Taurus TCP 738

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by SeeKer.mm, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. SeeKer.mm

    SeeKer.mm Premium Member

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    I am probably picking up a Taurus TCP 738 today as my first conceal today. 169.95 for the pistol and a free box of 50 federal american eagle ammo .380 acp, and the Taurus pays for one free year of NRA. Any thoughts on the deal or the pistol itself? I will be getting 9mm or a .40 or 45 eventually (not sure which) but I figured a 38 at this price would be a good start. Plus I have been told by ppl who bough high cals for that I will eventually be in the market for a lower cal soon after, either for price or just shear enjoyment at the range, or both not sure which.
     
  2. CajunTinMan

    CajunTinMan Registered User

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    I thought that that was a .380?
     
  3. SeeKer.mm

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    It is .380 acp, what I meant was that eventually in the future after this purchase I will be getting a higher caliber but for now.380 acp is good for a start
     
  4. Txmason

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    @sekkermm

    Where did you buy the pistol from for the $169.00 price? My dad and I are interested in buying one.

    Best,
    Bro. Jerry
     
  5. SeeKer.mm

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    I am in CT. Got it at Hoffman's Gun Center in Newington, CT. Got the firearm, a box of ammo, a cleaning kit, and a nice little conceal carry holster for 217.00 out the door. Till the end of this year if you go on the Taurus website you can download a form to get a free year of NRA membership so that's another 35 dollar value I got which is worth it to me because I can get a discount on range membership if I am an NRA member...you just send the to Taurus with a copy of your receipt of purchase....

    Just fyi, you will see a lot of reviews that dis this gun due to reliability problems, however, those were the A series that were first manufactured, the new B and C series have, from what I have read, corrected these problems making for a really good firearm at an excellent price imo
     
  6. jvarnell

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    If you are in dallas or plano cheperthandirt if still in stock. I carry a 380 when i am wareing shorts. My 45 in the winter
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  7. SeeKer.mm

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    The cheaper than dirt website has the same fire arm listed for 252.85
     
  8. K.S.

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    I carry Glock 30 (and 30sf) small, a little heavy, especially if you swap out guide rod for stainless, but 10 rounds of .45 in a sub-compact? With Winchester PDX1's -All you need.
     
  9. ThanatosTA

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    I know this is a little behind, but I bought a Taurus .45 brand new and I haven't been able to put make it through one mag. without it jamming on me. I load the mags with 10 rounds and have put about 200 rounds through it so far. I took it to the gunsmith at the range I belong to and he said that it has a rough bore and can fix it for $40.

    I hope yours works out for you. I have heard very good things about Taurus before I got mine though. Maybe I'm just lucky....

    I also just got a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard Saturday. That gun is awesome! I had it in my pocket when I got home after I bought it and forgot it was there until I started getting ready for bed!

    -Scott
     
  10. jvarnell

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    In the case at the Plano store they had it for 179.95 if you were a CHL so they did not have to do the 5 day wait.
     
  11. jvarnell

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    Taurus will fix it for free and pay the shipping. The problems I have with most S&W models is the safty moves in the opisite direction than the 1911 and I might go to safe instead of fire when I need it. I have only one gun that is DA only right now and still find myself rubbing my thumb over where the safty should be every time I draw it.
     
  12. widows son

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    I wish Canada had the same gun laws as you guys. We pay out the arse just to keep the license, and you need like 3 different licenses. Ammo needs to be in a certified box far away from the firearm, and the firearm needs to be locked in a certified locker. Not sure if it's similar to you guys, I do know you guys gotta wait a week or so for your firearm. I think it's the same up here. Anyway I enjoy hunting, I go with my uncle. He hunts Canadian geese and ducks. Last year for Xmas we ate a goose that I bagged. De-lish.
     
  13. ThanatosTA

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    There's no waiting period in Texas. That blew me away when I got a gun here the first time. I asked how long the wait period was and was laughed at, then the sales guy said, "This is Texas son, we ain't gotta wait for a gun here." I just laughed...
     
  14. crono782

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    There is no waiting period in texas to buy a firearm. The only restriction of note is no open carry. Also, if you're going to carry in your vehicle, then it has to be concealed.
     
  15. SeeKer.mm

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    If u have your permit there is no waiting period here in ct....no permit or hunting license equals 14 day wait for rifles and shotguns and jail time for handguns :)
     
  16. ThanatosTA

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    So did you get the Taurus yet? If so, how do you like it??
     
  17. CajunTinMan

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    In Louisiana you can open carry a hand gun on your person as long as it visible. Concealed carry with a permit. And anywhere in you car.
     
  18. SeeKer.mm

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    I did get it. So far I like it a lot but I haven't gotten any range time yet, just bought it this past Saturday and we have a MM degree coming up this Friday so any free time has been at rehearsal. I like the feel of the weapon and all the features, I plan on breaking her in this weekend, I will let you all know it goes!
     
  19. jvarnell

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    if you don't have a CHL or the place not have instacheck you do have to wait.
     
  20. jvarnell

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    Tell us when you shoot it what the triger pull is like. I really would like one but I don't need another triger pull like my Kal-tec of 8lb, my 1911 has a 1.5, my glock has a 4.5 so I am all over the map. DA onlys seam to have a heaver pull.
     

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