Gun Report

Taurus PT138BP-12 380 ACP

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We would have liked to grade this gun much higher, but the sights didnít match point of aim to point of impact and nagging malfunctions haunted its action.

Taurus PT138BP-12 380 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The short throw of the double-action trigger helped us shoot the Taurus faster than the other pistols. After suffering malfunctions in our slow-fire tests, the Taurus proved completely reliable when operated aggressively. Safety was enhanced by the thumb-operated lever mounted closest to the rear of the pistol.

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