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    Yeah, if it shoots fine for you then great. The 738 I had was a jam-o-matic. NOTHING would run in it. Tried everything. I think I just got a lemon. So I traded it at Cabela's for a new LCPII and never looked back. The Ruger has been sold from Day 1 and runs whatever I feed it. I'm kinda' soured on any 380 that comes out of Taurus.
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    I will take a well functioning firearm any day over a firearm that just looks good but not dependable,JMO .
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    I'd have to see a picture before rendering an opinion.

    And Ickthus, that was a great story!
    "It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888

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    If you'd bought it for bulls-eye or Olympic competition I could see getting your panties in a wad.

    But for card table distance social occasions 100% reliability and minute-of-felon accuracy is good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I'd have to see a picture before rendering an opinion.

    And Ickthus, that was a great story!
    Truth is stranger than fiction. My life is full of truths. Ask anyone, they will tell you. "That strange dude over there tells the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefduane View Post
    Yeah, if it shoots fine for you then great. The 738 I had was a jam-o-matic. NOTHING would run in it. Tried everything. I think I just got a lemon. So I traded it at Cabela's for a new LCPII and never looked back. The Ruger has been sold from Day 1 and runs whatever I feed it. I'm kinda' soured on any 380 that comes out of Taurus.
    I'm with you, Chefduane. My 738 started out jamming on the last round in the magazine every time. After a long break-in period, that included about 1,000 dry cycles while watching TV, it finally started to work the way it was suppose to. Then after only one year, it began to have random FTE's. Soon I couldn't get through one magazine without at least one FTE, and sometimes three. I thought there was something wrong with the extractor. I couldn't send it back to the company at that time because I was getting ready to move.

    In the meantime, I bought a Ruger LCP-II. I was amazed at how similar the LCP-II was to the 738. Yet the LCP-II was extremely reliable. It shot anything I fed it, and never had a failure of any kind. When I finally sent my 738 back to Taurus, they said they couldn't repair it and offered me a new Spectrum as replacement. I asked if I could get a new G2C instead, and they approved.

    Now I have a G2C to augment my G2 for IWB concealed carry, and a Ruger LCP-II for those times when a small pocket carry is a better option.
    I'm happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefduane View Post
    Chunk it and get a Ruger LCP or LCP II. Just sayin'.
    Yeah, I have two of the LCP's. Never got all that excited about the Spectrum.
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    Strange my TCP has been excellent from day one. The 10-11 oz firearms need lots of lube and a tight grip especially when new.
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    My Spectrum is super accurate, the perfect size and it shoots well with no issues. The trigger feels alittle gritty when dry firing, but at the range, I forget about it when putting rounds through it. It is my EDC.
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    Didn't Clint Eastwood have a movie "For a Few Dollars More" and then "A Fistfull of Dollars"

    http://www.mkgandhi.org/nonviolence/...he%20sword.htm

    ...When my eldest son asked me what he should have done, had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908, whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defended me, I told him that it was his duty to defend me even by using violence. Gandhi.

 

 
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