Taurus PT-738 TCP

Taurus PT-738 TCP

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Reviews: 176
GUNCRITIC SCORE 86%
Total reviews: 176
Positive: 117
Mixed: 25
Negative: 34
Retail Price: $207.00
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Taurus PT-738 TCP Description

Make way for the lightest Taurus ever created. The 10.2-ounce 738 TCP is not only the lightest semi-auto in the Taurus line, it is lighter than any of the small frame revolvers too. The 738 TCP offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP, a durable polymer frame and low-profile fixed sights. This model comes with 1 magazine and no case.

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Taurus PT-738 TCP Q & A

Unnamed User The slide is all metal Koby. Just the lower receiver is polymer. (Same as your 24/7 but has a blued Read More
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Unnamed User Yes it does, Polymer framed guns are exempt.
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Unnamed User I would contact Buds on this. It can never hurt to call and ask.
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Unnamed User Yes, you push the mag release and it almost rockets out. I haven't tried after market mags though.
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Unnamed User No manual safety. But like my dad always said, the best safety is the one between your ears.
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Unnamed User Not at this time Luis. Taurus semi-auto's were basically decimated with the 1/2018 CA DOJ Roster update. Only a few Read More
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Unnamed User Hello Robert! Sometimes these guns with a smaller caliber may need a particular name brand ammunition. Check out American Eagle, Read More
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Unnamed User The issue with the mags came up when production switched to USA. The magazine release design was changed just enough Read More
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Unnamed User yes it is normal for the barrel to have movement when the slide is locked open
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Taurus PT-738 TCP User Reviews

Positive: 158 Mixed: 0 Negative: 18
  • 100

    Saved my health one scary night. So yes I trust it with my life especially with Hornady American gunner

    October 25, 2018
    James H
  • 100

    Great gun, love the size, had some issues with feeding. Sent back to Taurus for repair. Purchased buds lifetime warranty. Buds customer service is top notch! Still happy with my purchase. Buds customer for life.

    October 16, 2018
    Jamie L
  • 100

    Great little gun for the price. Very reliable! Been though close to 1,000 rounds with no jams FTE or any other issues. Light and durable. My wife now carries it...

    August 21, 2018
    Ricky R
  • 100

    Excellent pistol for concealed carry in hot weather. Light and small. Put 200 rounds through it the first day without a problem (both JHP and FMJ). Very accurate at 20 feet.

    August 15, 2018
    Guy N
  • 100

    Opinions are like raindrops and are as numerous. My opinion is this gun is the best for concealed carry. I have it in a "Sticky Holster" and carry it in my right front pocket. Absolutely concealed. The sticky holster pre...vents "printing" and is also great for use in a purse. One of the primary reasons I bought this gun is the lack of external safety as the only safety on a gun is the loose nut behind the trigger. Great firearm for concealment. more

    July 24, 2018
    michael c
  • 60

    Nice pistol does have feeding problem looks like a simple fix but I would think it leaves a huge liability on the company .great carry gun just plan on spending a little more to make it reliable

    July 20, 2018
    russell b
  • 100

    Good little gun. No issues at all for me. Buds is great.

    July 6, 2018
    Joel O
  • 100

    The transaction with my Taurus 738 was as usual exceptional. I like the layaway program. Just took the Taurus 738 TCP out today and shot 150 rounds without a jam. Nice little gun it's a conceal carry for sure and will ta...ke some range time as the sights a very small. I bout a Houge grip for it which made it fun to shoot. more

    June 9, 2018
    Chris A
  • 100

    I've had this gun for about three weeks. I've put 300 rounds through it and I haven't had any problems. I love the conceal carry size and the ease of operating the slide. It's a great little carry gun and it's fun at the... range also. Break down and cleaning are a breeze, actually kind of fun. Go for it... Joe Blackwell more

    June 8, 2018
    Joseph B
  • 100

    This is a very good item, I wanted a small pistol that I could easily carry on my morning walks and I am glad I chose the Taurus TCP. Light and small and shoot very well. Buds had a great price with quick shipment

    May 18, 2018
    Stephen W
  • 100

    This little gun will shoot. Have not had any misfeeds or jams in over 300 rounds fired. Thanks Buds !!!

    May 2, 2018
    alan e
  • 40

    Below entry level... Bought this with the hopes I would get my wife to shoot at the range (still waiting). I was expecting a somewhat accurate little gun since the barrel is almost flush to the sight. I was wrong. To mak...e it worse the magazine keeps failing to feed causing jams. I do not recommend. more

    April 26, 2018
    Marcio C
  • 80

    I wanted a good pocket pistol for concealed carry in the summer/backup gun, and this gun fit the bill. It{14f7dcaa410f4955a29dadccee14bd0b3dbe47045a3827cbf9b0f0ec96936107}u2019s perfect for concealed carry due to the siz...e and it fits most pockets, but I would avoid front jean pockets. Due to the size of the pistol I added a grip extension so I could get my pinky on it for better control. When I took it to the range for the first time (uncleaned) it fired smoothly and it has more of a kick than you{14f7dcaa410f4955a29dadccee14bd0b3dbe47045a3827cbf9b0f0ec96936107}u2019d expect so adding the grip extension was a good idea. I ran 100 rounds through it and the only issue I had was FTE on the 98th round, so for the first time around I give it an A-. Overall I{14f7dcaa410f4955a29dadccee14bd0b3dbe47045a3827cbf9b0f0ec96936107}u2019m pleased with the purchase, buds delivered it to my FFL in a timely fashion, and I had no issues with payments or receiving the gun. more

    April 19, 2018
    Corey D
  • 100

    I had one of these in the past and sold it. I bought another one from Bud's cause the price was right. Not disappointed. Took it out and it fired and cycled fine, no problems. Nice trigger. Thanks to Bud's as the best in... handling my order and prompt shipping. more

    April 10, 2018
    Joseph F
  • 100

    Great little gun for the price very happy.....

    April 7, 2018
    Rebecca C
  • 100

    This is an excellent firearm. I enjoy conceal carry with this more than I did the Ruger LCP I used to carry. Both are excellent and reliable, however this "feels" less noticeable in my waistband in terms of less printing... and comfort for me. I've fired 100 rounds through it with no malfunctions. Good accuracy for me out to about 15-25 feet knocking down tin cans at a friends range. Taurus is making some great firearms right now. Buds is always easy to work with and offers great prices. Thanks Buds! more

    March 28, 2018
    christopher s
  • 80

    Took about 3 days to receive. I put 65 shots through it. One FTF in the first 6 rounds. Shot like a beast with no problems after that! I oiled it prior going to the range

    February 7, 2018
    Javonte J
  • 60

    Not great, not bad. Jams every now and again. Wouldn't bet my life on it is all.

    February 6, 2018
    Zac S
  • 80

    I ordered this 380 Taurus back in December 2017 from Buds .Well today 1/17/18, I took it to the range and put 50 rounds thru it.Well my 1st 20 rounds, I had 2 FTE, and FTF. Well after about 20-25 rounds,I had no issues. ...This Taurus 380 has a little kick to it, but what do you expect from a small Cal. Pistol. The accuracy was right on. My 1st 5 rounds was grouped ,but it was grouped low. After finding my sweet spot, I nailed my target. Once again ,another great purchase from Buds, and the best part about it.........Grrrreat Price. So if you're looking for a small pocket pistol that is very dependable, give this gun a try. You will like it. Good job Buds more

    January 17, 2018
    Layon R
  • 80

    Excellent little gun mines doesn{2cea7292e19a761580fb2b68e8c61861f9ab9ef5385773fe9dbf6d46a5f6b33c}u2019t like hollow points though so round nose it is

    January 12, 2018
    Johnnie V
  • 100

    Highly recommend this pistol. Only caveat would be to use brass cased ammo.Have put hundreds of brass cased round through it with no issues. Have had 2 or 3 FTE's with steel case ammo in maybe 200 rounds. It may be getti...ng broke in since I put several mags of the steel case ammo through it without issue last time at range. In any event, your defensive ammo is going to be brass cased hollow points, and with that it is highly reliable. Not a ton of fun to shoot since its tiny, but it is accurate. Trigger is OK, and to me, if you shoot a gun enough you are going to get used to the trigger. Take down and cleaning is simple. Very impressed with this little pistol. more

    January 12, 2018
    Robert P
  • 100

    Great price, great service , great place to do business.

    January 3, 2018
    Sherrell R
  • 100

    Nice little 380 pocket pistol for extra concealability and self defense.

    December 26, 2017
    James E
  • 100

    Pleased with the TCP. No malfunctions, fits in a pocket barely noticeable. Buds did a great job as usual. I've shot the S&W BodyGuard , the Ruger LCP and now the Taurus now and really there's not much difference. Any of ...those 3 will do in a 380 but its hard to pass up the price on the TCP. Thanks Buds! more

    December 8, 2017
    James H
  • 20

    I am so disappointed with this pistol. I really wanted to like it, but it's essentially a single-shot derringer. Its been back to the factory, but still has many FTF errors with multiple types of ammo. It will not make i...t through a full mag. I've ordered some Fiocchi 95GR FMJ ball to test as a last-ditch, but even if it works I've lost all faith in this gun. I suppose the good news is that Ruger or Kahr will gain a new customer soon. more

    December 7, 2017
    Jeff E
  • 100

    Great gun and fast shipping..This is my 3rd Tarus pistol no complaints.

    December 1, 2017
    Mark B
  • 60

    The Taurus quality is there, but I do not like the weapon. The slide is extremely hard for me to manage and impossible for my wife to use. I will do some more research and replace this weapon. I have a friend who wants t...o buy it from me. Bud's services were par excellence as usual. No complaints about Bud's, just the weapon. more

    November 28, 2017
    John T
  • 100

    Great little gun with a powerful punch. Easy to shoot and find your mark. Ammo feeds well and is easy to clean. It's my go to carry on my ankle gun. Thanks to team Buds, they are the best!

    November 21, 2017
    sean m
  • 100

    This is one of the finest concealed pistols on the market. Buds is the best, and easiest way to purchase a firearm in my opinion. I am a collector, and a hunter. If you want a pistol that is reliable, and light enough to... forget you have it in your pocket, but it is there when you need it. Best small carry I have so far! I should have been buying from buds along time ago! more

    November 16, 2017
    James P
  • 100

    Love it. Great for the pocket, light weight, great knock down power perfect for ankle holster. Trigger has long heavy pull “great safety feature” when playing in your pocket. Learn how to shot it and it,s capability ...because it wasn’t made for National Match shooting. more

    November 15, 2017
    Bill V
  • 100

    Say what you will about Taurus. Love them or hate them. But this little .380 adds options to my repertoire of concealed carry handguns. I put 100 rounds through her at the range after receiving it, with zero malfunctions.... I'll put several hundred more through it in the coming weeks. It's small, lightweight, and doesn't have anything that hangs up or snags in conjunction with my concealed carry options. more

    November 7, 2017
    Oland W
  • 100

    It’s a cool little gun! It feeds properly definitely good for pocket carry. Budsgunshop has the best prices hands down good customer service And the shipping was great. The layaway plan is genius. Going to buy a anothe...r firearm next week! Keep up the good work ! more

    October 31, 2017
    Kawan S
  • 100

    Takes a bit of getting used to , but for a concealed carry weapon at close quarters it is ideal. When carrying for defense , get the best ammo that you can afford.

    October 27, 2017
    Antony K
  • 20

    I know it seems like a bargain and that's cause it's trash. Put 50 rounds through and the ejector rod snapped. I'll never buy a taurus again.

    October 24, 2017
    Alec R
  • 100

    My wife and I went to our local gun shop to try the fit and feel on this Taurus. 380, I went on bud's and what do you know, I saved almost $200 ordering it from you. Thanks bud's

    October 8, 2017
    James A
  • 100

    Nice deep conceal carry gun. Recoil is a little snappy but this is true of any pocket 380. Prefer over other options on the market.

    October 1, 2017
    Mark M
  • 100

    Love my Taurus TCP!!! Put a couple hundred rounds through it and it preformed flawlessly!!

    September 16, 2017
    Donald M
  • 100

    Awesome gun...great price and great reviews!

    September 7, 2017
    Scott H
  • 20

    Well...so my friend and I bought one each. Hers works well mine sucks. Wont feed at all. Re racking and clearing every shot. Essentially a single shot. First Taurus Ive ever purchased that sucked.

    September 4, 2017
    George G
  • 100

    Product was as advertised shoots great, fast shipping can't beat the prices. Cycled 100 rounds through no issues bought the gun for my wife and she loves it.

    August 29, 2017
    James P
  • 20

    FTE after FTE. I personally like taurus firearms, accept the 709 slim and this one, the 738 tcp. It wasn't ammunition because it had the same failure with JCP AND practice ammunition, the gun wasn't accessively dirty, an...d it had been "broken in" on the previous range trip with about 200 rounds. It wasn't a magazine issue because I had three different magazines with all the same failure, and it wasn't limp writing because I intentionally put more of a firm grip while firing than usual and still got the FTE. unless you want it for the price, and don't mind only being able to use the first maybe two shots I would stay away. Maybe mine was defective. more

    August 27, 2017
    Morgan R
  • 100

    Bought one of these online in July of this year and picked it up at the Bud's. I have owned several of the mouse guns and this one seems to be as good as the Ruger LCP and the Kel-tec 380. I have had one of these several... years ago and sold it to a friend who still has it. he loves it. I like the slide lock on the Taurus and the ease of takedown maybe a little better than the others. This little gun shoots great and I have never had a ftf. or a fte with hardball ammo, haven't tried hollow points yet. If you need a small pocket gun that is light and dependable then you might consider the Taurus 380. you can't beat the price and the warranty. I keep mine in a blood sugar test pouch on my side. more

    August 16, 2017
    Richard H
  • 60

    The slide on this small Taurus pocket pistol was very difficult to pull back to load another round into the chamber. It's accuracy at 22 feet from a standing position was OK....way better than the Ruger LCP. It's reliabi...lity was good as well. Taurus needs to improve the slide pull back situation. more

    August 13, 2017
    Joe Z
  • 100

    Gun works flawlessly and buying from Bud's was smooth. Nice little pocket gun. I'm in a professional job and pocket carry with a DeSantis Nemesis holster. Exactly what I was looking for.

    August 13, 2017
    Travis E
  • 100

    I cannot believe it took me this long to finally pull the trigger and purchase this fine little jewel. I saw this same pistol for 199.00 to 268.00. I walked out the door after paying for EVERYTHING cost, FFL, and shippin...g was $191.00. Can't beat it with stick for this price, ease of purchasing. I just wish i would have done this years ago. more

    August 5, 2017
    Kevin A
  • 100

    I am totally pleased with this purchase. Took this gun to the range today and fired 100 rounds with no problems. Surprised at small amount of recoil for such a small gun. Sights are small, but dead on. Perfect for a "Sum...mer attire" pocket gun. Most gunfights take place between 3 & 8 feet and last only a few seconds. This gun fits that mission perfectly. As usual, Bud's service was outstanding. This was my 7th purchase from them, and as usual it was seamless from start to finish. more

    August 3, 2017
    Edward J
  • 100

    This is a great little gun. I have run over 250 rounds through it so far. It shoots well and is as accurate as you can be with a short barrel and no sights. Fun to shoot and is very small. It is a great concealed carry c...hoice. It will fit in a pocket or IWB holster with no show. Taurus sometimes gets a bad rap but I own multiple Taurus and love them all. more

    July 27, 2017
    James S
  • 80

    Pistol is covered in factory grease but once it's clean it works well with brass case ammo.

    July 27, 2017
    Matthew C
  • 80

    I bought this as a supplement to my primary carry weapon.I needed something that would fit in a pocket when I was wearing light clothing in summer.The gun shoots fine so far but I guess on initial inspection I missed som...e finish issues around the front sight that are bare metal.They do not have any effect on the guns function and are my oversight at my ffl when I picked it up.I still consider it a good value for a sub 200.00 weapon. more

    July 21, 2017
    Rickey W
  • 100

    this was my first pistol. I really like it is tiny and easy to carried . no issues so far, already shot around 500 rounds just because is fun to shoot. thank you buds

    July 17, 2017
    Andy S
  • 100

    Nice little gun shoots well the only issue I have noticed with it is the slide is tight and can be difficult to cock back if you have bigger hands like I have. The slide will probably loosen up a bit after I break the gu...n in good. more

    July 9, 2017
    Rodney M
  • 100

    Love my new Taurus380 ACP! It's perfect for concealed carry in my purse or holstered. And Bud's was great too, got my firearm super quick with no issues at all! Will definitely order from Bud's again!

    July 9, 2017
    Tonja B
  • 100

    I was in the market for a pocket pistol for summer carry and deep concealment. I knew I didn't want to go less than .380, but wasn't exactly set on a .380. I ran through a bunch of local stores, and watched a ton of revi...ews before buying, and ended up going with the TCP. The only thing I wish I had done differently would have been to go with the next model up with the stainless steel slide. The alloy slide on this is not a problem by any means, but in my mind it will need more care. Fortunately for me I maintain my guns. After getting the pistol, I proceeded to put some rounds down range and I was impressed. The trigger pull is LONG, but smooth and crisp. It doesn't seem any longer than it's counter parts such as the LCP and bodyguard, and I'd argue it is a bit smoother than the LCP. I had no malfunctions, and to my surprise, it was no where near as snappy as the reviews I had seen seemed to imply. Quite to the contrary, it shot smoothly and relatively flat. Maybe this is because I shoot a compact .40 on a regular basis, but it really is a pleasure to shoot. Size wise, it literally fits in the palm of my hand, and is no thicker than my wallet. With a pocket holster it looks like I'm carrying a 2nd wallet when it's in my back pocket. All in all, I'm really pleased with the pistol. more

    July 2, 2017
    Jameson P
  • 100

    Recently purchased this Taurus 380 from Bud"s. It's a neat little pocket or holster pistol. While I have not had the chance to shoot it yet, most of the reviews are fair. Great price and great service from Bud's Gun Shop.... more

    June 29, 2017
    Marvin S
  • 100

    I ordered this for my wife and received it in 2 days after I paid off the layaway, which is a great feature from Buds that I really appreciate. Got it home, cleaned it and can't wait to take it to the range with the wife.... more

    June 27, 2017
    kerel t
  • 100

    Bought this for my CCW wife. She loves it. Also added a lazer. The 380acp has some pop to it. Great carry.

    June 26, 2017
    Douglas M
  • 60

    I picked up my ACP. I wasn't expecting perfection from a Taurus, but the finish of this gun was worse than I expected. It has very clear and obvious scratches on both sides of the slide. I know it wasn't my FFL, because... I watched him open the mail package, and I opened up the gun box and spotted the scratches. What I do like about this gun is that it can easily be dropped into a pocket holster and taken anywhere with ease. It is SMALL, and that's what I was looking for. more

    June 26, 2017
    Michael P
  • 40

    Very nice gun compared to close competition, and I like it a lot except mine is not reliable. Far better trigger than any of the polymer 380's I have tried. Easy to shoot and seems very durable. My gun has been and conti...nues to be problematic. Originally it would not chamber the last round in the magazine and would jam with the slide half open. If was difficult to remove the round, but often I could beat the slide closed with the palm of my hand and then fire it. It would jam about 5{471342c87c94ce724415987e805fcba22639e830ccf6ddbe35f8eff30522d3bd} of the time otherwise. Also the spent casings were always bent and when I ejected the unfired rounds, the top of the bullets were gouged. Taurus agreed to have me ship them the gun, and they made some repairs. It appears that they polished the slide and trimmed back the slide lock open tab. I suggested that the extractor pin locked bent but they decided not to do anything about it. The gun ejects the casings straight up into the air and they come down on my head - it does not eject then to the right as most guns do, though the extractor is on the right side and should pull then that way. The repair took eight weeks, which is about 4 times longer than other warranty repair I made with 3 other manufacturers - and I do not believe it was really fixed, but they did pay the shipping and made an effort - so that is something. Before I sent the gun in for repair it was very inaccurate - 20" groups at 10 yards inaccurate. I believe the bullets were being damaged in chambering the round and this was affecting trajectory. When it was returned the accuracy was fine, 3-4" groups at 10 yards which is as good as I am, so they did make an improvement. I could overlook the casings hitting me in the head, if the gun were reliable, but mine is not, even after being repaired. It jammed 3 times in shooting 80 rounds since being repaired - which is unacceptable to use as my CCW as I hoped. The rounds were brass cased FMJ round nose factory loads, nothing that would be difficult to feed. I would tend to suspect I was just unlucky as I cannot find complaints exactly like the problems I am having on the internet. Maybe Taurus will send me an extractor and let me replace it myself, as I think that is probably the problem with my gun. But I really am disenchanted with the entire experience with this gun and Taurus CS is not the easiest to work with. more

    June 23, 2017
    Keith W
  • 100

    It was seamless to order my pistol through Bud's gun shop. I'm satisfied with my pistol.

    June 6, 2017
    Lartress T
  • 100

    Great pistol, small enough to fit in my pocket. Runs good on hollow points. Fast shipping.

    May 24, 2017
    Jody P
  • 20

    Buds was great as always. Gun is junk and Taurus customer service needs work.

    May 19, 2017
    Kevin K
  • 100

    Took out to friends house and shot 50 rounds with no problems. good little 380.

    May 16, 2017
    Douglas B
  • 100

    I have xperienced similar problems as many have reported with the jamming or ejection of rounds from this specific handgun but it is getting better as I work on breaking it in and made some minor adjustments when cleanin...g it. Well worth the money paid. more

    May 16, 2017
    Jose P
  • 100

    Got this one for the wife but will probably be using as my ankle gun. She doesn't like the way the shells eject almost straight up into your face. Other than that, it's a decent pocket or backup gun.

    May 9, 2017
    Aaron d
  • 20

    A disappointing purchase. After breaking in the gun with the 350 rounds of different types of quality ammo (all around 95 gr), I can report numerous failure to feed, fire and eject issues. Even after several field stripp...ing and cleaning sessions, this gun continues to be a flop for me. This is my second conceal carry handgun and must say that there is something inherently wrong with my gun. more

    May 4, 2017
    Daniel S
  • 100

    Summer is coming and I wanted a small (micro) gun for CC.I know this caliber has been considered marginal by some but new defense ammo makes it worth consideration especially if wardrobe makes you think of not carrying a...t all. I bought a Bersa Thunder 380CC which is an incredible bargain for a great gun. Left me enough money left over.to get the tiny Taurus TCPas well! I wanted something really small and looked at bot KelTec and Ruger LCP. Two features the Taurus has made the difference for me. It has a slide lock and the slide locks after final round. Even on a small gun like this, I can't imagine fiddling around racking the slide to change magazine! Been to the range twice shooting Magtech FMJ, Liberty Civil defense and PolyCase APX with no problems. The grip is small even for my small hands but ii's easy to adjust to. I used a paint pen to enhance the tiny sights. Accurate at defense distance,comfortable to carry, and can conceal easy in a pocket holster. Surprising low recoil for such a tiny gun. Love the gun and Buds got it to me in one week. What more can you ask. - See more at: https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/13692#sthash.foZ9p4ZD.dpuf more

    May 1, 2017
    Arthur D
  • 80

    Good transaction on Bud's part, but after 50-60 rounds and numerous FTF/FTE, I was about to give up on this TCP. I decided to try and polish the feed ramp, and the difference is night & day. No malfunctions in the last 5...0 rounds. Polish and break-in seems to have done the trick. more

    April 28, 2017
    Larry B
  • 100

    Great concealed carry gun. It's small enough to fit in my pocket and shoot very well. The price was great and the service was fast. Bud's sure makes gun shopping an easy and trouble free experience. Thanks

    April 20, 2017
    HAROLD M
  • 100

    This is my second pt738, the first one, a B series had feeding problems until I widened and polished the feed ramp. I traded it for a S&W revolver. I missed not having a pocket pistol, so at $175.00 I got another and onc...e took the Taurus gamble. To my surprise the D series seems to be more refined. I still widened and polished the feed ramp. on round 20 the slide jammed open, I smacked the gun back into battery and kept shooting problem free. 150 rounds. today was round 2, I fired another 100 round of 90 gr perfecta ammo trouble free. 250 rounds 1 hick up, not bad. When I came home I field stripped It and noticed VERY little wear on the rails. Taurus has REFINED this little beauty. I'm gonna keep this one. Oh yeah, Buds was Great, BIG surprise. more

    April 14, 2017
    Gary M
  • 100

    great pistol ..great price..allow for a break in time .I have put 100 rounds thru it and it never quits.perfect pocket pistol.TY buds.

    April 12, 2017
    douglas m
  • 100

    This is the 4th pistol I have purchased from Buds and can not say enough about their service. The Taurus was purchased for my wife, but might keep it for myself for an early fathers Day gift. I am not the greatest shot b...ut this holds a pretty good pattern. Needless to say she has a pretty good bark if you are like me pull out your hearing aids before touching her off. very satisfied. more

    April 10, 2017
    Clark L
  • 100

    This 380 has been my pocket carry for over a year now and it's great. I haven't had one malfunction at all with this handgun. At this time there have been about 6 boxes of various brands of ammo fired no problems at all.... this is a great gun. more

    April 9, 2017
    Alan N
  • 60

    Just got this gun from the FFL. Love the size for my wife. I wish I had got the TCP with wings now that I look back on it. The slide release is VERY hard to move down. The button is WAY too small. I can hardly do it my s...elf and my wife can barley do it. The sights are also very tiny. You really have to focus if you want to aim at anything. Good size and feel just needs a better slide release and sights. more

    March 30, 2017
    Dominique M
  • 100

    great little gun. easily concealed and light weight. can't beat the service that bud's gun shop provides. I buy all online purchases from Bud's.

    March 25, 2017
    james b
  • 20

    On the 7th round fired the slide has jammed open so tight and hard it will need two be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Good luck with yours.

    March 24, 2017
    Larry G
  • 100

    Just what we were looking for; something small that my wife can hide in her pocket easily.

    March 18, 2017
    Michael K
  • 60

    I'm a dealer and sell more Taurus PT111 G2's than anything else. They've all been quite flawless, with triggers varying between very good and unbelievable - I never have to touch them. I bought the 738TCP for my granddau...ghter, expecting the same quality, but was disappointed by the condition in which it arrived. The slide release was a crude stamping with a huge burr on the edge that bears against the slide, so it was impossible to disengage. I had to file the burr off (with some effort, since it was hardened) and stone it smooth before it would work. Also, the magazine which is supposed to hold 6 rounds would only accept 5 at first, even after I lubricated the follower. When I finally succeeded in getting 6 rounds into it at the range (using a Maglula loader), the spring bound up and the gun was useless. I had to cut 2 coils off the spring before the magazine functioned properly. Both these problems were probably due to a failure to adequately monitor parts providers. A common issue with these little blowback-operated pistols is that, in an effort to minimize overall weight, the slide is made as light as possible - so the recoil spring needs to be extremely stiff. Neither my wife nor my granddaughter could succeed in racking the slide (but men didn't even notice this issue!). A slightly heavier slide would have allowed the use of a weaker recoil spring. The GOOD news is, when the gun was put into proper working order, it worked flawlessly and the accuracy was outstanding. My EDC is a Sig P938, which uses a locked-breech recoil system and consequently has a very soft recoil spring. I decided to get a P238, the .380 version of that gun, for my granddaughter. Of course, it costs 3x as much as the Taurus, but she loves it. more

    March 14, 2017
    Phil L
  • 100

    Goes "BANG" every time I`ve pulled the trigger, and I`ve fired almost 300 rounds with only 2 FTF when I first broke it in! Hardly noticable, small, light, fairly powerful, reliable and at a GREAT price from BUDS! When it... comes to buying guns, ammo and gear online, NOBODY beats BUDS!! more

    March 12, 2017
    Harvey Z
  • 80

    One of the best pocket 380's for the price. I have put a couple hundred rounds through this gun without a single malfunction. It has a smooth trigger pull room for 2 fingers on the grip, and seems to be very accurate. So...me problems with the gun are the small sights and a false trigger reset. Now on most false trigger resets you can't pull the trigger and drop the hammer. But on the TCP you can. It is not true DOA because the slide must be cycled to re-engage the trigger. When you pull the trigger on the false reset it will fire sometimes but most of the time just give you a light strike. more

    March 8, 2017
    Daniel H
  • 80

    Fast service. Gun as expected. Shoots as accurate as a small gun will. Shot cheap Russian ammo and good brass casing stuff. Shot expensive hollow point Sig Sauger through it. Swallowed all of them. Will not shoot remingt...on hollow points. Jams 1 out of 3. Have no idea. I have 6 of the same caliber. I don't know............. more

    March 8, 2017
    nita l
  • 80

    Did not fill in my contact information correctly, buds customer service was very helpful getting the correct information and moving my order along. Gun did come with some surface rust on the barrel, which I want to happy... about. Nothing a little fine steel wool couldn't clean up. The gun itself is surprisingly accurate for it's side and minimal sights. The magazine stop does have to be filed down slightly or rounds will contact it resulting in the slide loving back with a round or rounds in the magazine. Overall I do like this gun and it has not had any malfunctions since taking the slightest amount of excess metal off of the slide release. more

    March 1, 2017
    Paul G
  • 60

    Bought it for my wife but she wanted a revolver. I shot it but my last 2 fingers are hanging off. Not bad as a pocket thing if the fit hits the shan. Had to return it to Factory for repair but all is well. What more can ...I say about Buds. Excellent! more

    February 24, 2017
    Bernard P
  • 100

    I own both the Taurus TCP 380 and the Ruger LCP 380. From what I understand, the LCP was modeled after the TCP, and they are both very similar. While I like the look of the Ruger slightly better, I think the Taurus is ea...sier to shoot and feels better in my hand. The Ruger tended to hurt my trigger finger a bit until I added the Hogue 8100 grip (highly recommended). At the end of the day, the Taurus was cheaper and with the added finger clip extension and Pachmayr grip this will be my every day carry gun. Buy the pocket holster at the same time because you won't find it cheaper anywhere else period ($5.99 free shipping). more

    February 23, 2017
    David T
  • 100

    buds delivery great although from past purchases it does not surprise me, really nice little. Do to old age 84 and bad hips and Obama being gone, I felt that a lighter380 might work out as a carry gun. After reading ever...ything about 380's and watching videos and my record with Taurus I bought the T.C.P. and am really pleased, all the good things I heard are true and all the bad things I heard just aren't there have run 350 rounds through and only thing it doesn't like are Tumalo ,great gun great price a real confidence builder more

    February 21, 2017
    terry m
  • 100

    nice little gun had fired over 50 rounds with no problems. What else can I say thanks again, , bugs

    February 12, 2017
    Danny F
  • 100

    I purchased this handgun over a year ago and have no complaints.

    February 7, 2017
    Bryan D
  • 100

    This is a super little CC gun. Very light, easy to load, rack and shoot, and accurate enough for close work. Fits in about any pocket or purse with little or no notice. Price is hard to beat for a good defense piece you ...can stick in your pocket on your way out the door. And Bud's service is outstanding as usual. more

    January 18, 2017
    Jim K
  • 100

    la pistola es ligera me gusta el estilo y el servicio bueno ....nada que objetar una arma ligera para llevar en el bolsillo o cintura muy ligera casi no se nota como si fuera un celular ...me gusta mucho y economica un s...aludo pongo el comentario en castellano por que no hay y creo que hay muchos latinos por este mundo more

    January 6, 2017
    rafael n
  • 80

    Gun has been reliable , put 100 fmj through it and 50 jhp with no problems. Love the size , only negative is the trigger has alot of travel and at the end of that travel you have to be squeezing pretty hard for it to fir...e, however, somehow I was still very accurate with it. Thanks Buds. more

    January 31, 2016
    Ashley S
  • 100

    First purchase through Buds, easy transaction. The Taurus TCP is as described, & the reviews seen on other sights are pretty much on target.The pistol has shot with out failure using 3 different ammo brands. This can be ...concealed easily, it is so small I can cover it with my hand. The sights are difficult to pick up, I plan to add some color to them. Also the barrel & slide have some play, don't expect a tight fit. Mags are easy to load, although the10 round mag would not feed. Check out Hickok45 video on this Taurus 380. more

    January 9, 2016
    lee g
  • 100

    Great Price! The price point was the main thing for a concealed carry firearm that is reliable. I don't think for $185 you could find a better pistol. I just picked the Taurus 738 TCP from my local ffl dealer. I haven't ...shot the firearm yet but will in the next week or so. The gun is very small which is a plus but with large hands like myself Ican barely get two fingers around it. I also bought a tactical grip for it that will be home delivered this week. I would recommend buying this to anyone who buys this pistol since both me and my fiance will have one. The other thing I plan on buying is the magazine extender to allow for a extra finger while firing. The reviews I have read before buying the pistol we're biased on either a magazine problem which isn't a big deal & not being able to fire the weapon. I hope those few people knew how to properly clean the firearm before firing. (Hint) "There shipped with packing grease and have been test fired so a good cleaning and CLP makes wonders. I have also read on here also about the feed ramp may need polishing but other than that it is a sound little pistol fo ra great price. Nothing a few hundred rounds can't do to break the pistol in and it will be reliable and polish the inside. I will reply with my thoughts on the gun whenever I send some rounds thru it. Thank you Buds for a great priced firearm! I will be buying a Mossberg Maverick 88 next here soon! more

    December 7, 2015
    Jacob C
  • 100

    Great little gun for the money. Feeds everything I throw at it flawlessly, easy tear down, high quality, tight tolerances. Nice trigger (better than my friend's LCP) Goes bang every time with reloads, flat nose and round... nose cast bullets. What more can you ask for for under $200? Also basically invisible as a CCW. This is the gun the LCP was based on, BTW. more

    December 2, 2015
    Jesse P
  • 100

    Speedy shipping! Great little pistol. Grab one of these while they last at this price. First day we disassembled and cleaned, then hit the range. Performance was as expected at close range for this type of pistol - very... accurate when handled properly. Absolutely no issues with FTF during break in with range grade ammo. Drew interest from range attendant when they could not identify the make/model. Got the impression they were going to buy one for themselves right away after checking ours out. It is a nice looking weapon as these things go. Weapon was suitable for a lady and those with weaker hands. For a man with large hands the grip is such that you can fire the pistol easily so that you don't get "bit" when the slide action moves back on firing. I've had issues with the Beretta's where the slide is so close to the grip you almost can't avoid it. Very pleased with purchase and would highly recommend to anyone looking for this type of weapon. more

    November 21, 2015
    Robert W
  • 60

    After so many positive reviews I decided to buy a Taurus TCP 738 over its competitors. I guess my expectation was too high this being my first Taurus. Buds shipped the gun very fast and I am very happy with their price a...nd service however during my first day at the range with TCP I noticed the factory Taurus magazine and a promag kept falling off after the first shot. I thought I was accidentally pushing on the mag release as I was firing but it was not the case since I tried shooting with my thumb on the slide stop to see if it is the case. I even try wiggling the magazine while it is sitting in the gun and it turns out both the factory magazine and the promag were so poorly retained in the magazine well, even so mild wiggling cause them to come out loose from the gun. Very poor magazine retention design I have to say but I guess any manufacturer have to cut corners to make a such tiny gun. I have made a minor adjustment on the magazines by bending out the magazine retention hole a little bit to increase positive retention in the gun and it so far seems to work because I can't wiggle the magazine out of the any more but I will still have to go shoot a couple of hundreds rounds to see if this fixes the problem. Just be aware of this before you buy a TCP over a Ruger LCP. Something makes me think that I would not be having this problem with a LCP. On the positive note, TCP shoots very accurate and it has a very good trigger so I will try to make this work for those two reasons. more

    November 5, 2015
    David M
  • 60

    Have not had my TCP long but have shot about 50 rounds through it. So far so good, I shot a variety of rounds and it handled everything I threw at it. Accuracy was good at 21 feet; but the sights are hard to find when tr...ying to fire rapidly. Heavy loads induced heavy recoil and was uncomfortable to the palm of my hand. Trying to unload the pistol is the only complaint I have. No matter what type of round was in the chamber it would not fully eject a loaded round. It made unloading a two person project. The round hangs up in the ejection port. No problem with ejection when shooting, only when clearing a loaded round. I measured the rounds and they are all proper length for a 380. The pistol is light, shoots well and small enough to conceal in pants pocket. For a small compact carry pistol it serves its purpose well; thus I would by it again if I needed one; you can't beat the price. Buds was good as always. more

    October 29, 2015
    Greggrey C
  • 80

    I love my 380 and how small it is but again I didn't get the first bullet shot out of it.

    October 23, 2015
    Nicquole J
  • 80

    This was my 3rd purchase from Buds, great service fast shipping. with in the first 100 rounds the gun failed to feed 5 times, a number of forum's posted quick fix's I didn't trust. One guy sent his gun back 4 time's and ...it still failed to feed. So I took matter's into my own hand's, I notced the ramp was narrower at the chamber (top) than the bottom. All my other guns ramps are the same with top & bottom. Now I don't recommend any one try this, but I took a dremel to wide'n the top of the ramp. problem solved. I just got back from the range. Fired 200 round's thru it with no problem's, the last 25 rounds where hollow points that wouldn't feed into a clean gun. I also put a dab of paint on the almost non-exsistent sights. With that I got a 3 inch grooping at 25 feet. Not bad for a 2.84 inch barrel. I can now trust this gun. It's small,light and fun to shoot. I would buy one again more

    October 11, 2015
    Gary M
  • 100

    Took possession of this lil" beauty on 8/31 and put 75 rounds through it that day. Since I have put another 50 with no problems at all. The last 50 was remanufactured ammo and she ate it like candy. The small lightweight... frame is perfect for pocket or ankle carry and so far very reliable. The only drawback is it coming with only one magazine. I purchased another brand 10 round magazine that seats but it will not feed. I had to go with the Taurus factory 6 round magazine to get it to work properly. It will fit your hand much better and absorb some of the kick if a grip extender is purchased for the magazine. I have yet to shoot any hollow points, but I racked out an entire magazine of hollow point self defense ammo with no feed problems. Bottom line; for the price and the carry benefits of the 738 TCP380, I would definatly purchase it again. Buds is a great place to purchase firearms with a very smooth buying process. more

    September 4, 2015
    William S
  • 100

    Perfect for conceal carry. Comes in a Taurus manufacturing. Shoots nicely.

    August 7, 2015
    Nitesh K
  • 100

    First, props to Bud's for a very competitive price and fast and excellent service. Took the gun to the range with Sellier and Bellot 92 grain FMJ for break-in, and Hornady Critical Defense for practice with the actual am...mo I would be carrying. The Taurus worked perfectly from round 1, no jams, or failures to do anything for 150 rounds. I even mixed the S&B and Hornady loads in the same magazine - no problems. Accuracy was fine with many holes touching (at 5 and 7 yards) despite the very low profile sights that are almost invisible when focused on a small black target. A few drops of white-out should solve that nicely. It's no secret that Taurus has problems with the Millenium class pistols, and a mixed reputation for initial quality control and customer service in general, but this pistol is a winner. It is much more controllable than a Keltec P3AT or a Ruger LCP, equally accurate or better, the bolt stays open on the last round, there's a bolt hold open tab for cleaning and inspecting (a feature several competitors lack), and most important in a carry gun, it was utterly reliable with the FMJ and hollow point ammunition I tried. Conceals easily in a pocket - no reason to ever leave home without it. And last but not least, it is a very handsome pistol. . more

    July 28, 2015
    Lawrence R
  • 100

    Great service from Bud`s I had no idea what to expect out of a TCP 738 and was pleased with both the accuracy and the trigger is great for DAO trigger, plus it doesn`t bite me like my W------- .380 MR Bond must have had ...tough hands. I seriously doubt you can find a better micro .380. more

    July 12, 2015
    JW W
  • 80

    I was unsure about this gun. I have owned other Taurus pistols before and they were just ok. This gun fits that bill for the most part. Great pocket concealment. The recoil is pretty snappy but manageable for the most pa...rt, the sights definitely need to be painted but seem to be accurate. I can only run about 100 rounds through it before my hands are shot though. The only downsides are the trigger: the trigger has a very long pull to break but it is smooth. If you try and stage this trigger you will inevitably shoot like crap. But if you do one consistent pull its a nice shooter. The only other real downside I have is the extraction pattern. IT'S ALL OVER THE PLACE. Brass fly in every direction without much rhyme or reason, including back over my head every once in a while. I have put around 3 or 400 rounds through mine and just now cleaned it. I might have had one FTE in that whole time. Don't expect to shoot distance with this gun but it definitely functions and conceals well. The gun has functioned flawlessly and I wouldn't have much of a problem throwing it on my person and carrying it. more

    June 26, 2015
    Nolan G
  • 100

    Smooth fast transaction. Thanks Buds! Great pocket gun easy to carry..

    May 30, 2015
    MICHAEL A
  • 100

    Worst part of the transaction was having to wait 5 days for my debit transaction to clear. When I want something I want it now. Once my money cleared after 5 business days it took 2 days to get to my FFL. The TCP is pret...ty small and light, exactly what I was looking for. Internet forums tend to bash this gun and most don't seem to own one. I had a Taurus Millenium in the past and it worked flawlessly. For $199 I was willing to give it a shot. I put about 125 rounds through it out of the box with not a single issue. The majority of ammo I used was PMC and also put Hydra Shocks through it. The HS has some kick. It shot very accurately for what it is. Trigger reset is completely releasing the trigger.cThere is a click which I thought was the resettable about half way, but it was not a reset. So far I am extremely happy. more

    May 16, 2015
    Robert O
  • 100

    I bought this with the idea of a backup carry option. To be honest I was very skeptical of Taurus but for with money being very tight a Walther PPK or Seecamp 380 were out of the question. Nothing too special opening the... box when I got it. The magazine wouldn't drop free and it almost took two hands to drop the slide release on initial inspection. So off to the range to get the feel before it went into my pocket. It shot accurate and felt recoil was nothing next to other mouseguns I have shot. The trigger surprised me, its great! Smooth pull and crisp clean positive break. After about 100 rounds the magazine drops free and the slide release operates easily with my thumb. Pick one up and be sure to break it in before judgement. Great little defensive weapon. As for Buds, great price and fast shipping. I will buy from you guys again! more

    April 6, 2015
    Bob C
  • 100

    I love this gun! Lightweight! Clips are kinda hard to find though! First gun I have bought from Budsgunshop but very easy keeps you updated on status.

    March 29, 2015
    Kenneth L
  • 100

    Perfect pocket pistol, fits right into the pockets of my blue jeans without trouble. Excellent accuracy for short barrel. Haven't tried but 2 different types of ammo but so far haven't had FTF or FTE's. For the money you... can't go wrong with pocket pistol. Buds was awesome with keeping you informed about the shipment and received in within 3 days from time of order. GREAT JOB more

    March 5, 2015
    Steve O
  • 100

    I have to begin by saying this was my first order with Buds for a firearm, and it was smooth, easy, fast shipping, and did I say easy?? Now , on the Taurus. Very nice. However, I did have to do a little filing and finish... stoning on the slide, opposite the ejector. It wasnt machined quite enough and the rim of the cartridge would stick. Once I took it down just a hair and polished it up with a fine stone, it not only ejected, but ejected like a champ. I also polished the ramp and its has worked with the Defense hollow points and Remington fjm ball rounds I have fed through it. For the price, I cant complain at all. more

    February 20, 2015
    DANIEL A H
  • 100

    Very nice pistol with a very good fit and finish. The action on this gun is smooth and easy from the factory and in topical Taurus form it did have a bit of extra grease on it. After a little wipe down it was clean and s...till very smooth. The trigger is light enough but not too light for a gun with no safety, and the pull is very smooth too. I was a bit disappointed that this was listed as a normal TCP PT738 prior to my purchase but then when I got it there was no second MAG or the carry case. After the gun shipped the listing was updated to show that but it was not like that when I bought the gun. All in all I am very happy with this pistol as Taurus puts out a pretty nice product. more

    February 20, 2015
    David M
  • 100

    Perfect pocket pistol. Buds as alway was fast and customer service was great. Thanks buds.

    February 20, 2015
    jeffrey c
  • 100

    I ordered this gun thinking it would be an mediocre back up. However, after taking it to the range and putting about 300 rounds through it, I am really impressed with it! It is extremely accurate for such a small weapon,... jams/failure to eject are very infrequently and it is easily concealable. Highly recommend it! more

    February 18, 2015
    Ty P
  • 100

    I have ordered 3 guns total 3 different random times of the year off of buds. A++ excellent shipping very fast.. transfer couldnt have been easier.. the taurus pt738 is exactly what i ordered. I reccomend budsgunshop for... any of your firearm needs and accessories more

    February 13, 2015
    Justin H
  • 100

    The TCP 380 is a good compact gun. Easy to break down and clean.Thanks buds

    February 11, 2015
    james b
  • 80

    Nice light weight hand gun. Put about 100 rounds through it, had a jam with the last bullet every time with cheap ammo but with the nicer ammo i.e. CCI, Fiocchi , I had no problems with jamming. Not 100{1f5e5d73e798f31d4...cd0901c85a2a2b3d47349ff979efdd7ecf9700e561e54f9} its the ammo or the magazine. The magazine is the factory one that came with it. Brakes down for cleaning easily. Overall I like the gun. more

    January 28, 2015
    John G
  • 100

    Awesome pocket carry. Very small, but feels awesome!! and as always, Buds is top notch!!

    January 28, 2015
    Lucas W
  • 60

    The guns shoots. If you were in trouble, it could be of use. If you to shoot someone from any distance beyond 15ft, you may need to just take cover. While I had no hiccups with it, it is just a bit too snappy from such a... small round. Yes, its small, but the turbulence of the recoil is enough to really get you off target even on a tight grip and trained aiming. It does what its supposed to (close quarters combat/deterrent) but I like a weapon that I can shoot from a safe cover distance, not just spray and pray. more

    January 26, 2015
    Fred A
  • 100

    Was happy with the purchase I made. Bud's was great and I ordered on Sunday and the FFL received it on Thursday!. Quick turnaround!!!!

    January 25, 2015
    Jeffrey P
  • 100

    great little gun accurate right out the box i put 50 rounds of federal hydra shock no problem at all my only complaint it doesn't come with a case just card board box !!! buds whats great but it took a lil bit to long to... get here first time buying online with buds gun shop other than the time ill be buying soon more thanks!!!!! more

    January 22, 2015
    jonathan s
  • 60

    I go back and forth on this one. It was my very first gun purchase (I now own 8) 2 years ago. I got my concealed carry license and bought a couple of in-pocket holsters for it and carried it with me almost every day. It... is a PERFECT size for a pocket pistol. I could easily carry it in my front jeans pocket, but it really fit best in the front top pockets of my cargo shorts. Very nice summer-time CC pistol. Unfortunately, it managed to malfunction twice while at a gun range. The first time it malfunctioned was after about 200 or 300 rounds (total, not that trip) - it stopped extracting some of the spent rounds which caused an FTE and a FTF. I shipped it to Taurus. They examined it and determined that it was a problem with the extractor, which they replaced. Received my gun back and it fired like new again. The next time was after about 700 rounds. Heard a weird "pop!" when I fired it and the entire gun was jammed. When I pulled out the magazine a small piece of metal (a piece of the actual gun, maybe?) fell out. I've shipped it back and it's waiting for repair. Sure, the repairs are free. But FedEx wants $69 every time I ship it since they will only send firearms overnight. So I've invested $138 on shipping a gun in for repair that only costs (at the moment) $180? If I have to return it a third time I'm in the red. I ended-up purchasing a Sig Sauer P238 as my every-day CC. I'll keep this around as a spare gun to have laying around the house but with the issues I've experienced I just wouldn't trust my life to it. more

    January 19, 2015
    William F
  • 100

    Buds and shipping was good as always. This is a cool little pocket rocket and the price was UNBEATABLE. This will most likely be my summertime CC gun. And anyone who has a doubt, you shouldn't have any doubts in Taurus f...irearms. I've owned multiple Tauri, never had a single problem. Most people with Taurus issues are self inflicted. more

    January 16, 2015
    Jason J
  • 80

    As always Buds did a great job of delivering the gun to my FFL at a super price. I really like this gun and plan on using it as my primary concealed carry firearm. But it does seem to be picky about ammo. I've run 150 ro...unds of magtech 95 grain ball ammo through the gun and it consistently fails to feed this ammo. The slide will hang up and I need to manually pull the slide back which will then chamber the round. Now with all Hornaday hollow point (XTS, critical defense and zombie) the gun cycles perfectly. Looks like I'm gonna have to shoot the more expensive ammo at the range while practicing. Gun has very manageable recoil, very accurate for such a small gun and the trigger is very smooth. Mine is a keeper. Cycles quality hollow point ammo perfectly. Just doesn't seem to like cheaper round nose ammo. more

    October 25, 2014
    William C
  • 100

    Bought this gun approximately 15 months ago & found a FACTORY mag at a pawn shop. Polished the feed ramp on the barrel & lightly polished the inside upper most part of the magazine lips on both FACTORY and 2 Pro Mag maga...zines. Added a Pierce mag extension along with a Pachmayr grip sleeve. Carried it to the range approximately 3 months ago to test the firearm and as long as I used the FACTORY mags,, the gun worked flawlessly with both PMC fmj's and jhp's. The gun was not "snappy",was a joy to shoot and was surprised at the accuracy of this little pistol! Own numerous Taurus handguns and so far have no complaints. As a matter of fact, 3 of my 4 carry guns right now are Taurus. more

    October 13, 2014
    Lonnie E
  • 100

    great handgun and surprising accuracy in a 380 !!!!

    September 25, 2014
    john w
  • 60

    We bought a Taurus gun and I am having a problem pulling back the slide

    September 20, 2014
    Daniel J
  • 100

    Order and delivery process was very smooth and product arrived as promised. I have not had a chance to shoot the gun yet, but it is everything I wanted when I ordered it. Thanks!

    September 17, 2014
    Tim C
  • 40

    Loved size of gun and had a great trigger on it but that's where the good stops. Ran 60rds through the pistol and every single mag I had a failure to eject or fail to feed. Sent into Taurus and they replaced extractor an...d said mag release was also replaced. Took out to the range and same exact problem. I ran 4 different types of ammo through the pistol and could never get through a mag without an issue. Maybe I got a lemon? Wanted to like it but had to sell more

    July 27, 2014
    shane l
  • 100

    First time doing business with Buds Gun Shop and I couldn't be more pleased. My gun, a Taurus 738 .380, arrived at the FFL dealer 5 days after I placed order. It said no case, but came in a case. Shot it the day after I ...got it. Recoil is not bad at all for a gun that light. Front sight is a little hard to see but a little white or bright yellow paint will take care of that. Overall I am very pleased with the whole process of the transaction from the start. Would not hesitate to buy from Buds again. Great shooting little carry gun. more

    June 19, 2014
    Donny C
  • 100

    This little Taurus was guite a surprise. It's ultimately carryable, but the real surprise is how well it shoots. You do have to concentrate just to see the sights but with a very comfortable grip and a great trigger it's... really accurate. It can be ammo sensitive but I found this mainly with the after market mag I purchased. With the stock magazine, even when using hornaday hollow points I've had no failures through 150 rounds. So if you want extra mags I'd get the Taurus mags.This one is a nice surprise, very fun to shoot. more

    March 23, 2014
    Matt S
  • 100

    great little pocket .380 shoots great!! went to the range and put three boxes through it without any issues~!!! buds was a little slow on shipping this one took two weeks from order date to receipt at my ffl and they wer...e on the prefered list! more

    March 23, 2014
    daniel s
  • 60

    I call this the noisy cricket as it is very snappy to shoot. Decent little pocket pistol but not a thrill to shoot. It is made well and feels solid but as it is a small frame it has considerable recoil. I get less felt r...ecoil from my 9mm and 40SW than I do from this pistol. If I had it to do again I would try the Ruger before buying this one. more

    March 17, 2014
    James B
  • 100

    finally shot it today and WOW, what a great carry piece. Smooth trigger and I can't believe how accurate it is at defensive ranges. It's super concealable, and the fit and finish are excellent. I've shot the Ruger LCP an...d I think this shoots better and I like that the Taurus locks the slide back after that last round. So far it seems reliable and it's not even broken in yet. I love it when the cheapest option is also the best option. Don't hesitate on this one if you are looking for a pocket 380. more

    February 2, 2014
    Randolph C
  • 100

    Great feeling gun! I had read some mixed reviews about this gun. Some love it, and others wouldn't buy it again. The gun has a great feel to it. Mag release shoots the mag out great. The gun surprised me as to how accura...te it was for being a small gun at 7 yards. The recoil is not bad at all on this gun for being so small either. One thing that I do dislike about this gun is how it comes apart. The barrel can be a little tricky when putting the slide back on, however this isn't necessarly enough to bring it down a star. It is a great gun for the money so far. Granted I have only shot 50 shots through it, but I only had 2 that didn't feed all the way...I was shooting full metal jackets, and they say that this gun doesn't like to feed them correctly all the time, but will feed the others just fine. Overal the gun has a great feel to it, pretty accurate for a small gun, and a great concealable weapon! more

    January 30, 2014
    Mat H
  • 80

    So far so good. Conceals great with sticky holster, accurate up to 25-30 yards or maybe more. Over 100 rounds and cycles with no problem. I believe it should have came with two magazines not one for that rating is droppe...d. more

    September 16, 2013
    John A
  • 100

    Took my new Bud's purchased Taurus 738 TCP to the range today. Shot 50 rounds of two different brands of .380 without any issues. Purchased a Pearce's magazine extension which has been beneficial not to mention it looks ...better. So far, highly recommend TCP. Fun to shoot and very accurate at 7 meters. Trigger pull is long but smooth. Easy break down. more

    July 28, 2013
    Tony C
  • 100

    This is the best gun I have. I love how i can carry it on my person and know one even notice, and it shoots well also.

    July 3, 2013
    Dawn H
  • 100

    Great little CC firearm. Lightweight and fits discreetly in my pocket. Nice shooter. Great price as usual from Bud's. Had it to my FFL in just a couple of days--amazingly fast shipping!! What else can I say? Bud's came t...hrough with flying colors--again. more

    May 28, 2013
    RICHARD C
  • 100

    Great little pistol! Went to the range and fired off 75 rounds without a problem. Going to make a great summer carry. Slide release a little tricky, you need to pull the slide back a little to get the release to work. Wh...ether this is normal for this pistol not sure. Great Price. more

    April 4, 2013
    Kenneth F
  • 80

    Great little conceal weapon. I wear this inside my waist band on my back and often forget it is there. I have put about 200 rounds through it without issue. Consistent center mass grouping at varying distances between 10... and 25 feet utilizing just a point and shoot aim. I have large hands and thought having only a 2 finger grip would be awkward but no so with this 380. It has a long trigger pull but I like that because it reduces the chances of an accidental discharge when drawing the weapon. more

    March 21, 2013
    Scott N
  • 80

    I had an issue with proper feeding from the first magazine and after finding a video on YouTube I found that the feed ramp was at the wrong degree to properly feed rounds. I sent the gun back to Taurus who had it back to... me within just a few weeks with that issue and a couple more they found that I was unaware of corrected. Now the gun feeds and shoot very well for an inexpensive gun that is perfect for conceal carry. If you don't want to spend nearly double to get a Ruger LCP that is not nearly as good as this gun. Buds is awesome to deal with and I would recommend buying all of your guns here. more

    February 17, 2013
    John T
  • 80

    Bought this for my mom for Christmas. Its a little snappy by after all the little guns are. She likes it. Casings have a to eject backward so DO NOT stand directly behind someone shooting it. There has been some feeding ...issues using Federal. My mom went without me one day and she didnt say anything bad about Blazer ammo she used. more

    January 31, 2013
    Chris B
  • 100

    Great little pocket pistol. Very compact and lighweight. Good accuracy at normal distances. No problem with jams, but I did clean it good before first use.

    January 22, 2013
    Ronald J
  • 20

    Buds was great. Expedited shipping, had it in 4 days. The gun on the otherhand is a piece of junk. I do not recommend it to anyone. Spend a few more bucks on a Ruger, S&W, or even Kel-Tec if you want a dependable quality... firearm (I own pistol from all 3 manufactures). I sold it at a loss after FFL fees. I look at it as a learning experience. You get what you pay for. more

    December 8, 2012
    james b
  • 100

    I paid off my 738 on 10/18/12 received the gun from my ffl 10/23/12 and shot it 10/24/12. it comes with a good bit of that icky brown grease used for transport on it so i stripped it and wiped it clean and applied gun lu...be to the slide and springs as well as wiped it clean with a damp greased cloth BEFORE my first use! YOU MUST DO THIS!!! first time i shot it i was astonished at how accurate it was at about 25 feet. the gun fits in my palm almost and is so small and light weight i just drop it in my pocket! I have had NO FTE or FTF on the first 50 rounds. can't wait to shoot it more! all in all the gun is great for the price and packs a nice punch. more

    October 24, 2012
    Taylor H
  • 100

    Great compact acp. She fires welll,,,just don't shoot steel casing,,,,steel casing doesn't transfer heat well, so jams may occur. Otherwise soot brass rounds, This is the best handgun I have ever shot for the size and .3...80 knock down thrust. Use JHP for defense. easy to tear down , clean and reassemble. I LOVE THIS ACP pistol. FUN to shoot and very light, and easy to Conceal....................I love Taurus' warranty too. Taurus has raised its quality of firearms. I own three Taurus's now. Buds prices are fair and fast. Mike more

    October 4, 2012
    George H
  • 60

    The shipping was amazing on this product! I ordered it on a Friday and picked it up from the FFL dealer on the following Tuesday. I did not want to compare this to my LCP but I immediately found myself doing it. Right ou...t the box, this pistol is much more inferior in overall looks than the LCP. It looks like Taurus gathered their cheapest metal to make this gun. I don't mind too much about that though because for the price, it is an amazing pistol! The overall feel and grip is more preferable to me than the LCP though. I also enjoy the trigger pull on this one. With the LCP, I have to squeeze the trigger 3 quarters of the way back before I begin to actually aim! The polymer on this is also very cheap! My first attempt at removing the pin and the polymer bent. I quicky YouTubed pin removal for TCP and there is a lot of videos about it. The best method is to take string and pull the pin out that way. Like I said, I paid $200 for vs. $300 for my LCP. They both came with 1 clip but the Taurus came with a plastic case, against the Ruger's cardboard one. For $300, no question about it, the LCP is superior. For $200, this gun cannot be beat! more

    September 25, 2012
    Alexander S
  • 100

    Shot the the TCP this weekend and it performed flawlessly... Loaded chamber indicator does not work.. I think it is supposed to protrude a little which it doesn't do but I love this little pistol. Nicely accurate, slide ...holds open, and I got it for 200.00. It does a have a fair degree of muzzle flip but holds target well due to the smooth predictable trigger. I would recommend this little pistol to anyone. I wanted the LCP but did not like how it felt in my hand. TCP felt way better in my hand and it has better sights with a last shot hold open I took this one instead of the LCP... Glad I got it and for 200.00 get it while you can... more

    September 3, 2012
    lenox c
  • 80

    BOUGHT THE GUN FOR MY 10 YEAR OLD SON. HE ENJOYS SHOOTING IT AND FITS HIS HANDS PERFECT. WE HAVE FIRED A COUPLE BOXES THREW IT SO FAR WITH NO PROBS. GOOD LITTLE GUN FOR THE PRICE. I WOULDNT DEPEND ON IT FOR A WIFES HOME ...DEFENSE WEAPON OR ANYTHING BUT ITS GOOD FOR JUST SHOOTING AROUND WITH. more

    August 3, 2012
    CHRISTOPHER C
  • 100

    This is the best pocket pistol I've ever carried or fired. It's far better 'polished' than either the Kel-Tec or the LCP, and shoots better than both. The trigger is excellent, very smooth and intuitive, and much lighter... than an LCP. Mine breaks at approximately 5 pounds. It's a hoot to fire, the first pocket pistol that I've ever actually enjoyed shooting, and has digested every kind of ammo I've thrown at it without a single hiccup (Federal, WWB, & Remington). I haven't tried wolf due to the horror stories, and probably won't. Everyone that has shot this, both experienced and new shooters alike, have been pleasantly surprised by it. I could not give Taurus' TCP higher praise! more

    July 17, 2012
    Aaron J
  • 100

    Great value. After ordering I read many reviews. Early ones complained of feed issues, and a poor finish on the feed ramp. My FFL said he liked his, and that he had sold about 20 of them to that point. The first thing ...I noticed during inspection. A polished feed ramp. Taurus is listening to it's customers. I fired winchester FMJ, Cor Bon high velocity HP, and Hornady critical defense HP's. All ran flawlessly. I tried TulAmmo FMJ's The gun jammed badly. It appeared that the case wasn't sized properly. I let my daughter fire it. It was her first time shooting. she fired one shot, and put it down. I noticed it didn't feed the next round. So... a firm grip is important. (as with any blowback design) I only fired it at the 7 yard bench. But, the groups were very tight. Bottom line. Loaded with Cor Bon, or Hornady critical defense. I would trust this gun as a CCW, or nightstand gun. This coming from someone who only trusted revolvers so far. more

    June 9, 2012
    Don D
  • 100

    If I was able to rate but guns I were rated at 100{bfc039c50072d90659c812a08bbdb0a0530e59013643b6b3bb5252c930e96afe} Southern defense also has a very great customer service if you're ordering a gone from the Miami area s...end it to Southern defense I will rate them at 100{bfc039c50072d90659c812a08bbdb0a0530e59013643b6b3bb5252c930e96afe} to good customer service Miami FL more

    June 8, 2012
    JULIO R
  • 40

    Bud's service is very quick, thorough and efficient - their communication from the moment of purchase until the item leaves their warehouse is top notch. This being said, Taurus QC leaves quite a bit to be desired. The ...money you save by purchasing a Taurus handgun is a trade off, as receiving a quality, reliably functioning firearm seems to be hit or miss. My TCP was shipped with a defective barrel. This defect causes difficulty chambering a round manually. (You'll be able to turn up some details on this problem with a google search.) Unfortunately this was not something that I was able to discern at my FFL, so I took the item home and now I have to work directly with Taurus. Their turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. Their customer service people are friendly enough, but in an ideal world, I'd not have to deal with customer service at all. Taurus's friendly employees and lifetime warranty save them from a 1* rating here. If I had it to do over again, I'd look to another manufacturer. more

    June 5, 2012
    Jason F
  • 100

    First off, Buds shipping was very fast as expected! The gun has its issues but are easily fixed with some know how and dremel. Before shooting the gun I sanded (600 grit) and polihed the feed ramp to a mirror finish with... some Flitz. This also helps with the angle of the feed ramp, which is the main problem. I then sanded the edges of the top of the magazine and the mag follower, also another issue. But after all this was done I have had not one problem with the TCP at all after 150rds so far. I think this gun is a great and cheap CWP weapon. Thanks Buds! more

    June 4, 2012
    michael p
  • 100

    bought this gun for my own conceal carry was skeptical of the 380 acp and not disappointed gun shoots great no jams or mess ups after 200 rounds i recommend this gun to anybody looking for pocket pistol great size and po...wer very affordable! buds was great my ffl got the gun within 3 days i am very satisfied as a customer and with buy again!!!!!! more

    May 7, 2012
    arrik s
  • 100

    A nice little ccw 380. Very nice build quality. I have not had any problems with this gun. I had a couple ftf when it was brand new but none since. It is very accurate up to about 20-25ft. The only complaint I have about... the gun is the barrel end of the gun has kind of sharp edges on it. I carry iwb and it can get pretty uncomfortable if the holster has opened ends on it. more

    May 3, 2012
    Mark M
  • 80

    First off I love Buds. This is the 3rd order for me and they were fast and the cheapest I could find. Now onto the gun. I have to say I love the gun it shoots well, doesn't recoil too badly, and is reliable. I shot 50 ro...unds of Remington 95 grain fmj and several rounds of Hornady Zombie Max 90 grain jhp with absolutely no problems. So why did I give it a 4 and not a 5? 2 reasons the point of aim and point of impact are a bit off (rounds impact 3" low at 15 yards) and no one offers an extended magazine (yet). At this point I really like the gun and even with the sights being off it isn't a huge issue as it isn't meant to shoot more than 7 yards for me. more

    April 28, 2012
    Daniel M
  • 100

    I love my new gun. It shoots great.

    April 5, 2012
    Donna D
  • 80

    I would like to start by saying buds was great fast shipping as usual and great communication. I like the size and weight of the gun. But I can not shoot it accurately to save my life the recoil it worse than any hand gu...n I have ever shot. This is probably due to the size of the gun so I bought a grip extention and have not been back to the range to try it out. I bought this gun mostly for my girlfriend but she refuses to shoot it because of the recoil, she prefers my 9mm. I had no problems it seemed to fire and feed very well. I like the gun all in all jujst want to be able to control it! more

    March 29, 2012
    Mike B
  • 40

    I'm pretty disappointed with this gun. I took it to the range and put 150 rounds through it to break it in. It either jammed or misfired on every magazine. The slide also would not stay locked open. I sent it back to Tau...rus to be repaired. I got the gun back about 4 weeks later and it was not fixed. It was still misfiring and the slide still would not stay locked open. So, I sent it back to Taurus again with a letter telling them how disappointed I was with the firearm and their service. I got the gun back about 4 days later, and so far it has been working alright. I had one fail to extract in 50 rounds, so I can live with that. I love the size of the gun and how easy it is to carry, but I'm not sure I would rely on it to protect my family.. more

    March 1, 2012
    Eric L
  • 20

    let me say this buds is good but this gun garbage got it from ffl took home took down cleaned then went shoot could not manually load round it gets stuck to feed ramp have to lock then hit release switch to load round th...en shoot next bullet stuck have to take my key push bullet back returning to taurus tomarrow i seen on you tube guy had same prob taurus has to different barrel feed ramp style if you get the one like i got you got crap and you probly got a 50 50 shot hopefully they replace are can smith it right guy on sight says its been back to taurus 3 or more times and they dont get it and he shows them in great detail what to do a retard could figure it out i have a ruger lcp over 1000 rounds not a prob please people save and spend extra few bucks and get the LCP taurs TCP is a night mare more

    February 16, 2012
    brock w
  • 20

    very unimpressed. Bought one from buds last month -- the transaction with Buds was fine -- they are a great seller. However the gun arrived at my local FFL defective. The gun would not work; you loaded the clip and it re...sisted going into the gun and felt loose then popped out, and when the magazine did stay in and you pulled back the slide to cock the gun - the first bullet would jam in the gunand the slide would stay open with the first bullet partially ejected. I sent it back to Taurus they (really sucked their quality control is so bad that its defective when its brand new) they claim to have fixxed it but the magazine sticks out a full 1/4 of an inch from the bottom to the frame. I'd expect that of a China or Jennings gun but not of a Taurus. It jammed when I took it to the range and shot it after the 2nd and 5th round. I switched ammo to another mfgr. and it jammed on the 1st shot, I reoiled the gun and tried anther mafgr, this time hollowpoints and it jammed in the slide just like before. Can't wait to sell this junk gun. If you buy the 738 be prepared for real disappointment. It jams, is not black stainless, its' paint chips so easy and the build quality is that of a 1994 hyundai excell (remember the engine fires and no recall) or the Yugo. A cheap gun yes -- But I got a lemon and its so Sour -- Hate this gun hate Taurus and all their BS. And to seal the deal they sent it back fedex and never even sent an email to the effect that it was being returned to me. fedex came twice and of couse I did not know - the poor customer service at Taurus Failed BIG TIME !!! -- I had to take a day off work -- lose $300+ in earnings for an unplanned fedex pickup. more

    February 13, 2012
    gerritt s
  • 40

    Received the gun and never even got to fire it. Wouldnt load the first round since the feed ramp was too steep, even polished it to a mirror finish with little success. Then had issues with the slide lock, wouldnt hold t...he slide back without an empty mag, making disassembly impossible. Sent it back to the taurus factory for repair. Looks and feels good, but at this point i would not recommend getting this pistol. more

    February 11, 2012
    Jarod J
  • 40

    If you are planning on getting this for your wife or girlfriend you may want to think again. I just bought one for my wife and the spring in the slide is so stiff that she cannot pull it back far enough to chamber a roun...d. I am 6'3 and weigh about 240 and it about takes everything I've got to do it. Also the latch pin that you have to take out to disassemble the firearm is almost impossible to remove and just as hard, if not harder, to put back in. The gun performs alright on the range but not so good that I would trust my life to have it be my only ccw. Like can happen with anything else, I may have just gotten a "lemon" but I just thought I would give fair warning to any potential buyers. Buds was great as usual and I have no doubt that I will be doing business with them again. more

    February 8, 2012
    Gregory G
  • 80

    Bought this gun from Buds, great shooting and very accurate to 20 yards, I had to polish the bullet feed because it wasn't wanting to feed the first round, pretty typical though for small guns. I highly recommend it for ...CCW. more

    February 6, 2012
    Greg F
  • 100

    So far I love the gun. It is very well built and to my surprise did come in a case. First magazine had one ftf but after that no problems at all. The gun is deadly accurate, recoil is not bad at all, and trigger is smoot...h. Overall I am very happy with the purchase. more

    January 28, 2012
    Mark M
  • 100

    WOW what can i say. My wife wanted this gun even without handling it first. When she got it she was very happy on how light it was. She never fired a gun before and when we went out to the range she had no issues. Very p...leased with how fast buds shipped this to! more

    January 28, 2012
    Shaun S
  • 100

    Excellent Firearm, Ran 125 through not one issue. Thanks Bud's as Always. Semper Fi

    January 26, 2012
    Amir H
  • 100

    Like i stated in the previus post. I find nothing wrong with this firearm, Run good ammo and actually practice with the weapon and just maybe all the complaints will lessen. I ran 150 through it feed both fmj and sda thr...ough without any issues. Semper Fi God Bless more

    January 26, 2012
    Amir H
  • 60

    Just got back from the range with the new gun.....all I can say is i had a problem with chambering the first round when i pulled the slide back it locked and jammed the first of six bullets acted like the mag spring was ...too tight tryed pushing the spring down several times to the end of the mag to compress it but still same problem first round hanging and slide locking open. Tryed cutting some of the spring in mag off and reassembling the mag will work fine with four bullets but not five or six very dissappointed with the gun. I am going to try a new mag if that dosen,t work will probably try to trade the gun at Buds. more

    January 26, 2012
    James K
  • 100

    Great little gun !!! Fits in my front it feels like having a wand of money in your pocket. 380 rounds 6+1 enough to get me out of a jam if need be. Took it to the range 10-15 yards on the dot. Any further no need to draw... it. To top it off $189 compared to Ruger $289 can't beat that. Fired both (FEELS the SAME) Bud's you did it again keep these prices low & shipping free and you have a customer for life and free advertising to everyone I know. more

    January 26, 2012
    Violeta or Tom S
  • 80

    NICE GUN FOR THE MONEY ID GIVE IT A 4 OUT OF 5 BECAUSE THE SLIDE HAD A FEW BLOTCHES IN THE FINISH AND THERE WAS 2 ISSUES WITH REASSEMBLY THAT WERE EASY TO FIGURE OUT BUT NOT REFERENCED IN THE MANUAL. OVERALL A DESCENT VA...LUE FOR THE MONEY more

    January 20, 2012
    MATTHEW S
  • 100

    I forgot one very important thing about this gun, it needs to be broken in slowly and keep it clean and oiled and you won't have a problem if you do Taurus will fix it and quickly. I have 7 Taurus hand guns and 2 of them... more then 20 years old and had to send 2 back for minor problems had them back in a little over 2 weeks and they work great now my Ruger almost took a month to come back from AZ to fix it but they also fix it right , so DON'T worry about buying a Taurus product they sell more guns then most companies and have a good record in the last so many years. Good luck and get one............. more

    January 17, 2012
    john p
  • 100

    This is the second one I've purchased from Buds and for the price you and value this gun can't be beat and its made in the USA by Taurus The first one has over 300 rds though it and its smaller then most 22 pistols or re...volvers for CCW and more powerful rd.I can only say 2 thing if you want a great small gun and a great place to buy it go no further .Thanks again for the great service and prices . more

    January 17, 2012
    john p
  • 20

    Got this fast and at a great deal here at Buds but thats not why I am writing this review. I just received this pistol and upon the first through the 25 rounds I fired, the slide locks on every round. To make matters wor...se, the slide locking pin vibrates out within just a few shots. I was using standard SAAMI rated ammo and not +p as they were both Winchester and Remington FMJ non hollow points. I did not have a any FTF's or FTE's and each shot fired was impressively accurate. Ironically enough, I decided to purchase this firearm over the Diamondback DB9 for concealed carry due to the positive reviews of the Taurus TCP738! I have requested BUD's to exchange or replace this lemon of a gun since it is brand new and seriously malfunctioning right out of the box. more

    January 14, 2012
    BRIAN M
  • 100

    liked it so much got another but no extra mag didn't get as lucky as i did with the 1st one but great deal any way good back up gun no prob feeding it with any ammo very nice gun would trust with my life

    January 10, 2012
    eric k
  • 100

    Love it ! Looks and shoots great right out of the box no cleaning or ramp polish, 50 rounds no miss feeds or ejects

    December 26, 2011
    eric k
  • 100

    I really like this gun. I bought it thinking only came with one mag well it came with two! and a nice taurus box too don't care about the carry case it does not come with lame.. if you ask me

    December 23, 2011
    eric k