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Picked up my black Spectrum 2 weeks ago, broke it down to clean and oil appeared to have zero lube and very dry, I prefer to run them very wet for couple hundred rounds. Finally got to the range fired 50 rounds of Aguila brand 380 all went well trigger was gritty and stiff but with dry firing and lube it is improving.
No FTF, primer hits were normal, best part the accuracy is excellent much better then my TCP. Well continue to break it in and report any malfunctions.
Only complaint I had was I would like to see a better/stronger recoil spring.
 

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As always I highly recommend breaking down the firearm using hoppes # 9 the using a can of air blaster there is so much factory grit you want it clean reducing any potential FTFs or FTEs at your first range visit with the firearm and Congrats ours has been flawless now with 150 rounds WWB and Critical Defense rounds !
 

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As always I highly recommend breaking down the firearm using hoppes # 9 the using a can of air blaster there is so much factory grit you want it clean reducing any potential FTFs or FTEs at your first range visit with the firearm and Congrats ours has been flawless now with 150 rounds WWB and Critical Defense rounds !
Agree, I have an air compressor in my shop and as I stated this gun was dry with grit so if one were to shoot without cleaning failures would be a certain outcome. One of the tightest guns I ever owned was a Kahr MK9 I ran it dripping wet for weeks before it smoothed out.
 

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If I'd ever buy a mini... it would be the Spectrum. Unfortunately it is not available in Switzerland but I could watch one and use one abroad.
 

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But the 738 .380 still is... strange...
 

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If I'd ever buy a mini... it would be the Spectrum. Unfortunately it is not available in Switzerland but I could watch one and use one abroad.
I am just curious as you live in Switzerland?
so are Taurus parts available there?
who does warranty or non warranty repair work on them there?
I mean here its near impossible to get parts and repair times are long and I only live some 800 miles (about) From Miami.
I can't imagine a weapon needing to travel to Brazil from where you live for repair.
 

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Picked up my black Spectrum 2 weeks ago, broke it down to clean and oil appeared to have zero lube and very dry, I prefer to run them very wet for couple hundred rounds. Finally got to the range fired 50 rounds of Aguila brand 380 all went well trigger was gritty and stiff but with dry firing and lube it is improving.
No FTF, primer hits were normal, best part the accuracy is excellent much better then my TCP. Well continue to break it in and report any malfunctions.
Only complaint I had was I would like to see a better/stronger recoil spring.
Sounds good OP! ;)
 

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I am just curious as you live in Switzerland?
so are Taurus parts available there?
who does warranty or non warranty repair work on them there?
I mean here its near impossible to get parts and repair times are long and I only live some 800 miles (about) From Miami.
I can't imagine a weapon needing to travel to Brazil from where you live for repair.
Well, Taurus is available in some European countrys. If I'd stick with "just Swiss stuff" I'd be broke in a month. Plus we still do have gunsmiths who do all sorts of work. RUAG is as far as I know the Swiss importer of Taurus weapons. I may be wrong here, will check that. If there's something with a gun you go to your gun dealer and it takes its way.

Having said that, we do not get the range of Taurus guns you guys in the States can buy.
 

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Well, Taurus is available in some European countrys. If I'd stick with "just Swiss stuff" I'd be broke in a month. Plus we still do have gunsmiths who do all sorts of work. RUAG is as far as I know the Swiss importer of Taurus weapons. I may be wrong here, will check that. If there's something with a gun you go to your gun dealer and it takes its way.

Having said that, we do not get the range of Taurus guns you guys in the States can buy.
ahh yes I am aware of most of that!
the question was however can you get PARTS and IF so where from or does the weapon need to travel back to Brazil for repair.
we have plenty of gunsmiths and gun shops around here, but if the gunsmith can not get needed parts then you are still kind of out of luck and have to ship the weapon back to Taurus (which here is Located in Miami , Florida), but most parts they still have to get /wait for come from Brazil.
I own and shoot a few CZ and Tanfoglio but IF they need repair then parts are available locally and seldom is there a need for them to go back to the importer (Florida).
 

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Seriously, who are you kidding with that question. Taurus parts aren't even available in the U.S.
ahh yep!
thats why I was asking, cause IF its a pain in the backside to get a repair here in the USA with a repair station in Miami I can't imagine trying that from Switzerland if Taurus is the same there.
talk about a slow boat to brazil!
 

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Update: I've shot approx. 300 rounds of Aguila and reloads using Winchester primers with no problems. I did polish feed ramp and chamber also still using liberal amounts of grease and oil in all critical points, purchased a new Hogue slip grip that extends up into web of hand, good fit make gun feel larger. The Spectrum has a natural point like my 1911 which is odd in such a small gun, accuracy as I stated before is very good. I never owned Taurus guns until about 3 years ago,
now have a 738, 709 and the Spectrum all so far excellent.
 

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Update: I've shot approx. 300 rounds of Aguila and reloads using Winchester primers with no problems. I did polish feed ramp and chamber also still using liberal amounts of grease and oil in all critical points, purchased a new Hogue slip grip that extends up into web of hand, good fit make gun feel larger. The Spectrum has a natural point like my 1911 which is odd in such a small gun, accuracy as I stated before is very good. I never owned Taurus guns until about 3 years ago,
now have a 738, 709 and the Spectrum all so far excellent.
Same heard here.
 

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Thanks for the report.
 

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oldtimer- Thanks for sharing your report and follow up. Enjoy
 
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