The slide stop on mine does not lock open,so it's kinda hard to disassemble.No,it's impossible to disassemble. Anyone got any ideas? Taurus did not want to help solve or fix the problem at all.
guide rod and spring suck I'm so frustrated trying to put it back together
A good video. I've watched several on this gun and they all seem to "rack" much easier than mine does. My hands are strong, but it takes a lot of effort to slide and chamber a round. I've had several failure to fire incidents and wonder if the springs being overly strong is the reason. Any help here would be appreciated.
With this as well as many Tip-Up Barrel pistols you want to make sure the barrel is completely in the forward position before reinstalling the takedown pin!
Thank you Brother for the great video. A friend of mine took her gun apart and couldn't get it back together. I had no idea that it had 2 guide rod springs and the other tricks and tips, saved me a bunch of swearing, torn up hands etc… Thank you again, and Stay Safe
That is what happens with mine trying to get it back together.
Very good information. I received the Taurus 380 as a gift. The manual was a bit vague.
I disassembled it but now I can't reassemble it, probably just take it to my local gun dealer on Monday
Just got this Taurus and came without instructions to disassemble, I was used to a Colt Mustang 380 that was stolen., Thank you for this video it help a lot.
I've read mostly positive reviews on these. Saw one yesterday at Academy Sports and was tempted to get it. Thinking I will soon. Thanks for this video. Not much of a trick once you know it, right? Gotta tell you, it's hit and miss every time I try to take apart my Glock 27: Wrap right hand around top of slide, pull slide back roughly 1/4 inch, hold two buttons on either side down with left had while simultaneously depressing the slide lock tab with your right middle or ring finger... hold your mouth just right... let the light hit it just right... wait for the proper barometric pressure... and MAYBE the slide will move forward and come off. If not, simply repeat... click your heels together... etc.
Very well made video thank you for your time and effort.
how much was the gun ?
+procasa01 $199 at Academy, just got one yesterday.
Great video, pin was always a pain, now not so much.. :)
I wish I could help but I sold this gun almost 2 years ago.
Is there a video for dissembling the magazine? I tried following the directions in the manual but having a tough time
Like the others.. the same pin problem. Thanks for posting this.
Thanks for watching. Hope you enjoy your TCP.
It is a pretty fun little gun. Sometimes I wish I had kept mine but selling for a profit to finance another purchase won out. Thanks for watching.
Thanks for the tip on reassembly. Just bought mine today. It was on sale for 250 so I figured out I could not go wrong. Can't wait to shoot.
Thanks for the help
I just bought my TCP, so I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but I've had a Taurus 709S for over 2 years. I did have quite a few stovepipe ejections at first with Winchester White Box rounds. I've put several boxes of Remington UMC, Monarch (Brass), CCI Blazer, and what I remember to be Silver Bear (I could be wrong...it's been almost 2 years for that brand) with no other issues.
Just got mine today. I already have a 709S, but this was definitely more of a pain in the butt to disassemble & reassemble. One thing you might put in the description....if you pull the trigger while it's disassembled you will not be able to get the slide back on properly! If that happens you will need to recock the hammer manually with a screwdriver or something to get the slide back on.
THANKS!!! Reassembly was driving me crazy, and your example just helped me do it without a hitch.
Thank you for the information. I actually sold this gun shortly after making the video and was simply following the instructions from Taurus for disassemblying the gun. Thanks for watching.
i noticed that you stated that the rail must be in the full rear lock out position to disassemble the firearm and reassemble and that is incorrect for both assembly and dis-assembly it is much simpler to just slightly move the rail back for dis assembly and re assembly the rail only has to move about 1/16th of an inch the spring that pops up does not have as much tension on it not because it is the re-tension spring the the slide lock hope this not helps in future tear downs
Glad I watched this before taking mine apart. Great video and info. Thanks!
thanks man. that pin was a b!tch
I actually had to take an emory board and round off just a hair of the edge of the pin. It helped. Still have to go in on an angle though. I also had an issue with it feeding the first round at first. Hit the lips of the mag with the same thing. Problem solved. I'm sure it will get better with repeated use. I like the trigger pull much more than my ex's S&W Bodyguard.
Man. Just watched this as soon as I got the gun. I can say you've saved me from a major headache. Thanks a lot
Omg thank you i screwed up my finish on the pin when i tryed to do it with out this video thanks alot
thank you so much im getting this gun in 2 days and no one would teach me how to clean it or take it apart. cleaning is easy but assembly and disassembly is the most difficult part of any gun. so thank you so much for showing me how to do it right without blowing my hands off.
No problem. Thanks for watching.
thanks for the tip on getting the pin back in
Thank you to Jeremiah for the video and to Thizzelle for the "part-way" suggestion... That is finally how it worked for me!
Glad I could help. I spent several minutes looking at the hole and taking the slide back off to make sure I had assembled it correctly before I realized what was happening. I'm glad so many people have been helped by this video.
Excellent video. I just took my CCW course yesterday. The first thing they had us do was disassemble, which I had not done. An instructor had to to it and had a hell of a time getting that pin back in. After watching your video, I just now disassembled and had the pin back in after only a couple tries. Everything worked perfect. Thanks.
Thanks for letting me know the video helped.
thanks for the vid. i just bought one and wanted to check up on proper procedure before i started tearin it apart. glad i watched because now i know about that pin spring. thanks for the help man.
I'm not sure if I will be any help but the problems I had with reassembling had to do with either not having the barrel all the way forward or with the spring that pops up as shown in the video. If the barrel is not all the way forward, you need to pull it back toward the front of the firearm until it is seated properly. You will know it is seated properly because you should be able to see in the hole where the pin will be inserted. If the barrel is not the problem, it may be the spring.
I'll have to take your word for it because I sold the firearm since I wasn't shooting it enough. If you want, you can make a video showing that method and attach it to mine. Thanks for watching and commenting.
Glad I could help. Thanks for watching.
In order to properly reassemble the 738, the barrel must stay forward. This is one of the few complaints I had about the 738 but is not uncommon with guns that have a similar takedown. Thanks for watching.
I saw that the first time you reassembled it, you had the barrel pushed back along with the slide, then when you took the barrel and slide off again, and reintroduced the slide and barrel, the barrel stayed forward when you pushed the slide back to put the pin back in. Is this an issue as well?
Ah ok, that works. Mine has an inverted clip so that it will go in your pants. Seeing how the firearm is so thin, it fits well.
I don't think I ever used the bulldog case. It was nice for storage in my safe, but that was about it. I used a pocket holster I bought on cheaperthandirt.
That bulldog case is a bit much. I ended up getting a Barsony IWB concealed holster that was only $15 with shipping, also made in the USA. It's small and fits the gun well, if anyone else was thinking the same thing about the bulldog case, you should check it out.
Thanks for watching. Glad I could help.
That's what I'll do. I was about to throw this thing across the room, lol.
@navarroea Thanks for watching. Maybe I should send my video to Taurus and see if they will give a little kickback since I am helping more people than them. I hope you enjoy your TCP.
Thank you!! I just bought one of these weapons yesterday and took it apart about 30 minutes ago. You were the first video I checked and you helped out tremendously.
@Ladonnajoy Glad I could be of assistance. Thanks for watching.
Thanks a bunch!
I just bought a 738 with the blued slide. Can't wait to take it to the range...
@DojangRat Glad I could help. Hope you are enjoying the firearm, it is a fun one.
Thank you sir! I spent a good 20 minutes yesterday trying to get that pin in. After watching this video I got it done in under a minute. Thanks again!
@osanrugger7 I probably would have done something similar but was at work when I took it apart the first time. Once I figured out the problem, assembly was not difficult at all. Thanks for watching.
@erhngrbfjdksdk Glad I could be of service.
@olemissguy81 You would think this would be the main discussion in the disassembly section of the manual. I was very disappointed it hadn't been included when I finally figured out the problem. It's such a simple problem once you realize what is happening. Thanks for watchin.
Thank you so much, I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I was getting really frustrated trying to get this gun back together. Thanks again
@EvilBadger4031 Glad I could help.
You are my hero, I was about to throw the little bastard out the window!
@MrTrukelly34 No problem. I was in the same boat as you and thought I would share what I discovered. Thanks for watching.
Dude Thank you so much...Just picked mine up today and was about to break the damn thing...
@grabacatwithaglove Thanks. I hadn't watched this since I put it up. I had forgotten I had so many problems during the video. It's a great gun for just throwing in a pocket and going. I'm actually working on selling mine at the moment because I just don't carry it often enough. I carry a Glock 27 almost always and would really like to replace the TCP with either a revolver or a larger Glock.Thanks for watching.
@glebrokk Glad I could help. I went to the Taurus video and saw all the comments about getting it back together, so I figured I would put up a video once I figured it out myself.
Great video, I almost had my little hammer out to get pin back in! Glad other people think these things through and make these clips! Thanks much!
@Rucka4life1 If you pulled the trigger while it was apart, you have to recock it before the slide will go back on. Confused me for a minute too...
@Rucka4life1 Sorry I'm just now responding. You have probably figured it out by now, if so, please let me know. I am assuming the guide rod slid down and is catching on the frame. This has happened in my glock and can keep the slide from moving forward. As far as getting the gun apart, I'm not sure what you would need to do.
@jeremiahbf117. While trying to push the slide forward, it became jammed in place and It won't budge
@boochieboy814 I looked into swapping the magazine release. It sounds like it is pretty involved. I'm going to look around some more and see if there is a better way to do it than the thread I found last night. I'll let you know if I find something.
@jeremiahbf117 Thanks buddy. Yeah, they should at least mention it. I gotta switch my mag release because I'm left handed...I know it has to be an easy task, but they should put that in the manual too.
@boochieboy814 Even if they would mention it in the manual, it would help. Thanks for checking out the video. Your channel is pretty interesting. I think I'll sub and see how the workouts go.
It would be so much easier if Taurus would just taper that pin a little on the end. Either way it's a great gun,,,I have one myself.
@smonkey957 no problem. I'm just trying to pass along my limited knowledge to help others out.
@tcarey78 No reason to feel that way. I stared at mine for several minutes before I figured out what to do. I went to YouTube and couldn't find anything so I worked on it some more. After I figured it out, I took it apart again to make sure that was what it was.
@fredd512 That's the sole reason I made the video.
JeremiahThank you so much for the videoAlso had the problem of getting it back together but you did it for meThanks again my friendCarl
Thanks, i couldn't get mine back together for the life of me, felt like a complete moron.
bad ass man i thought i broke my piece thanks for the close up on that little spring thing..........................
@dwayne3101956 Glad I could help. That is the main reason I made this video.
I just bought one of these pistols. I brought it home, disassembled it and cleaned it. Then I couldn't get the darn thing back together! Your video solved my problem perfectly. Thanks again!
@DemonHide I'll keep an eye out for you video when you get it. I would have gotten a P3AT if it had been available rather than the TCP. I'm limited on options since I prefer to use Armslist.com to buy handguns. No tax and local sellers are a plus to me.
@DemonHide I'd love to compare it to the Kel-Tec P3AT. Do you have one that I can borrow? Seriously, I wish I could show a side-by-side comparison, but I don't have access to a Kel-Tec. As far as I can find on the web, the Kel-Tec's barrel length is 2.7 inches and overall height is 3.5 inches. The Taurus has a barrel length of 2.84 inches and an overall height of 3.75 inches. I have no problem getting two fingers on the grip with the magazine in.
@k1111117 I bought it used and of course, like always, "it has never had a malfunction." I have personally put 50 rounds of a mixture of Blazer, Federal American Eagle, and Federal Champion. No issues with any of them. I only purchased 20 rounds of JHP when I got the gun but have put a magazine (6 rounds) through it after the 50 rounds of FMJ. No issues then. I plan to put more JHP through it in the future but availability is limited.
have you had any feeding issues with hollow points or any other ammo? I like Taurus design I have heard--mainly online--that they have tendency to have issues with ejections, failure to feeds. What are your thoughts? thanks for postin!