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    Starting to carry

    Just got my lifetime cc licensce and i just picked up a Taurus 738 tcp .380. Got it for $199.99. Haven't got to shoot it yet. Whats some feedback on this handgun?!?! Cant wait to get out and shoot it. I figured for 200 bucks, you couldnt beat it.

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    say it aint pink

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    haha yeaaaaaah noooo... I just wanted something to carry in my pocket, im not big on holsters. Just something small and thats what i got. Fits great in my pocket, I just wanted some actual feedback on the weapon.

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    Personally, but not always, I believe you get what you pay for.......would I trust this gun with my life...probably not, just me........

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    I've seen two reviews on the pistol and it was favorable. They compared it to the Keltec and Ruger. Shoot it and give us a report. I would not trust any CCW until I got 500 trouble free rounds through it.
    Last edited by denner; 02-07-2012 at 12:00 PM.

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    Re: Taurus TCP

    My friend bought a TCP after he purchased a Walther PK380 mainly to get his wife interested in shooting and for PP. We went to a local indoor range to throw some metal down range. Since the TCP was brand new and never fired we did experience a couple FTE's and FTF's. Don't know if that would improve with more breakin time but my buddy didn't give it time. The first time I fired it it damn near jumped out of my hand. The recoil is pretty strong but that is to be expected in such a small gun. I didn't like it. My hands are bigger than my friend's and because of that I wasn't happy with the size. He decided he didn't like it later as well and sold it at a local gun show for just about what he paid for it. I believe he got $200.00 cash for an initial expendature of $30.00 more. The PK380 is a little larger weapon but is still easily concealed in a pocket. I'm sure there are other guns in the same range as the PK so shop around if you find the TCP a little small and jumpy. My friend also bought a PPS 9mm and is much happier but it is a totally different gun but still slim enough for CC.

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    Got one a few weeks ago. For my girlfriend to cc and possibly get myself one to carry also when our permit arrives in the mail. We went to a gun show and held a few of the mouse guns we had been looking at. The tcp felt best to both of us, small but able to get a decent grip. We tried the lcp and p3at, neither felt as good. I read reviews and felt comfortable making this gun purchase. Got it for 200 off buds. We took it to the range last weekend. It shot well, good amount of recoil but not nearly anything unbearable or too bad. I did get a houge handall jr for it. Even my girlfriend with small hands and quite your average girly girl didn't have any complaints. It is fairly hard to see the sights to be able to tell if your making a good shot. But soon enough it'll have a crimson trace laser. Might put some fingernail polish on it for now. We both did ok for shooting it the first time, at short distances. Obviously its not a range gun. Your gonna be shooting at close range with this gun. But we both like it. Only prob we had, it isnt loading the first round without some forcing. We just tapped the back of the slide and it jumped in. Might have been the flat nosed ammo we had. Gonna try some diffrent stuff soon. Prob will get better with more use. But other than that, no ftf or fte. Now one thing we did see on a youtube video before we bought it, was the casings come flying back at you. THIS COULD NOT BE MORE TRUE! Almost half or more of the casings come STRAIGHT back. We both took a few shots to the head/face. With our safety gear on wasn't really a big deal, but it def happens. It doesn't really bother me too much either since this gun would be only used in practice with safety gear or in an emergency which the last thing i'll really be worried about is getting hit with hot casings.

    Overall, i feel for the value, size, and feel of the gun I really like it. Going to order another one for myself to pocket carry while im at work. I will say I can't believe I purchased a taurus with everything I've read about them online, but I felt almost all the reviews I read/saw online were good with this gun.

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    I have a very good friend who has the TCP and he freakin loves it. He also pocket carries it and has no complaints. Personally it just too small for me but if it were all I could grab I would rather have that then nothing. My buddy "Pops" is a good some one whose opinio I hold in high regard. I can not recomend nor aargue against the weapon but I can tell you if Pops likes it it can't be all bad. I normally say never buy a gun made in Florida, but in this case I may defer.

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    Just got back from the range for the first time with my tcp .380. I'm impressed! very good accuaracy and not one FTF or FTE. Put 100 rounds through it, and couldnt ask for a smoother session.

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    Oh yeah, should be getting my pocket holster in the mail within the next 2 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks23321 View Post
    Oh yeah, should be getting my pocket holster in the mail within the next 2 days
    Good, your initial post re: Not a holster kind of guy mixed with pocket carry had me worried.

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    Ah yeah, let me rephrase that, im not a waistband holster kinda guy

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    Not only is it a Taurus, it's a cheap Taurus.

    I would never carry any Taurus as a carry gun. Surely, you think your life is worth more than $200.00.

    Keep it for plinking and target practice, spend some more money and buy something worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
    Not only is it a Taurus, it's a cheap Taurus.

    I would never carry any Taurus as a carry gun. Surely, you think your life is worth more than $200.00.

    Keep it for plinking and target practice, spend some more money and buy something worthy.


    Well, I'm definitly going to carry it. And yeah of course my life is worth more than 200 dollars, its also worth more than 500, and 1000, and 3000, lol. This just looks like a very biased comment against Taurus. Hasn't jammed yet, very accurate, what more do you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks23321 View Post
    Well, I'm definitly going to carry it. And yeah of course my life is worth more than 200 dollars, its also worth more than 500, and 1000, and 3000, lol. This just looks like a very biased comment against Taurus. Hasn't jammed yet, very accurate, what more do you want?
    I don't know about him, but I would like you to put a couple of hundred rounds through it to make sure you aren't going ot run into some problems. I myself haven't had much luck with Taurus. I personally wouldn't carry one, and no way in hell will I let my wife carry one, however, it is still better than a knife or nothing at all if you have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard13 View Post
    I don't know about him, but I would like you to put a couple of hundred rounds through it to make sure you aren't going ot run into some problems. I myself haven't had much luck with Taurus. I personally wouldn't carry one, and no way in hell will I let my wife carry one, however, it is still better than a knife or nothing at all if you have to use it.
    i would, i could, i can and i do carry one..... over 20000 rounds without a burp (my pt92af) or my pt100 with 15000 + burpless shots or my pt22 with 2500+ no problem trigger pulls.

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