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Where is the Taurus Spectrum?

I know that this is not the correct forum to ask about semi autos, but I looked all over this site and I can't find a place to ask.

With all the hoopla at Shot Show 2017 I thought that they would be available by now.

Anybody hear anything about them coming out?

Can you suggest a better forum to ask this question?

Thanks!
 

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I moved it for ya. ;)

In I.T. lingo, it's called Vaporware. Something that has been promised to come out, but never does or did. I'd give the chances for the Spectrum hitting the market at less than 50%. That's my own opinion though, and not anybody elses.
 

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According to Cabela's web site, they expect to ship Internet orders within two to three weeks. Don't know how long that message has been there.
 
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I happen to agree with texastaurusguy, the Spectrum is a marketing dream that may never become reality, especially after the hurricane hit Miami earlier this year.

IMHO, Taurus worked a whole bunch of gun buyer 'sharks' into a feeding frenzy over this gun, and have thrown small bits of chum into the water here and there, but those gun buyer 'sharks' have now gone to other guns in .380 caliber (Kahr, Ruger LCP II, etc.) instead of waiting for 'more small bits of chum' with a 'possible' introduction to the public of the Spectrum. It is a lot easier to buy a gun you can hold in your hand than a marketing advertisement. Are you listening, Taurus management and marketing?

I know several gun shops here in the Phoenix metro area, along with those friends know in other areas of the country, that WILL NOT take a deposit for the new Spectrum. I also know a few gun shops that will literally tell you, in no uncertain terms, that they REFUSE to discuss the Taurus Spectrum under ANY circumstances. One even has a note posted in their Taurus display stating that they know as much about the Spectrum as you do, and to not ask about it AT ALL !

To me, it is just another reason that I am getting afraid of where Taurus is headed here recently. I am getting more and more concerned with where they are headed the more I see how they are handling many issues.
 

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When a gun gets announced, promised and not delivered, I stop thinking about it. It's a rumor, like Big Foot. I went ahead and bought a Ruger LCP II and didn't look back.
 

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According to Cabela's web site, they expect to ship Internet orders within two to three weeks. Don't know how long that message has been there.
My local Cabela's has had that notification up for about 4 months. I wonder if anybody has actually placed an order and got tired of waiting. I'd be interested to know what Cabela's would do in that situation.
 
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Breaking news! Elvis found alive! And carrying a Taurus Spectrum while dining at Burger King in Kalamazoo, MI.
And Jimmy Hoffa was his driver.
 

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While I had and have no intentions of purchasing a Spectrum (I've kinda standardized on .45 and 9mm with a couple of .38's thrown in for good measure) it's part and partial of a company which is without effective leadership. Reminds me of congress. I have two Taurus pistols and love them both. However, as it stands now, there's a really big trust issue, and the vaporware of the Spectrum is just on example. I'm in hopes that Taurus gets their poop in a group. But it has to start at the top with good leadership, a good 5 year and 10 year plan and realistic goals. Just my opinion.
 

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They have them in Cabela's online and Sportman's Warehouse online. If it doesn't come through, that's going to look really bad.
 

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BREAKING NEWS:

A shop I visit from time to time put up a new notice in their Taurus display, stating the following:

"On November 1, 2017, we will no longer be stocking Taurus firearms, and will sell out the existing stock at our cost. We have tried to weather the storm with regards to the lawsuit and its ramifications, the long service times on returns, and the quality control problems. We were willing to see what the outcome would be with regard to the lawsuit, accepted the long service turn around times as backup at Miami, and the quality control problems were averted by our staff inspecting each gun, regardless of manufacturer, thoroughly.

The final straw for us was all the hype over the new Spectrum. If it had been delivered within a certain time frame after the announcement, we would not be discussing all of our problems with Taurus. But, lo and behold, Taurus has not delivered the product they have been promoting. We, in good conscience, can not accept how they are treating you, the customer, any longer, nor how they are treating us, as a dealer, either.

So, effective November 1, 2017, we will no longer stock new Taurus firearms. We will, however, be willing to be the shipping and receiving FFL for any firearms going back to Miami for warranty work, and do our best to assist you in any way with regards to your current Taurus firearm.

We appreciate your understanding in this decision, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may bring to you. It was not an easy decision to make, but after reviewing the recent events with Taurus, it was a business decision we had to make."

I discussed this with one of the staff at this gun shop, and they put it mildly like this, "How much abuse should a dealer take to sell a certain brand?"
 

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At this point, I would strongly recommend buying another .380 Pocket Pistol rather than waiting on the Spectrum any longer. There are plenty of good quality .380 Pocket Pistols on the market today, including the Spectrum's predecessor, the TCP-738.

Honestly I think Taurus really blew it with the Spectrum, they built up hype way too far ahead of the firearm's completion, so when they delayed it so much time had already passed that everyone had run out of patience. Now it's probably too late for them to be successful since Summer is over, colder weather reduces the demand for lightweight pistols due to heavier clothing, and the odds of newer .380 Pocket Pistols being announced at SHOT Show in January which coukd easily steal the Spectrum's thunder is high.
 

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I've been interested in the Spectrum, but not so tempted that it matters to me when it gets released; in fact, there have been so many complaints from buyers about guns from numerous manufacturers getting released to the market before they were actually ready and tested (R51 comes to mind), that I refuse to buy ANY gun until those folks with delayed gratification problems take the plunge first... reprehensible, I know.

Usually when a gun company delays a release it's because the new product is suffering some newfound reliability problems that must be addressed by the engineering department... and it can happen to any maker.

I remember when Kimber introduced the Solo; what a piece of junk that was, so bad that the gun mags couldn't even stomach lying about it... MSRP was around a grand too, although they could be found for around $700. Yippee!, a $700 paperweight with an elite brand name on it. Were that not bad enough, Kimber execs figured if they could build top notch 1911s, SURELY they could build a simple revolver with little or no prior experience.

Wrong again; turns out building a quality revolver is a little more complicated than they thought, because once again customers and professional reviewers had very little praise for their 1st foray into the wheelgun market. The MSRP for those are about a grand, too; and if you can find a K6 and ammo brand combination that routinely groups under 4" for 5 consecutive shots, better make a vid of it because it's about as hard to find as the Loch Ness Monster.
 

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Breaking news! Elvis found alive! And carrying a Taurus Spectrum while dining at Burger King in Kalamazoo, MI.
That's not very far from me! I am in the car and on my way for autographs and a range report!
 

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Well I am not wanting or waiting on a Spectrum myself.
I handled 5-6-7 of them at the NRA show, ever how many colors they had there.
the gun was OK to me, nothing that was overly have to have, especially compared to my Sig 238.
But as I have read several times that the reason for the delay was the Taurus staff wanted to make sure the weapon was reliable when it was released and they were working through those issues.
OK, great idea, but then I have to ask myself IF the weapon has that many flaws/problems in operation to take this long to correct, will it ever be truly reliable?
remember the Remington of just recently?
 

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maybe I am an old fuddy-duddy (that alone says a lot), but why in the world you find the ability to chose one of several colors for a gun be a major selling point? Of all reasons to select a particulate pistol, and for a concealed carry pistol at that, a color??? Was this the result of marketing trying to figure out a catchy name and getting engineering to spend money and time making variously colored components so they cound use "Spectrum"as the name?
 

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STOP THE PRESSES!! Cabela's website has been updated to note that the expected ship date is now "0-1 Week." Could this actually be it!? I'll believe it when I see it.
 
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