Taurus USA has an announcement of some exciting news, especially for those attending the NRA show.
View a video introducing the new firearm below the following press release.
(Miami, FL) –Taurus USA announces their new Taurus® T4SA at the 146th annual NRA Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Taurus USA, a leading manufacturer of innovative design in the firearms industry, is reinforcing the company’s commitment to American-made quality and ingenuity. The Taurus T4SA is a lightweight gas-impingement 5.56mm semi-automatic carbine that boasts superior reliability and durability.
Those attending the NRA show will be the first to see the Taurus T4SA that is designed, engineered and manufactured entirely within the United States. The carbine incorporates production processes and components that enhance performance, functionality, corrosion resistance and service life. The Taurus T4SA forged upper receiver 1913 rail features “T” Mark reference points for convenient mounting and reattaching of accessories. The Taurus T4SA comes standard with a lightweight, low-profile KeyMod™ or M-LOK® aluminum handguard versus traditional closed plastic handguards with heat shield inserts. The KeyMod and M-LOK configurations remove unwanted or unnecessary 1913 rails, reducing mass weight and provides proven reliable platforms for mounting sights, optics and numerous accessories. Heat vents milled into the top 1913 rail allow rapid cooling without causing an excessive mirage effect. The T4SA’s handguard is minimalized which allows for effective air cooling while reducing overall handguard circumference and dirt/debris collection between the handguard and barrel. Quick Disconnect (QD) attachment points are featured on the right and left side of the KeyMod handguard. The QD is built into existing KeyMod slots and acts as either a QD or a fully functioning KeyMod slot. Two QD’s are on the three and nine O’clock sides of the 16″ and 14.5″ barrel handguards and one each on the 11.5″ handguards.
The Taurus T4SA utilizes an M16 style bolt carrier, which is renowned for its durability and the additional mass reduces the recoil pulse during firing. The bolt and bolt carrier group (BCG) are Melonite™ treated, which hardens and improves surface properties of metal parts, enhancing performance and durability while minimizing wear. The thermochemical treated parts are highly resistant to corrosion and significantly easier to clean compared to traditional coatings. To ensure ideal performance, the Taurus T4SA bolt is tested utilizing Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI). These quality control measures are integrated into the Taurus work flow process, resulting in higher quality firearms for the market.
The T4SA barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO and fires both 5.56 and 223 Rem ammunition. The 1:7 twist, chromoly barrel utilizes the Melonite process on all interior and exterior surface areas. It is extremely corrosion resistant, easy to clean and results in a significantly increased barrel life. Incorporating arduous military testing standards, the Taurus T4SA barrel exceeds a 10,000-round life when tested with M193 and M855 ball ammunition. While comparative testing with well-known carbine manufacturers utilizing a hammer forged, chrome-lined barrel, the Taurus T4SA barrel exceeded MIL-SPEC performance requirements by 4,000 rounds. The demanding and formidable testing conducted eclipsed normal expected use of avid shooters and law enforcement personnel.
The T4SA has a dual pinned Melonite low-profile gas block that replaces standard fixed front sight post gas blocks—reducing overall weight and allowing handguards to extend unimpeded past the gas block. Gas port sizing is tuned for optimal system operation without over pressurizing the operating system—reducing friction, heat and fouling, allowing for longer part life while maintaining MIL-SPEC rate of fire for automatic fire.
The Taurus T4SA forged lower receiver is equipped with a Magpul® grip with internal storage and a Magpul oversized trigger guard that allows for the use of gloves when engaging targets or active threats. All fire control parts are manufactured to MIL-SPEC standards and fire control receiver markings utilize symbols for “safe” and “semi-automatic” instead of the English characters of “safe” and “semi”. The Taurus T4SA has a MIL-SPEC buffer tube, recoil spring, H2 buffer and a staked castle nut.
The Taurus T4SA features a lightweight, six-position Magpul CTR® buttstock with a no-snag triangle shape that reduces the chances of the buttstock becoming hooked or entangled. The buttstock has a position “locking” mechanism that keeps the buttstock from moving—making it more stable and improves accuracy versus other standard industry offerings. The buttstock comes standard with right and left side Quick Disconnect (QD) attachment points as well as slots for use with standard slings and/or sling cords. It will accommodate most major sling designs and features a shock-absorbing buttstock pad to reduce felt recoil and provide a non-slip surface for positive contact between the carbine and operator.
Anthony Acitelli, Taurus USA’s CEO comments, “The company has developed an extremely reliable and durable carbine based on the iconic M4 platform that exceeds MIL-SPEC standards. Manufactured at Taurus USA headquarters in Miami, the Taurus T4SA is a carbine that incorporates high quality components into a proven platform,” said Acitelli. “The T4 affirms that our USA-based engineering team continues to apply innovative, cost-conscious solutions to a wide variety of industry segment challenges.”
Taurus T4SA features include:
CALIBER 5.56 NATO/ 223 REM FEED 30 ROUND MAGAZINE OPERATION DIRECT GAS IMPINGEMENT SYSTEM FIRE CONTROL SEMI AUTOMATIC (SAFE – SEMI) LENGTH (STOCK COLLAPSED) 14.5″ – 31″ (787 mm) / 16″ – 32.5″ (826 mm) LENGTH (STOCK FULLY EXTENDED) 14.5″ – 34.25″ (870 mm) / 16″ – 35.75″ (908 mm) BARREL 1:7 rate of twist, M4 FEED RAMPS WIDTH OF HANDGUARD – 1.55″ DIA GAS BLOCK CARBINE LENGTH LOW-PROFILE GAS SYSTEM, MELONITE, DUAL PINNED BOLT CARRIER GROUP MELONITE BOLT CARRIER AND BOLT CARRIER KEY BOLT ASSEMBLY MELONITE, MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTED (MPI) TRIGGER GROUP MIL-SPEC, SEMI-AUTOMATIC TRIGGER GUARD OVERSIZED MAGPUL TRIGGER GUARD MUZZLE VELOCITY 14.5″ – 2989 FPS (911 MPS) / 16″ – 3110 FPS (948 MPS) OPERATIONAL BARREL LIFE
MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE
14.5″ – 500 METERS / 16″ – 550 METERS
GRIP MAGPUL MOE GRIP, BLACK BUTTSTOCK MAGPUL CTR, MIL-SPEC BUFFER TUBE ASSEMBLY MEAN ROUNDS PER STOPPAGE (MRPS) ONE (1) PER 10,000 WEIGHT (UNLOADED) 14.5″ – 6.41 LBS. (2.9 KG) / 16″ – 6.50 LBS (2.94 KG)
Available Q3 2017