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This is a discussion on Taurus 709 Slim within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; I bought one of these last month for my wife, her birthday is in September, so I figured I'd do my shopping early. Have not ...


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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Taurus 709 Slim

I bought one of these last month for my wife, her birthday is in September, so I figured I'd do my shopping early. Have not test fired it yet. The pistol seems really nice, and the trigger feels real good. It is like a mini-Glock. The bluing on the barrel and chamber aren't really all that great, some of it came off while cleaning it with Hoppes #9. It came with 1 magazine. I started looking everywhere and I couldn't find any magazines for 3 weeks. I actually considered selling it, because to me, a gun with 1 magazine is not good enough. Finally I called Taurus CS last Monday or Tuesday and they just happened to have them available, so I bought 2 for $36 each. Then I was able to order another on Midway for about the same price. Poor suckers are on evilbay and Gunbroker paying 60-80 bucks for ONE magazine, it is criminal. I wouldn't pay that much for a Taurus magazine.


The Taurus feels good in the hand though, I'm sure she'll like it. It would make a nice carry gun, although the sights are tiny, if she doesn't like them I might get the Advantage Tactical triangular sights. This would be her first gun.

Comparing the Taurus and my M&P9 compact one can see a world of difference. Both are quality pistols, but you can tell that one is obviously better than the other. The M&P just goes above and beyond, whereas the Taurus has some minor issues, like the feed ramp polishing is uneven and the bluing is also uneven in spots. Still though I'm looking forward to see how it functions.
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See its a similar thing that I told my Dad when he was shopping for a piece, he'd ask me "why the extra money for the m&p?" I showed him all the little things that Re working for you on an m&p that you don't get in other guns and the versatility of the platform, but basically a trigger pull is a trigger pull. Same case here, for someone whom likes to "mess" as my Dad says, you need something with a market behind it. But for people whom just go into a gunshop, one and done out the door never to return, things like the Taurus will save money. I had one Taurus that I really liked the design, but the trigger sucked and I didn't trust the engineering so out the door it went. Good luck with this one, it really is going to be her decision. The Taurus that I had, my wife wouldn't even pick it up. She shoots and gets proficient with everything else we have, but she wouldn't even pick up the Taurus.
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See its a similar thing that I told my Dad when he was shopping for a piece, he'd ask me "why the extra money for the m&p?" I showed him all the little things that Re working for you on an m&p that you don't get in other guns and the versatility of the platform, but basically a trigger pull is a trigger pull. Same case here, for someone whom likes to "mess" as my Dad says, you need something with a market behind it. But for people whom just go into a gunshop, one and done out the door never to return, things like the Taurus will save money. I had one Taurus that I really liked the design, but the trigger sucked and I didn't trust the engineering so out the door it went. Good luck with this one, it really is going to be her decision. The Taurus that I had, my wife wouldn't even pick it up. She shoots and gets proficient with everything else we have, but she wouldn't even pick up the Taurus.

Yeah. I think as long as it shoots good, she'd probably keep it. If not, that would only cement my plan to get a Shield as well.
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I had one for about a year, no issues and decent shooter. Sold it to my friend who loves it when I bought the shield, had no need for 2 carry guns. The 2nd strike feature it awesome and the sa/da action is nice.
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