Taurus Raging Bull Revolver Type Revolver
Place of origin Brazil
Weight 0.80–2.20 kg (1.8–4.9 lb)
Length 254–419 mm (10–16.5 in)
Barrel length 101–254 mm (4–10 in)
Cartridge .22 Hornet
.454 Casull/.45 Colt
.500 S&W Magnum
Action Double action / single action
Feed system Revolving cylinder
5 rounds (.45, .454 &
6 rounds (.41, .44 &
8 rounds (.22 and .30)
WEAPON ROF DAM PEN BLK MAG SS/BRST RNG
.22 Hornet DAR -1 Nil 1 8 1/- 10m
.30 Carbine DAR 2 1-nil 1 8 2/- 10m
.41 Magnum DAR 2 1-nil 2 6 3/- 12m
.44 Magnum DAR 3 2-nil 2 6 4/- 16m
.44 Magnum Ultralite DAR 3 2-nil 1 6 5/- 8m
.454 Casull DAR 4 2-3-nil 3 5 5/- 18m
.480 Ruger DAR 4 2-3-nil 2 6 4/- 14m
.500 S&W DAR 5 3-4-nil 3 5 5/- 20m
The Raging Bull is a revolver manufactured by the Brazilian Taurus International firearm company.
In its larger calibers, the Raging Bull is a potent weapon with plenty of stopping power. For this reason, it is marketed as a hunter's
sidearm. The .454 Casull cartridge has even been used to hunt animals as large as Cape Buffalo and African elephants.
The Raging Bull is easily distinguished by its unique ported barrel and by the red rubber strip along the back of its grip, which
cushions the shooter's hand and lowers perceived recoil. Functionally, the Raging Bull is unique in that it has a manually operated
front cylinder latch, whose release can be seen on the crane in the picture. Front cylinder latches are required for such high
powered double action revolvers, and are found on the Ruger Super Redhawk and the S&W Model 500 revolver, but they are
actuated by the rear cylinder latch. The manually operated latch on the Raging Bull is simpler (and thus less expensive to produce)
yet equally as strong, but requires two hands to open the cylinder.
The Raging Bull comes in several models, classified by caliber. Additionally, each model has its own barrel length and metal finish
Model 22H (Raging Hornet) .22 Hornet caliber, 10" barrel. Stainless steel only.
Model 30C (Raging Thirty) .30 Carbine caliber, 10" barrel. Stainless steel only.
Model 416 .41 Magnum caliber.
Model 444 .44 Magnum caliber, can also fire the shorter .44 Special.
Model 444 Ultralite compact .44 with a 4" barrel. Blued and titanium only.
Model 454 .454 Casull caliber, can also fire the less powerful .45 Colt.
Model 480 .480 Ruger caliber.
Model 500 .500 S&W Magnum caliber.
Optional finishes include stainless steel, matte stainless steel and blued. Barrel options include 5", 6" and 8". Not all finishes or
barrels are available for every model. All models have ported barrels, except for the 22H, 30C and Ultralite. All models have fixed
front sights and adjustable rear sights.
The Raging Hornet and the Raging Thirty have yellow rubber insert strips, as opposed to the typical red strip.
Most Raging Bull variants can mount commercial optical sights or lasers with the aid of an optional screw-on Picatinny rail