This should not much of a surprise to many observers of the gun industry. The View was an interesting exercise in “how small can we make it” thinking, but suffered from an inherent lack of shootability.

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Charter Arms Old Glory

Charter Arms Old Glory

According to the information I’ve been sent, Charter Arms is set to reintroduce a version of the Undercover revolver called the Old Glory.

The Charter Arms Old Glory is a five-shot revolver chambered for the classic .38 Special cartridge. The gun is +P rated, so full power self-defense loads are perfectly fine in this handgun.

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New Smith & Wesson 929: 8-Shot 9mm Revolver

Chambered for the most popular handgun cartridge currently made, the Smith & Wesson 929 is an 8-shot 9mm revolver from the Performance Center.

Introduced in December of 2013, Smith & Wesson posted a teaser video for the new model 929 revolver on YouTube. In it, the company described the revolver, many of its features and how it was tuned by the Performance Center. Additionally, the video explained why the new S&W 929, a full-size revolver, was chambered for the 9mm cartridge.

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New Ruger Guns for 2014

Ruger American All Weather

Ruger announced a number of new gun models including a new DA/SA version of the LCR called the LCRx.  One deviation from prior Ruger product announcements is that some of the guns are not ready to ship immediately.  In the past, when Ruger announced a new firearm, the gun was already in production.  Some of these new guns, however, come with an expected ship date.

Here is a quick run down of the guns…

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Taurus M380 Revolver Spring Swap Video

Taurus M380 video

If you are looking to lighten the trigger pull on your Taurus M380 (or Taurus M85 series for that matter) immediately click over to Pocket Guns & Gear and watch Bruce’s video showing you how to swap out the trigger return and hammer springs.

Bruce uses a Wolff spring kit to replace the factory Taurus springs.  With the factory springs, the M380 had a trigger pull weight of more than 12 pounds (the maximum his gauge could measure.)  Once he got the new springs installed, the weight was reduced to about 9 pounds 10 ounces.  He described the the lighter feel as “a huge difference.”  I don’t doubt it.