Today we’ll be taking a look at the Taurus Public Defender Polymer .45LC/410 GA. This little hand-cannon holds five shots and Taurus claims it weighs in at 27 ounces unloaded. My scale showed it weighed in at 23.5 ounces (+/- .5 ounces). Coming from the sales success of the Judge revolver, Taurus released the Public Defender Polymer to be considered as a concealed carry weapon. The relatively small size, having an overall length of 7.65” is very good for possible concealment. The barrel is a mere 2” long and the gun at its widest point is only 1.5”. Taurus also includes the Taurus safety lock, which is in the form of a small key that gets inserted just below the hammer and turned. Once the gun is locked, it cannot be fired.
The astounding popularity and success of the Taurus Judge, introduced a few years ago, has led to Taurus introducing the more compact Public Defender model. The Public Defender, with its smaller frame, compact grip, bobbed hammer and shorter 2″ barrel, is intended more for personal-defense use than the original more utilitarian Judge. Defense can be viewed in terms of 2- and 4-legged threats.
The review I posted on THR has gotten a few hits from over here, so I thought I'd park a copy of it here for you guys to look at. Enjoy!