Taurus looking to expand US production

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Taurus USA is looking relocate the company in order to expand their domestic production. Currently most of their guns are imported from their Brazilian parent company Forjas Taurus.

The reason: Police departments and other government agencies increasingly want their guns made in the United States, Taurus CEO Bob Morrison said.

While no decision has been made, Morrison praised Georgia’s efforts to lure the company.

“Gov. [Sonny] Perdue has been particularly anxious to extend the warm hand of Georgia,” Morrison said. “It’s a very attractive offer that he’s made. He’s gone way, way out of his way to try to get us to understand that Georgia is more than willing to have a firearms company move there.”

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • War Wolf War Wolf on Jul 26, 2009

    I recently spoke with Taurus customer service and was told that their new micro pistols (.22PLY and .25PLY) will be shipping in spring 2010.

    I am really looking forward to getting one of these handsome little shooters. I hope they function as good as they look.

    [img] http://www.taurususa.com/20...[img/]

  • DrStrangegun DrStrangegun on Jul 29, 2009

    Now if Georgia could only solve that pesky issue of having no water for Atlanta/metro, maybe it'd be an even more attractive state to create jobs in.