What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Edition

cheaperthandirt.com offers this Taurus Model 738 TCP Semi Auto Handgun .380 ACP with a “3.3” Barrel 6 Rounds Yellow Polymer Grips Blue Finish.” Aside from the fact that .380 is so five minutes ago—pocket nines being all the rage—who wants a yellow gun? Sure it’s cheerful in that Yellow Submarine kinda way. And a yellow gun is easier to find than a cop at a donut shop. But isn’t discretion the better part of not being hassled by a cop at a donut shop (or anywhere else for that matter)? And then there’s the whole “yellow = toy for kids” thing. Apparently, the $218.90 model 738 is one of the “Gifts Mom Really Wants!” I’m thinking someone’s not that bright; only I’m not quite sure who.


  1. avatar ry_ry says:

    When the robber/rapist/home invader enters your childhood home in
    the middle of the night, his last sight will be the blinding glare
    of yellow before your mom caps him with this mouse gun.

    1. avatar theaton says:

      then gets really pissed of and kicks her a$$.

  2. avatar Parthenon says:

    I can think of one reason. If your shirt rides up people will
    assume that it is a pepper-spray gun or a tazor.

    1. avatar Phrederick says:

      Actually, I can see the Tazer coloration being a huge liability.

      1. avatar Parthenon says:


  3. avatar pastubbs says:

    There a LGS here that has them for $199 in a bunch of colors. I
    considered getting one simply for its price.

  4. avatar ry_ry says:

    I think CJ on Baywatch carried one of these in her flotation

    1. avatar Tomahawk says:

      Wait… CJ needed a flotation device?

      1. avatar Felix says:

        No, she already had two of her own.

  5. avatar Silver says:

    But if it’s black, it’s scary and we have to outlaw it, right?

  6. avatar Mark N. says:

    I think they should make one flourescent for the night stand table.
    I might consider getting one for my 80+ y/o mom–she’ll never carry
    it outside the house in her lifetime (lives in Illinois), And .380
    at ten feet is plenty of firepower.

  7. avatar Tom says:

    Just tell the Antis that it is a toy.

  8. avatar Lemming says:

    As someone whose lost a few cellphones over the years, I can think
    of a benefit to a bright yellow.

  9. avatar Mark says:

    Looks easy to mistake for a trainer; particulary for those familiar
    with the red and blue ones.

  10. avatar Jeff O. says:

    This reminds me of a BBC show called Outcasts, the Safety officers have glocks with bright orange slides.

  11. avatar John Fritzed says:

    You should only be allowed to shoot tracer rounds out of those.

  12. avatar bontai Joe says:

    Sure is yellow, isn’t it? I just busted apart an old underwater spear gun for the scrap aluminum that is the same color. If someone was pointing that at me, I am not sure I’d believe it was a real gun (except now I know it is).

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