Taurus TCP report

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    Taurus TCP report

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    Got back from the "range" with the TCP. Fed 50 rds of PMC into it and had a few failures - all of the same kind - the slide prematurely locks back with more rounds in the mag. It's an easy fix, just tap and rack. But it happened about 6 times during the 50 rds. I noticed that this gun is very accurate if you shoot
    It right. You must NOT pull at all. A very consistent squeeze from start to finish insomuch as that the shot spooks you. When that happens it fires straight as an arrow (or 380). If I jerk the trigger it shoots way right. I got a good grouping with the slow and smooth trigger pull, about 1.5". Five rounds. About 5 yards. Enjoy.

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    Sounds like the recoil spring is too weak. Hickok45 on Youtube had the same problem with the Glock 42 when using hot Buffalo Bore ammo.

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    I've never had that happen with my TCP. I've had a few other occurrences but not that one.
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    Its a taurus..... surprise surprise. Hope you get it all straightened out.
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    People who have experienced that have had luck taking the the corner of the slide stop off with a file. It seems the round hits it pushing the slide stop up locking the slide. Of course it is a new gun and Taurus will pay shipping for repair. Overall the TCP has proven to be a very nice little gun.

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    One thing I see in your first photo is a Dry Pistol. Shame on you. In the photo I can see under the slide a bit , far side shows no lube on the rail. No lube oozing out between the slide and frame on near side ether. When a pistol is use it well leak a little or show signs of oil from shooting. DRY PISTOL. Wet it up. Other than a glock a new pistol should be run damp at least. Use a a clp or slide lube and try it again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Holster View Post
    People who have experienced that have had luck taking the the corner of the slide stop off with a file. It seems the round hits it pushing the slide stop up locking the slide. Of course it is a new gun and Taurus will pay shipping for repair. Overall the TCP has proven to be a very nice little gun.
    Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontificator View Post
    Really?
    Okay, popular.

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    My retired, school principle wife had to go to a .380acp. The Taurus TCP was the only 'carry-gun' she could use with her arthritis. She can 'rack-the-slide' for clearing a malfunction or popping in a fresh mag.
    It is also the ONLY .380 she is accurate with, due to the easy trigger pull. The Kel-Tec was decent & she couldn't even pull the trigger on several Ruger LCPs.

    However, her first trip to the range gave her many problems ... I opened up the feed lips on her mags as much as possible & she has now put over 300 rounds through her TCP with zero malfunctions + 5 inch groups at 30ft, easy.
    Her philosophy is to just 'Dump-the-Mag' into an attacker... she would. At home she likes her XD-9, 4 in w 16+1 capacity @ 28 ozs, she can't rack it, but prob won't need to.

    I feel very safe around her. LOL
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    I'd hold off doing anything until it's been cleaned and properly lubricated. I have two, they are great little pistols.


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    Weaker people do well with the punch type method to rack.

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