Viridian Factors In

Taurus literature and early reviews stressed the pistol is at its best at 7 to 10 yards, although with practice it can be used out to 25 yards — sort of. At any rate, the Curve quickly carved out a niche in the marketplace and in 2017, Taurus and Viridian struck a partnership upgrading the laser and light designators with multi-mode features, enhanced battery life and a strobe option.

An updated trigger shield tethered to the belt provides a magnet actuated “instant-on” capacity to shut down the selected laser-light mode when in place — sparing the battery — then activates it when the pistol is drawn. Button activation remains an option.

Designed for use with the belt-level clip, the system is adaptable to pocket carry by adding an additional length of para cord. The Curve with or without trigger shield tends to keep its position in the right side or right rear pocket.