Smith & Wesson Re-Labels TALO Edition Firearms as Their Own

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    Many of you may be aware of Talo Distributors, Inc. for their special edition runs of popular firearms. They list 13 different manufacturers with hundreds of cool and unique guns they have offered over the years. Smith & Wesson is included in this group, but they are quietly parting ways. It has not been stated that there is bad blood between the two companies. Nevertheless, in 2017 Smith & Wesson will be absorbing all of the Talo edition firearms into their brand completely.

    The pricing for all of the following firearms should not vastly change from what it was once. Overall, this transition is a good thing for consumers. Whereas before gun shops could only purchase and stock these unique firearms from a few specific distributors they will now be able to acquire them much more easily. For those who are not familiar, here is a condensed list of some of the more popular models.


    Talo686 PLUS “3-5-7” Magnum Series – MSRP $899

    • 3″, 5″ & 7″ Barrels
    • 7-Shot Cylinders
    • “L” Frame .357 Magnum
    • Custom “357” Black/Silver Wood Grips

    Talo686 PLUS Deluxe – MSRP $899

    • 3″ Barrel
    • 7-Shot Cylinder
    • “L” Frame .357 Magnum
    • Textured Laminate Wood Grip

    Talo686 PLUS Deluxe – MSRP $899

    • 6″ Barrel
    • 7-Shot Cylinder
    • “L” Frame .357 Magnum
    • Textured Wood Grip

    Talo629 Deluxe – MSRP $999

    • 3″ Barrel
    • 6-Shot Cylinder
    • “N” Frame .44 Magnum
    • Textured Wood Grip

    Talo629 Deluxe – MSRP $1,029

    • 6.5″ Barrel
    • 6-Shot Cylinder
    • “N” Frame .44 Magnum
    • Textured Wood Grip

    TaloPerformance Center 586 L-Comp – MSRP $1,199

    • 3″ Ported (Compensated) Barrel
    • 7-Shot Cylinder
    • .357 Magnum
    • Performance Center Tuned Action
    • Tritium Front Night Sight

    TaloPerformance Center 642 – MSRP $536

    • 1.875″ Barrel
    • 5-Shot Cylinder
    • .38 Special +P
    • Performance Center Tuned Action
    • Polished Cylinder Flutes, Thumbpiece & Trigger
    • Custom Synthetic Grip w/ Wood Insert
    • Cylinder Machined Out for Moon Clips

    TaloPerformance Center 637 – MSRP $525

    • 1.875″ Barrel
    • 5-Shot Cylinder
    • .38 Special +P
    • Performance Center Tuned Action
    • Custom Basket-Weave Wood Grips

    TaloPerformance Center 642 – MSRP $525

    • 1.875″ Barrel
    • 5-Shot Cylinder
    • .38 Special +P
    • Performance Center Tuned Action
    • Custom Basket-Weave Wood Grips

    TaloM&P Bodyguard 380 Engraved – MSRP $385

    • 2.75″ Barrel
    • 6-Round Magazine
    • .380 ACP
    • Custom Machine-Engraved
    • Matte Silver Slide

    TaloPerformance Center 986 – MSRP $1,129

    • 2.5″ Custom Barrel w/ Recessed Precision Crown
    • 7-Shot, Unfluted Cylinder
    • 9mm (Moon Clips Included)
    • Performance Center Action & Bossed Mainspring
    • Trigger Overtravel Stop
    • Custom, Ergonomic Wood Grip

    Most of these firearms offer unique grips, premium features, or are just plain cool! Like stated earlier, by Smith & Wesson absorbing these TALO edition models they should (in theory) become a little easier to get for consumers.

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