|PRICE:||R 7,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Double action/Single action|
|CONDITION||Excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Taurus PT99 AF is a semi-automatic, double-action/single-action pistol, chambered in 9mmP, manufactured by Brazilian company Forjas Taurus SA.
It is heavily based on the famous Beretta 92.
In 1974, a large contract for the Beretta 92 was issued by the Brazilian army, for which Beretta set up a factory in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
This factory was later sold to the Brazilian firearm manufacturer Taurus in 1980, after the contract had expired.
Shortly thereafter, Taurus began using the original Beretta machinery to make their own pistols based on the Beretta 92 design, the first being the Model PT92.
The Taurus PT99 differs from current Beretta 92F/S models in that it has ambidextrous, frame mounted safety/decocking levers, as apposed to slide mounted ones, as well as adjustable rear sights.
On some Taurus models there may also be some slight, mainly aesthetic differences, but despite these changes the Taurus PT99 still retains many of the design elements from the original Beretta 92.
The Taurus PT99 AF model (like this example) has a light, alloy frame, 4.75″ barrel, hardwood or black plastic grips, three-dot adjustable sights, ambidextrous safety/decocking lever (A), and firing pin lock (F).
The Taurus PT9 series has a reputation of being one of Taurus best made and most successful pistols, as well as one of the best Beretta 92 clones available.
This pistol is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is almost perfect, with only some extremely light wear along the edges of the trigger guard.
The original wooden grips are very good, with only some very light scratches and a small scuff mark to the varnish on the right grip panel.
It comes in a hard, plastic carry case.
Includes 2 x 15 round magazines.
Extra magazines for this firearm available from Special Armory
This firearm is suitable for home self-defense, but is possibly a little too large for every-day, concealed carry, unless for a large-framed person.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- IDPA – SSP division and ESP divisions
- SADPA MPDS – Service Pistol (SP15) and Service Pistol Limited (SP10) divisions
- IPSC – Stock Gun (Minor)
- PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun and Pin gun
- STEEL CHALLENGE