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I'm so...happy

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by smithmax, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    I just picked up the Taurus 709 I've been eying! I put 50rds of Blaser (?) FMJ through it right away and it was flawless. Then I headed to Bi Mart on the way home and got 50rds of Remington 115gr for $11, so cheap! Plus this is so much easier to CC than my full size USP .40.

    Can you tell that I'm excited?

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  2. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    Throw a pic up and show it off! :)
     
  3. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    There we go. Where were my manners, talking about a new gun without pictures.
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    handled one of those at the gun show last week. Thought it was light and small but it looks a little weird. Of course, people thought that about Glocks when they first came out...:)
     
  5. smithmax

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    It is a little weird looking, the thumb dent is nice but the index finger dent seems to be just for show. It shoots well and has an excellent trigger. The trigger has about 2miles of pull with no weight at all, then there is a very crisp break. I believe the trigger is advertised at 6.5lbs but it feels much lighter than that. The DA trigger doesn't feel bad either, but the SA action is the best I've felt.

    Also, after cleaning it after the first time I shot it, I noticed that the feed ramp appears to be fully polished from the factory.
     
  6. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I like it ! very nice , price range if i may ask ?
     
  7. smithmax

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    ~$400. I'm going to do my best to put a few hundred rounds through it in the next week or two and I'll keep you guys posted on its performance.
     
  8. smithmax

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    I put another 130rds of WWB and Remington 115gr FMJ through it today without any problems. I fired from sandbags, weaver stance, and strong hand only. I didn't shoot with my off hand because I made a stupid mistake I made earlier. 2 other guys shot it too, and they thought it was a pretty nice little gun. I've also started carrying it more frequently since I can conceal under a t-shirt in a IWB holster.

    I did make the stupid mistake of bad hand placement when shooting from sandbags to get the sights adjusted, which took a chunk out of my left thumb. I couldn't use my normal grip, so I adjusted my support hand back/up my wrist. There is 1 hole on the fleshy part of the web, and about an inch long gouge in the first segment of my thumb. There was flesh left on the slide of my 709 when I got back (my friend was kind/smart enough to make the gun safe as I went to get paper towels and a bandaid).