This is my favorite defensive firearm for daily carry. It incorporates an amazing number of design innovations into a package that is safe, fast, accurate, simple to operate, reliable, and relatively small. I have fired a lot of handguns, but nothing else suits me nearly as well.
I wanted a handgun that combined the power and control of my factory-ported Raging Bull with the ease-of-carry and quickness of a short barrelled S&W Mountain Gun. Gunsmith Robert Bueltel (Cedar Park, Texas) solved my problem by cutting off the back half of the 165mm (6.5") barrel. I named this custom the Minotaur because it is a smaller variation on a Raging Bull.
The Minotaur is my idea of the perfect defensive firearm for wilderness carry. With Garrett's +P rounds it is capable of stopping any animal in North America. Adding Cor-Bon 240 grain hollow-points and Glaser Silver Tips makes it effective in almost any situation.
This is my long-range handgun. It crams most of the power and range of a rifle into a shoulder holster.