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I stumbled across one at a prominent dealer in Phoenix today. Their website said they had one in stock, and when I went there to check it out, the guys at the counter didn't realize one had come in. I asked them to look in the back, and, viola! An all black one. After checking it out, I bought it. $240.xx.

The guys in the gun shop had to check it out before they let me take it home. I won't have a chance to take it to the range until early next week, but I'm really looking forward to it!
 

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Congratulations! It's good to see these showing up in the hands of the public now. Let us know how it performs!:thumb:
 

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Congrats !! Want to see it shoot. What mags does it take and did they have any?
 

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Congratulations! It's good to see these showing up in the hands of the public now. Let us know how it performs!:thumb:
Will do. I have high hopes for this little gun, because if it performs extremely well, and my wife likes it, I'll get her one in the teal/white/gray color combo (when they become available).
 

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What? We REFUSE to wait that long for a range report! :D

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Congrats !! Want to see it shoot. What mags does it take and did they have any?
Mine came with a 6 round mag (in the pic) and a 7 round extended mag. I do not know if they are specific to the Spectrum, or are shared w/another Taurus pistol. The mags say "Made In Italy", so I assume they are made by Mec Gar - a quality manufacturer.
 

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^^ Amen...love Mec Gar products
 

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So what's the trigger pull like? We've seen the numbers in lbs, but not heard how it actually feels. Give it a bit of the ol' dry fire and let us know, please.
 

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So what's the trigger pull like? We've seen the numbers in lbs, but not heard how it actually feels. Give it a bit of the ol' dry fire and let us know, please.
So right now, I would say it is pretty gritty. It is a long deliberate pull, but not overly-so at all. I like it, and think it is appropriate for a pocket gun like this. I will clean it, and throw some quality lube at it before the first range trip.
 

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Well for a gun that's big boast is that it comes in a multitude of colors, odd they would get an all black one in lol. It actually looks good in black. It's the first one I've seen! Let us know how it does!
 

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Well for a gun that's big boast is that it comes in a multitude of colors, odd they would get an all black one in lol. It actually looks good in black. It's the first one I've seen! Let us know how it does!
I'm sure the black-on-black-on black scheme was the quickest and easiest combo for the first real production run. My WAG for the other "standard" color choices is a month or two, and for the "custom" combinations- who knows? (I'm not holding my breath, but I have a wish-list at my LGS for the white-on-white-and teal blue combo. (What I call the "Tiffany Model" ;D) I will get my wife into shooting somehow...)
 
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I'm sure the black-on-black-on black scheme was the quickest and easiest combo for the first real production run. My WAG for the other "standard" color choices is a month or two, and for the "custom" combinations- who knows? (I'm not holding my breath, but I have a wish-list at my LGS for the white-on-white-and teal blue combo. I will get my wife into shooting somehow...)
Yeah, I agree with the all black being easiest for a first real production run. All of the ones I have read about that are actually in people's hands (which is very, very few), have been all black. I too am trying to get my wife interested, as right now, she likes collecting pretty Sig P238s. That is an expensive hobby!!
 

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Congrats! I agree, we can't wait that long for a range report! :) I'll bet some folks might even like to see a short video of you shooting with it for the first time!

Come on everybody:
Range report!
Range report!
Range report!

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I'll also add that while the gun store counter guys were fondling the Spectrum, I got a chance to do a direct compare with a new Ruger LCPII (I previously owned an original LCP), and the ergos of the Taurus were far superior for me (medium/large sized hands). The ergos of the Spectrum allowed me to place my hand in a slightly higher up, more comfy position, where the LCPII forced my grip into a lower position, resulting in a not-so-natural position for acquiring a target. Also, while I think the sights on this gun are appropriate for it's size and purpose, I am going to have to paint the front one, as I often struggle with all black sights.
Two additional comments........
-The rounded/smoothed edges on this gun will make it an excellent option for pocket holster carry....the LCPII is far more "blocky".
-I currently carry a KelTec P-32 in a pocket holster for deep concealment purposes. It will be interesting to see if the Spectrum displaces my KelTec, as there is hardly any difference in size and only a minimal gain in weight with the Taurus.
 

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What's the best Taurus ccw

At this point, Spectrum unknown and only available in .380 Auto, I would have to sat the PT 111 G2 is the best, all around Taurus for CCW. Followed closely by the TCP for size and deep cover concealment. I have a TCP already but if Spectrum comes out in 9mm I could be a buyer.

If Taurus wants an easy model modification to sell more guns, a PT 111 G2 chambered in .380 Auto might sell a few hundred thousand units...or maybe not...who knows?
 
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