The groups speak wonders
Yep. Primarily, that I'm not a very good shot! LOL!The groups speak wonders
Good range report. And, it's good you cleaned it prior to going to the range, that way you know it wasn't that. I sure hope that the more you fire it, the more it gets better....try to flush out the firing pin channel if you can, some kind of cleaner like Gunscrubber or CLP might flush out some kind of crud that is hidden there.....but keep shooting it, and hopefully it will fall into line !
Great report - thanks very much for taking the time to post.
I, also, hope the Spectrum is a home run. Never had the itch for a .380 but this one intrigues me.
Very good report! Just curious, were you able to do any cleaning of the firing pin channel? And did you take the mags apart for cleaning? I agree with you, maybe just a little polishing of the feed ramp might make a difference. Of course just more rounds for a break in. I think folks will be interested in your updates.
Great work! This is the first actual review I have been able to find anywhere. Now you need to get this on camera and post to YouTube....
I cleaned the gun thoroughly this evening. I DO think running it so wet was a mistake. It has minimal, but adequate lube now. As a side note, I used a fair amount of Gun Scrubber to clean out the firing pin channel, and alot of dirty cleaner came out, so we'll see what happens. She is ready to go back to the range for another 100 rounds, so I just need to plan that out.I have been waiting a long time for a review. I guess I'll have to wait a while longer to see if yours breaks in and becomes more reliable. Maybe when others start receiving theirs we can come to a consensus if Taurus has a winner or not.
I like the "red" part. Plus more good info supplied OP! I'm sure I'm not the only one waiting for the update.I cleaned the gun thoroughly this evening. I DO think running it so wet was a mistake. It has minimal, but adequate lube now. As a side note, I used a fair amount of Gun Scrubber to clean out the firing pin channel, and alot of dirty cleaner came out, so we'll see what happens. She is ready to go back to the range for another 100 rounds, so I just need to plan that out.
There were a few comments I should have added to my range report:
-Regarding the sights, they are molded into the slide, and are barely adequate. They work, but I sure would like to see some type of improvement from Taurus. As it was, I painted the front sight to aid in target acquisition, as I struggle using all black sights.
-Both the standard and extended (mag is the same, just the base allows an additional round) mags worked flawlessly, and although the extended mag was a bit easier to get full purchase on, the base is so big, it will inhibit concealed carry. I'd go with the standard capacity mag for that.
-Field stripping and cleaning this weapon is ridiculously easy. Take down and assembly is a cakewalk. Excellent job, Taurus, and thank you!
That's what I was thinking. If the Spectrum turns out to be a hit, most likely there will be aftermarket hammer spring kits like the Lakeline recoil springs for the G2.Good write up! Maybe Taurus has a little too light of a hammer spring in there?
Excellent review on the CT380! I have a Kahr as well, a CW9. It is actually my second CW9, a replacement for my original that I regretted selling. Excellent pistolas!Thank you so much for the range review. A thought: My Kahr CT380 took about 150 rounds before it broke in. I had best luck with Remington 380 fmj - the cartridge shelf where the bullet seats is the least obtrusive of several rounds I tried and worked perfect from the first and still works great. I still can't get Fiocchi 95grn fmj to cycle ( the shelf is very thick ). It may just like some kinds of ammo better while breaking in.
My range review for reference: http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/o...-ct380-not-weak-faint-heart-range-review.html
Thanks, Tuco. I am going to try and do a bit of research to determine which ammo has soft primers, and try that. Right now, I only have a mix of PPU, Perfecta, and Winchester White Box (I'll try some WWB this next time). I likely won't get back to the range till next week, as I'm going to the big gun show in Phoenix sometime this weekend. If I happen to see a Spectrum there in the Teal/White/Gray color combo for a good price, I am going to grab it (the wife loves that combo). That will also give me another Spectrum to compare to.Excellent range report and props for the extensive prep work you did prior to taking it to the range, which not only insured that the gun got a fair shot, but also eliminated a lot of guess work regarding the malfunctions you experienced at the range.
Hopefully now that you've cleaned the striker channel you won't experience anymore light primer strikes, but just on the off chance that the ammo you're using has hard primers, I suggest bringing the P238 along on your next trip to the range just to see how well it fairs should the issue persist.
If the Spectrum is still giving you trouble after 200 rounds, then you should probably just send it in for repairs because between working the slide 100 times and firing 200 rounds it really ought to be completely broken in.
I eagerly await your next range report.