The .44 Special has been staging a comeback of late. This respected cartridge offers the power of a full size load without the recoil that a Magnum load yields. The Taurus Model 445 is built to maximize the .44 Special, while allowing for comfort of use. Factory-tuned porting and gas expansion chambers lessen felt recoil and make shooting comfort a reality. The transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear, protecting the shooter and those around him. In addition, the Taurus Security System provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. This revolver features a ramped front sight with a rear groove and rubber grips. Its grips and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.