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SHOT Show 2017 - House colors and low print: that's the stuff the new Taurus Spectrum sub-compact concealed carry pistols in .380 Auto caliber are made of!

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Taurus Spectrum pistols

Taurus Spectrum pistols

New for 2017, Taurus announces the introduction of a brand-new .380 ACP pocket pistol in the company's lineup: the Spectrum.« We looked at the .380-carry segment of the market and wanted to address the needs of offering a concealed carry gun that is as comfortable as it is aesthetically pleasing,» said Anthony Acitelli, CEO of Taurus.
« Because of improved performance and new innovation within the personal and home-defense ammunition categories, the .380 ACP has become a formidable caliber to carry. This small package now packs a powerful punch with the Taurus Spectrum.»

The Spectrum is a double-action only pocket pistol

The Spectrum is a double-action only pocket pistol

Soft Touch inserts replace standard grip checkerings and slide serrations

Soft Touch inserts replace standard grip checkerings and slide serrations

The streamlined design allows deep concealment for defensive carry

The streamlined design allows deep concealment for defensive carry

The magazine can hold seven or eight rounds of .380 ammunition

The magazine can hold seven or eight rounds of .380 ammunition

Soft Touch inserts on the Taurus Spectrum

Soft Touch inserts on the Taurus Spectrum

Taurus focused on several design elements in order to improve upon current offerings in the pocket-pistol market. First, the company tackled ergonomics. The company designed the Spectrum with a number of unique contours to allow the gun to better fit in users' hands, enabling a more secure grip. The extended magazine that comes with the gun holds seven rounds and features a finger groove to better aid in control.

The company also focused on recoil management, using soft-touch materials to improve retention. These materials are also removable, allowing consumers to add personal touches to their firearm. According to Taurus, the soft-touch material works in wet or dry conditions to provide a solid gripping surface and is not affected by heat or cold. To clean the material, simply use soap and water.
Taurus also incorporated the same soft-touch material into the slide in order to facilitate racking, doing away with traditional slide serrations. These slide inserts are also interchangeable for customization.

The Spectrum trigger is a long, smooth pull that falls within the 7-9-pound range. It is a true double-action striker system. The action features a non-energized striker that has no initial load applied in cocking. For added safety, the company also incorporated a firing-pin block into the gun. Other safety features include a simplified takedown procedure that requires no trigger pull for disassembly. Simply turn the takedown pin and separate the slide assembly from the frame. The gun also features a reversible magazine release.

The Taurus Spectrum is available in standard and house color options. Standard color options include black, gray or white frames; black or gray overmolded color options and a black or stainless-steel slide. House colors come in the following options: black frame, flat dark earth overmold and black slide; white frame, cyan blue overmold and a stainless-steel slide and gray frame, mint overmold and black slide. Other special-edition colors will be released throughout 2017.

Taurus Spectrum pistols - Specifications

Model

Spectrum

Typology

Semi-automatic striker-fired pistol

Caliber

.380 ACP

Capacity

7 or 8 rounds

Barrel

71,12 mm / 2.8"

Sights

Fixed

Overall length

137,16 mm / 5.40"

Weight (empty)

283 gr / 10 oz

Price

$ 289 (U.S., standard colors)
$ 305 (U.S., house color options)
TBA (International)