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Model PT-738 FS
Taurus Pistol PT-738 FS .380 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:5.25-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2.84-in Weight:10.2-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)84420
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)4.99 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor55%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2013 - 2015
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:short recoil semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:no manual safety
Frame:black polymer
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Notes:blued steel slide
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$250.00Used Est:$195.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

The 738 TCP is the lightest semi-auto in the Taurus line. This hammer-fired double-action only pistol offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP, a durable polymer frame and low-profile fixed sights.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:90 grains
MV:938 ft/sec ME:176 ft-lbs
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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