Taylor’s & Company Introduces the Gunfighter Defender

Taylors Gunfighter Defender
Taylor’s & Company’s new Gunfighter Defender revolver. IMG Tayor’s & Company

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Taylor’s & Company, the world’s leading marketers and importers of state-of-the-art historical firearms utilizing the latest innovative designs is pleased to announce the addition of the “Gunfighter Defender” revolver to their Performance Series for 2022.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this classic firearm to the modern gun enthusiast,” said Rob Girard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Taylor’s & Company. “The Gunfighter Defender is a perfect complement to our very popular Performance Series. This classic revolver has a flat low hammer spur and offers a different experience for faster sight acquisition, it’s a gun that fits just right in the hand. This large army-size gripped revolver has a very classic gunfighter look and feel not to mention it’s available with the unique Taylor Tuned action.”

The Gunfighter Defender is a perfect combination of the original Gunfighter features and the favorite lowered Runnin’ Iron hammer. Taylor’s installed the favorite 1860 Army grip onto the new model frame cattleman to accommodate the larger-handed shooter. The Army grip is longer and slightly wider than the smaller Navy grip that is usually found on 1873 single action models. This model features a case-hardened forged steel frame, blued steel parts, lowered hammer spur, and a checkered Army Size walnut grip.

The Taylor Tuned Gunfighter Defender comes ready to shoot out of the box featuring a hand polished action and our custom springs. Taylor's gunsmiths custom tune guns specifically for each order. Be the first to carry Taylor’s newest arrival.\

Models Available:

Caliber:       Length:
.357 MAG     4.75”
.45 LC           4.75”
.357 MAG     5.5”
.45 LC          5.5”

MSRP: $704.46

MSRP Taylor’s Tuned models: $847.71

To learn more about the Gunfighter Defender revolver and the complete product offerings from Taylor’s & Company, please visit www.taylorsfirearms.com or follow us socially @taylorsfirearms.

About Taylor’s & Company

Founded in 1988, Taylor’s & Company, headquartered in Winchester, Va., is an importer of firearms, including revolvers, rifles, and shotguns. The company specializes in reproduction Civil War firearms through the end of the Old West era, hunting firearms, and 1911 tactical pistols. It markets its products through dealers and distributors nationwide and assists consumers in obtaining a dealer for firearm transfers as needed.  It seeks to serve all types of shooters, from competitive shooters to collectors to outdoor enthusiasts to firearm history buffs. For more information, visit taylorsfirearms.com.

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I hope it doesn’t have one of those silly safeties like other gun manufacturers

Wild Bill

I like their Schofield model better. Longer barrel, unloads faster, and one can use HKS speed loaders to load faster. Not to disparage this product, at all.


The .45 LC? Geez, I wonder what the “LC” stands for… Maybe someone just doesn’t know their caliber designations? There are better ways to show off one’s ignorance.


Have to live under a rock not to know that caliber designation !
The two barrel lengths offered only have a 3/4″ difference, wouldn’t there be more shooters covered by offering a 4 3/4″ or 5 1/2″ and a 6″ or 6 1/2′ barrel ?


Yeah, just like you did.


.45LC is “Long Colt”. The original .45LC was black powder created in 1873 for the Colt Single Action Army revolver. In 1904, Browning created the .45ACP, and was used in the Colt 1911. The LC is rimmed for the revolver, and the ACP is “rimless” for the pistol. The LC is also 0.325 inches longer than the ACP. The other main difference is the bullet size and weight. Standard LC is 250 grains with a diameter of 0.452 inches; the ACP is 230 grains with a diameter of 0.451 inches. Like Rob inferred and you stated, “Maybe someone just doesn’t… Read more »


In 1870s there 45 Schofild, 45 Colt and probably several other 45s. Customers asked for Long Colt to be clear. The original 45 Colt was a 250 grain lead bullet and 40 grains of Fifth black powder. The powder load to the Army was later reduced. The Army also used S&W 45 Schofield which is shorter and uses less powder. Eventually the Army bought 45 S&W because the shorter case could be used in either revolver. Simerly the 45/70 began with a 500 grain bullet and 70 grains of powder That was soon standardized as 45/70/405. When the cavalry I’d… Read more »

Wild Bill

Two good reviews.

Last edited 4 months ago by Wild Bill

Stands for lousy or lovely cooter. Whatever you choose. Just think how much cooter you could get strutting a 10 inch barrel. lol

Last edited 4 months ago by Arny

Win1873 is correct. 45Colt is the caliber, not the other much abused designation. Colt has never, not ever used the so-called “LC” on any of the revolvers.


It is what is manufactured today for certain guns so thus the LC label that simplifies between the 45 LC to the 45 ACP, 45 LC has a Rim and the 45 ACP doesn’t!

Wild Bill

The designation has come to us as a market practice. Vendors and buyers needed to differentiate. The market provided.


You need to become brain engaged before trying to condemn known facts!

Big George

Even though the .45 and .45LC (Long Colt v. .45acp) are synonymous, my guess is that the writer just wanted to inform the reader who is less knowledgeable, not as Worldly and sans education with calibers as YOU obviously are…geeeeeezzzzzeeeee!