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4 years 9 weeks ago, 9:28 PM

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which of these two 380's is best. I can get the taurus for $270 out door and kel tec for $250 out door. what do you guys think is the better of the two. i have shot the kel tec but never shot the tcp. any help is appreciated. thanks.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 9:39 PM

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and I like it, it has a decent trigger and it is a good shooter, but I have no experience with the Kel-Tec, so I can't Judge.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 9:29 AM

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the .380 is what im gonna get my daughter.that way we can share ammo when i take my Sig 238.i was also looking at the 709 9mm

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 9:37 AM

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is a good round for the ladies, I would have gone with the .380acp for my wife but she has a hard time with the slide so we went with the .38/.357 revolver platform.......Happy Thanksgiving to you bunch as well and I will choke chic....er..ah...cat for you!!!!!LOL

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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Pm sir. Reply when ya can. No need to hurry pal.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 5:41 AM

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I did not like Taurus all that much 15 years ago, but now they are making very good quality firearms... The TCP is a really great little gun for what it is... It gas a smoother magazine loading than the Ruger LCP that it appears to be mostly imitated from... It comes with 2 mags instead of one and a lifetime warranty...

Kel-Tec has always felt too cheap to me, and with that long hard trigger pull it is just too cheap for my taste...

I bought my wife the Walther PK380 and that is a reliable and accurate shooter...

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2 years 49 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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Taurus .380?

My wife bought a Pink?, Taurus TCP.
I am here to tell you it is a shootin lil gun!
Not one hic up and shoots very accurately.
She can carry it and it does not weigh heavy on the belt or pocket!
She once owned a much bigger gun in a more effective cartridge however it was
to heavy she quit packing it.
All I have to say is I may get a stainless over black TCP as a play toy or a back up.
A hit with a lil .380acp is danged sure better than a miss with a .357 in my mind.

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 10:24 AM

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I tested all of the pocket .380s not long ago. The Taurus, The Ruger, the Kel Tec, even the Diamondback. I found the Taurus to be the best fit and that's the one I got. I just prefer the style of the Taurus over the others. Hope that helps!

2 years 47 weeks ago, 10:52 AM

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Taurus .380

A buddy of mine bought a taurus .380 for his wife to carry. We took it to the range so he could get acquainted with it and I could teach him some basics about firearm safety and situational awareness (not that I am a professional ninja or anything). I let him shoot my glock first. No problems, he even enjoyed it. He loaded up the first magazine and gave it to me to fire the weapon. First time it was loaded and fired. I inserted the magazine and racked the slide. Failure to feed. I slammed the slide into battery with the heel of hand. Good to go, I chalked it up to first time. I had a PT99 back 15-20 years ago that I had no problems with and went through close to 100K rounds with, so I was not expecting problems with the .380.
I pressed the trigger and the little gun went bang. Exactly what you want and expect. What I did not want nor do I expect is another failure to feed. In fact I had a hard time clearing the round, i.e. pulling back on the slide to extract the live round. I finished off the magazine like the aforementioned scenario. I handed my buddy the weapon and told him to get a new one. Perhaps it was a bad gun, perhaps it could be fixed, but in no way would I ever recommend that he or his wife carry that gun for defense. Even if he paid big money to fix whatever was wrong with the handgun, there would always be that little question of when is this weapon going to malfunction like it did when it was brand new. At this point in the conversation, I explained to him that neither brand nor price determines a good weapon for defense, it is the trust one has in his weapon to perform in the highest of stresses that creates confidence which will add an edge in your performance at that critical time. I did not have that trust in his weapon.

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