Taurus Spectrum .380 Black/Stainless Pistol with Pink Grips
- Item #: 1007039113
- Frame Size: Subcompact
- Capacity: 7 rds
- Action Type: DAO
- Caliber: 380 Auto
- Height: 3.80 in
- Width: 0.90 in
- Weight: 10.00 oz
- Barrel Length: 2.80 in
- Overall Length: 5.40 in
- Front Sight: Integrated Low Profile
- Rear Sight: Integrated Low Profile
- Safety: Striker Block
Taurus Spectrum Shaping the future of everyday carry, the Taurus Spectrum is the first semi-automatic pistol equipped with soft-touch panels seamlessly integrated into the grip and slide. Its breakthrough design completely revolutionizes the concealed carry experience-delivering better comfort, better responsiveness and better control. With countless color combinations to choose from, Taurus merges fashion and function for truly distinctive firearms.
Unfortunately, this gun failed to deliver in the short term – never mind any lengthier testing period.
Taurus attempted to break the industry mold on .380 pocket pistols. So, they designed the gun with a smooth look and now offer it in a wide range of color combinations.
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 .380 ACP pocket guns that are on the market.
Also 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.
Also Your experiences with this gun are welcome in the comments section below.