So I needed to get a "deep conceal" weapon for personal protection and went to my local gun shot thinking I'd look at the Ruger LCP II and Smith & Wesson Bodyguard. The guy grabbed the Taurus Spectrum out of the case by accident and I kind of scoffed, "Taurus, I don't think so." He shrugged and pulled out the LCP and Bodyguard. They felt ok, but I didn't really feel great and I was thinking of moving up to the Glock 42. While he was getting the Glock out of the other case, I picked up the little Taurus and damned if it didn't just melt into my hand! The Glock was nicer than the LCP or Bodyguard, but it was a lot more money and it just started eating at me that the Spectrum just felt so right in my hand. The salesman didn't push the Taurus and didn't argue when I voiced my reluctance to buy anything made by Taurus, but I was swayed enough that I told him I'd have to do some research on the Spectrum before buying the Glock. i Didn't really love the Glock, but come on, it is a Glock! Anyway, I read the reviews on the Spectrum and decided that for $200 that maybe it was worth the gamble. I went in knowing that I might have ammo issues etc., and for self defense, I'd have to test the ammo I was going to use for this purpose, but I read even the little Glock could be finicky with ammo. As I said, the reason I took the gamble on the gun was because it just felt so right in my hand! So I bought it! Sweet little piston! I bought some Hydra-Shok rounds for defense and some cheap Winchester and Federal FMJ rounds. The freaking little gun shot all of them flawlessly! Not a single jam, stovepipe or light strike with any of the rounds! Even without knowing the gun or having any experience with little semi-automatics (I've only ever shot revolvers), after the first clip or two I was shooting groupings of around 4" at 15 yards! (Ok, I suck, but this this is really good for me!) The only gripe I have with the gun is how hard the slide lock is to release. It's small and hard to use. I've gotten over it because the biggest selling point of the gun is how smoothly it is designed and how there is nothing to snag when taking it out of a pocket. Even a tight pocket like in jeans. So the question I have for anyone familiar with the gun, what's the deal with the "7 round magazine"? Mine only holds 6! When you compare it to the smaller 6 round magazine, you can see that they have the same inner length! Do you need to remove the bottom plate so the spring goes deep into the plastic bottom? Is this reliable if you do this? (I haven't tried it.) The reason I'm worried about this is because when it is in my pocket, there is no way I'm going to have a round chambered! So 6 is 6. Honestly, even in a holster, especially a inside the waistband one, I still wouldn't feel that confident with a round chambered and no safety... so yeah, I know it's going to cost me a couple seconds and a round, but I feel super confident that there's no way I'm going to accidentally both rack the slide and pull the trigger and shoot any of my man-parts off (like that Walmart moron just did here in AZ), So my question is, why can I only get 6 rounds in my "7 round magazine"? Am I missing something? Other than that, I simply love this new little gun!!! I'm sure Taurus deserves the bad reputation they've built up, but with this gun, they produced something (in the USA!) that is unique with a design that I love!