A pleasant feature of the Spectrum is that they will be produced in a plethora of color schemes. Otherwise the pistol's specifications are exactly what you would imagine them to be:
- 6 round magazine capacity with a 7 round extended magazine.
- 2.8 inch barrel
- An overall length of 5.2 inches
- An unloaded weight of 10.2 ounces
- A completely unnecessary internal lock
- An MSRP of about $286.00
I would expect to see an in-shop retail of $250 or less.
Although we here at the Average Joe's Test and Evaluation laboratory don't have one to wring out it does not mean that we weren't doing important work on this pistol. We spent a great deal of time coming up with names for each of the different color options Taurus has shown us.
This one is named "Sea Foam"
This option was a tie between "Feces" and "Chocolate Nougat"
This one is "Monochrome Yawn"
"Mint Chocolate Chip"
And lastly another tie between "Snow and Asphalt" and "Stormtrooper"
Taurus frequently gets a bad rap. I have owned several and while all of them have been accurate and reliable, I am aware that this has not been the experience for a lot of people. One of the problems for retailers may be due to the multiple colors. Obviously not all of the colors are going to be popular and only time will tell which ones are going to move and which ones will sit on the shelf (I'm guessing "Feces").
I kind of think I want one. Probably go with the "Stormtrooper".