Taurus PT-59

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Browning 9 Guy, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    Today, I ran across the most unusual offering in 380 acp, the Taurus PT-59. For my own education, may I ask whether anyone has heard of this pistol and, in particular, why Taurus appears to have used the large PT-92 frame? Some websites provide detail, but they're in Spanish (possibly Portuguese). Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    In some places, the citizens aren't allowed to have military calibers, so the .380 is a common substitute.

    The 59 is simply the large frame hi cap gun for those countries. It's not sold here because we'd all laugh about it, and refuse to pay the cost.
     

  3. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    Thanks- interesting. I was attracted to it because it is, well, strange. Same reason I'd love to find an inexpensive, functional Astra 400