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Not a good showing for the Taurus 709 Slim next to me.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, I went to the range today and the guy next to me was shooting a Taurus 709 Slim. I was shooting my Glock 33 and Kahr PM40. During the day we started talking about each other's guns. I told him that Taurus looked really interesting. He said he had almost bought a Kahr like mine but the Taurus was so cheap he figured he would try it. Long story short, as we were shooting I heard him start cussing. His trigger had completely busted. It would just flop back and forth. Not a good thing from a new gun.

    PS: He said he was just about at the 250 round mark when it happened.
     
  2. DeLorean

    DeLorean Washington/Oregon Member

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    Too bad, those guns looked promising. A good warranty is no match for high quality and strength.
     
  3. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    He must have got a 'lemon'. Taurus generally puts out a very, very good product.
    This of course, could happen to any make of firearm.
     
  4. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    Thanks Penguin, I'm glad to see some "negative" (read as informative) comments about firearms on here. Too often we get the "omg I just bought a jennings and a hi-point, they're the best ever they work perfectly and when I become a member of the SAS I'll carry both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    It's just nice to see the converse sometimes :)
     
  5. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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    Haha weebs. Nice.

    I actually agree. Sure any gun manufacturer could have a lemon from time-to-time but more often then not when I read forums it seems EVERY gun is amazing.
    I'm glad I didn't go with the 709 as my CC, but it does look so promising, and I remember it felt really good in my hand.
     
  6. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    The first pistol I ever bought was a Taurus PT-945 in stainless. It was good looking and reliable. But the fit was very loose. It is definitely the most inaccurate handgun I have shot.
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    ANYONE can produce a lemon. My first Dan Wesson CBOB didn't even make it thru a full magazine without a catastrophic fatal error, but to their credit, DW made it good on their warranty and them some. The CBOB they replaced it with has been flawless.
     
  8. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I'm hoping this is a fluke. I just got a 709 Slim in.

    I don't want to sell a crappy gun.............
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Wait to pass judgment. I recall the first problems with the Ruger LCP's, and they worked it out and took care of people, although the problem with the LCP's was a far more serious problem.
     
  10. 86-0134

    86-0134 north willamette valley Member

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    where is the taurus 709 slim manufactured?
     
  11. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Yeah its totally worthless now Andrew, I'll give you $50 for it :D
     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    $51 plus a foot rub from PhysicsGuy. :)