Taurus Spectrum .380

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  1. Jeb Stuart

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    I got ya, and you bring up a great Point. Read the manuals.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend shooting any substantial amount of +P from the Spectrum though I believe it can easily handle moderate doses of it.

    I plan to continue using +P on occasion. If I discover any damage to the Spectrum due to the use of warm reloads, I'll be sure to post the results on THR.
    I suspect I will not encounter any issues, being that I don't shoot it much.

    Though it's not something I carry when going out as that duty goes to my P365, I do slip it into my pocket every now and then to check the mail or when I want to take my dog out for her last walk for the night before bed. I may also end up pocket carrying it while mowing this summer as well. It's just nothing I plan to carry when leaving the property (which is not to say it wouldn't serve such a role well).

    Yes, reading the manual to anything you plan to use is a great idea; it's common sense. If the product fails if you neglect to read or adhere to the recommendations of the manual, you have only yourself to blame.

    A funny thing I found myself realizing a while back is that I would never consider using anything considered "hot" out of a Colt 380 Government or Mustang (something that's always been on my short list) even though I believe they'd survive limited use quite well.

    That said, Underwood 102gr GS +P resides in my Spectrum. Go figure.
     
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    I wish more manufactures would offer pocket 380s with a more expensive version with a sight upgrade. I’m interested in this pistol given the DAO nature of the striker action but I’d really like better sight options.
     
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    Beretta would do well to take the Pico and also have as a Option, a similar grip as the Spectrum. It seems or appears that Taurus already copied some of the design. Like the take down. While I love the thin small grip of the Pico others want the thicker style of the Spectrum. And as I have said, I like the grip on the Spectrum. I know of another pocket gun enthusiast who owns many, choose the Pico above the rest, but had to make a better grip for his personal taste. He took a Hogue Grip and cut it down.

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    " Quote from Steady D" I wish more manufactures would offer pocket 380s with a more expensive version with a sight upgrade. I’m interested in this pistol given the DAO nature of the striker action but I’d really like better sight options."

    Agree, or at least the ability to change out the frot sight to a night sight.


    Ps. I am headed to the range today and a club member is bringing a Spectum for some us to shoot. Looking forward to this.

    Pico with Hogue Modified grip.

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    Some pocket pistols that come with real sights are the Sig P290RS, the S&W M&P Bodyguard 380 and the Beretta Pico. The first two are dove tailed drift adjustable while the latter is dovetailed and locked in place with a set screw so easier to change or adjust. The Sig P290RS can be found in 9mm or 380 and with factory combat three dot or night sights.

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    All three are true DA with second strike capability. All are 6+1 but the Sig also has an 8+1 (seen in the image) factory magazine option.

     
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    You could also send in you LCP or I suppose Spectrum in to have the cut in as this pic.

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    By the way, Here is another Pic of a Pico with a modified Hogue.

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    PS, Range day was cancelled. First Sat. I have missed in a long time. Hopefully will try out the Spectrum tomorrow.
     
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    I have always wondered this, but found that many of the thousands of purchasers really do not train very often with them. It seems to me, the more advanced shooters that do train on a regular basis, prefer the upgrades like sights, better build quality etc. There has always been the internet misconception that these guns are not range guns but just for shooting 3 yds or less. Yet some folks like myself, feel the exact opposite. if you are going to carry the gun, make it a range gun and get proficient. And to do that you have to take it to the range and shoot often. And in doing so, you find out the gun can be much more effective at greater distances, can be extremely fast to draw etc. And for those that train often with them, seem to like the challenge to shoot them well.

    Still thinking about the Keltec 32.cal for summer carry. Here is a interesting round for it.

    http://mousegunaddict.blogspot.com/2012/06/buffalo-bore-32-acp-75-grain-hcfn.html
     
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  8. DPris

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    The philosophy behind the Spectrum is not a range gun, a regular weekend gun, or a "training" gun.
    It is, pure & simple, an absolutely no-snag, lightweight, drop in the pocket, haul out quick, and fire simple, with no sights to hang up, no safety to forget, close-in popgun.

    Designed for simplicity as a very close-range blaster, it fills its intended role extremely well.
    You could stash, literally, half a dozen of these things on your body without anybody realizing you were carrying a gun, till you slipped it out and got to work with it.

    If you insist on regular "training" with every pistol you carry, this is not your gun.
    It's an instant-access point & shoot.
    Period. :)

    Kinda like the original Rohrbaugh 9mm that Remington bought & killed.
    The idea is just flat NOT a high-volume pistol.
    Many people couldn't get their head wrapped around that & missed the point entirely.
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    Just got back from the range where we tested the Spectrum. I just read your comments and can only say that if you are talking specifically about the Spectrum, then In that case I would agree. However, if you are incorporating all Pocket guns or guns of similar size guns then I will disagree. They are very much more capable of a lot of range time, accuracy, and distance then you mention for the Spectrum. I will give my review of the Spectrum later this evening as I just returned home.
     
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    Thought it was quite clear that in this thread about the Spectrum, where I specifically mentioned the Spectrum by name, I was referring to the Spectrum. :)
    Denis
     
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