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Thread: Is the 738 better than the LCP?

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    Rhetorician is offline Junior Member
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    Is the 738 better than the LCP?

    No doubt the Ruger is a fine little mouse gun and perfect for deep concealment. But I am sold on the little Taurus 738 380.

    May I tell you why?

    I am glad you asked!!! LOL!

    I shot a friend of mine's Ruger. But the Taurus has a last shot fired slide hold back, and

    The trigger is phenomenal when compared to the little Ruger.

    Now the Ruger costs more and probably will be worth more long term no doubt. But the little Taurus has sold me just because of those two options.

    If all things were equal, I would say the Taurus beats out the Ruger for me.

    My thoughts!!

    Yours?

    "That is all!"
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    I'd go with the Ruger. Taurus is hit/miss, and when you miss...well.

    Have a look at the Glock 26, XD or the M&P 9c. Light years ahead of either the Ruger or Taurus.

    If you want a good .380, look at the Glock 42.

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    Well, I have had two LCP's in the past, but I could not shoot either of them worth a crap! My wife bought me the PT738, as a Christmas gift, and so far it is doing great. I can shoot this little pistol better than I could shoot the Ruger.

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    It's called slide lock.

    I also considered the Taurus several years ago when thinking about replacing my Kel-Tec P3AT but went with the Ruger LCP instead. If the Taurus fits your wants, needs, and requirements then go with it.

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    I don't know about the LCP but the Taurus is surprisimgly accurate for the size. It receives great reviews and is made in the US as aopposed to Brazil, but mags are very difficult to find right now.

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    Taurus's quality control has developed a poor reputation.
    I've read sufficient complaints to believe that buying one is somewhat like a craps-shoot: I devolves to your personal luck.

    Taurus is known for creative thinking and intriguing ideas, but also for their poor execution of those innovative concepts.
    Thus, although I would like to buy a couple of different Taurus pistols, I tend to steer my longings away from them.

    But, as is said in car commercials, "Your mileage may vary."
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    Just bought a used one (A model) with Crimson trace and have had none of the reported jamming problems with several types of ammo using both the 6 and 10 round magazines. Recoil is strong as expected but acceptable with an extension on the mag and it still fits in the pocket easily.

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    Taurus come a long way no doubt. The 700 series are very good and reliable guns if, well if they could deliver clips for the gun.

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    Well, I ran three more magazines through my 738 this morning, and had no problems. I also shot this G2, that I just bought two days ago:

    This gun shot well. I had two FTF out of 100 rounds. It was with the standard Remington 115 grain FMJ. This gun definitely likes "hotter" ammo. I ran 50 rounds of self-defensive ammo through it, without any issues. You could tell the gun ran better with the hotter ammo.

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