The Taurus Tracker family includes a full range of calibers and sizes to perfectly suit any hunting adventure. Chambered in everything from .17 HMR to .22 LR to .44 Magnum, these rugged, durable revolvers also make a practical choice for backpacks and tackle boxes, especially where there are bears and other predators around. Extremely comfortable to fire and easy to control - the Tracker Series continues to grow in popularity thanks to its high level of accuracy, rock-solid performance and near-indestructible construction.
Taurus Security System (TSS)
Taurus family of semi-auto pistols all feature the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun's manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with our revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with each gun). To engage: simply insert the Key into the button on the rear or side of the pistol and rotate one-quarter turn clockwise. This engages the Security System. The manual safety cannot be moved and the trigger cannot be pulled. To disengage: simply rotate the key one-quarter turn back. This releases the Security System, yet leaves the pistol's manual safety in the "safe" position until you are ready to release it yourself and fire the gun.
7 Rd Cylinder Feature
Some Taurus models offer our 7-shot cylinder. A shot above the rest.
The transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear.
I picked up one of these in excellent condition pretty cheap a few years back. Reason being the guy didn't like it, and now I know why- accuracy is terrible. I love my tack-driving .17 HMR rifles and the round in general and thought it would be a great addition to the collection. It is a fine built pistol like all of my other Taurus revolvers (Taurus semi-autos are all dangerous junk), but accuracy is rediculous. Grouping from a rest is like 3-4 inches at 10 yards and 10-12 inches at 25 yards.
The .17 HMR (like the 22 Mag it is based on) is a rifle cartridge with slow burning powder. The 4" barrel on mine isn't enough to spin stabilize the tiny bullet or let enough pressure build up behind it and it ends up coming out and tumbling as it goes downrange. Too bad as I love the round and the idea.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Taurus Tracker 17 HMR not impressive
I have a new Tracker 17 hmr. After shooting about 100 rounds (myself and two other guys) The best group we could get was a 6 to 8 inch patern at 30 yards, we moved to about 40 feet and the patern didn't change. If i were shooting the Taurus 17 by myself i might wounder if it was the gun or me, But when two other guys are shooting and getting the same patern, I must say in NOT impressed with The Taurus Tracker 17 HMR. I think i just waisted $400.00 on junk
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