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Taurus PT 638 Handgun

Item # GM446883
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Our Price   $399.99

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Product Description
taurus Designed for personal protection, the PT 638 is a small-framed pistol with legendary Taurus quality shooters have come to expect. Calibered for .380 ACP rounds, the 638 uses the same frame as the PT111, a frame that has a compact size with the heft of a larger gun to reduce felt recoil. The addition of an accessory rail makes the PT638 adaptable for a variety of extras. 3-1/4" blued barrel. Synthetic grip. Holds 15 rounds.
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Specifications
Model PT 638
Type Handgun
Action Semi-Auto
Action Type Striker Fired
Caliber .380 ACP
Barrel Length 3-1/4"
Weight 28 oz.
Sights 3-Dot
Finish Blued
Grips Synthetic
Capacity 15 + 1
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by PowerReviews
Taurus PT 638 Handgun
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Accuracy (12)
  • Easy maintenance (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home protection (7)
    • Shooting ranges (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (12), Homeowner (10), Hunter / fisherman (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    personal protection!! no problem

    I just bought this gun yesterday. Came home and shot a half box of ammo with no problems. Noticed no immediate problems w/gun. Little arthritis made loading last round in chamber a...Read complete review

    I just bought this gun yesterday. Came home and shot a half box of ammo with no problems. Noticed no immediate problems w/gun. Little arthritis made loading last round in chamber a lil difficult, but I did it. I like the safety features of this gun plus the slide locking ability with the key. We are raising our g-kids and I just like knowing I can protect them and still Protect myself too. It is not too heavy to hold and sight but firing the gun makes all that insignificant. There is very little kick. I was able to hit targets up to 25 feet or so easy. If I can do that with a brand new weapon on first try, I feel comfortable being able to protect me and my family. Bought extended protection plan so I feel that if I have a problem, I have help. I am only 4'10" so I was looking for an appro. weapon I could easily use, fire and carry. I am very pleased with this and I would recommend it for personal protection and also for the ladies

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Really liking this gun, hope it holds up

    Purchased a little over a month ago. Really like this gun. Shoots just about every brand. I have run Remington, Federal, RSW, Tula, and Blazer. I had a few hard primers...Read complete review

    Purchased a little over a month ago. Really like this gun. Shoots just about every brand. I have run Remington, Federal, RSW, Tula, and Blazer. I had a few hard primers with the Tula and a few failure to feeds with the Blazer. could just be the nature of bulk ammo. Everything else has been flawless. I am noticing a score mark and some metal shavings on the inside of the slide. Also, after firing at the range, it is really hard to break down. The slide comes off very hard. I have used minimal lube to try and not have build-up and I have used a little more than I usually would. neither seems to help. Nothing affects the performance,but i don't like seeing the additional wear. I took it back into Gander to have them look at it, they did indicate that they had seen this and that Taurus was good to the customer. I bought the extended protection package, so I will probably send it to Taurus and see what they have to say. As I bought it for CCW, hopefully it gets back to me quickly. I really, really want to like this gun. giving it a conditional refer to friend. Hope it will hold up as I am a fan of Taurus no matter what others have to say. My PT945 has been a wonderful piece, just to big for practical carry. One last thing, this is a discontinued model and finding holsters is challenging to begin with let alone for the left handed shooter.

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    5.0

    Sweet !

    By BillyBobJoe

    from Livonia, MI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cc

      Comments about Taurus PT 638 Handgun:

      Shoots straight and great and a lot of fun.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      One of the best handguns I have owned

      By Bluebear3669

      from Cottage Grove, MN

      About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner, Past Law Enforcement, Range Safety Officer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accuracy
      • Compact Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Maintenance
      • Easy To Use
      • RELIABLE

      Cons

      • Non Adjustable Sights

      Best Uses

      • Carry Conceal
      • Home Protection
      • Shooting Ranges

      Comments about Taurus PT 638 Handgun:

      I researched this firearm for months using magazine articles, YouTube and talking with other that have it. I also found that this weapon was made for the Brazilian Police and it was/is their duty weapon. I wanted a midsized .380 as I have big hands and the TCP model was too small. The PT638 is perfect!!
      I was pulling the trigger with the side of my finger and not pulling straight and it would not fire. I found that the trigger pull has to be pulled back squarely in order to fire, Thought it was the gun but later learned it is designed that way for safety.
      I was able to obtain additional magazines from Taurus with about a 6 week wait and an SP11 holster from Fobus that fits great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great handgun with safety in mind!

      By New Taurus Owner

      from Taylorville, IL

      About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

      Pros

      • Accuracy
      • Compact Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Maintenance
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Protection
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Taurus PT 638 Handgun:

        Purchased this firearm after reading several good articles on 380 carry and conceal handguns. The articles stressed the many safety features of the Taurus pt638 and that is important to me. Another factor I really liked about this handgun vs. other 380's is the magazine holds 15 rounds! Better yet, the pt638 comes with two magazines which is a real plus when considering how hard it is to buy any magazine right now for carry conceal purposes. Try pricing these at your local gun store or on line; it shocked me that most of these single stack magazines cost $40.00 or more from original equipment manufacturer. I chose the 380 because I am older and have arthritis in my wrists and recently had shoulder surgery to boot. Very little recoil in pt638. Very comfortable to shoot; in fact it was a lot of fun. Took new pt638 to range on December 26 and shot 2/50 round boxes of ammo first time out. Only one failed to fire due to very hard primer. All 99 other rounds went off perfectly. Sights are three dot; very adequate. I did have one problem with this handgun. When taking it down for cleaning, it was very hard to get the slide off the frame. Not sure why; maybe it was me. Will know more next time. Make sure you read the disassembly instructions; important on how to take slide off correctly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good value

        By pj49

        from Illinois

        About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accuracy
        • Compact Design
        • Durable
        • Easy Maintenance
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Protection
          • Shooting Ranges

          Comments about Taurus PT 638 Handgun:

          The PT638 is comfortable to shoot, has decent sights and is large enough for a full hand grip. There are many safety features for a gun in this price range and it came with two magazines. Obtaining additional magazines may be a challenge as they are currently on backorder at Taurus.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little gun

          By Nike-man

          from Wichita, Ks

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accuracy
          • Comfortable To Carry All
          • Compact Design
          • Durable
          • Easy Maintenance
          • Easy To Use
          • Fit In Hand Is Right On
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Self protection

            Comments about Taurus PT 638 Handgun:

            Bought this a few months back. Light recoil, easy to carry IWB and very concealable. Holster was hard to find but I found a Galco IWB for Springfield XD compact and a leather one by Blackhawk size 03 great for belt carry. Blackhawk double stack mag carrier for extra mag. Love everything about this gun.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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