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What is the “Spectrum Subcompact”? A dud, or a fad, maybe? Or could this be a mini-gun that is reliable and efficient?

Well, you are about to learn everything about it in this Taurus Spectrum Subcompact Review. For starters, you should know that this recently released Taurus Spectrum is both ergonomic and small. But to most, it will be a colorful representation of their personality. We do too, as we found several colors we liked.

Taurus Spectrum Subcompact Review

We also suspect that the colorful aspect of the “Spectrum” will be appreciated mainly by the younger generation and female shooters. Perhaps its superior aesthetics is the “Spectrum” in its name? In any case, its ergonomics and the ability to hide it easily will be appreciated by everyone who wants a concealed carry firearm.

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What is a Taurus Spectrum?

Looking at the elegant lines of the Spectrum, one could assume that it was designed by a car designer, not a firearms engineer. It would be easy &#; but with a big omission &#; to look at the Taurus Spectrum and see only a beautiful, compact pistol, available in a full palette of colors. Of course, this is true, but it also has ergonomics and design features.

Most of these are not found in other pistols of the same size.

For the average user, you can order this gun in a black frame, black slide, and all-black accents.

The Taurus Spectrum&#;s sleek, rounded design creates a gun for fast pulling. This streamlined design also allows for a smooth return to the holster. This is better that rather “square-tipped” guns that require more effort to draw and to holster.

Small yet mighty&#;

The right side of the Taurus Spectrum features a large ejection port and a large external extractor designed to eliminate ejection problems.


Top Features

Taurus Spectrum Subcompact Feature

Other gun manufacturers have various types of grip or texturing checks to ensure a reliable and non-slip grip on the gun. Taurus engineers designed the Spectrum handle with a small relief on the ledge and a tapered relief leading to the back of the trigger guard. These form a small shelf for the thumb and trigger finger.

Soft-touch grip panels are also cast on the back of the gun handle (including the protrusion). These non-slip panels are also on the sides to ensure a secure grip on the gun. Even with wet hands, you are sure of a non-slip grip.

It keeps the ball rolling&#;

Another area that the Spectrum stands apart from most of its competitors is the dual-action trigger. The trigger pull is heavier and longer than most micro-pistols fired by the drummer, but very smooth. The trigger fires when it passes the midpoint of a click.

There is a catch…

Taurus Spectrum Subcompact

While this long trigger pull serves as a safety measure against accidental discharge, it has a small hiccup. Two, actually. First, if you are used to firing a conventional pistol, it will take a little practice to remember to completely release the Spectrum trigger before pulling it for a subsequent shot.

And secondly, given the extreme position of the trigger at rest, as well as the rounded protection of the trigger, there is no space left on the trigger. Forget about wearing gloves if you don’t have a small diameter trigger finger and very thin gloves.

This trigger design makes it impossible for a fast re-strike on a target. Tactically speaking, you’d need to perform the immediate action of “tapping, stand, blast.” Pulling the trigger a second time without a full trigger release in the hope that the rebellious round will fire? Well, no. But with a little gun range practice, you will get the hang of it.

Brighten up your life&#;

As noted, the Taurus Spectrum Subcompact is available in a wide variety of colors and color combinations.

There are three colors of the frame (black, white, or gray); two options for slides (black or matte stainless); and 20 spilled colors, a total of possible combinations. There are eight standard offerings and several other color combinations. Some of these other color combinations are unique to particular distributors.


Taurus Spectrum Description

The semi-automatic Spectrum works with a locked rate of fire, like most modern pistols. And it hardly has any recoil as in older pistols with ACP cartridges. The slider, barrel, and return spring assembly is very similar to those found on the Glock or M&P pistol.

Weapon Disassembly?

This is simple, and there is no need to compress the trigger. First, however, you need to remove the magazine and make sure that the gun is discharged.

taurus spectrum subcompact assembly

Slide the slider forward, rotate counterclockwise 90 degrees with a screwdriver or rim of an automatic case (9 mm cases also work well). Then the slide is released and moves away from the front of the frame. The recoil rod, spring, and barrel can be removed from the slide.

Assembly?

Assembling is performed in the reverse order, but there is no need to turn the locking pin back to the desired position. When the valve is installed and completely pushed back, the locking pin will turn to the desired position by itself. Just make sure it is upright after assembly.

There is no trigger safety or fall safety, as is the case with many impact pistol pistols. In any case, due to its long trigger presses, we doubt anyone will accidentally pull the trigger.

Additionally, the gun is designed to absorb shocks. Thus allowing the gun to fall, while not recommended, is rather safe.

Ambidextrous&#;

The store release is easily reversible for left-handed shooters: just get to the store with nippers or pliers, unhook the spring, turn the unlock button and reinstall the spring.

Sights on this mini-gun?

The rear-view mark and front-view mark on the Spectrum are minimalistic. They align for longer distance shots-on-target. But if the lighting and contrast are not correct, they have limited use. The front sight will largely disappear in the target area if there is not much contrast.


Our Test Results

During the accuracy assessment, we were able to choose a target and make sure that there was good lighting, so we could hold all the shots well enough. However, in a shootout, you cannot select a target color or lighting conditions.

It is designed for concealed carry, and close quarters marksmanship, so this does not seem like a problem. However, the scope on the Spectrum will be significantly improved with a contrasting color scope. Even better, with a strong fiber-optic insert.

If you want to go full “Batman of Gotham City,” built-in night sights, maybe.

Function and Accuracy

Taurus Spectrum Subcompact ShootingDue to the small size and 4-inch radius of the Spectrum, we did not expect much in the accuracy department. This is because most accuracy tests are over long distances. And, as you know by now, the Taurus Spectrum Subcompact is not exactly designed for this.

The Results?

Although you will never see anyone filming Spectrum at the Bulls Eye Competition, it shot well at 15 yards.

Well, we were more interested in function testing than accuracy. And we must say that we were pleasantly surprised. It took on all our tests like a boss.

The grip was perfect, even with wet hands. We simulated blood on our hands, and it remained un-shaky.

We even took it up a notch….

Immersed in shallow water, and even mud, the Spectrum showed dogged resistance and was loyal to a fault. We thought that this was amazing for a small firearm.

These were not actually tests recommended by the manufacturer, which made it all the even cooler! We can say with confidence &#; this is a gun that will not disappoint you.

More from Taurus

If reading this has heightened your interest in Taurus firearms, then it&#;s also worth checking out our in-depth Taurus Slim review, our Taurus PT G2 vs SW Sheild comparison, and our reviews of the Best Taurus PT G2 Holsters currently available.

Specifications

Taurus Spectrum Subcompact Specs

  • Cartridge: ACP
  • Action type: double-action firing pin; semiautomatic
  • Frame: A polymer with a soft-touch insert (thermoplastic elastomer PolyOne Versaflex)
  • Slide: Stainless steel with melonite of brushed stainless steel or black coating
  • Sight: Integrated low profile; notch at the back, and a notch at the front
  • Safety: Built-in shock block
  • Length: inches
  • Height: inches
  • Width: inches
  • Barrel length: inches
  • Weight: 11 pounds, 6 ounces (with an empty magazine)
  • Trigger pull: 8 pounds, ounces (for ten consecutive keystrokes using the Lyman digital trigger)
  • Magazine capacity: 6 (7 with extended magazine)

Conclusion

Micro-compact pistols have some disadvantages. Several models are difficult to hide, even in light clothing &#; this is not one of them.

If your favorite place to wear a concealed-carry pistol is your front trouser pocket, this is a gun for you. This gun is reliable and concealable, which makes it a top choice for us.

Add nice aesthetics, and we bet you’ll never forget your gun at home ever again. You’ll just want it on you at all times. That is a good reason to buy the Taurus Spectrum Subcompact.

Really, you say? Well, yes… You never know…


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About Nick Oetken

Nick grew up in San Diego, California, but now lives in Arizona with his wife Julie and their five boys.

He served in the military for over 15 years. In the Navy for the first ten years, where he was Master at Arms during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He then moved to the Army, transferring to the Blue to Green program, where he became an MP for his final five years of service during Operation Iraq Freedom, where he received the Purple Heart.

He enjoys writing about all types of firearms and enjoys passing on his extensive knowledge to all readers of his articles. Nick is also a keen hunter and tries to get out into the field as often as he can.

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REVIEWED: Taurus Spectrum Auto

Micro pistols often get a bad rap in the ergonomics and accuracy departments. The ground-breaking Taurus Spectrum, though, proves that easy handling, reliability, and accuracy is possible in a diminutive, price-conscious platform.

by Larry Case

We all know first impressions are important. How we first see the new guy at work, a restaurant a friend likes, your buddy’s bird dog, or a new truck will likely influence your thinking about them for a long time. Speaking for myself, my first impressions of people, places, or things are almost always wrong, and I did it again the other day—this time on a gun, the Taurus Spectrum semi-auto pistol.

The Spectrum is not new, as most of you know, having been introduced about a year and a half ago. Before I even opened the box, I gave in to the preconceived notion that I was not going to like this pistol and that you probably couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with it, if you were standing inside the barn. Well folks, I was wrong.

The Spectrum’s Purpose in Life

 

Before we start what will hopefully not be another boring gun review, let’s agree on the landscape for this little pistol and what it is intended to be. The past several years, there has been a profusion of small pistols on the market for concealed and everyday carry (EDC). We are not in the target pistol realm here, although this pistol can be fun to take to the range for recreational shooting.

This pistol is meant for convenient and efficient concealed carry and, if need be, close-quarter fighting to protect yourself and those around you. After over 35 years in law enforcement, I sometimes tell people that most of the time I would rather not carry a gun because packing the handgun that I would prefer is often heavy, uncomfortable, and usually not easy to conceal. The subcompact, micro, pocket pistols, (the old timers called them “belly” guns), or whatever you choose to call them offer some relief from this. The Spectrum can slip into a jeans pocket or a lady&#;s purse and is easily retrieved if someone makes the mistake of thinking you are not armed and wants to make you a victim.

Taurus Designs a New Concept in Subcompact Pistols

When Taurus had the opportunity to develop a new pocket pistol, its design team decided to address the entire segment. One of the main issues with traditional s is that they are not pleasant guns to shoot or handle. History of the market segment has based concealability on size; however, as firearms become smaller, they become less manageable. Taurus attacked ergonomics, focusing on recoil management, trigger control, and usability. The Taurus Spectrum is the first semi-automatic pistol equipped with soft-touch panels integrated into the grip and slide.  Its breakthrough design completely revolutionizes the concealed carry experience—delivering better comfort, better responsiveness, and better control with many color combinations to choose from.

So, there is that word ergonomics, which has come in the gun industry to mean the weapon fits the shooter, is comfortable in your hands, and is easy to hold onto. The Spectrum achieves this partly with the thermoploymer inserts on the slide and the grip. This material gives the gun a “grippy” feel and makes it easy to hold onto, helps with recoil, and this translates to the all-important topic of weapon retention. Simply stated, the pistol feels good in your hand and you are less likely to drop it.

Nuts and Bolts on the Spectrum

The Spectrum is a striker-fired sub-compact semi-auto pistol chambered in ACP. The handgun weighs 10 oz., is inches in length, and comes with a inch barrel. The grip frame is a polymer compound molded over an internal metal chassis; the slide and barrel are stainless steel. The sights are integral to the slide and are not adjustable. Some may see this as a bad thing, but I do not as, again, this is a short-range weapon meant for close fighting.

The Spectrum has a true DAO (double action only) trigger. If you are not used to revolvers or any double-action trigger, you may not like it when you first pick up the gun. This long pull on the trigger is safer for concealed carry, and there is a firing pin block that will only move by way of engaging the trigger. The system allows for re-strike ability, meaning if a round fails to fire, you can restrike that round as many times as you feel necessary. The system is not “pre-loaded” on the spring, so there is no tension on the spring prior to the firing sequence. This further ensures against accidental discharge. The magazine release can be changed for the right- or left-hander.

The takedown lever, actually a screw head, is on the right side of the frame and allows for a simple turn with a screwdriver or a case head rim to disassemble the gun. No trigger pull is required for this operation. To reassemble, mount the slide back onto the frame, work the action, and the takedown lever will lock back into position.

The small lever on the left side of the frame should be noted, as it is the slide lock. Notice that I did not say slide release because this feature is meant to lock the slide back (which it does after the last round fired) yet it is not meant or recommended to release the slide. That is done manually by pulling back on or “sling-shotting” the slide.

The overall shape, design, and sleekness of the weapon is worth noting, as it did not happen by accident. From front to back, the Spectrum was meant to be an easily obtainable pistol that would smoothly go in and out of pants pockets, holsters, and purses. There are no sharp edges or squared angles. Everything is rounded and smooth, as it should be. The sights are low profile and as smooth as the rest of the pistol.

The color options available on this pistol are legion. Pink, blue, and all manner of other combinations are there to choose from and too numerous to name here. Check them out on the Taurus website and shop to your heart&#;s content.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road—On the Range

As I have said many times before, the first thing any firearm must do is go bang every time I pull the trigger. It doesn’t matter if it is shotgun, rifle, or micro pistol. The Taurus Spectrum did this in spades, as I did not have one malfunction with three brands of ammo: Federal, Aguila, and Magtech. The ejection port seems plenty large enough and no spent cases or unfired rounds had trouble exiting the chamber. The fired cases are hurled a healthy distance from the shooter.

As to firing the Spectrum, I engaged the help of some colleagues for the testing—retired game wardens and police officers—all of whom had lengthy experience in firearms and firearm instruction. One thing about this crowd is that you are going to hear exactly what they think. You may not like what they think, but you are going to hear it.

From the beginning I heard the misgivings (like I had originally) on the length of the trigger pull. This became less of an issue as more rounds were put downrange. The overall feel and fit of the weapon in hand was liked by all, and the earlier noted “grippy” feel of the gun was appreciated.

By far, the issue that caused the most discussion was the accuracy of the Spectrum. Like me, I don’t think my shooters expected hole-cutting accuracy from this little pistol and would have been forgiving if it did not demonstrate that. To a man, they shot tight groups from twenty yards in, with most of the shooting going on around the seven-yard line.

If you are looking for a good option on a comfortable concealed carry pistol and can find one for less than the $ MSRP on the Taurus Spectrum , I think you should go and buy it&#;like today.

Taurus Spectrum Specifications

  • Caliber: Auto
  • Capacity: 6rds/7rds
  • Finish: various colors
  • Grip: Soft-Touch overmold
  • Firing System: Striker
  • Action Type: DAO
  • Trigger Pull: lbs.
  • Safety: Internal
  • Sights (front): Integrated low-profile
  • Sights (rear): Integrated low-profile
  • Slide Material: Stainless steel
  • Slide Finish: Black Melonite or matte stainless
  • Overall Length: in.
  • Overall Width: in.
  • Overall Height: in.
  • Barrel Length: in.
  • Mag Release: reversible
  • Weight (unloaded): 10 oz.

Larry Case

Larry Case hails from the mountain state of West Virginia, and has been a shooter, hunter, and outdoorsman his entire life. Larry served 36 years as a DNR Law Enforcement Officer, retiring with the rank of Captain. Although he leans toward shotguns, he enjoys all firearms and any kind of hunting. He owns too many dogs, not enough shotguns, and is forever looking for a new place to hunt. Larry loves to mentor new shooters and hunters, especially those who have been misinformed by Frank Melloni. You can catch more Larry's entertaining perspectives at GunsandCornbread.com.

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A long-term Taurus Spectrum review is something that I&#;ve wanted to do ever since the gun was announced. Unfortunately, this gun failed to deliver in the short term &#; never mind any lengthier testing period.

Taurus attempted to break the industry mold on pocket pistols. So, they designed the gun with a smooth look and now offer it in a wide range of color combinations. Additionally, the Spectrum was hyped by many Taurus representatives as being part of a new era of quality and reliability for the company.

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Where to buy the Taurus Spectrum

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I hoped Taurus representatives were being honest, and I wanted to give the pistol a fair shake. If it proved reliable, it would be a welcome addition to the growing class of subcompact handguns for self-defense.

Unfortunately, my gun has not been reliable &#; even after a trip back to the factory for a rework. Reading a number of Taurus-friendly websites, I&#;ve seen many others have had problems with the Spectrum as well.

It&#;s too bad really. The general shape and lines of the gun suggest it might be a better shooter than many of the ACP pocket guns that are on the market. Combined with the assurances that the gun represented a new era of improved quality at Taurus, I was intrigued by the handgun&#;s possibilities.

In this shooting review, I will detail my problems with the pistol. In all fairness, there are a number of things I really like about this pistol. I cover those as well.

If additional repairs and testing are performed, this page will be updated to show the most current information. Your experiences with this gun are welcome in the comments section below.

General Information

With the tagline of &#;Shaping the future of everyday carry,&#; Taurus positions the Spectrum as a compact pistol designed for self-defense. It is on this use, personal protection, that I will evaluate the Spectrum.

The Spectrum is chambered for the ACP cartridge, and standard magazines hold six rounds of ammunition. The guns have polymer frames with a striker-fired system. Unlike some other striker-fired pistols, this one does not need to have the trigger pulled for field stripping.

Taurus Spectrum Takedown Latch

Two significant things set the Spectrum apart from other ACP designs. First is the most obvious: the color combinations.

Taurus intended that the Spectrum meet the aesthetic desires of a broad range of concealed carrying citizens. As such, the gun was initially available a range of color options available. After the initial launch, the company offered in a plethora of color combination options. The announced color combination options are listed below.

Taurus Spectrum Review

However, it appears that Spectrum sales &#; at least for the range of non-standard colors &#; failed to meet expectations. Within a relatively short amount of time, Taurus scaled the offerings back to only black frames with your choice of a matte stainless or matter black slide.

The second significant design difference is the increased use of soft polymer at key points of the frame and slide of the gun. These are used to improve the shooter&#;s grip when firing and manipulating the gun. They also are said to have the benefit of softening the impact from recoil.

Background

News of the Taurus Spectrum leaked in the weeks leading up to the SHOT Show. I was intrigued by the information I received, and I was truly interested in seeing what Taurus had come up with.

Taurus Spectrum color options

At the show, I met with several Taurus representatives throughout the week. Each told me in his or her own way that the company was gearing up for big things.

Employees I spoke to acknowledged that the company had disappointed some of its customers with past quality control issues. However, everyone emphasized that things had changed; there was a new culture in the company: one that was customer-focused and encouraged quality craftsmanship.

The Spectrum, I was told, was just one example of the &#;new&#; Taurus.

One of the people I spoke with about the Spectrum was Dustin Srouffe, the lead engineer at Taurus. Srouffe was generous with his time and quite candid in his discussion.

Srouffe said that the Spectrum was a completely new gun. To start with, the Spectrum was designed by an all-American team of engineers. He said the design team members had experience on large projects with other gun companies. Additionally, the team members were all shooting enthusiasts.

Taurus Spectrum Review

Srouffe indicated that the team was given wide latitude when it began work on the Spectrum. Team members were allowed to develop a pistol they would want to shoot rather than a gun designed around an arbitrary set of specifications or marketing dictates.

In addition to having a great group of engineers working on the Spectrum, the company brought in some outside partners to ensure they developed the best gun possible. For example, an industrial design firm helped develop what Taurus considers the best-in-class ergonomics.

So, what did they come up with?

Features & Styling

Taurus representatives hammered home that the Spectrum was developed with ergonomics as a main goal. From the shape of the grip to the contour of the slide, the pistol is designed to be comfortable in the hand with good trigger reach and excellent control.

Taurus Spectrum Review

Looking at the pistol, I saw a gun with natural-looking curves instead of large flat areas. Srouffe told me that this design was intentional. The human hand is not flat, nor does it have hard edges. So, a gun that has large flat areas and sharp corners may not be comfortable.

From the profile of the gun, it is plain that the front and backstraps have gentle curves. When you turn the gun 90°, you can see that the sides of the grip also have gentle curves: thicker in the palm of the hand and thinner in the area where the trigger finger will reach to press the trigger.

Likewise, the slide is also rounded to eliminate sharp edges. The only flat spot on the slide is along its top where the sights are.

Taurus Spectrum Slide Machine Marks

The machine work on my gun was not perfect. It wasn&#;t bad for an inexpensive gun, but you can see the rounding on the slide is not perfectly smooth. See the above photo for an example.

Overmolded Inserts &#; Of course, one of the things that some people have obsessed about is the use of rubber-like inserts in the frame and slide. These inserts are a proprietary polymer from PolyOne. If you are not familiar with the company, PolyOne deals with a wide range of polymers, composite materials, polymer additives and other products.

Taurus Spectrum overmold

The overmold inserts are not true rubber, but I will refer to them as &#;rubberized&#; to try to convey how they feel in the hand. The material is softer than the polymer grip frame, but not so soft that your hand sinks into it.

The rubberized material also offers more friction for gripping the gun without having any sticky feeling. Frankly, the inserts have a great feel to them.

There are four areas where the inserts are applied: the backstrap, the front strap that wraps around to the sides of the grip, the left side of the slide and the right side of the slide.

  • Taurus Spectrum Overmold Problems
  • Taurus Spectrum Overmold Problems side view
  • problems with the Spectrum overmold on the slide

On my pistol, the overmolded material was a near-perfect fit with the frame. However, it did not look seamless with the slide inserts. The pieces attached to the slide look like they may come out. However, they have remained affixed to the slide without any issues throughout the testing. Click on the above photos to see what I am describing.

A Rainbow of Colors &#; As I stated earlier in the article, Taurus originally offered a multitude of color options on the Spectrum, and this is where the gun drew its name.

There were three frame colors available: black, white and gray. The slide is available in both a black and stainless finish. The overmold inserts were available in more than 20 colors:

  • black
  • gray
  • white
  • Taurus orange
  • cyan
  • Laguna blue
  • mint
  • Marsala
  • bronze gold metallic
  • ivory
  • coral
  • flat dark earth
  • monster green
  • emerald
  • rose quartz
  • purple haze
  • indigo blue
  • torch red
  • serenity
  • garnet

According to Taurus, the company was supposed to offer several color combinations as &#;standard&#; options &#; such as my gun with a black frame, black slide and black overmolded inserts. Some color combinations were only to be made available through distributor exclusives. So, if there was a specific color combination you wanted, it may have only been available through a company like Cabellas or as a special order through your local gun shop.

Taurus representatives explained there were also supposed to be three &#;House Colors&#; that will be non-traditional combinations offered only by Taurus. These are:

  • white frame with a stainless slide and cyan overmold
  • gray frame with a black slide and mint overmold
  • black frame with a black slide and flat dark earth overmold

These color combinations should have been available through local dealers but they commanded a slightly higher price.

Specifications

Here is a quick look at the specs of this new pistol:

Caliber ACP
Magazine Capacity6 (flush fitting), 7 (extended)
ActionDAO, striker-fired
Barrel Length&#;
Overall Length&#;
Width (widest section)&#;
Slide Material stainless steel
Weight (unloaded)10 oz
Sightsfixed low profile
MSRP, standard colors ()$
MSRP, house colors ()$
MSRP, all colors ()$

Two quick notes&#;

First, when Taurus announced the gun, the press release stated the slide would be made of stainless steel. After production began, Taurus changed the specs to show carbon steel as the slide material. As of , Taurus once again shows the slide is made of stainless steel.

Second, the MSRP dropped significantly since its introduction. The gun was already inexpensive &#; now it is just plain cheap. I can only speculate about the reduced price.

&#;Safe Carry Condition&#;

Taurus Spectrum take down

Taurus states that the Spectrum offers a higher degree of safety than other striker-fired pistols. A Taurus representative explained the system as not having any pre-cocking of the striker combined with a striker block. The trigger pull handles the entire cocking and release of the striker to help prevent any accidental discharges.

The lack of a pre-cock is the reason why no trigger pull is needed before disassembly. For some people, this is a significant benefit.

(Only A) One Year Warranty

From the outside, the management at Taurus seems inconsistent. The Taurus warranty situation seems to be an example of this.

In the past, Taurus offered a lifetime warranty on its products. That policy died for newly designed firearms like the Spectrum as a cost-savings measure. For a time, Taurus offered only a one-year warranty on its products.

The good news is Taurus reversed itself once again. As of this update, Taurus is offering a lifetime warranty again. I hope they keep it.

Range Testing

On the range is where the true test of a gun begins. The gun should be able to shoot reliably and accurately in a controlled environment if it is to be trusted as a self-defense tool.

Unfortunately, my Taurus Spectrum was not reliable at all.

Failure: The First 26 Rounds

Short Story: Of the first 26 rounds I attempted to shoot, only 11 discharged. The remaining 15 failed to fire.

Long Story: I set off to my local range with 12 different factory loads that totaled more than 1, rounds. My hope was that I could get a good base line of testing in.

Ammo for Taurus Spectrum Testing Day 1

I wanted to determine if the gun would be reliable with a variety of ammo loads. I also wanted to see what kinds of velocities one could reasonably expect from self-defense loads.

Unfortunately, testing did not go as planned.

I loaded the first magazine with five rounds of Armscor 95 grain FMJ. This load has performed very well for me in other ACP pistols including the Ruger LCP and LCP II, the Kel-Tec P-3AT, Rock Island Baby Rock and even a prototype SCCY CPX-3 pistol.

Ammo Failure Armscor

After firing three rounds without a problem, the fourth round failed to fire. I heard a &#;click&#; from the gun, but there was no discharge from the weapon. When I ejected the round, I saw that there was a dent in the primer from the firing pin. Nevertheless, the round failed to discharge. I replaced the round with a fresh one and fired two more shots without a problem.

Ammo Failure SIG

I then loaded five rounds of SIG SAUER Elite grain FMJ into the magazine. With this ammo, the gun went 3 for 5. I now suspected the problem may be the gun and not the ammunition. However, I moved on to the next load: the Winchester Train & Defend grain FMJ load. The Winchester only went 2 for 5.

Ammo Failure Winchester

Now I was certain the malfunctions were caused by the gun and not the ammunition. So, I used a different magazine with five rounds of the Winchester ammunition in the pistol. There was no improvement as 4 of 5 failed to fire.

I had one of the range employees give it a try to eliminate me as a variable. He also had the same problems. We field stripped the gun and used a little gun solvent and compressed air to ensure there was no debris in the firing pin channel. Although I hoped this would cure the gun of its malfunctions, it did not. With another magazine, five more dented primers and no discharges.

Tired of merely denting primers, I loaded everything up and returned to the office to contact Taurus.

Customer Service

Even though I had hoped for a working gun, I tried to remain positive and figured I would get a chance to test how well I was treated by the company&#;s customer service department. Unfortunately, my initial impression is that Taurus treats its customers in a manner I deem to be unacceptable.

Taurus claims to allow you to submit a gun for warranty work via an online form. The concept is simple: you complete a work order and send it in with the firearm for examination. Unfortunately, the website did not recognize my serial number and made me call anyway.

Calling Taurus Customer Service

My first call was made on Friday, January I called customer service at am. It took less than two minutes to navigate a phone tree. I was on hold for a total of 30 minutes before I had to hang up and go to an appointment.

My second call was made on Tuesday, January This time I called a little earlier: am. After navigating the phone tree, I heard a recorded message telling me that the Taurus customer service line was overwhelmed and that I should try calling back later in the day or later in the week. The system then hung up on me.

Later in the day, I tried to contact the company through its customer service chat function featured on the company&#;s home page. Unfortunately, it did not seem to work. I was able to enter my name and other data, but it never opened a chat session with a Taurus representative.

On Wednesday, January 31, I again called Taurus. This time I used the company&#;s number hoping for a quicker route to a person. Unfortunately, it appeared to dump me straight into the same phone tree that I navigated the first several calls.

After waiting on hold for 48 minutes, a young woman came on the line. Though she was nice, she didn&#;t seem to be paying close attention to my description of the problems as I had to explain the issue more than once.

After going through several standard questions (did you try different kinds of ammunition, etc.) she agreed to process a return of the gun. She created a return label for me and indicated that she would flag my gun for a fast turnaround due to it being a new pistol.

Contrary to what I have heard from other gun owners about extended delays, my Spectrum was returned to me in just a few weeks.

Range Trip 2: Still Sub-Optimal

I was pleased by the rapid return of my gun. Reading over the documentation included with the gun, it appeared the service tech replaced several parts:

  • extractor
  • firing pin
  • firing pin return spring
  • firing pin spring

Also according to the documentation, 39 rounds were fired through the gun by the technician.

Taurus included an additional extended magazine in the box. Although there was no mention of this, I assumed this was a way of apologizing for the problems. While not the way I wanted to get a third magazine, I did appreciate the company doing this.

Ammunition for Testing Taurus Spectrum Day 2

I was eager to return the gun to the range. I loaded up more than 1, rounds of ammo and headed back to my local dealer&#;s indoor range. Unfortunately, this trip resulted in disappointment as well.

While the gun was more reliable than it had been, it was still having many failures to fire. With rounds fired, the gun was firing less than 88% of the time. While that might be a passing grade in today&#;s math classes, it is a complete fail for a defensive handgun.

Taurus Spectrum Ammo Fail

With two dozen malfunctions, I called it a day and returned home with the gun. I now have to decide if it is worth my time to wait on hold to deal with Taurus customer service again.

Possible Problem

One potential contributor to the reliability problem may be the way the slide and frame fit together.

Taurus Spectrum Slide Problem

When the slide assembly is attached to the frame, it appears to sit too far forward. This is best seen at the rear of the gun where the frame terminates about 1/16&#; beyond the slide. When I returned the gun to the factory for repair, I assumed that the repair staff would fix this if it was a problem.

As the staff did not appear to address this seeming misalignment, I can only guess that they did not see it as a problem. As the gun continues to be unreliable, I wonder if it might be related after all.

Taurus Spectrum Slide Problem

Even if this is not causing the reliability issue, it suggests to me that quality control is not up to snuff. One of the main features of this gun is supposed to be its organic lines and lack of hard edges. This (apparently) unintended hard edge appears to be out of step with one of the main design features.

Trigger Control

In my opinion, the Spectrum does not have a great trigger pull. It started out long and gritty. The upside is that the more I used mine, the smoother the pull became. However, it never got any shorter.

Taurus Spectrum Trigger

Long trigger pulls are something you can adjust to. I have several DAO guns with long pulls. They are no more or less accurate than other pistols. If I provide a smooth roll of the trigger, the gun goes bang and delivers the round where I want it to go. If I fail to do my job, I won&#;t get a hole where I want it.

To me, the trigger face seems wider than many other subcompact pistols. It didn&#;t have any sharp edges and was comfortable over the entire length of the pull.

Taurus Spectrum Trigger Spring

My bottom line on the trigger is that it works fine, but it is not going to win anyone&#;s heart.

Ammunition Performance

On the second range trip, I was able to get enough rounds over a chronograph for some measurements. All of the listed rounds shown are an average of 5 shots from the same package of ammunition.

It&#;s Not All Bad

While reliability is a major problem for my gun, there are several things I do like about the Spectrum.

First of all, the gun fits my hand very well. I&#;ve shot a lot of small pistols, and the Taurus Spectrum is the best fitting gun of all of them. Yes, due to hand size and finger length, every gun will fit different people in different ways. However, for me, the Taurus fits best.

With a flush-fitting magazine, my pinky curls under the magazine. Even so, the ring and middle fingers of my dominant hand have ample purchase on the gun while the rubberized inserts provide a good gripping surface.

Taurus Spectrum hand fit

The extended magazines have a uniquely shaped baseplate. It is designed with a pinky ledge that is better shaped for the size of the shorter digit. Some magazine extensions assume the pink is as long as other fingers. Taurus designed this one to work with the actual shape of hands &#; and I found it works very well.

At the top of the backstrap, the frame curves inward to allow the web of the hand to seat well under the slide. This helps to prevent slide bite without the need for an extension that would increase the gun&#;s overall length.

The rubberized inserts feel good in the hand. They seem to increase the hand&#;s control of the gun without the need for aggressive texturing or checkering on the frame.

The inserts match up well with the frame and look good. On the slide, the rubberized inserts are not as elegant in execution. The small panels are obvious and detract from the gun&#;s otherwise clean lines.

Nevertheless, the inserts offer great purchase when manipulating the slide. On small guns, slides can be difficult to grip since there is less area to grab.

Taurus sculpted the slide so that the gripping area at the rear of the piece has a small valley that is obvious to the touch. In the center of this section is where the inserts lie. Gripping this area and manipulating the slide is very easy and natural to do.

As mentioned above, Taurus includes a slide stop lever on this gun. The lever worked perfectly and is easy to engage. However, it is not a slide release, and takes a great deal of force to push it down when the slide is locked in an open position.

Taurus Spectrum Sights

Although small, I found the sights to be usable. I am at an age where my eyesight is noticeably worse than it was in my youth. I expected these sights to be hard to use, but I was wrong. I found them easy to find and precise enough for accurate shot placement at 15 yards. I would not call them ideal, but the sights are surprisingly good for a tiny gun.

Final Thoughts

Based on the pistol I purchased, I do not recommend buying the Taurus Spectrum. The gun is positioned as a self-defense gun, and that requires reliability. Unfortunately, my gun is not reliable.

It&#;s too bad the gun isn&#;t dependable. It has a good feel in the hand and less felt recoil than many other small pistols. I wish things were different, but based on my experiences, this gun is not a good value and should not be purchased for protection.

If Taurus could consistently make these guns reliable, the Spectrum might be my first choice in ACP subcompact defensive pistols.

If you think that a Taurus Spectrum makes sense for your needs, I ask that you support my work by using one of these affiliate links to Palmetto State Armory and Guns.com.

Alternatives

If you are looking for a very small ACP pistol for personal protection, I recommend the Ruger LCP and LCP II pistols. I found that these guns are reliable and reasonably accurate. However, they do have significant felt recoil due to their lightweight.

M&P Bodyguard

In my testing, I found that the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard was reliable. However, I did not like the handling characteristics or the excessively long trigger pull.

Many people suggest the Kel-Tec P-3AT in this category. In my own testing, I find these guns are a bit harder to shoot than the very similar LCP. Also, I found the Ruger pistols to be more reliable than the P-3AT.

I&#;ve had limited experience shooting the Taurus Curve. I found that it has an awful trigger, sits uncomfortably in my hand and is difficult to operate (slide, magazines, etc.) when compared to the competition. Combined with my current and past issues with Taurus quality, I am hesitant to suggest any gun from this company.

If you do not need a tiny pistol, but want to stay with the ACP, take a look at the Smith & Wesson M&P EZ. This is a compact handgun that is designed to be very easy shooting with a light trigger and easy-to-operate slide.

Last Update: August 28,

Disclosure

Every gun review you read should have a complete disclosure from the writer to reveal any potential biases. Unfortunately, few authors or websites bother to tell you the truth about things that have influenced their writing.

I purchased the gun featured in this article at retail from a local gun shop. I paid the same price as any other customer walking in the door. I did not get an early review gun &#; this came through the normal distribution channels.

Taurus is not an advertiser, nor am I in any talks with them to be one. In fact, I do not accept advertising on my website.

I have no financial interest in Taurus or any other firearm manufacturer. Taurus did not ask me to write this review, and I have not consulted with the company in any way other than what has been mentioned (calling customer service, etc.)

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The links do not change your purchase price. I do not get to see what any individual purchases.

Feel free to leave any thoughts or ask any questions about this Taurus Spectrum shooting review in the comment section below.

TL;DR

Taurus Spectrum Review

The Taurus Spectrum is a subcompact pistol designed for self-defense and concealed carry. It is chambered in ACP and comes in a wide range of color combinations. Although company representatives assured me that Taurus had significantly improved its engineering and quality control, my personally purchased gun was not reliable.

At the time I wrote this Taurus Spectrum Review, Taurus had already been given one opportunity to work on and fix the gun&#;s reliability issues. However, the gun remained unreliable to a degree I deem unacceptable for self-defense use. At this time, I do not recommend the Spectrum for self-defense.

However, if you are interested in buying this pistol, I recommend using our affiliate links to Palmetto State Armory and Guns.com.

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Taurus Spectrum 380 Review \u0026 Shoot

Taurus Spectrum Review (Updated Customer Thoughts)

Taurus Spectrum Review

Taurus Spectrum Review Update:

This is an update to my Taurus Spectrum Review article last updated in August of

This is the last time I’ll update this article with new content. I have resolved that this is not a good gun to rely on for self-defense due to the number of malfunctions it has while shooting.

It malfunctions with all sorts and brands of ammunition. This is strange to me because the review process didn’t start out that way. If you read through my initial findings, it started out good.

Then as the gun was fired more and was broken in more, it got less reliable. For hopefully obvious reasons that’s not good.

Because it’s not a good gun I sadly have to keep it. I cannot in good conscience sell a gun that sucks and would cause another person to potentially get hurt.

It does play a role in my home defense strategy, as it’s a gun that I keep in a private location in a room I’m not normally armed in.

If a break-in occurs when I’m in that room, unarmed, I will resort to using this pistol and remember that I will have to clear malfunctions on my way to a better defensive tool.

If you’re in the market for a cheap gun, I recommend the SCCY CPX3 which is pictured below with the Taurus during a range trip. The SCCY recoils less and has not malfunctioned once.

It is a much better pistol.

Disclaimer: I do want to say that this pistol is one that I’ve had for a few years now. There is a chance that Taurus worked out any bugs with it, as I haven’t shot another one recently.

August 25, Update:

I’ve had the Taurus Spectrum for a while now, and I admittedly don’t shoot it that often because it is not very good and it is hard for me to shoot with my massive hands.

Part of the problem I’ve had is the trigger guard is just too small for my sausage sized fingers and my trigger finger actually gets beat up a bit. If you keep reading this past the update, you’ll understand why. But, suffice it to say that it’s not my favorite gun to shoot.

I have been promising an update to my Taurus Spectrum Review, so I just recently went to the range with it to see how it would handle a few other types of ammunition.

This little ACP pocket pistol really only likes certain kinds of ammo–which isn’t that good. I’ve shot various kinds through it to include some dirty, cheap Winchester White Box, and now Blazer Brass, with the above pictured Hornady hollow points.

I originally stated in the first review (below this section) that I wouldn’t carry this gun as my primary, but might consider carrying this gun as a backup. I have changed my mind about this, and no longer believe that I’d carry this gun for self-defense period.

Every magazine of hollow points I shot had a stove pipe. A stove pipe happens when the gun starts to return to battery before the already fired case is fully ejected. This is what that looks like:

Taurus spectrum manlfunction

These consistent stove pipes are reason enough to not carry this gun for self-defense. The last thing any of us wants or needs is to have to clear a malfunction on a gun when we need it most.

What follows is the rest of the Taurus Spectrum Review, as followed by my initial thoughts regarding the strange way it was released to the market.

Taurus Spectrum Review (March 14 )

I’ve been following this gun for over a year now, first released back in SHOT Show, , then sort of re-announced a couple months ago at the same show, this year. And then, I got a phone call from my buddy at Xtreme Gun Worx, in Emmaus PA that he just managed to get two of these little pocket guns in, and offered to sell me one.

I brought it to the range, and fired rounds of three different kinds of ammo through. So far I’ve had two stovepipes, a few light strikes, and a few instances where I do what I call “short-stroke” the trigger.

Taurus Spectrum

Positives:

Taurus Spectrum Reliability:

One of the main things I want to get across in my Taurus Spectrum Review, is that it was more reliable than I thought it would be, even though it isn’t that reliable.

I want to say that, those light strikes occurred when I was shooting steel cased TulAmmo, and the stovepipes only occurred after the firearm was nasty with residue from the Tul and Winchester White Box ammo I ran through it.

Also, this pistol is capable of just pulling the trigger again on a lightstrike until it goes bang.

And, the little Taurus Spectrum handled the Federal Ammunition I was using like a dream. I have to admit that I went into the shooting session concerned, at best, but came out of it pleasantly surprised. Because, again, it was more reliable than I thought it would be–even if it still malfunctioned more than it should have.

taurus spectrum customer reviews

But, this little pocket isn’t perfect. Considering that this is a gun I bought for $, was I really expecting it to be? No. In fact, I was expecting it to be much, much worse. I thought for sure I’d have more than the two malfunctions I did have. Let’s start with the positives of the Taurus Spectrum

More often than not, it went bang when I wanted it to. I burned up rounds of ammo in quick fashion. I got it hot and sticky, and it was raining and wet outside. The inside of this little pocket gun looked like it ran a tough mudder, and for the most part, it still worked with the better ammo.

I do want to say that, as far as shooting and reliability is concerned, the Taurus Spectrum does prefer being clean, and the stovepipes did not happen until I gunked it up with Tul and White Box Winchester.

Ergonomics:

The gun also, surprisingly because it’s so tiny, feels good in my hands. It doesn’t exactly fit my hands well, but it feels good enough with the extended 7-round mag inserted. Speaking of the magazines, they’re “Made in Italy,” and while it’s too early to speculate what that means, I’m hopeful it means they’ve outsourced to a specific company.

Taurus Spectrum slide open

With such large hands the 6-round magazine makes it very difficult to hold onto once the shooting starts, but I suspect Taurus’ primary market with this pistol, which isn’t my big pound burly butt, will take to this gun well.

Takedown:

The Taurus Spectrum takedown and reassembly is very easy via a small screw on the side of the gun. One thing I’m never a fan of, though, is needing a tool to take a gun apart. A flat tipped screwdriver is recommended, but I found that a brass case works just fine. So, in theory, just as long as you’ve got a round of ammo, or some spent casings, you should be able to dis and reassemble this little gun with ease.

To put it back together is literally just lining up the rails on the slide and frame, pulling it back, and it locks automatically taking any guesswork out of it. Of course, I’d recommend doing a function check to see if it still works properly.

Taurus Spectrum Accuracy:

This is a small, concealed carry pistol that is meant to be hidden on your person. It comes with snag-free, integrated, non-adjustable sights. But, I was able to utterly destroy my 9-inch paper plate out at 7 and 10 yards with rapid and slow fire rates.

Overall, the Taurus Spectrum is as accurate as the shooter is at self-defense distances. Would I shoot competitions with it? Not likely, but that’s not what this little pocket pistol is for. It’s for self-defense, which happens at those yardages.

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Taurus Spectrum Negatives:

Now let’s move on to the negatives. This is an under $ gun, and it feels like it. Other guns in this price range don’t always have a cheap feel, but the Taurus Spectrum does, at least it does to me. Maybe you’d disagree.

Trigger:

The main negative I’d want you to take away from my Taurus Spectrum customer review is that the trigger leaves a lot to be desired. The first thing I noticed, as well as the guy at the gunshop, is that the trigger (feels) gritty (but actually isn’t).

This is one of those things that cannot be easily explained, but needs to be felt. The trigger also stacks upon itself which I’m not a fan of. It’s not excessive, but it’s felt.

In true DAO (double action only) fashion, it’s got a very long, safe pull to the rear, and a very long reset. I have no issues with a long pull and a long reset, by itself, and most people won’t have an issue. But, my problem here with such big hands, is that I kept doing what I call short-stroking the trigger.

I don’t want to say that this is the gun’s fault as much as it is my genetic makeup. After some troubleshooting, I figured out that my larger than average trigger finger would hit the smaller than average trigger guard before it resets fully. I would make the mistake of pulling the trigger to the rear again on follow up shots, but hadn’t allowed the trigger to reset.

After consciously pushing my finger to the front as far as it would go, I don’t have this issue any longer.

Slide-stop:

The ergonomics and controls of the gun are fine, for the most part, but I do have a few issues here as well. The main one being that the slide-stop is nearly non-existent. I know why it’s like this, when you take into consideration that the gun is rounded and designed for a snag-free draw, that’s the point. There is no slide-stop lever to snag.

Therefore, I can see some folks with less than calloused hands getting cut thumbs attempting to disengage it, even when the slide is pulled to the rear to release the tension.

Furthermore, while I’m not the biggest fan of hitting the slide-stop as a release to send a gun into battery, I believe it’s always beneficial to have that option should your support hand become damaged in a fight.

Taurus Spectrum review

And, while the rounded edges and integrated, non-adjustable sights are great for a snag free draw, you can’t hook them onto anything to open the gun’s action if needed, in a one-handed battle. I know it’s a stretch, but I still feel like it’s important enough to point out.

Slide Serrations and Overmolding:

Taurus Spectrum

Finally, at the end of this Taurus Spectrum review, we talk about the soft-touch slide serrations and grip overmolding. For the most part, it serves its purpose okay. The grip with the panels suited me fine and was a decent, comfortable slip-free surface.

However, it was raining out when I tested this gun, and at one point, my hands got wet and the slide panels got a bit slippery.

I personally don’t have a hard time manipulating the action on any gun I’ve ever handled (with the exception of a Auto Mag until I learned how to do it properly), but it was slippery.

I can imagine some folks having a difficult time if their hands get slippery. It may not seem like a big deal, but in a fight for your life, with bloody or sweaty hands, is that a chance I’d take? Probably not.

In fact, I’m a firm believer of stacking as many pluses on my side as I possibly can. That way, I can go home to my family at night.

Also, on the topic of the rubber serration type things on the slide, it looks like one of them is loose. It’s not coming out yet, but it moves when I push on it, and I’m thinking that’s not supposed to be happening.

We’ll see if it falls out with continued use, because my next go around when I update this Taurus Spectrum review, will show it using some common self-defense hollow points, and a few other brands of ammo.

Conclusion:

Shooting +P ammo and the like with higher pressures is not recommended by Taurus for the Spectrum, so I will not be testing them out the next go round when I give another update on this little pocket ACP gun. There will be a video to follow this written Taurus Spectrum review in the very near future. I just need to finalize some things.

Would I recommend the Taurus Spectrum as a primary self-defense weapon? Maybe, but I’m not going to, yet. I need to test it some more, with a few different types of ammo.

So far, though, it goes bang nearly every time which says something about the engineering, even if it isn’t perfect. Would I carry the Taurus Spectrum as a backup gun? Yeah, I think so.

The rest of this page covers my first impressions of the Taurus Spectrum, and some of the issues that I think it had getting to where it’s at right now. What follows is not a part of the Taurus Spectrum Review, but may be worth your while to read —

The New Taurus Spectrum, First Impression

[Old Update]: I was able to get in front of a representative from Taurus at the NRA’s Annual Meetings on April 27th , and they confirmed a ship date of mid to late June for the Taurus Spectrum.

Update Number 2: While I had to wait for a good amount of time to talk to a representative from Taurus, on the Spectrum, I had someone confirm a few things: First, I’m told that the Spectrum will be having a hard release this May. This person also told me that they are taking orders for the pistols, and some have started shipping.

When I asked him what was taking so long from its release last year to the time where they’re actually being shipped, all he said was ” we wanted to be happy with it.” In all honesty, while it is frustrating to have to wait for so very long, I do believe that it is better for everyone that they waited until everything was how they wanted it.

Whatever the problems were, though he didn’t confirm nor deny that there were any problems, hopefully they have everything worked out. I did find it strange, however, that they weren’t at the range this year for Industry Day at SHOT Show. I talk more about range day/industry day and why I thought they weren’t there last year even thought they announced this pistol that week, more in the original article which follows below.

In summary of this update, they’re apparently taking orders and will be shipping in May.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about Taurus’ new pocket pistol, just yet because I haven’t shot it. I’ll get to more on this in a minute.

Taurus never disappoints on ingenuity, but will it be a quality firearm? Only time will tell at this point, but I do have my red flag raised, thus far.

Why?

Well, for starters, this colorful new addition was released at SHOT Show However, Taurus did not have the Spectrum at the range for members of the media to test out. This can only mean one of two things. The first one, is that it tells me that there may be issues with it from the onset.

Or, they could just be ramping up excitement for their new, pocket pistol.

Personally speaking, a gamble like that may not pay off for the struggling gun maker, with clear quality control issues on some guns. I’d wait to release a new gun until it runs flawlessly. That way, it doesn’t seem in the least bit fishy that you’re doing a soft-release on a gun during the same time when everyone else does hard releases on their own guns.

taurus spectrum

Another time of year for new gun releases is the NRAAM, which is right around the corner, at the end of next month and is also very heavily covered by the media. It may have been beneficial to just wait until the annual meeting for release.

What I can say, positive, about the Taurus Spectrum so far, is that it did fit in my hand well enough that I feel like it could get the job done if I had to carry one (I have ginormous hands). Also, it looks to conceal well with a snag-free design.

And, from first glance, I did like the feel of the soft-touch panels, during the short time I saw it at the Great American Outdoor Show, in Harrisburg.

Having said all of that, more mixed emotions come about when I start to think about all the colors the Spectrum is available in. While some of the colors on this DAO, striker-fired pistol are pleasing on the eye, I feel that most gun makers miss the mark when they produce such glamorific guns.

taurus spectrum

When it’s all said and done, most shooters (though certainly not all), both men and women, would prefer basic colors to the eye-popping ones that draw the attention of people who should not have guns. For those gun owners who don’t teach their children properly, a gun that looks like a toy could be an issue.

And, some of these color schemes do make it look like something a child would play with.

The price tag is nice, and, depending  upon the options you choose, you can expect to pay just over (or under) the $ mark. That’s a good price, set to compete with some other guns with a much more proven platform, like Ruger’s LCP II.

I can honestly say that I hope it does well. I hope it works, is reliable, and is fairly accurate at the close ranges it’s designed for. I’m one of those guys who would rather see every gun be reliable than poke fun at those that aren’t.

Because at some point, someone will depend on this gun to save their life, and the goal is to have a firearm that does the job. Therefore, I hope the Taurus Spectrum does well.

What do you think about this colorful little pocket pistol?

Have you seen my top 20 best 9mm pistol picks yet? If not, give it a read to see if you concealed carry gun made the cut.

What did you think about my Taurus Spectrum review? Let us know in the comments below.

Filed Under: Gear Reviews, Gun Reviews, HandgunsTagged With: acp, Great American Outdoor Show, pocket pistol, second amendment, Second Amendment News, self-defense, self-defense lifestyle, SHOT Show , training

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