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Taurus
Model: PT-938
Gun Dimensions Width:1.614-in
Length:6.5-in Height:4.768-in
Barrel:3-in Weight:34-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor96232
  • Recoil Factor1.86 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity16 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor76%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1997 - 2005
Caliber:.380 Automatic
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock lever
Magazine:15-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black rubber
Sights:3-dot fixed
Notes:stainless slide
Manufacturer
Forjas Taurus SA
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$531.00Used Est:$360.00
Last Update:11/19/2017
About the Gun

The PT-938 is a compact, lightweight pistol fashioned after the PT-911 and chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. It features black checkered rubber grips, 3-dot combat sights, full 15 round magazine and an ambidextrous safety that allows cocked and locked carry.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
MV: From 900 to 1050 ft/sec
ME: From 168 to 220 ft-lb
WT: From 88 to 115 grains
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

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