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    Question New guy with questions

    I bought my first gun the other day. I used guns when I was in the Navy, but I've not owned one until now. It's been 20 plus years and I've forgotten a lot, so I've got questions. If you respond to any of my questions I would appreciate a little reason why you're qualified to answer.
    I just bought a Taurus TCP 738 .380 and boy do I like this little gun.
    Please, help me understand why i'm tending to pull my shots a bit low (I'm practicing at 7 yards).
    What does ACP stand for?
    What does +P stand for?
    Is there an extended magazine for this gun? (Mostly to be able to get another finger on it).

    Thanks, Troy


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    Welcome Troy from the Garden State.
    ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)
    +P (more powder...higher pressure/compression than the standard load for a specific cartridge)
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    Welcome to the forum

    ACP = Automatic Colt Pistol

    +P and +P+ ammo = overpressure ammunition (see Overpressure ammunition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and SAAMI pressure specs). +P is a modern SAAMI-specified standard for maximum pressure, while +P+ is loaded above SAAMI specs for +P ammo.

    SAAMI = Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute

    Not all firearms can handle +P or +P+ ammo. Read the firearm’s Owners Manual or contact the manufacturer and ask about it before using any overpressure ammo. I do not know about the mag extension, I am not a Taurus person.

    Check the following chart, it might help you understand why you are shooting low:

    standard analysis chart.gif



    EDIT: I forgot to say that the chart assumes you are right handed. Thanks for pointing it out rstickle
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    Welcome!!

    Note: the chart in the post above assumes you are right handed.
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    Note: the chart in the post above assumes you are right handed.
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    Looks like you have good answers to your questions. Gtreetings from Rocky Top Tennessee by another Navy Vet.
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    Welcome from South Carolina...If you will google "Taurus TCP 738 extended magazine", you will find the information you are searching for.
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    Looks like everyone else answered your questions so.... Welcome from Texas!!
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