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I have had my TCP (first and only firearm currently) for 2 years now. About 800 rounds down range. I figure I would just make a post showing my gun with its subtle mods and give you my thoughts.

First, It has been pretty reliable. However it did go back to Taurus after about 3 months of ownership for failure to fire. The striker did not fully go forward. I sent it back to Taurus who paid for shipping both ways. It took about 2 weeks but received it back and has been good since. So A+ for them there.

My impressions... Its a great gun especially for the price. My buddy has the Ruger and we have tried them back to back extensively. I will say mine feels better, has better sights, and looks better. I think his Ruger may be a smidgen more accurate but more on that in a little bit. Until recently it has been stock. Within the last few weeks I have added the Tractiongrips and the Pearce Grip extensions. Let me tell you the gun feels COMPLETELY different with these two mods. It feels far more solid in my hands. I have also painted the sights for ease quick sighting. I think I may add Nitesiters sights for a little more factory look.

Now, I will be sending it BACK to Taurus. I contacted them regarding 3 issues I have. My gun is a B-series so I know they have made some upgrades to the C. My issues:
1. Failure to feed when manually racking slide. It never has an issue while firing but when loading the first road it gets hung up often
2. The slide lock works great but is very hard to disengage. It usually requires both thumbs and a good bit of pressure.
3. It fires CONSISTENTLY to the right. I have put several rounds down range, along with others trying it. At about 7 yards its about 3-6 inches to the right. If i aim in the 6 to the left I can bulls-eye. My friends have fired it and they noticed the same.

So I contacted Taurus to see if this is something they would cover. They said yes, each can be addressed. I do have to pay for shipping there but they will repair and send back free of charge. I am going to toss it in the mail tomorrow so in a few weeks when it comes back I will let you know whats up.

So there you have it, my tale of the little TCP. So far, not bad. For the price, its been great. I wish the little nuisance issues weren't there but I bought it for 250, and I still think its a great bang for the the buck. Hopefully it comes back 100% and I can prove to all the haters Taurus makes a decent firearm.
 

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You need to send it FexEX or UPS not the postal service.
 

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Oh really? Cause USPS is alot cheaper overnight then ups or fedex. I was actually hoping to do that instead. Why not USPS?
Postal regulations restrict mailing firearms via the post office to FFL holders only!
 

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Oh really? Cause USPS is alot cheaper overnight then ups or fedex. I was actually hoping to do that instead. Why not USPS?



  1. [*=left]Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person (referred to as “handguns”) are nonmailable in the domestic mail, except as permitted in Exhibit 432.1and DMM 601.11.1.
    [*=left]The disassembled parts of a handgun or other type of nonmailable firearm that can be readily reassembled as a weapon are nonmailable, except as permitted in Exhibit 432.1and DMM 601.11.1 or 601.11.2.
    [*=left]Unloaded antique firearms sent as curios or museum pieces are generally permitted, as specified in Exhibit 432.1 and DMM 601.11.2.
    [*=left]Unloaded rifles and shotguns may be mailed if the mailer fully complies with the Gun Control Act of 1968 (Public Law 90—618) and
    18 U.S.C. 921. The mailer may be required to establish, by opening the parcel or by written certification, that the gun is unloaded and not excluded from mailing because of the restrictions in 432.1b and c.
432 Mailability

Basically, FFLs can use the post office to ship firearms, but private individuals cannot.

See if you can take this firearm back to where you bought it, and have them (gun store is an FFL) ship it back to Taurus for you. It should cost you $20 perhaps: $15 for shipping and $5 for their time.​
 

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Talk to a local FFL in your area and ask them what they charge to mail the gun for you. Mine charges $20.00, @ $15.00 for postage and $5.00 for him. It is hard to beat that rate.
 

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They said nothing of the sort. They just said it had to be next day or 2 day UPS or FEDEX... I assume they receive and ship firearms all the time
Which is not "tossing it in the MAIL".

They told you to use a "common carrier" which is what non-FFL's must use to ship handguns.
 

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Which is not "tossing it in the MAIL".

They told you to use a "common carrier" which is what non-FFL's must use to ship handguns.
OK so bad wording on my behalf... nonetheless, its being shipped out. I found fedex will only charge 20.18. I live in FL so its not too far lol
 

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It was sent off... I got an email from Taurus :

Dear Customer,

We are in receipt of your merchandise. Processing should take approximately 6 weeks from the date of receipt.

6 weeks? Damn, last time only took 2. Must be jammed up
 

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Well exactly one week later it arrived back. A LOT fast than I was expecting. They addressed all of my issues including giving me a new barrel, adjusted mag lips to improve feed and adjusted the muzzle. There was no mention of them adjusting my slide release but it seems to be easier to use, I can actually close it one handed now

They even sent a target

Props to Taurus for this one
 

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Your faiure to feed is most likely caused by your not completely releasing the slide. Don't try t baby it, just pull it all the way back and let it go.
As for the slide lock, thats exactly what it is, a lock, not a release. The best way is the drop the mag at least partially, if it's empty, pull the slide back and reease it.
 

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As for the slide lock, thats exactly what it is, a lock, not a release. The best way is the drop the mag at least partially, if it's empty, pull the slide back and reease it.
one would think that they could have built the gun without the external button on the slide latch and it would still work just the way you described. however the external button was included, makes me think that they did intend for it to be used as a release. i see no reason not to use that way, or that it shouldn't work when used as such.
 
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