The Bronco .44 is available at a low level, and can carry you through the entire game with its sheer power. Most players looking for a high-damage pistol will prefer the Bronco.
The Bronco .44 can kill any non-special enemy in the game with a single headshot. Either Gunslinger aced along with all the damage-boosting mods, or the Helmet Popping perk is required to kill Maximum Force Responders in one headshot on Death Wish, but everyone else requires merely the base gun.
The Bronco .44 takes approximately 2.2 seconds to reload, which is significantly slower than the tactical reload of any of the semi-automatic pistols (though it is slightly faster than the empty-chamber reload of the Deagle). This relatively long reload time, along the small number of shots before needing to reload and its low rate of fire, makes it one of the less effective pistols when you need to quickly kill many enemies, despite its high per-shot damage.
When compared to similar pistols, such as the Deagle, the Bronco .44 has fewer attachments, but overall better stats. Although the Bronco cannot equip a silencer, using the Pocket Surprise Barrel and Slimline Body modifications, it can reach a concealment rating of 30, making a very effective sidearm for Plan B (Assault) when Plan A (Stealth) goes awry.
The upgraded Bronco .44's good accuracy and power make it a reasonable backup for players with an inaccurate primary, such as an Enforcer packing an LMG or shotgun. It can also be used to great effect with a pistol-based Mastermind, to the point where one can instantly pick oneself up with the Pistol Messiah skill with a single well-placed head shot.
The Bronco .44 cannot mount any sights by default, but with the introduction of the Gage Mod CourierDLC, a scope mount can be unlocked for the Bronco .44, enabling it to mount full-sized red dot and optic sights.
Despite its many forte, because of its small cylinder capacity, long reload time and low rate of fire, its usefulness in general is rather dubious, and is not recommended for use in most situations. The Bronco .44 is also unique in that it is the only non-DLC pistol that will not accept gadgets.
The Bronco .44 is one of the only three weapons to have skins of all five rarities, the others being the Locomotive 12G and Gruber Kurz.
The El Toro Furioso (€l ₮oro ₣urioso) belonged to a Mexican bank robber of the same name, who performed numerous heists alone and successfully. He eventually crossed the United States border and continued his robberies in Arizona and New Mexico, later coming to a bloody end after a failed train robbery and being hunted down, cornered in an alley.
"El Toro Furioso", rather appropriately, roughly translates into "Raging Bull" from Spanish.
As the Taurus Raging Bull's latch is situated in front of the cylinder itself, it is physically impossible for one to swing a loaded cylinder shut as portrayed in the game, the force of the swing being insufficient for the extractor rod to force the latch down, thus necessitating the use of the user's free hand to secure it manually. This goof is also present on the Judge.
The third person reload animation for the Bronco is the same as any regular pistol, complete with faux magazine change and slide racking processes. This can be clearly observed when a Bronco-wielding Metropolitan Officer reloads his weapon.
As of Update #13.1, regular (blue) police will occasionally use the Bronco .44. It is modified with the Overcompensating Barrel and a laser sight. These officers shoot slower compared to other police units, but deal the highest amount of damage for a non-special unit, easily capable of downing a well-armored player in a few shots.
Previously, officers using a Bronco pistol were bugged in that they could deal extremely high damage at a rapid rate, that could down a well-armored player in 1 or 2 shots even on Normal difficulty. This was coupled with their high rate of fire in that they fired as fast as their Chimano 88-wielding colleagues makes them highly dangerous, absurdly so for such a basic unit. Update #24.1 has rectified this error.
Their version of the Bronco seems to possess a trigger-mounted laser sight that is unavailable to the player. The lasers appear to use the same model as Flash Hiders, are never seen in action.
When reloading, the user reloads all six rounds simultaneously without using a speed-loader.
All the 'slide' modfications for the Bronco .44 are actually barrel modifications, this is unusual for two reasons, the first is the fact that there are other weapons in the game where the barrel modifications are correctly listed as such, the second is that the Bronco .44 doesn't even have a slide.
Despite being exclusively fired double action in game, the hammer is always cocked back as if it is being fired single action.