In an industry interview after retiring last year from a long and distinguished career with Taurus, that companyâ€™s departing leader Bob Morrison commented that he tried to bring out something new and different every year.Â This past year, he certainly succeeded with the Taurus Protector Polymermer.
Despite the popularity of semi-automatic pistols for self-defense, the 21st Century defensive revolver continues to evolve into both new and improved makes and models.
Revolvers are typically viewed as being traditional, but a look through history reveals they often have been at the forefront of advancements in technolgy, design and practical concepts. The idea of having multiple rounds at your disposal, without reloading, to deal with a bad situation was made a widespread reality by the revolving cylinder. Many underlying principles of personal protection such as holster carry, presentation and close-range shooting techniques were developed and then refined with the revolver. Indeed, the very notion of a handgun being employed as the primary means of self-defense grew in popularity as the result of revolvers being perfected for the task. Granted, all this may seem commonplace now, but back in the day, it was nothing short of a, well, revolution.