Say hello to the Taurus Spectrum. Brand new for 2017, this .380 semi-auto pistol boasts soft-touch panels integrated into the grip and slide. And with a number of different color combos available, the Taurus Spectrum effectively blends fashion and function, resulting in a unique firearm in every sense of the word. This is one of the ones we’ll definitely have our eye on in 2017.
Wanting to create an ideal concealed carry experience, Taurus outfitted the Spectrum with an enhanced grip design featuring unique contours that enable the hand to naturally conform to the firearm, resulting in a more secure grip. The extended magazine option holds seven rounds and features a finger groove to aid in proper grip and control while maintaining comfort when firing, the press release says.
“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. Because of improved performance and new innovation within the personal and home defense ammunition categories, the 380 has become a formidable caliber to carry. This small package now packs a powerful punch with the Taurus Spectrum.”
More in the press release below:
Taurus took an innovative approach in addressing the challenges of slide racking by replacing traditional slide serrations. Taurus developed a stylish design which allows the fingers to engage indentations on the slide, providing positive contact points for enhanced traction, minimizing short strokes while racking – enhancing safety. Additionally, the same concept of soft touch material that is used on the grip is also incorporated into the slide design to enhance traction. These elements, when combined, create a comfortable manipulation when chambering a round.
The Taurus SPECTRUM has a safe, long and smooth 7-9 pound trigger that offers the crisp release common to a striker-fired system. Unique to Taurus, this true double-action only (DAO) trigger system features a non-energized striker, with no pre-cock or pre-load applied, ensuring no contact between the sear and striker. The wide, flat trigger aids in correct finger placement. For additional safety, the gun comes equipped with a striker block, providing peace of mind for everyday carry.
The full design of the gun has been taken into consideration, to the point of take down. It requires only one turn on the take down pin to disassemble the gun, separating the slide assembly from the frame. Keeping safety in mind, the trigger does not have to be pulled to disassemble the gun. Another feature providing greater versatility of the Taurus SPECTRUM is the reversible magazine release for right or left handed shooters.
The Taurus Spectrum comes in standard and house colors. The eight standard colors are a black, gray or white frame option, either black or gray overmold color option and with either a black or stainless slide color option. The house colors are available in the following configurations:black frame, FDE overmold, Black slide; White frame, Cyan blue overmold, Stainless slide; Gray frame, Mint overmold, Black slide. MSRP for the standard colors is $289. The house colors will retail for $305.
Taurus Spectrum Features
Caliber: .380 Auto
Capacity: 6 rds / 7 rds
Finish: Various Colors
Grip: Soft-Touch Overmold
Firing System: Striker
Action Type: DAO
Trigger Pull: 7-9 lbs.
Sights (Front): Integrated Low Profile
Sights (Rear): Integrated Low Profile
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Finish: Black Melonite or Matte Stainless
Overall Length: 5.40″
Overall Width: 0.89″
Overall Height: 3.82″
Barrel Length: 2.8″
Mag Release: Reversible
Weight (Unloaded): 10 oz.
Magazines Included: 2
Accessories: Cable Lock
Package Size: 10″ x 6″ x 1.75″
Package Weight: 1.0 lbs.
For more information about Taurus, visit http://www.taurususa.com