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!
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.»
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
Semi-automatic striker-fired pistol
7 or 8 rounds
71,12 mm / 2.8"
137,16 mm / 5.40"
283 gr / 10 oz
$ 289 (U.S., standard colors)
$ 305 (U.S., house color options)