Comparision - Kel Tec P3AT vs. Taurus 738 TCP
I used to own the kel tec P3AT and did not like the cheap feel of the gun, yeah it's a dire straits type weapon, last resort, close range thing. It never missed, but the fact that it felt so cheap I could not get out of my system.
I just purchased a Taurus 738 TCP 380 in stainless. What a great looking and feeling gun. The size is negligible, so is the weight, with that said, the Taurus has a much better feel, and is by far better made. Cost $279.00 knowing I have a reliable gun in case the worst case happens...priceless...Those of you that have a kel tec should really consider looking into the Taurus!:anim_lol:
Never hada problem with Taurus guns...even after 20 years...
I've fired 320 rounds through the little 380. (without any mishaps) Broke it down once for cleaning. That was easy too.
I have owned 6 taurus firearms over the last 20 years, never had an issue with any. 2 9mms, a 357, 2 .380's and a .22...What I do like about Taurus, if something does happen to the gun, you send it back, no questions asked.
Look I am a realist, I won't bash a gun manufacturer, just give opinions of what I personally have gone through.
Maybe other people have not had good luck with a manufacturer such as Taurus, I may be lucky...When looking to spend my money I look for what I know in my experience is proven, then feedback from others comes next.
Now I have owned 2 kel tec weapons the .380 and the 9mm, got rid of both, they are cheaply made guns, that's it. The 9mm handle cracked and chipped off at the bottom, this was after firing 50 rounds through it, not to mention didn't eject 3 rounds out of the 50 I shot through it. Yes, I used good ammo.
I have also owned a glock 23, good gun, but I didn't like the feel as much as I do the Taurus either. Also had a Beretta PX storm, also recently purchased, nice gun, very accurate for a sub compact, but heavy as heck compared to the Taurus 111 I have, and they are approx. the same size.
So, the for money and experience, I keep going back to what seems to have worked out the best for me...so, if you decide to make comments about the guns or the reliability of them, that's up to you. I fire my CCW's every week, taking them to the range to make sure if I had to use my primary, or back up weapon they will fire.
And, bottom line these 2 guns do!:mrgreen:
Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1