When Taurus introduced its new, weirdly shaped concealed carry handgun last fall, the reaction was one of either repulsion and scorn, or intrigued acceptance.

We found ourselves in the latter camp, seeing the Taurus Curve as a compact carry gun that really stretched the limits of design and engineering. It also seemed to fit perfectly into a growing market of new carriers, who might not feel comfortable with the idea of a larger, more conventionally designed handgun at their side all day.

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Since then, several reviewers have stretched out the Curve at the range with varying opinions on how it shoots and performs on strings of fire. But so far no one has actually looked at how the Curve carries.

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So Grand View Outdoors tried to tackle that question — and our results may surprise you.

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