Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Taurus decided to make a .380 revolver

(using moon clips) for those who have a problem with harder-recoiling cartridges, but according to the review I just read in Shooting Times it has a 14-pound trigger pull.

I wonder if it occurred to anyone at Taurus that people who choose a .380 often do because they have physical problems that might make that heavy a trigger a disqualifier?


Vlad said...

Taurus has a history of peculiar .380 design decisions, remember the Curve? It seems like only one who gets it is S&W with the M&P 380EZ that is specifically designed for easy manipulation.

Anonymous said...

Got my curiosity up since I happen to have one of those critters. I don't have a trigger pull gauge so I had to 'guess' - that 14 pounds sounds about right..................;-( To be "fair" the pull is relatively smooth though.
BTW - they call them "stellar clips" - wouldn't want to confuse them with "moon clips" after all.

Firehand said...

How do you like it, and how does it shoot for you?

Anonymous said...

Not sure what advantages this would hold over a .38 Spcl. (lower cost for .38 Spcl.), but a fan of full moon clips in revolvers (S&W 1917 .45ACP). They load and unload quickly and as long as they are pre loaded, work very well.

But ...

Once your clips are finished, takes a bit of time to 'unbrass' them and reload with loaded ammunition. Now THAT happening when Shit Got Real would be more than embarassing - I'd carry several loaded spare clips for that reason alone. I'm betting a pair of those could be held in one hand (pinky finger ?) while shooting for fast reloading.

Thanks for post - never heard of this critter before.

pigpen51 said...

My first centerfire handgun was a Polish Radom P64. A clone of the PPK, in 9mm Makarov, it was brand new. Built in 1969, the double action was probably over 25 pounds. I put a spring set in from Wolff springs, and after a few hundred rounds, it dropped it to perhaps 15 pounds, but it was very smooth and perfectly shootable. The single action was so light, I suspected it was less than 3 pounds.
I had to almost use both hands to get the trigger started in double action, before replacing the springs. But it was a fantastic gun, all steel, blow back action, which, in the Makarov caliber, kicked like a rented mule. But it made me able to handle recoil from any pistol like it is not even there.