taurus tcp 380 vs. kel tec p-3at

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  1. mc24

    mc24 G&G Regular

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    which of these two 380's is best. I can get the taurus for $270 out door and kel tec for $250 out door. what do you guys think is the better of the two. i have shot the kel tec but never shot the tcp. any help is appreciated. thanks.


     
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  2. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    It's a tossup, I've rented both...
    I'd go Keltec over Taurus for the Warranty. Both lifetime, but Keltec's in the USA, so faster service.
     
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  3. KW Gary M

    KW Gary M Suspended

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    Very tough call. I have never shot a TCP but I own 3 Taurus handguns and have owned several others. I have never shot a Taurus I didn't like a lot. On the same hand I own a P3AT with a couple thousand rounds through it that has never once jammed, misfired or had a FTE. I carry the P3AT pretty much every day.

    I would try to rent both and decide yourself after a couple hundred rounds.
     
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  4. ouch

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    If you want to shoot a taurus that you don't like come over to Missouri and I can fill your hand with a pile of taurus doo doo. I like the Keltec better too.

     
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  5. markmc

    markmc G&G Newbie

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    I have TCP-I went with it for extra clip and Pager holster-Never shot Kel-Tec but friends love them. No malfunctions with PMC FMJ or HP. I have only put a couple hundred rounds through it.Hits point of aim.
     
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  6. blat

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    I have and like the Keltec. A friend has and likes the Taurus.But so many people have had terrible problems with Taurus service/ warranty the last couple years, I would stay away from them just because of that.
    I called Taurus repeatedly a couple years ago with problems on 2 Judges, even had a well known gun figure forward an email to the Taurus CEO for me. To this day, I've heard nary a response from Taurus.
     
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    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

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    The Taurus has a slide hold open on last shot. That is enough to convince me. I've looked at them a good bit and held both of those along with the Ruger LCP and I decided I liked the TCP the most. The Kel Tec is very good. The Ruger is a little better because it has a manual slide hold open that makes life easier,. But the Taurus has them both beat with the last shot hold open. It also looks better to me.
     
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    FS00008 Сергей Иванович Мосин. Forum Contributor

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    Kel-Tec, hands down. Taurus is sucky.
     
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  9. woody1981

    woody1981 Love Your Firearms! Forum Contributor

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    Kel-Tec for sure. Made in the US, great service if you would need it, and totally reliable, at least mine is.
     
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  10. srt 10 jimbo

    srt 10 jimbo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Would'nt even look at a Kel tech, Gimmy the Taurus
     
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