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shiftyer1
March 7, 2014, 01:18 AM
So I have the chance to buy a Taurus tcp with a laser sight xtra mag and holster for a pretty far price. I know 1/2 of you love it, 1/2 hate it, and the rest just think it's cheap and me cheap skate. Oops that's to many halves. lol

So for ya'll that own and shoot one.....whatcha think?

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Kiln
March 7, 2014, 02:14 AM
I don't own one but intend to pick one up soon. There are enough positive reviews online to take the chance on this one and it has something that most other similar pocket guns don't have, which is a last round hold open mechanism. They look to be pretty well made IMO. So far my luck with Taurus has been good so I'm not afraid to grab one.

It also looks like most of the negative reviews are from owners of early guns lots of manufacturers have issues when they release a new model.

oss117
March 7, 2014, 08:33 AM
I owned one. I sold it only because it had a colored frame that I couldn't warm up to. I would like to have another. I probably put 250 rounds through it with only one malfunction. It was far more accurate than one would expect.

Make sure the one you're looking at is not one of the early versions.

Armor Snail
March 7, 2014, 09:23 AM
Oss you could have krylon'd it. Its only a Taurus Lol.

Seriously though, I love mine. It's been fantastic.

My Dad bought one last night a very reasonable price too.

rule303
March 7, 2014, 11:06 AM
I prefer the TCP to any of the other pocket .380's. It fits my hand better, even if it is the ugliest of the bunch. They are also made in the US since they don't have enough points to meet import requirements. The very early ones had some issues, anything made in the last few years should be good to go.

MedWheeler
March 7, 2014, 02:08 PM
A friend of mine has one, and I've checked it out (but not fired it.) I was impressed with its "FFF" (fit, finish, and feel) more so than with any of the other polymer pocket .380 pistols.

It will be the one I get (minus the laser; don't really care for those on pocket-pistols) should I ever decide to upgrade from the .32ACP in pocket-class caliber.

If you like the price, particularly since it comes with another magazine (many people report scarcity of these), might as well go for it. I doubt you'll be disappointed, assuming you understand what these little guns are designed to do, and the limits of that design.

SEDurbin
March 7, 2014, 05:48 PM
I have one and it has been flawless after the first couple boxes. It's more accurate than I thought it would be. I would recommend it without reservation. Your mileage may vary.

Godsgunman
March 7, 2014, 08:33 PM
I used to have one and as far as pocket .380s go I think you can't get any better as far as features unless you want to pay twice as much for the Sig or Kahr. I sold it because I'm just not a 380 fan but it was flawless for the time I had it.

BSA1
March 7, 2014, 09:44 PM
My daughter brought one.

She shot 6 rounds, said it hurt and didn't want to shoot it anymore. I said come on shoot 6 more to get use to it. She did, said it still hurt and doesn't want to keep the gun.

So I shoot 6 rounds. DANG! That thing hurts. I shoot 6 more. I'm done.

There is something about the way it twists when fired that causes the inside of the trigger guard to hit the finger.

Anyway for $300.00 you can a like new TCP with raspberry colored frame, two magazines, box, Ect., that has only been fired 24 times.

kokapelli
March 7, 2014, 10:23 PM
The only problem I have had with mine is a bad magazine which Taurus replaced immediately.

Personally the only micro 380 that I think is a better shooter is the P238.

Wreck-n-Crew
March 8, 2014, 01:04 AM
You have to have a rubber grip for them. Bought my sister one. Got her the grip and a box of rounds. Not the most accurate thing but for such a small pistol it's hard to hit much past 20 feet. Oh yeah order a pinky drip extention for the magazine. Only $7 and thank me later...:)

hardluk1
March 8, 2014, 07:24 AM
Besure there is a C or a D in the serial number . Then note the model. Price can cover more than 80 dollars between the basic FS model with one mag and oxide finish to a SS model and Black finished SS model with 2 mags and a odd little bag holster. Other than that I don't use lasers so figure out the value your self.

I will say the tcp has the best trigger of any CC pistol and the two we have are great little micro pistols. One a 180 dollar FS the other a 260 dollar black SS

seastrike
March 8, 2014, 06:05 PM
The $180 new price for mine made the decision easy.
I shot mine a bunch when I first got it and it always worked (accurate as well).
Now I shoot a magazine every few times I go to the range.
If a small gun is what the situation calls for the 738 is great bang for the buck.
I will however say that they are not much to look at.

Strahley
March 8, 2014, 09:03 PM
They are fantastic and I would recommend one. I feel they are the best modern pocket .380s on the market

shiftyer1
March 9, 2014, 12:11 AM
Thanx guys, I bought it today and plan to shoot it in the morning. I carried it in my front pocket at work all day. I don't have a pocket holster yet but found this a pretty comfortable way to carry it

KansasSasquatch
March 9, 2014, 03:06 AM
If you have large hands like I do, be prepared to lose a little skin when you shoot it. I get slide bite and my trigger finger pinched everytime I shoot one. It's pretty accurate for what it is and reliable. Push comes to shove and I'd rather lose a little skin than be rotting in a hole, but losing that skin doesn't make it pleasant to practice with.

Armor Snail
March 9, 2014, 08:16 AM
Thanx guys, I bought it today and plan to shoot it in the morning. I carried it in my front pocket at work all day. I don't have a pocket holster yet but found this a pretty comfortable way to carry it

Walmart. $7
Get one soon please.

hardluk1
March 9, 2014, 05:02 PM
Take it out of your pocket till you buy a cheap holster. A pistol can turn up side down with out a holster . You can loose control try to even get it and shot your self. If you can afford the pistol and ammo you can afford a holster too.

shiftyer1
March 9, 2014, 07:56 PM
Thanx for the safety tips, I actually didn't have one chambered while it was in my pocket.

I shot a few rounds thru it a little while go, I found that it really doesn't like hollow points although that could have to do with my grip MAYBE.

Wreck-n-Crew
March 9, 2014, 09:14 PM
If you have large hands like I do, be prepared to lose a little skin when you shoot it. I get slide bite Forgot all about that. I pin my thumb on the shooting hand down using my other thumb and does it for me. YYMV.

marv
March 9, 2014, 09:52 PM
I have one. Parked my LCP and sold my P3AT. First thing I do upon getting a small auto is pad the backstrap and stretch a piece of bike innertube over the grip. Makes them a lot more comfortable to shoot.

kokapelli
March 10, 2014, 10:27 AM
Besure there is a C or a D in the serial number . Then note the model. Price can cover more than 80 dollars between the basic FS model with one mag and oxide finish to a SS model and Black finished SS model with 2 mags and a odd little bag holster. Other than that I don't use lasers so figure out the value your self.

I will say the tcp has the best trigger of any CC pistol and the two we have are great little micro pistols. One a 180 dollar FS the other a 260 dollar black SS
Are you saying that the TCP's trigger is better than the Kahr P380 and the Sig P238?

SeanSw
March 10, 2014, 04:33 PM
I have only handled, not fired, the Sig but I have used a Kahr cm9. The Taurus has a very light and smooth trigger. It's striker fired but pre - cocked by the slide and feels like a dao. My kahr had a nice trigger too but the sig and kahr do feel different. It was certainly better than the ruger lcp which felt too long in pull.

kokapelli
March 10, 2014, 05:26 PM
I have only handled, not fired, the Sig but I have used a Kahr cm9. The Taurus has a very light and smooth trigger. It's striker fired but pre - cocked by the slide and feels like a dao. My kahr had a nice trigger too but the sig and kahr do feel different. It was certainly better than the ruger lcp which felt too long in pull.
The TCP, P3AT, S&W Bodyguard, Kahr P380, Diamondback 380, Glock 42 and all the rest of the locked breach. Action pocket 380 pistols have the partially slide cocked action with the acception of the colt and Sig P380 which are both S/A trigger styles like a 1911 and the Glock 42 that is kind of I between the actions.

I can understand someone not wanting a S/A pistol in their pocket, but I can't agree with any of the DAO pistols triggers being even close to the P238 or the Colt 380 triggers. With that being said I do carry my TCP more than I do my Sig P238 just because it is lighter and smaller than the Sig making it a little more comfortable in my pocket.

hardluk1
March 10, 2014, 08:15 PM
Yes I am. Very good trigger right at 4lb pull weight

kokapelli
March 10, 2014, 08:24 PM
Yes I am. Very good trigger right at 4lb pull weight
I have both and yes the TCP trigger is not bad and definitely better than an LCP, But better than a P238 or P380! No way.:rolleyes:

Papaster
March 12, 2014, 01:54 AM
I've been quite happy with mine. It's much more comfortable for me to shoot than the P3AT or the LCP. I haven't had any malfunctions, and I can shoot it much more accurately than I expected for such a small gun.

shiftyer1
March 30, 2014, 12:56 AM
Papaster

Does yours feed hollowpoints reliably?

azrn
March 30, 2014, 01:21 AM
love my tcp. goes bang everytime. hits what i aim for. azrn

hardluk1
March 30, 2014, 06:24 PM
The 2 tcp's in our family are very reliable with any number of hollow point ammo. Just no issues at all.

kokapelli I will stand by what I said too about the triggers being smooth and lite at 4lb . And that's from a guy that CC's between 3 larger kahrs with RP strinker springs .

Your reference to the p238. Its a short pull, That's the best I can say?? The few I have swapped handguns with at the range over time keep the same response from me . I think they have some of the worse sa trigger pulls out there. They have to be 7 to 8lbs. The baby kahr feels like any other kahrs to me good smooth and very close to 6lbs .

Hullraiser
March 30, 2014, 07:39 PM
Mine gets a lot of carry time. More than my sigP238 because I don't worry about scratching it up while working on the ground etc. mag extension is a good idea as well as polishing the feed ramp for HP's. Also they wil Not cycle cheap Tula ammo for practice. A little snappy as can be expected. Probly the lightest & simplest CCW. Mines 100% reliable.
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hardluk1
March 31, 2014, 03:23 PM
I don't both try'n tula.

kokapelli
March 31, 2014, 03:34 PM
The 2 tcp's in our family are very reliable with any number of hollow point ammo. Just no issues at all.

kokapelli I will stand by what I said too about the triggers being smooth and lite at 4lb . And that's from a guy that CC's between 3 larger kahrs with RP strinker springs .

Your reference to the p238. Its a short pull, That's the best I can say?? The few I have swapped handguns with at the range over time keep the same response from me . I think they have some of the worse sa trigger pulls out there. They have to be 7 to 8lbs. The baby kahr feels like any other kahrs to me good smooth and very close to 6lbs .
Apples and oranges. A four pound trigger on a pistol carried in a pocket like the TCP is fine, but with the very short travel the P238's trigger has is not what I would want in my pocket.

hardluk1
April 1, 2014, 01:02 PM
Well that's for sure. I just don't want a pocket pistol with a exterior safety and a sa trigger. That would make the baby sigs on my never to own list . I grew up a revolver shooter . Trigger with some length of pull have never been hard to become good with it if smooth and not to darn heavy but I do like a nice light sa too just not as a defense handgun. A keep the light short sa triggers for fun or hunting. heavy sa need work.

Big Shrek
April 1, 2014, 03:46 PM
My Wifey carries a 24/7-C compact in 9mm, works like a charm...
however, it had one bad mag initially, the mag was sent back and they sent a new one...
and it did receive a fluff & buff from me shortly afterwards,
but I do that to every semi-auto in the safe anyway...
keeps me busy in Winter when its too nasty outside to go anywhere ;)

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