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Today I was able to take my Taurus TCP out for a spin, and I must say she handles like a dream. Between me, my wife, and a friend of mine, the little TCP shot 80 rounds of cheap Russian ammo ($8 for a box of 50), and 50 American Eagle (or some such) flawlessly! I had no failures to feed or to extract. In fact, the only problems occurred when my wife shot it: the slide would lock back on each round (I think she was limp wristing). Neither me nor my friend experienced any difficulty or problems. The only complaint I have is the gun powder blown back all over my arms from the cheap Russian stuff. All I shot was FMJs, no hollow points, though I'm pretty sure she will gobble those up like a champ. In comparison to my normal carry gun, a Bersa Thunder 380, I have to say that recoil was no more prevalent, and in some ways the TCP was more comfortable to shoot (the Bersa's beavertail digs into my hand, leaving a nasty bruise after 50 rounds). I will say that after 130 rounds of ammo my trigger finger was sore from the snap. Groups were consistently well within the 8, 9, and 10 rings for all three of us. I would trust my life to this little shooter.
 

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My buddy was breaking in a Diamondback DB9 at the same time I was breaking in my TCP. I have to say that the DB9, though slightly bigger, was a lot snappier and it did hurt my hand. Buzz, try looking at this link, http://gallowayprecision.com/taurus-performance/738-tcp-performance/ They say they will soon have an 11lb recoil spring for the TCP which would reduce felt recoil. I think I might pick one up when they get them in stock. That spring and a nice grip sleeve might help the perceived recoil on this little shooter.
 

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I really wanted one too, until I discovered that it is a SINGLE ACTION pistol! With the gun chambered it is fully cocked, and with the manual safety off as in normal carry, the only safety is the long trigger pull. Just don't pocket carry without a pocket holster!..................elsullo
Elsullo, the TCP is DAO, not single action, is hammer fired, and has no manual safety. It's a great little shooter to boot! I carry in my front pocket in an Uncle Mikes pocket holster. The gun just disappears! You should really consider picking one up :)
 
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