Taurus Spectrum .380

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  1. 45caldan

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    I know there is not a lot of love here for Taurus pistols but the new "Spectrum" pistol they are coming out with looks promising for a pocket pistol.
    I don't care for all the color options but DO like the shape and how rounded it is.
    It is 100% made in USA also!
    I want to handle one. My only concern is the true DAO trigger as I have become spoiled by SA and light striker fired triggers...
    Could be real competition for the LCP.
     
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    I very much like a dao trigger. I'll pass on this one. :exercise:

    No doubt they'll sell a bunch, which will likely be the only measure by which this gun would ever be considered a success.
     

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    It may be American, but it's still a Taurus...
     
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    I want to see one up close before I commit to say I want one. What's one more gun??? The fact that it's only 10 oz. intrigues me. Would I make it my 100% carry gun...probably not but like I said...waiting to see if I can actually get to see one anytime soon.
     
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    It is just a little longer and heavier than the Ruger LCP.

    But it has flashy colors!

    I'll stick with my LCP :)
     
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    +1 What he said he said. BUT... if the OP would be so inclined as to buy one I'm sure we'd all love to hear how it works out.
     
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    Apparently Taurus believes some people will consider their firearm a success if it matches their shoes and purse.
     
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    I excepted most of the comments received here.
    I think it still looks like it could be a good choice for a pocket gun but I won't be getting one in some of the wild colors (if I buy one at all)!
    I'd choose all black, black and gray or SS and black....
    I like the Flash Gordonish looks myself and its smoother than most "pocket pistols" out there.
     
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    Nope my Eslie Pea Deux for the win!!
     
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    Would recommend the SCCY wholeheartedly over this one. Better caliber, better capacity, also 100% made in the USA, and the money stays in the country, does not go to an overseas company.
     
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    Are these LCP sized?? That is the direct comparison to this new Taurus.
     
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    The LCP 2 is much blockier and still a pain in the a$$ to strip (don't loose the little pin) compared to the Spectrum...
    If this new Taurus is executed well, they will have a winner on their hands.
    No I don't care for all the color schemes (you CAN get all black) but some ladies will....
    https://www.taurusspectrum.com/
     
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    I bet ladies will be the only buyers, and I've found they're nearly impossible to strip.
     
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    The ladies or the guns?? :headscratch:

    :couch:
     
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    I am invested in the LCP... but it looks really good.

    I love my Taurus Millennium G2 9mm, so I will give it a hard look.

    I like that they include two magazines, a six round and a seven round with a pinky extension. Very clever take down "lever". ( I hate the LCP take down pin).
     
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    Yes it looks like a better mouse trap all the way around to me IF it works....
     
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    Slightly bigger, but smaller than a G 26. I think all the things mentioned makes it a better option, but to each his own.

    I preferred my S&W Bodyguard to the LCP, smaller, thinner and shot it about the same.

    The SCCY is probably going to be my summer carry this year, with a Remora stays put where I place it and is very comfortable IWB.
     
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    No offense to the OP, but my personal opinion is that Taurus is Latin for "dog turd". And yes, I've owned a couple and they were crap.