Taurus PT38 TCP Gun Review
Taurus PT38 TCP Specifications
Gun Manufacturer: Taurus
Model: PT38 TCP
Barrel Length: 2.84inches
Ammunition Capacity: 6+1
Taurus PT38 TCP Usage and Features
Are You Right or Left Handed?
What features does this gun have that appealed to you?
The light weight at 10.2 oz appealed especially since I am a smaller framed woman and other guns I have concealed are either bulky or heavy. I carry my teal Taurus PT38 in my yoga pants with my brawldog tactical holster. I’ll admit, it was my first gun and I fell for the beautiful Tiffany blue color. Stupid on my part. But it does have a very light trigger pull.
Tell us about shooting this gun.
Unfortunately the casings eject at such a strange angle that they hit you in the face. Doesn’t matter your height, size, or hand positioning, we’ve all had issues with it. It is accurate but in a life or death situation I don’t believe I could be accurate for more than one magazine.
Please share: How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?
I have small hands and the gun fits very nicely. I love the sights! Racking the slide is harder and doesn’t start to break in until … well I’ve put 5000 rounds down it and I still have difficulties racking it. The trigger pull is like butter. The recoil isn’t bad but the casings ejecting into your face is very unpleasant.
How reliable is it?
It has occasional feed issues but other than the casings ejecting on your head and inability to shoot hollow points it isn’t too bad.
Any problems with any type of ammunition?
This gun will not feed hollow points. Star point will occasionally feed but I wouldn’t want to bet my life on it. I stick with round nose. And more popular brands.
Does the gun have any specific ammunition requirements? If so, please explain:
Round nose ammunition only.
What do you dislike about shooting this gun, if anything?
Ejecting casings in your face, difficult slide pull, ammunition requirements.
Was it easy to take down and clean? Please share.
Very easy to clean! I watched a YouTube video and replicated it easily.
Would you recommend this gun?
For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?
If you decide to go with this gun, make sure you have a plan B and always only carry round nose. Practice jams and how to fix them in life or death situations because unfortunately this gun was nothing but trouble for me.