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Taurus® 738 TCP Compact Pistol

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.380 Automatic Colt Pistol

Stainless Steel


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Round Capacity:
6 + 1


Gun Weight:
10.2 oz.
The lightest handgun in the Taurus lineup, the 738 TCP Compact Pistol gives you reliable, accurate, user-friendly protection that's incredibly discreet when you want it to be. Combining a durable, stainless steel slide with a lightweight, ergonomic polymer frame, the 738 puts stopping power in your hands that weighs just 10.2 oz.! Checkered polymer grip for sure handling. Loaded chamber indicator for extra safety. Ambidextrous safety. Compact 3.3''H x 5.25''L gun is small enough to fit into a large PDA case. Low-profile fixed sights.
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Taurus TCP 738 Review Purchased this handgun (in pink) for my daughter as a home defense weapon. It replaced a S&W 422 that was stolen during a break-in. Also purchased a Crimson Trace LaserGuard for it. When sighting in the laser, I found the trigger pull to be quite long and gritty (not smooth). Might just be new gun stiffness. Will let you know after I have more rounds through it and cleaned it. I also found the grip to be quite short and while re-positioning my hand for the next shot, I experienced a "slide bite". A magazine extension (Taurus # 26120011 if you can find one) would go a long way on this very small but very accurate gun. Very cute (in pink) and very deadly with the laser and .380 hollow points. March 15, 2012
Nice little POCKET PISTOL I bought my TAURUS TCP 738 several weeks ago. I was looking for a small weapon but didn't want to spend a lot. I'd never owned a TAURUS before, I generally buy RUGER, SIG SAUER etc.. I was impressed with the size of the gun, the feel of it and the price. I did look at the RUGER LCP9 and liked it but I like the TAURUS a bit more. One reason was the LOCKING SLIDE when last round fired. That's a really nice feature. I've not experienced any problems with misfires etc..I like the LOCKING FEATURE it has too. I have no children (they are grown and gone lol)so I don't keep my weapons locked, but it is a nice feature. The LIFETIME warranty is also a nice plus.I'd recommend this little pistol to any of my friends. January 17, 2013
Best buy out there First time to write a review on anything, but felt it necessary. This Taurus 738 is my 3rd Taurus, a PT145, .45 acp. and a PT111, 9mm. First off, this is not a squirrel hunting gun, but it could very well save your life, or that of a friend or loved one. It is light, easy to conceal, and inexpensive, accurate, maybe, but at the distance it's intended for, 20ft or less, deadly. I bought cheap steel cased ammo to break it in with, wrong, the radius on the FMJ is wrong for the feed ramp, so step up, and buy the next best for break in. I took the case for my Droid Razr, and made a holster for it, works great, a little foam for padding, to keep it from shifting, and no one gives it a second look. I was sceptical of the round for knockdown, but I don't want to be the one on the receiving end, and 7 rds total is a bit worrysome, but anything more gets heavier, this thing is a keeper, just be patient, more money won't buy you any more protection. November 27, 2012
Great Gun Bought this gun a couple of weeks ago and my only negative comment would be the same as someone else mentioned. The magazine could use and extension. My wife bought a Ruger 380 LCP at the same time and her's came with the standard magazine AND an extension if you wanted it. I had one round fail to eject in each of the first two magazines I ran throught it, none since. Two rounds out of several hundred ain't to darn bad. After a couple of magazines I got use to the trigger. A little long maybe, but no where as long as the one on my wife's Ruger LCP. Another disadvantage to the TCP is the lack of sights. There are sights on the gun, but they might as well not even be there. They really are useless, you can't even see them. Overall, I'd say a great concealed carry weapon. November 24, 2012
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