The Taurus 740 SLIM has won the 2011 Golden Bullseye Award for “Handgun of the Year” by American Rifleman, a 125-year-old flagship publication of the National Rifle Association. The award will be presented at an invitation-only breakfast during the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, April 29-May 1, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

“This much-coveted award, now in its ninth year, is a symbol of excellence, innovation and quality in firearms, accessories and related equipment. Our congratulations to the winners,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications.

The 740 SLIM’s compact design and meager weight of 19 ounces make it a must-have for those who prefer concealment carry. Offering potent .40-caliber firepower with 6+1 shot capacity, the SLIM is sure to provide top-quality performance.

Available in matte stainless or blue finish, this handsome gun features a 3.2-inch barrel, a newly designed trigger safety and a lightweight Polymer frame. The SLIM sports a crisp single action/double action trigger pull and a finger indexing Taurus Memory Pad™ along the frame. Like all Taurus firearms, the unique onboard Taurus Security System® allows users to securely lock the gun using an inconspicuous key-lock. Leave it to Taurus to make the most heralded concealed carry semi-autos in company history even better.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive such a coveted award,” said Bob Morrison, President and CEO of Taurus International. “Everyone put in a great deal of effort designing the SLIM to meet our customer’s needs and we are proud to be recognized by such an established magazine as American Rifleman.”

Source: Taurus USA

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