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    Is the Spectrum .380 just a PT738 with a pretty face?

    At first glance, it seems like it, but, boy, is it a looker!

    I'd love to know how it shoots in comparison to the tried-and-true PT738. The textured surfaces (as opposed to the PT738's hard polymer) are a great idea for making the gun more comfortable to hold.

    When I asked the guys down at the range when they'd be getting them in, none of them could even give me a ballpark estimate. "Typical for Taurus," is what they told me. They can't seem to keep any PT111's and PT709's on hand for display because they never know how many Taurus will send them after placing their orders.

    Has anyone gotten a chance to check one out?

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    Spectrums have not been shipped yet. Release date yet to be given.

    Taurus has sidelined a lot of models, despite the 2017 catalog, and are coming out with new designs, models, and types to get offered in the US. Whether the 709 and other models left standing are coming in or being made in the USA remains to be seen.

    We'll all have to play the wait and see game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterPocket View Post
    At first glance, it seems like it, but, boy, is it a looker!

    I'd love to know how it shoots in comparison to the tried-and-true PT738. The textured surfaces (as opposed to the PT738's hard polymer) are a great idea for making the gun more comfortable to hold.

    When I asked the guys down at the range when they'd be getting them in, none of them could even give me a ballpark estimate. "Typical for Taurus," is what they told me. They can't seem to keep any PT111's and PT709's on hand for display because they never know how many Taurus will send them after placing their orders.

    Has anyone gotten a chance to check one out?
    Check out this 'hands-on' thread and further discussion:

    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/fi...-spectrum.html
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    Spectrum is completely different from the TCP.
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    Just a 738 with a pretty face?

    That would be outside Taurus' normal method of operation.

    Every new gun requires a COMPLETELY new design from the ground up with a painstaking
    review of all currently designed parts to make sure NONE are compatible with the new
    model.

    Just an observation. Perhaps just a wee tiny bit extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterPocket View Post
    At first glance, it seems like it, but, boy, is it a looker!

    I'd love to know how it shoots in comparison to the tried-and-true PT738. The textured surfaces (as opposed to the PT738's hard polymer) are a great idea for making the gun more comfortable to hold.

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    No, I do not believe it is a "warmed over" 738.
    Are we there yet?
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    First, it's not Taurus who these FFL-holders order from, but a local distributor. If they aren't prompt in their ordering, they end up in the usual "catch as catch can" that they typically blame on a manufacturer.

    As for when it will be released, wouldn't we rather get a product that has been tested before release? Look at the P85 Ruger, announced for availability in 1985, actually shipped, except for a small run, in 1987.

    As for model interchangeability of parts, you've also described S&W of not too long ago. They, as well, went through a decade of "gun of the week" production. Introducing Model after Model, just enough different to require separate parts.
    "The past is another country, he did things differently there."

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    It's striker fired, so no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl View Post
    It's striker fired, so no.
    Yeah, that too.
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