Taurus Model 738 TCP, 380 Compact Pistol/3.3" SS, Extended Mag

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380 ACP
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Make way for the lightest Taurus ever created! The 10.2-ounce 738 TCP is not only the lightest semi-auto in the Taurus line; it's lighter than any of our small frame revolvers too! The 738 TCP offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP, a durable polymer frame and low-profile fixed sights. You have to feel it to believe it!
  • Category : Pistols
  • Type : Pistol
  • Action : Double
  • Caliber : 380 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • Barrel Length : 2.8"
  • Capacity : 6+1
  • Safety : No Manual
  • Grips : Black Polymer
  • Sights : Fixed
  • Weight : 10.2 oz
  • Frame Finish : Stainless
  • 5
    tcp738 380 blk stainless

    Posted by WESTERNER on Jul 15th 2020

    i picked the 738 over the lcp and kel tec 3at for several reasons . 1- felt better in my hand then the others, 2- empty mag slide lock.3- much better smoother trigger than the other two. light weight and small size perfect for EDC. i was anxious to try it out being the first 380 for me. i had some reloaded ammo i threw in my bag along with the tcp went out to break it in. i experienced 3 failures to fully go into battery and 1 stovepipe stoppagein the first 100 rounds. i had cleaned amd lubed out of the box and had hoped for zero malfunctions. after some analsis i found the reloadded ammo slightly out of spec and concluded that was the problem. to verify the pistol was not the problem i switched to mag tech FMJ ammo and the next 100 rounds fired flawlessly 100 percent reliable thru those 100 rds. i tested my carry ammo (hornadt critical duty 15 rounds out of a 20 rd box flawlessly too. . i fired another 50 rds thru it flawlessly for extra confidence to carry. this time Reminton green box FMJ and concluded with the correct ammo this is a great little pistol. the sights are minimal and can be hard to pick up under some conditions so I added a Crimson trace laserguard laser sight to it and and sighted them in for10 yards. its accurate and reliable now i i use a padded pocket holster for it to hide its profile and cover the trigger guard with pocketed. iI am confident its reliable and accurate enough for daily carry and do carry it everywhere with me where lagal. great lighter clothing summer time carry pistol that vanishes in most pockets and holsters i am very happy with mine and do recommend it. yes would buy again

  • 5
    Very nice pocket carry

    Posted by GR on Jan 23rd 2013

    I have owned one of these for 2 years now and it is a regular carry for me when small is a requirement. I recall it jamming once at about round 80 the first time I took it out and I have not had a problem since. Worn in a DeSantis pocket holster it has almost no print and it is so light I hardly know it is there. It will also put a round right where you are pointing it and I helped that out by putting a little Jig paint on the nibs that pass for sights for a decent sight picture. The only negatives that I can think of are that the trigger must be pulled all the way to the rear for it to fire which takes some getting used to, and feeding does not favor flatter nosed ammo as it is a very jumpy path to the chamber. That being said I trust it with my life almost everyday and really could not be happier with it.

  • 4
    Good gun

    Posted by Gunchowder on Feb 18th 2012

    When I first bought the gun it was for a second chance ccw. But living in tx it's so hot with its nifty little holster I find myself carrying it more often, with imprinting laws and all it's hard to carry my sig p220. I had issues with the trigger reset at first so I sent it back to Taurus. Since I got it back it's been 100 percent. One thing I did notice when clambering the first round you have to pull fast and release. But fixed this issue by using my dremmel and polished the feed ramp. For the price you can't beat it if you want perfection buy a sig but your cost will double.

  • 5
    Perfect after a trip to Miami

    Posted by Deepair3 on Dec 16th 2010

    I too was set on buying the LCP, but the TCP felt better in my hand. Initially she had problems with trigger reset, along with a few FTFs and FTEs. As mentioned she also ejected shells straight back at my head. I was told to send her to Miami and let the Taurus Gunsmiths fix her. They had it back to me in 2 weeks. Since then, There has not been one issue. She eats any ammo I have fed her. Now the casing fly high and right just like my Sig and Glock. This gun is with me everyday where I can legally carry. I recommend this gun 100%.

  • 4
    Great Little Pocket Pistol

    Posted by Corey King on Nov 15th 2010

    I bought a Taurus TCP from Impact Guns in September on Ogden. I had pretty much settled on a Ruger LCP when I entered the store. The Taurus won out over the Ruger due to it's MUCH better sights, MUCH smoother trigger, and the $40 savings helped too! These pocket pistols are definitely not as smooth as full sized service pistols. But, they serve their niche and purpose very well. I now carry a gun with me at all times, where before it was rarely due to size and inconvenience. The TCP has it's drawbacks: The ejected shells come straight back and tend to bop me in the head at times. Annoying! It took several tries and boxes of defensive ammo to find the one that worked perfectly in my pistol. The brand and type may be different with each individual pistol. The availability of equipment, magazines, holsters, etc. is a problem. I was dissapointed to find out that the extended magazine talked about does not exist yet. Hopefully the equipment problems will improve over time. I found a neat little pocket holster on pocketholsters.com custom made for the TCP. It fits and rides just like a wallet in the hip pocket of jeans. Slacks normally don't have deep enough pockets. I carry it in the nifty pouch when I'm more dressed up than normal. The belt pouch is provided with the TCP. I have shot several hundred rounds through this little gem and feel confident out to about 15 yards with combat accuracy. These pistols are not for holding off a horde of zombies. But, they should give you a "fighting chance" and some time to get the heck out of Dodge in most circumstances. If you are like me, in that this is the only size pistol that you would carry consistently, knowing it's limitations, then I would highly recommend the Taurus TCP and Impact Guns.

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