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Old June 19, 2010, 10:09 AM   #51
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LAW, is the last letter in the serial number A? If not, it was an earlier production model that had issues like described in this and other posts. I'm pretty sure there will be some later (A) TCP's with problems, but they should be in smaller numbers.
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Old June 19, 2010, 10:49 AM   #52
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Where did you get the A's as being later models?
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Old June 19, 2010, 12:14 PM   #53
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I had my TCP for a few months before going back to a 9mm. I really loved it. I got it, pulled it out the the box, fired it, and hit dead X on the first shot. It beat out my P3AT and LCP on recoil, even though it still kicked.
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Old June 21, 2010, 12:42 PM   #54
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Rick - My serial number does end with A. I bought it from a large dealer at a gun show new in the box.
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Old June 21, 2010, 03:46 PM   #55
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So does mine, but I got is as soon as they became available.
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Old June 22, 2010, 09:31 AM   #56
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I got it from another post.
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Old June 22, 2010, 09:33 AM   #57
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I got it from another post. It stated the A was the newer production models. Oh well.
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Old July 6, 2010, 10:06 PM   #58
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Range report

Accurate for a pocket gun. Great trigger. No issues with FTF/FTE except when I limp wristed it with one hand. Next try, no problem. Gave me all rounds with no early lock back.

I love it! a lot of fun to shoot. Not harsh to fire, I know I should not run thousands of rounds through this gun, but I want to. It was great.

It may be a "wet" gun, like the PPK S. Keep them oiled fairly well, as it off -sets the .380's blowback issues. Clean often is always a good rule.
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Old July 7, 2010, 12:02 AM   #59
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If Taurus could get a handle on its quality control, I'd be more interested in this gun than the LCP.
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Old July 7, 2010, 11:48 AM   #60
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Just got my TCP back from Taurus today

As with earlier posters that had the same problem I had (failure to eject), the turn around from Taurus was quick. I'll take it to the range soon and let you all know if it works. If so, then that was pretty good customer service by Taurus. Here's hoping.
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Old July 9, 2010, 01:27 PM   #61
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Thousands of Rounds?

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Not harsh to fire, I know I should not run thousands of rounds through this gun, but I want to.
Maybe I'm missing something - but isn't the gun designed to be shot? What will happen if it's taken to the range weekly? I want to be able to shoot what I carry and be comfortable with it. Is there a problem with running a few boxes through this gun 2 - 3 times a month? Does the LCP have the same issue?
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Old July 9, 2010, 03:06 PM   #62
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Maybe I'm missing something - but isn't the gun designed to be shot? What will happen if it's taken to the range weekly? I want to be able to shoot what I carry and be comfortable with it. Is there a problem with running a few boxes through this gun 2 - 3 times a month? Does the LCP have the same issue?
I'd like to know something definitive on this as well.

According to the usually knowledgeable folks I've spoken with at my favorite LGS and my local gun range, this type of gun, by its very nature (lightweight, thin metallurgy), is not going to approach the durability of larger well-made semi-autos. One guy said that he thought an LCP would be good for somewhere around 10,000 rounds.

I hope these guns are more durable than that, but I do find this to be a somewhat reasonable claim. Just look at the width of the steel around the chamber on one of these guns. The LCP (and probably most or all of these little mouseguns) is not even rated for +P ammo, so it stands to reason that it's not going to be anywhere close to as durable as the larger semi-autos.
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Old July 9, 2010, 03:45 PM   #63
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One guy said that he thought an LCP would be good for somewhere around 10,000 rounds.
IMO one would be lucky to get 10,000 rounds out of a 10oz pocket gun, they simply are made for carry, shoot a few rounds per month for practice but not range guns. No tool fits all jobs. I have the TCP when I go to the range fire a couple mags, clean and back in my pocket.
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Old July 9, 2010, 07:13 PM   #64
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You're probably right. That's part of the reason I really don't want to spend more than $300, all taxes and other fees included, on a Ruger LCP.
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Old October 30, 2010, 05:07 PM   #65
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B

Well, i just got a brand new TCP in a trade, it ends in B, it will not feed correctly, the slide needs to be physically pushed to slide closed.

im pretty upset.

everytime i eject a round, the round coming up does not feed in correctly.

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Old October 30, 2010, 07:38 PM   #66
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everytime i eject a round, the round coming up does not feed in correctly.
Are you manually cycling the slide or are you actually firing your gun at the range for this to happen. If it's manually cycled it doesn't work real well. I tried that when I first got mine and thought that I bought a POS. I took it to the range and got an ftf every other round with one box of ammo. It turns out that the one round that my TCP won't cycle is Speer Lawman fmj. Everything else including cheap Russian Tulammo is 100% out of my gun. BUT if I try to cycle my gun manually at home it jambs almost every time (plus it's dangerous to cycle live ammo in a gun anyway).

I've had my TCP for 3 months and have fired over 800 rounds thru it with no problems. I have settled on Federal HST jhp as my carry ammo. I trust my life to it every day & know that it will perform when I need it to. Plus I am fairly accurate with it, just not as good as the OP is with his (his pictures from the range are impressive)
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Old October 30, 2010, 11:37 PM   #67
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Congrats boykinhntr:

The TCP is one fine little pistol. I've had mine since February, and have had zero problems with it.

The more you shoot it, the better you will like it!
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Old October 31, 2010, 12:02 AM   #68
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Yes,

its a manual cycle, ive never had a gun that did this before, ill fire it off tomorrow at the range and see.

the ammo i got is Federal

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Old October 31, 2010, 08:49 AM   #69
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fired 1 round and the slide did fully close.

ive never personally had a firearm that did not close or not feed correctly doing it manually...

im wondering if something needs to be adjusted or aligned??
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Old October 31, 2010, 10:10 AM   #70
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I'd save yourself the headache and cut your losses. The TCP has had loads of problems, and you're probably going to be paying for (at least) a trip or two to Taurus.
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Old October 31, 2010, 10:25 AM   #71
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i already got the gun, not much i can really do from this point forward.
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Old October 31, 2010, 09:11 PM   #72
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I don't really agree, but it's your choice. You're probably going to end up putting a fair of amount of extra money (shipping costs) into this gun trying to get it to work properly. Taurus very often doesn't get it right on the first return trip.

If I were in your situation, I would get rid of it and take the loss now instead of dumping an unknown future sum of money into a defective product trying to get it fixed, especially since I would probably never really trust the gun again for its intended purpose.

But that's just what I would do. Regardless of whether or not that would be your approach, you do have options.
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Old October 31, 2010, 11:10 PM   #73
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Taurus should be ashamed for dumping the TCP on unsuspecting people. So many of them have had to be sent back, and yet they are returned without a reliable fix. I got stung and have since gotten rid of it. I simply would not trust it.
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Old October 31, 2010, 11:36 PM   #74
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Wish I had read this thread

Wish I had read this thread before dumping cash on the TCP. Will give Taurus one chance to make it function,ftf,slide locking after 1st shot,fte and more what a let down on my 1st and last Taurus.
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Old November 1, 2010, 09:09 AM   #75
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The TCP is one fine little pistol.
No, it so clearly is not.
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