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11-12 pounds for a pistol caliber carbine? Thats about as much as my M-16A4 with a 203 under the barrel. That is way too heavy for that kind of weapon.
It looks cool, if it was say, under 8 pounds, I might consider a .45 version, depending on price, and what kind of magazines it takes.
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Definitely looks unique! It will be a very long time (unfortunately) before I could consider purchase of a "longgun" of any sort, I doubt this Taurus would make my list. If I could buy one right now, I'd probable pick up a Keltec Sub2000.
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Where did you see 11-12 pounds at ??? What I see listed is 8-9 pounds. This does look interesting. I will have to wait for the reviews on it, but if it is a higher capacity .45acp model than what is currently out there with the Beretta CX4 and Hi-Point 4595 then this will be a hot seller. The only other .45acp carbine that is high capacity that I know of right now is the Kriss Super-V and that is $1700 priced at my LGS. God Bless
Looks like a UMP
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Kriss Super-V- do want badly!
Taurus not so much.
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I too like the Kriss Super V, but I have had a shop tell me that the semi auto does not perform that well and seems to jam up often. The range I go to has one and it has had to go back to the manufacture a few times. If I am correct the manufacture is actually a few mile from us here. For $1700 I would hope it worked great !!! God Bless
First off "Already heralded around the world for its top-end performance, reliability and workmanship" I would like to see who around the world is heralding it.
Secondly - I would strongly consider it if it had a folding stock.
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I have to admit it looks pretty neat, though I can't think of any real reason to get one. Same reason I like the Beretta and even Hi-Point carbines but unlikely to get one, just no way I can justify the outlay in my mind.
If 20 or more rounds in 45 was available, and folding stock it would sell. I'd likely buy one.
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Beretta has high cap mags available for the CX4 Storm in 9mm ( 20 rounds ) and .40 S&W ( 17 rounds ).
This carbine will be a dog, due to its heavy weight. Another Taurus flop.
Just weighed my Hi-Point carbine with ATI stock, and it came in at 6.7 pounds. It'd think with some better materials than what Hi-Point uses, they could make these a little lighter.