Taurus 738 TCP pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Taurus has unveiled their new Taurus TCP pistol. This is another additional the increasingly wide range of .380 ACP sub-compact pistols. The TCP stands for “Taurus Compact Pistol”.

The pistol is DOA (Double Action only) and has a 6+1 capacity with a standard magazine and a 8+1 capacity with an extended magazine.


Full sized photo can be seen at Guns Holsters and Gear

Three models will be available: an ultra light titanium side version weighting only 8.5 ounces, a blued steel slide model and a stainless model. Both steel models weigh 10.2 ounces.

The pistol features:

* Ambidextrous magazine release.
* Fish scale slide pattern.
* Large trigger guard.
* Low profile sights.

It is quite a sexy looking pistol. Most .380 ultra-compact carry pistol look “functional” at best … and I say this as a Glock fanboy!

GHG says it will retail for around $300 for the standard version and an extra $100 for the titanium slide.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Alexandra Meir Alexandra Meir on Oct 09, 2013

    Hi, I'm looking to buy this pistol now, but only if I can find the 8+1 extended mags. The issue is I can't seem to find them anywhere but gander mountain and even then only the 'one' that comes with their package deal. Does anyone know where to get them?

  • Jud Roth Jud Roth on Dec 25, 2013

    I own the tcp 380 love it nice compact light gun . the gun hits hard cause its size . dislike if u pull trigger and don't release all the way to pull again u half to re slide it

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