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I understand the new Spectrum is out now. i'm very interested in one, except seems many newly designed pistols have their problems to be worked through. I'd like to wait a few months to purchase one to see if there are any bugs to be worked out. Does anyone know someone who has purched one and has any comments?
 

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There is a Spectrum area on this forum....................
I can only say that mine has been great, and keep in mind I tore it apart before one round went
through it and did a fluff and buff that I do with all my guns regardless of manufacturer.............
Will be posting up what I did shortly.....................
 

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Will move this thread to the Spectrum section.
 
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Well, I don't own one...yet....but the Boisterous Norseman (Lookin' at you up there, LV!) has me pretty much convinced. I was going to wait until the right color was out there that I wanted, but I think I may end up with black and grey.

There are quite a few range reports on this forum alone, covering the Spectrum. Just scroll down on the forum list until you see "SPECTRUM" and in that category, there are many reports from actual owners.
 
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Looked at one in a pawn shop today. It does not feel good in my big mitts so I won't be buying. I looked it over and it seemed to be pretty well made, just not for me.
 

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I just received mine a couple of days ago. Have not shot it yet. Disassembled it to clean and stone some sharp edges off- very few. Any sharp corners on the plastic frame I took a knife blade and just scrape them off to a small radius on the trigger sides and the very top rear corners just under slide rails. One reason for my getting this pistol is because of all the radius and melting on it to make it a comfortable pistol to carry. If I feel any sharpness or burr I smooth it down. I'm a machinist by trade, plastic injection mold maker and yes I am anal about sharp burrs. Deal with it.
Also reading about the light strike problem I took the slide components apart and put a 7mm or .2756" drill in where the firing pin goes and found the hole to be slightly tapered smaller the farther I pushed the drill in. Put the tang end of drill in the hole, not the cutting end so you have a solid shaft going into the FP hole. I could just barely get it in 3/4 of the way before it started to get tight. I put some oil on the drill shank and worked it in and out and roundy round till the rough machine marks were smoothed over enough to let the drill bottom out in the FP hole. it didn't remove hardly any material , just smoothed the hole out enough to make the trigger pull a lot less gritty feeling.
Next mod I may do is on the sights where I machine some small grooves on each of the sight posts to hold a little white or glow paint. Like on my TCP .Since the grooves put the paint below the surface it lasts along time and repaintable should the paint come out or get dirty colored.
I feel the Spectrum is a way better designed pistol then the TCP, easier slide pull , feels way better. TCP may still have a smoother trigger though.
 

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No idea how many Spectrum's have sold so far however remember this forum will be a magnet for the ones with problems, and the thousands of others out there with no issues will never be heard from. If you like how it feels go for it and report back.
 

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I finally got to a gun store with a Spectrum on hand that would allow me to pull the trigger - and I can agree that it feels "creaky"; I wouldn't call the fresh off the rack, never been cleaned trigger "gritty" but more of a creak. It is consistent, and a little lighter than my SCCY but where the SCCY is a smooth pull, the Spectrum feels like two new pieces of plastic rubbing on each other. It does feel like something that will go away wit some cleaning and firing (or maybe just a dismantling and polishing with an emery cloth). Not a show stopper for me, by any means.

The one I looked at did have that odd unaligned back end of the slide-to-frame, but I really probably only noticed it because someone here had complained about it. It's not something that would have jumped out at me at all.
 

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Don't own one, nor do I have any desire to own one. My pocket carry choices have gone Glock42, SW Bodyguard, and Beretta Pico. Also recently picked up a Beretta Nano which can be pocket carried, not as concealed as the others however. It's more of a is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just excited to see me concealed weapon.

All of that being said, which you didn't ask about anyway. My only suggestion would be, IF you purchase a new Spectrum make sure to take it out and shoot is very soon after your purchase. The only consistent complaint I have read on the pistol is having to do with light primer strikes.

And while Taurus does offer a Lifetime Warranty their return window of time as to where Taurus will pay shipping both directions for repair has shrunk down to a pretty tight time frame.

The only thing that would tick me off more than a new pistol purchase where the firearm failed to work as it should, would be to have to pay almost 25% of the purchase price just to send it back to the factory for warranty repairs.

Be sure to post photos after your purchase.
 

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...And while Taurus does offer a Lifetime Warranty their return window of time as to where Taurus will pay shipping both directions for repair has shrunk down to a pretty tight time frame...
Actually, no there is no longer a lifetime warranty. The Spectrum manual states one year, and only to the original purchaser. I was set to buy one for my wife next week, until I saw that yesterday. Without that lifetime warranty, there is no way I'll buy one now. It looks like my G2 will be my last Taurus.

See this link at Taurus. Only if it was in production before Jan 2017 does it carry a lifetime warranty. New models do not. Changing names of popular pistols just changed their warranty, too. G2C is now 1 year, too.

https://www.taurususa.com/repair-policy.cfm
 

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Actually, no there is no longer a lifetime warranty. The Spectrum manual states one year, and only to the original purchaser. I was set to buy one for my wife next week, until I saw that yesterday. Without that lifetime warranty, there is no way I'll buy one now. It looks like my G2 will be my last Taurus.

See this link at Taurus. Only if it was in production before Jan 2017 does it carry a lifetime warranty. New models do not. Changing names of popular pistols just changed their warranty, too. G2C is now 1 year, too.

https://www.taurususa.com/repair-policy.cfm
Agree, and I think this will be a big contributor to the downfall of Taurus. I bought my Spectrum not knowing about the change to the warranty policy, and it has been back to Miami once already. I DO have 2 PT111 G2s that I like, that thankfully fall under the lifetime warranty policy. I'll not be buying anymore new Taurus's without that long term support.
 
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I'm intrigued by the Spectrum so I've been keeping tabs on all the reviews here. I'm seriously considering one, though I've kinda' got my heart set on a Bond Bullpup. On the other hand, for the same money...:image035:...I could prob'ly get the Spectrum and a Bond Derringer. :sad: Life's hard.
 

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I'm intrigued by the Spectrum so I've been keeping tabs on all the reviews here. I'm seriously considering one, though I've kinda' got my heart set on a Bond Bullpup. On the other hand, for the same money...:image035:...I could prob'ly get the Spectrum and a Bond Derringer. :sad: Life's hard.
Have you handled the Bond Bullpup yet? Hopefully I get to shoot one soon. The owner has not shot it yet so I patiently wait my turn.
 
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Have you handled the Bond Bullpup yet? Hopefully I get to shoot one soon. The owner has not shot it yet so I patiently wait my turn.
Just a newbie question here but I am curious about the Bullpup!
so if the ammo is PULLED from the magazine instead of being pushed is it still a clip or do we call it sumfen else???
 

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Have you handled the Bond Bullpup yet? Hopefully I get to shoot one soon. The owner has not shot it yet so I patiently wait my turn.
Not yet...:unsure:...kind of afraid to until I have all the money up or I might just be hatin' life for awhile.
 
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finally got to shoot pistol and machine 3 Dot sights into slide. I've manually cycle the slide umptine times and pulled the trigger against a snap cap 100s of times and everything works great. No fail to feed, eject or light strikes. Does have primer bulge but seems to work like a swiss watch. My favorite carry piece now.
 

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I would Not expect to Have a lifetime warranty on really anything these days , especially a 200.00 gun, a lot of Companies are getting away from that , not only guns , That's how I got my TCP, Had a PT22 frame Cracked 3 places, circa 1994, and I said I did not want another , they gave me a TCP instead , that PT 22 had only about 1000 rounds tru it , was surprised , after a Trigger Job from Me My Spectrum Smooth as glass, don't know if I would by another , would not pay over 200. period
 

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It would be nice if Taurus included two extra magazines with its pistols. Customers would not have to worry about availability or incompatibility of after market magazines. Very few would complain abut the added cost.
 

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It would be nice if Taurus included two extra magazines with its pistols. Customers would not have to worry about availability or incompatibility of after market magazines. Very few would complain abut the added cost.
AT one time taurus did provide two magazines with their weapons.
it wasn't really that long ago actually.
To ME , two magazines is a minimum number, I have at least three for about every weapon that I own.
I figure anytime that I carry a semi auto I have an extra mag, not so much for more booleets, but in case the one on the gun malfunctions.
I like to have number three just in case one of the two that comes with the gun malfunctions then I still have a back up to use until I get a replacement for number 3.
MY problem isn't that a weapon only comes with one magazine, my problem is not being able to get extra mags for the particular weapon.
a semi auto with one bad magazine is a expensive paper weight.
 
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