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Thoughts on the Taurus 709 Slim

This is a discussion on Thoughts on the Taurus 709 Slim within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; I did a serch for this topic, and did not find any results. I am curious if anyone on here has any experiance with this ...


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Old 01-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Thoughts on the Taurus 709 Slim

I did a serch for this topic, and did not find any results. I am curious if anyone on here has any experiance with this gun. I was originaly thinking of getting a Ruger LCP to go with my XD9. However, after looking around at ammo, I have found that .380 is more difficult to find, and when you do find it, it is usualy more expensive than 9mm. This got me thinking, if I purchased a very compact 9mm I would only have to buy one kind of ammo, and it is one that is realitivley easy to find and inexpensive. My main purpose for this gun would actually be for my wife to shoot. She has very small hands and the XD is a little big for her to comfortably handle. It would also serve as my secondary, or back up home defence gun in case i had my XD in the shop for service or something. It would also be very easy to conceal, but this is really a non factor becuase I live in Maryland which is not known for granting carry permits. I have reserched this gun online and have heard mostly good things except I have heard of some failure to ejects. I respect the opinions on this site and am interested in what you folks have to say about this gun. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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All the gun shops told me they were hit and miss on reliability at this time. I was looking at them a couple months ago. All of them told me they would wait a year or so and let them work out all the problems.
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All the gun shops told me they were hit and miss on reliability at this time. I was looking at them a couple months ago. All of them told me they would wait a year or so and let them work out all the problems.
Look at who makes it and the rep they have for semi auto's.

to the OP try a Smith 3913, or 908s which are all single stack compacts.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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Look at who makes it and the rep they have for semi auto's.

to the OP try a Smith 3913, or 908s which are all single stack compacts.
I couldn't justify the price, I could buy the Ruger LCP and another XD for that kind of money.

I will probably wait a while to make this purchase anyway, so maybe I will check on the reliability factor then, and let that make my decision between the LCP and the 709 Slim. There is also the Kel Tec PF9 I guess I could consider, I have never been impressed with the craftsmanship on Kel Tec's though.
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Seems that many new guns are being released for retail sales before they have the bugs worked out completely. I have heard a number of failures with this gun so if it was me I would wait until at least the fall on 2010 before buying one.
Take a look at a Sig SP2022 in a 9mm. They are reasonably priced and Sig quality. Bud's had them on sale a couple of months ago fro $439. I picked up one in a 40 cal and love it.
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Just bought one, and i like it. put 1000 rds through at the range, no ftf or fte. Trigger took some getting used to though. my only complaint is that finding an extended mag is a pain. Good all around 9mm IMHO
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
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same size as my G26 - lots of FTE on all ive seen. especially with WWB ammo. seen several sent back for repairs. i would wait about 6 months before purchasing for the ejector issues to be resolved.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:41 PM   #8
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Amazing! I was just researching this gun tonight. Reading reviews, I find a lot of people that really like it. I currently carry a Bersa Thunder .380 and love the way it shoots, but the ammo shortage of the .380 has me searching for a replacement. My other gun is the XDm 9mm so the 709 makes sense.

This is the second year of production so bugs should be found and fixed by now. Its a great looking gun and the 8+1 capacity is nice. I would like to know if it can handle +P ammo.
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I've only got 100rnds through mine with two FTFe which I'm sure is magazine related. Really like this little pistol so far.
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I held one this evening and it was great in the hand. I really liked it! I am hitting a gunshow this weekend and if nothing hits me at the show then this little bugger will be mine. I am hoping to find a used Kahr PM series pistol. I have always liked the Kahrs. The reports on the P709 don't have me really concerned as Taurus will make it right.
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