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    Picked this up after work Friday when I stopped for "just some ammo"....

    NIB Taurus Ultra-Lite Model 380UL

    Came with 5 easy-to-load moon clips (note the notches in the clips between the rounds)...the rounds really snap in easily with just easy finger pressure

    1.75" barrel

    16oz fully loaded (5 rounds)

    Very comfy grip

    Surprisingly smooth DA only trigger, I absolutely love the balance and weight of this small snubby


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    I've been watching them on GB but they sure don't run cheap (to me).

    At 16oz I assume it may have a kick. Please let us know how it shoots!

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    Here's my range report!

    It was a .380 shootout at the indoor range

    New Taurus snubby .380 vs the relatively new Sig P238

    The 5-shot 15oz (unloaded) 1.75" barrel snubby sure seemed to like the 90gr Fiocchi JHP ammo

    Sig P238 also loved the ammo - no hiccups

    I shot at 5 yds... Some rounds using two hands, but mostly one-handed

    Not precision slow fire... Just point and shoot (but did use sights) relatively fast fire

    The bottom left picture shows my first 10 shots with the Taurus - I was happy with that performance

    The bottom right picture shows 15 more shots with the bobbit-hammered revolver (for a total of 25) at the center-most target

    In that same pic...the 20 shots at bottom right-most target are with the Sig

    Observations

    Wow... I've had a few snubbies but this one has possibilities of staying in the stable

    DAO trigger is better than one might expect and reminds me of the S&W bodyguard .38 trigger -- but the Taurus might be a bit lighter! Still is a bit gritty (it's brand new) but it may smooth out... It's really not bad as it is

    The rear sight is adjustable. The sight is low profile anti-snag half moon that is in a slot with an adjustment screw on one side. I won't be adjusting it (it seems to shoot at point of aim)

    I like everthing about this revolver... The recoil is not bad, hence follow-up shots are easy, the thumb rests (ambi) on the grips are comfy, the moon clips are AWESOME .... They are actually easy to load... They is a "cut" in the metal between the rounds which gives them some 'give' when inserting rounds

    At 16oz loaded I can carry this all day in a pocket

    Not sure why my Sig P238 group was a bit scattered... I may need more time with that gun too!

    Read all about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    I've been watching them on GB but they sure don't run cheap (to me).

    At 16oz I assume it may have a kick. Please let us know how it shoots!
    I posted a report above... It shoots great! I too was shocked at how much the little revolver cost (compared to deals one can find on other snubbies)

    I've become a .380 fan... So I 'had to' give this a try

    I'm sure I'll see them much cheaper soon (never pays to buy guns early in their life cycle... IMHO)
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    Congratulations on a great revolver buy! I've been looking at those too.

    Do you happen to know if M85 grips will fit it?
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    I too looked at the Taurus 380 revolver. My problem is I just like having a hammer on my guns. That and still preferring the venerable 38 special bullet saved me a few bucks on my Taurus 38 snubbies. But I have to say your new revolver is very intriguing. Congratulations. Nice gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Congratulations on a great revolver buy! I've been looking at those too.

    Do you happen to know if M85 grips will fit it?
    I do not know if they will fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by caryg View Post
    I too looked at the Taurus 380 revolver. My problem is I just like having a hammer on my guns. That and still preferring the venerable 38 special bullet saved me a few bucks on my Taurus 38 snubbies. But I have to say your new revolver is very intriguing. Congratulations. Nice gun.
    I had one of these. Except it was blued and had the heaviest DA trigger pull I've ever experienced. I thought about sending it back to Taurus for a new hammer (they told me $35, plus shipping it to them of course) and putting a spring kit in it but ultimately I decide it wasn't worth the investment. Handy little revolver but I shot my TCP738 better and it was thinner so I gave up on it. I had fun playing with it though.....

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    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caryg View Post
    I too looked at the Taurus 380 revolver. My problem is I just like having a hammer on my guns. That and still preferring the venerable 38 special bullet saved me a few bucks on my Taurus 38 snubbies. But I have to say your new revolver is very intriguing. Congratulations. Nice gun.
    I had one of these. Except it was blued and had the heaviest DA trigger pull I've ever experienced. I thought about sending it back to Taurus for a new hammer (they told me $35, plus shipping it to them of course) and putting a spring kit in it but ultimately I decide it wasn't worth the investment. Handy little revolver but I shot my TCP738 better and it was thinner so I gave up on it. I had fun playing with it though.....

    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/r...-revolver.html
    I either got lucky with the DAO trigger or they've made improvements since you had one

    You're right... Too heavy and this would not be worth keeping

    I'm not a "change the springs" kind of guy on my revolvers
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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaShooter View Post
    I either got lucky with the DAO trigger or they've made improvements since you had one

    You're right... Too heavy and this would not be worth keeping

    I'm not a "change the springs" kind of guy on my revolvers
    I think they've worked on that. I know of two others that were the same as mine, and it was a complaint I heard here on the forum. Normally I don't like to change factory springs for reliability reasons but it would be the only option really on that gun.
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

 

 
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