Taurus Introduces 8-shot Model 942 .22 Rimfire Revolvers

Described as being low-recoiling and “ideal for concealed carry, recreational shooting and skills training,” the new Taurus Model 942 series revolvers are inbound. (Photo: Taurus)

With black and stainless models in both .22LR and .22WMR, Taurus has rebooted its small-framed rimfire revolver line.

The new Model 942 series uses the same grip as their 856 line of .38-caliber wheel guns, which means that lots of grip options are already in circulation for these pint-sized Roscoes. Speaking of options, the 942 will eventually be available in 2- and 3-inch barrel formats, matte black or stainless finishes, and with alloy aluminum or stainless steel frames.

The Taurus 942 models are expected to start shipping later this year (Photo: Taurus)

The Taurus 942 models are expected to start shipping later this year (Photo: Taurus)

All models will be double-action/single-action with a weight ranging from 17- to 25-ounces depending on options and overall length varying from 6.6- to 7.6-inches between the 2- and 3-inch barrels. The serrated ramp front sight is removable with an AmeriGlo night sight as an option while the rear sight is drift-adjustable. All will use an 8-round cylinder.

MSRP for the new 942 revolvers begins at $369 for the matte black .22LR. The new Model 942 is set to begin shipping in 2Q 2020.


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