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Several people have voiced concerns regarding the back of the slide not lining up with the frame. Every single one I looked at at the NRA show was exactly the same way. I asked the service department manager about this and and showed her on one of the models there and she stated that it is not an issue that is how they were made.

While some may find it unappealing it is just that a cosmetic issue if you have an issue with it at all.

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I wouldn't have even noticed it (poor eyesight has its benefits, after all) had people not made such a stink about it.

I'm much more concerned with the light strike reports...
 

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Coming from the 1911 "fan-boy" crowd, I noticed the mis-match on my Spectrum right away (received it through my FFL via a Gunbroker purchase - did not get to see one in person prior). When you see this type of mis-match on a 1911 you immediately recognize it as a poor fitment issue. Not so with the Spectrum I guess...
 

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Wish you would have asked about the light primer strike issue!!!
 
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HMM, Interesting!
SOOO then someone at Taurus made a decision that this design feature was a good, acceptable idea then I assume?
Maybe it will catch on across the world and we will see new Mercedes with fenders that don't line up with the hood or trunk lids?
see airplanes that have mis aligned wings with the body.
this could open up a entire new area of design considerations.
 
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Wish you would have asked about the light primer strike issue!!!
ever consider that also may be a design feature??-----:thinkerg:
 

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My only comment would be that if I built a pistol for someone and presented
it to them and the first thing they saw was a misaligned slide/frame
fitment, how do you think they would react?
Would they even accept the pistol?
What would they think of my gunsmithing skills?
 

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My only comment would be that if I built a pistol for someone and presented
it to them and the first thing they saw was a misaligned slide/frame
fitment, how do you think they would react?
Would they even accept the pistol?
What would they think of my gunsmithing skills?
well if it was for me and I hadn't given you any money up front for the work, well you would have a misaligned weapon on your hands.
course now I have been indoctrinated into the opinion that this is not good work nor design but what do I know I am from the Vietnam war time period and my best computer is the one between my ears.
everybody has opinions, that's just mine.
 

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ever consider that also may be a design feature??-----:thinkerg:
The designers probably would refer to it as a "step". They'd turn it over to the marketing dept and they'd say something like this: "The new Spectrum utilizes an enhanced step at the rear of the slide to promote its unique aerodynamic styling".
 
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I asked the service department manager about this and and showed her on one of the models there and she stated that it is not an issue that is how they were made.
It was sure an issue for me. That's the one reason I didn't buy one when my LGS finally got them in stock. I was hoping that Taurus would correct the issue but now it sounds like they are trying to pass it off as a non-issue. It's a design flaw, poor planning and execution, plain and simple.
 

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I thought that's what we were Going to Hear, Because of that Fitment non-issue , there will be More Non Sales , as I said in other threads , 200.00 gun or less no more , and that's now with the Color Palette, that's a Lame excuse for Taurus to give, they should have said were working On it , that's a better BS answer,
 

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Okay, so Taurus says it's normal. That comes from somebody fairly high up in the Taurus food chain. So, you can accept that answer, or you can just keep moving along.
 

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If you are a reloader and use Dillon Precision products, and receive their monthly publication, the Blue Press, it has a nice review in the June issue, of the Spectrum. They seem to like their specimen, and the off-set some are talking about is visible in a couple of the photos. They made no mention of it. If that's all there is, I don't see the issue.
I haven't seen one up close and personal yet, but I'm still considering one in my future.
 

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OK, I am old so bear with me now but ---Isn't all true double action weapons pretty much second strike capable?
Yes, but I've never heard other DAO pistol manufacturers promote it like Taurus does for the Spectrum. It's almost like they knew...
 

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OK, I am old so bear with me now but ---Isn't all true double action weapons pretty much second strike capable?
Not necessarily. In the same class as Spectrum, Kel-Tecs P3AT doesn't have second strike capability. There are striker fired pistols, billed as DAO, that also don't have second strike capability.
 
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Not necessarily. In the same class as Spectrum, Kel-Tecs P3AT doesn't have second strike capability. There are striker fired pistols, billed as DAO, that also don't have second strike capability.

ahh, yes --Notice I said all true double action !!!
MY point was IF you classify it as a DA then second strike isn't really a special feature.
don't matter to me as I have no horse in the race and don't figure on having one, just riding along with the post.
 

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Several people have voiced concerns regarding the back of the slide not lining up with the frame. Every single one I looked at at the NRA show was exactly the same way. I asked the service department manager about this and and showed her on one of the models there and she stated that it is not an issue that is how they were made.

While some may find it unappealing it is just that a cosmetic issue if you have an issue with it at all.
You know how I know that Taurus is full of poo? Check out the picture of the spectrum below I grabbed off of Brownell's website today. It's a high resolution image where you can see that the slide and frame match up perfectly. I'll bet they received and used a whole bunch of "out-of-spec" parts knowing that the forward offset doesn't affect function so that made the parts "within tolerance".

 
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