C Products Now Offering Taurus PT738 Magazines

C Products

Right or wrong, Taurus International Manufacturing (aka “Taurus”) catches a lot of heat from shooters regarding a perceived lack of spare parts. One of the ongoing complaints I have heard from some Taurus handgun owners is the lack of availability of OEM magazines.

C Products Defense is looking to alleviate that problem with the popular PT738 pistol by offering replacement mags for the .380 ACP handguns.

C Products Defense is an OEM supplier of magazines for several companies and offers many aftermarket products. While the company only lists rifle magazines on its website, the company does manufacture other .380 ACP handgun magazines for firearms manufacturers.

I do not know if they supply magazines to Taurus or not. However, there are many gun companies that outsource magazine manufacturing to companies that specialize in their manufacture. Mec-Gar is another magazine manufacturer that provides OEM mags to gun companies. Mec-Gar also makes a magazine for this pistol.

I own a few of the C Products Defense 5-round AR magazines in 7.62×39 and have had good results with them. I hope the new Taurus magazines work as well.

These new magazines are made in the United States of America. The company did not release a suggested retail price for the magazines. According to C Products Defense, the magazines are already in the hands of its distributors. So, you should be able to pick these up online or at your local gun shop in the near future.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Haulin’ Oats

    Why? As if anyone cared about 380 and no less Taurus.

    The market for SIG, FN, Beretta, and especially HK mags would be far more lucrative for CPD in 9mm.

    • Taylor Hardin

      Maybe there are legal reasons they can’t make them for those guns.

      • Haulin’ Oats

        Then 1911 mags.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      But Sig, FN, Beretta, and HK all make their own quality mags that are easy to find. Evidently factory Taurus mags are either unreliable, hard to find, or both.

      • Haulin’ Oats

        They do make quality mags and you can find them but at what cost? This is where CPD could shine, just like MecGar does.

  • MaxPower515

    Of all the guns on the market, why would they make a mag for this one? Doesn’t make any sense.

    • Dougscamo

      Probably because there are a gazillion of them out there….not everyone subscribes to TFB or any other firearms blog…

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      They arent trying to make sense. They are trying to make dollars.

      It might just be that all the good guns have quality mags available from the manufacturer. This one evidently doesnt.

      • Sledgecrowbar

        I had a head-scratcher of an experience with my TCP. The factory mag has a weak spring and often won’t even load the last round before the slide overruns it. The factory mag is made by Mec-Gar. I bought four more Mec-Gar magazines aftermarket when they started selling them directly, and they all work perfectly, because the springs are stronger. You can find the Mec-Gar branded mags sometimes for $10 each new, so unless these mags are going to be USGI mag-cheap, it will probably be everyone’s better choice to buy the Mec-Gar mags. Also I think the TCP is being discontinued, see my above post.

  • Geoff Timm

    Taurus has a new website for sales of magazines and other parts. I have used it and I am quite pleased with the speed, price and delivery of magazines for my Poly 22 and PT-22 in alloy. Geoff Who notes the cute little guns work well.

  • “Do y’all got a clip for this [insert discontinued 22 caliber rifle from the 1970s/cheap pistol with no aftermarket] here?” – 10% of all gun shop visitors

    So yea, even though it’s for a Taurus they have a target market in mind.

    • HSR47

      Usually though, those people are only looking for a magazine because they have a bad magazine or no magazine — they tend to only be interested in buying one or two total — they don’t want to have spare mags, they just want to be able to use their gun.

      In my experience, about half the times this happens, my suppliers actually have the mag in stock, but the individual isn’t interested in putting in a special order, and it isn’t something we would stock given that the entire local market for it is standing in the store….

  • Sledgecrowbar

    So I have a hunch, having been following the TCP since I decided to buy one for $165 late last year on a whim. I think it’s down to $140 at the cheapest right now, but that might be because it hasn’t been listed on the Taurus USA website for months and it’s conspicuously absent from the 2017 catalog, that has been out for at least as long.

    My first guess was that the TCP is discontinued and they’re just running the production line until the parts bins are empty. Which sucks, as it is a rather good mouse gun. It has a slide lock which is rare for 6-round .380 ACP guns, the serialized receiver is just like the SIG P250/320, it pulls out of the frame, the slide rails run almost the full length of the frame, the trigger is good, and according to another gun website, it’s a reliable gun.

    I bought a few mags when I think it was Mec-Gar came out with them. They make the factory mags I believe so it was just a matter of increasing production. Now another company is making mags for this gun, and the gun itself no longer exists according to Taurus. I figured they might discontinue it once the Spectrum came out, being a striker-fired, smoother-looking 6-round .380 ACP, it should be the SIG P320 of Taurus’s mouse gun evolution. So why more mag options?

    My hunch is that the mag body is the same as what will fit the Spectrum, once it finally arrives.

  • Hoplopfheil

    If they could make a Mil Pro mag, that’d be great.

  • John

    Look.

    I’m fairly confident that if an aftermarket for Taurus were to spring up, a lot of the problems inherent with their guns would end, and they’d become reliable.

    It’s just that no one wants to be the first to attempt it, and I don’t blame them.

  • Michael W

    From my recent experience, what the world needs is cheaper mags for Ruger LCP2 and P229-1 in 9mm. This one is a bit of a head scratcher. Also most FN pistols as they run $40 plus and H&Ks are all over $35.