Taylor's & Company Firearms expanded its lineup of classic single-action revolvers in 2022 with its all-new Gunfighter Defender. The new revolver takes the basic concept of the original Gunfighter single-action from the company and blends it with a Model 1860 Army revolver grip and Taylor's lowered Runnin' Iron hammer spur to make for a lightning-fast, easy-to-handle wheelgun.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this classic firearm to the modern gun enthusiast,” said Rob Girard, vice president of sales and marketing, Taylor’s & Company. “The Gunfighter Defender is a perfect complement to our very popular Performance Series. This classic revolver has a flat, low hammer spur and offers a different experience for faster sight acquisition, it’s a gun that fits just right in the hand. This large, army-size-gripped revolver has a very classic gunfighter look and feel, not to mention it’s available with the unique Taylor Tuned action.”
The Model 1860 Army grip is generally longer and wider than the smaller Model 1851 Navy grip usually found on Colt Single Action Army clones. This provides a greater gripping surface with more control than is typical on the single-action army. Additionally, Taylor's lowered hammer makes it easier for shooters to reach the hammer spur with their thumb, ensuring quick cocking for a fast follow-up shot.
Each Taylor's & Company Gunfighter Defender is built on a case-hardened, forged-steel frame and features blued components, a hand-polished action and custom springs. Two chamberings are available in the new Gunfighter Defender line, .357 Mag. and .45 Colt, and both models can be had with either a 4.75" or 5.5" barrel. Suggested retail pricing on the new revolver starts at $704.46, but a custom, Taylor's Tuned model retails for $847.71. For more information, visit taylorsfirearms.com.