« Last post by M1911A1 on Yesterday at 10:54:02 PM »
There has been a discussion, on another forum, in which a wise and more-experienced shooter and writer notes that it is very probable that the Taurus Curve was designed as the result of a careful market study which purposely did not include input from experienced pistol users.
The point of the whole thing is to develop a whole new set of customers, almost all of them with little shooting experience, as a means of capitalizing on the recent relaxation of concealed-carry restrictions. The firearms industry seems to be headed for saturation very soon, so a widened customer base will very quickly become extremely important.
Most people who are now considering the purchase of a concealed, self-defense handgun seem to be both without experience, and also unwilling to seek any shooting experience, unless forced to do so by law or licensing regulation.
This new, inexperienced customer base does not know that if the grip of a pistol "stands proud" of one's body a little, the draw stroke becomes easier to accomplish and quicker (with practice, of course). Instead, these new, unknowing potential buyers and users see a greater positive virtue in easier and more comfortable concealment.
One fairly new pistol shooter, a member of that other forum, immediately noted a particular phenomenon that has always bothered me: The clip that is attached to the Curve is so far to the rear of the pistol that the gun ends up buried inside one's pants or skirt. Thus, a preparatory full firing grip is impossible to achieve before a presentation is begun, and a self-defeating fumble is almost assured. (I do not agree that the clip is a dangerous carry method, if the pistol is double-action-only. But that's another story.)