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    Will The New Spectrum Cut Into Curve Market Share?

    I haven't heard too much fanfare about the Curve and got to thinking about the new Spectrum cutting into the Curve market share. Are they that different as to where it doesn't matter?
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    Let's be honest here. Taurus does a crap job at promoting their firearms. This said & their recent slashing of their product lines, I would speculate that the curve will also be discontinued in the near future.

    I hope Taurus stops the ship from sinking, but it doesn't look too good from where I'm sitting in my life boat.
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    Don't think it will any more than the TCP did. I have a feeling the Curve won't be far behind in it's disappearance from the roster. I don't know how well it sold, but apparently good sales aren't enough to keep a firearm in the lineup based on history. I view Taurus as the Target of the firearm world, got to have something new, out with the old and in with the new, occasionally to the point of annoyance.

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    It is hard to say with Taurus. Seems like they had a hard time keeping the Curve in stock. No way of knowing if that was because of slow production or way over anticipated sales.
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    I buy guns by looks and how it feels in my hand. The Curve fails twice. Didn't like the way it shot either.
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    As far as the Spectrum is concerned, I really don't want to buy a pistol that emphasizes my feminine side.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    As far as the Spectrum is concerned, I really don't want to buy a pistol that emphasizes my feminine side.............
    It is available in a sexy all-over black - which just happens to be a standard offering!
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    Just go to the web page and you can have fun playing with all sorts of color combinations!

    I'll be going to the NRA Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA this weekend along with DH, fishinkeylargo, and some of the guys from our range crew and I plan to spend some time in the Taurus booth talking with the Taurus folks and the guys from Media Direct Marketing and you can bet that I'll be looking at and holding the Spectrum! I'll report back with my findings early next week! So far, I havent' been able to find any reviews on line by someone that has actually held the Spectrum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekol View Post
    It is available in a sexy all-over black - which just happens to be a standard offering!
    Name:  spectrum.jpg
Views: 155
Size:  176.1 KB

    Just go to the web page and you can have fun playing with all sorts of color combinations!

    I'll be going to the NRA Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA this weekend along with DH, fishinkeylargo, and some of the guys from our range crew and I plan to spend some time in the Taurus booth talking with the Taurus folks and the guys from Media Direct Marketing and you can bet that I'll be looking at and holding the Spectrum! I'll report back with my findings early next week! So far, I havent' been able to find any reviews on line by someone that has actually held the Spectrum!
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    A little speculation on the Curve-

    Recall that a percentage of the patent rights are (or were) held by Mark Kresser. I do not pretend to know how those rights might effect the profitability of the Curve. I've always suspected that
    the only reason that the Curve survived Mark's departure is that the engineering and tooling were too far along to scrap. If those costs are at the break even point, Taurus Miami may be anxious
    to pull the plug. Having the Spectrum ready for roll-out might be the trigger point.

    Just my uninformed, but imaginative, opinion...
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    I won't touch a Spectrum until I see it working, and released without issues..................
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