Thinking of the Taurus TCP for wife's carry

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by 12fretter, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    I went to a gun show this past weekend and couldn't stop picking up the Taurus TCP. I actually called my wife to beg her to let me get it even though I wasn't supposed to spend any money. Surprisingly she said to go ahead. More surprisingly, I held off. Could have gotten it for $199 with one clip. So I checked Buds' Gun Shop and that was the same price with free delivery +transfer. Being that I can order from Bud's anytime, I held off, but it was rather difficult. It felt really good in my hand with the pinky extension. The wife has fired the LCP but I heard the TCP has a slightly lighter trigger which would suit her better.

    Comments?

    And BTW, do you pay local tax if you buy at a show? I know the items I did get that day weren't taxed, but are firearms different? It would end up cheaper if no taxes, than ordering from Buds, and there is another show in a couple weeks.
     
  2. THEMENACE

    THEMENACE New Member

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    What state are you in?

    What got my attention with the tcp is definitely the trigger. I liked it a lot. Seems like really good value to me

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  3. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    I'm in Tennessee.
     
  4. THEMENACE

    THEMENACE New Member

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    Can you guys legally buy/trade amongst each other? If so I would imagine no tax. I guess it would depend on who is selling it also.

    Check out slickguns.com as they have some tcp deals listed. Handed had it brand new and everything for $199 and they sold out.....but I'm sure everyone else's prices will soon follow

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  5. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Thanks again. Yes, we can buy and sell privately here. I checked out slickguns but there are none available now for less than $199 delivered, so I'll wait til the 23rd for the next show.
     
  6. hardluk1

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    The tcp is a great little 380. Not many trigger from anystock pistols are any lighter or smoother ether. Recoil can be a little rough on a newer shooters so keep that in mind. Go to taurus's site and get to know the 6 different models from the FS with a oxide finished carbon steel slide and one mag that retails for 199 and can be bought for around 185.oo in many LGS. up to the black finished SS slide with a pounch and 2 mags for around 260.oo for a LGS price. Also they don't seem to be picky about ammo. Besure the serial number starts with a C as that is the lastest models out
     
  7. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Yep, I'm definitely GASing for one of these now. Especially with what is said repeatedly about the trigger pull. Can't wait.
     
  8. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    If it's for your wife, it doesn't matter how well it fits your hand. What's important is how it fits your wife.
     
  9. enit2winit

    enit2winit New Member

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    I bought one for my mother. After taking it to the range, I liked it so much I kept it for myself! It is now my primary carry gun because it is so easy to conceal. I carry it in my back pocket.
     
  10. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I think 12fritter is hopeing the wife hates it so he can claim it as his!!??!!
     
  11. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Why, Hardluk, whatever are you talking about??
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I'd get an AMT backup before the TCP, but I loathe DAO triggers.
     
  13. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    Really? I found the AMT Backup in .380 to be god-awful. Piss poor ergonomics, sharp edges everywhere, and just generally uncomfortable to shoot.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I love the fit in my hand, perfect for skinny hands, like that of a lady's. The edges on that I looked at weren't sharp, but rounded, the metal was terribly finished and ugly, but who cares about that.
     
  15. Sixwire

    Sixwire New Member

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    I have one and have been impressed. Shoots and feeds great. Super easy to carry. Accurate for the size. Excellent choice for the price.
     
  16. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    My youngest girl has claimed my tcp now as her CC pistol.