You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection >

Considering a taurus tcp as new primary carry gun

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
vtfilamguy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 44
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default Considering a taurus tcp as new primary carry gun

I started carrying a naa .22 mag but feel it is time to upgrade. My 1911 serves as my primary home defense handgun i have considered using it for everyday carry but it my be a little too big to haul all day. I would like your thoughts on the tcp as versus other carry options

vtfilamguy is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 01-01-2013, 04:54 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thefarmboy21's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Haven't shot the TCP, but I have shot an LCP and I liked it. I was planning on getting of the small .380's and ended up with a Kel Tec PF9 and it's small enough to front pocket carry. I love it.

thefarmboy21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 06:05 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 461
Liked 114 Times on 88 Posts
Likes Given: 114


Bought the TCP this past year. It did everything wrong that an auto can do - failed to feed, jammed, stovepiped, even ejected back into your face -- by three different people shooting - not just sometimes... Kicked hard, too.
Sold it.
Bought an LCP. Has never failed...
It's my most of the time carry ... in a back pocket leather holster ... even though I have three other conceal guns. It just hides well - and it works!
Colby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
danf_fl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 12,357
Liked 4850 Times on 2697 Posts
Likes Given: 2373


Although the .380 has its place (and is a step up from the .22 Magnum), I still have some reservations using it as primary CCW.

My criteria as a primary CCW includes the consideration of confrontation with a 150# wild pig. If I feel it is worthy of bringing down a pig of that size, then it should do the job of stopping a 200# bad guy who is bent on hurting me (or a pitbull sized dog if needed).

Have I carried my pocket .380 as primary? Yes, but I just don't feel comfortable.
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
HOSSFLY's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2184 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191


Lot of 9mm compacts out there
Texan By Birth & Choice
HOSSFLY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,869
Liked 429 Times on 338 Posts
Likes Given: 62


We have 2 TCP's in the family and both have shot everthing offered to them and worked great in the hands of the ladys in our family. Easy to shot accurate for a micro sized pistol but for a only choice as a CC. Unless you wear gym shorts alld ay there to many small lite weight 9mms than can offer a better choice as a all around CC handgun. If money is tight a KT has the PF-9 that can be pocket carried in most any pants and the lastest version of the DB9. and for iwn the KT p11, sheild , nano and cm9 and cw9 also a several bersa 380's that are a bit larger from the bersa CC to there high cap like the thunder plus. These can be tucked in with a quality iwb with most any shirt.

hardluk1 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
What is your primary carry gun? XDGirl General Handgun Discussion 242 08-12-2017 08:43 AM
Taurus PT945 halfcock carry? SpaceCowby43 Semi-Auto Handguns 28 01-27-2014 03:16 PM
Thinking of the Taurus TCP for wife's carry 12fretter Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 15 11-10-2012 04:42 PM
Questions Regarding Taurus Revolvers (Concealed Carry Models) SGT-MILLER Revolver Handguns 45 02-12-2011 12:10 AM
primary weapon red ryder Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 21 07-22-2010 03:23 PM