As we are now merely days away from SHOT Show 2018, Taurus has begun to slowly leak more and more of their new firearms. We previously covered their announcement of a 1911 Commander model with a 4.2″ barrel. Now Taurus has announced a 1911 Officer model that has a non-traditional 3 1/2″ barrel.
Up until this last week, Taurus had only produced government-sized, or 5″ barreled 1911 models. Now, with the addition of a commander and officer to their line-up, they have the 3 basic configurations of a 1911 for consumers.
At this time, Taurus does not have an MSRP stated for either the 1911 Commander or this new 1911 Officer. They also do not have a formal specification sheet finalized, or at least one out in public circulation.
Like the 1911 Commander they ushered in a few days ago on their Facebook page, the 1911 Officer has the same stylings and aesthetic appearance as the rest of their line-up. Some may consider this a positive if you already own Taurus 1911s and would appreciate completing a matching set. Conversely, it would be nice to see Taurus step out on a limb and do something a little more unique and creative with their pistols.
Taurus does not have a press release statement at this time, but they did have this to say on their Facebook page along with a video portraying the new model with a simple side-profile image.
Introducing the Taurus 1911 Officer!
The 1911 aficionado will recognize the Taurus 1911 Officer model in .45 ACP as the perfect sidearm for personal protection or off-duty carry. This concealable 6+1 round pistol offers reliable carry with an affordable pricetag. The 3-1/2” barrel is the shortest in the Taurus 1911™ line with an overall length of 7.2”, making it the perfect companion for carry, self defense or home use.
Stick with our Facebook page during #SHOTShow for our Facebook Live videos, featuring the Taurus 1911 Officer and other new products.