From humble beginnings and a commitment to achieving a vision often comes great success. Such was the case with Taurus Armas, S.A.—the parent company of Taurus firearms in the U.S. What started as a small pre-WWII machining operation founded as Forjas Taurus Ltda. (Taurus Forge) in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has now become one of the top five handgun manufacturers in the U.S. and one of the three largest small arms manufacturers in the world. Since 1941, when Forjas Taurus created the company’s first revolver, the Model 38101SO, the company has steadily capitalized on newly available material and machining technologies as well as invested in the most valued resource of all—the recruitment and development of skilled local labor forces in both South America and in the United States. This forward-thinking, infrastructure-first approach to the design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of firearms has resulted in the company’s diverse portfolio of premium handguns, ISO 9001 certification, and has made Taurus a valued partner to the local communities in which the company enjoys operational and manufacturing bases.

Taurus Firearms

Handguns, and Revolvers


Learn more about Taurus’s handgun. Compatible accessories, ammo, and holsters. Great for recreational use.


Learn more about Taurus’s revolver. Compatible accessories, ammo, and holsters. Great for self defense, and more.