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Taurus 709 report

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 4dogs, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    I got the 709 a few weeks ago from Albany Guns & etc... for well under $400. Since then I've been trying to figure out why I can't seem to hit much with it. Taken it out to the ARPC range, mostly shooting the steel plates on the main range or on bay 5. It bugs me that I can hit 5 of 6 first time with my XDm and 0 of 6 with the 709.

    The problem seems to be my grip and the trigger. The trigger pull is very long and I often end up 'flinching' I took an experienced shooter with me this afternoon (owner of the Shedd Market...) and he could hit a target set at 25 yards pretty consistently although low and to the right a bit. Concentrating on my grip, I tried it with similar results and got a bit better after adjusting the sights. Leon brought several of his own, including his Kimber, a Makarov and an M1 carbine - yeah, we had some fun!

    Other stuff - have shot about 300 rounds through it with 2 FTEs, no other problems. It's a bit snappy and does hurt my old hands after firing a bunch of rounds.

    The trigger is a real issue for me in that it's my SD pistol. I don't want to have to think about it. Practice more, lob more shells... The work never ends!
     
  2. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have one on lay away at Albany Guns & etc cant wait to get it, Hopefully it makes for a great CC Gun
     
  3. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    FWIW, I do enjoy dealing with Nick and Barbara at Albany Guns, etc. I've been over to Philomath and found Nick's prices are competitive plus he's on my way home from work...
     
  4. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Alot of people talk smack about him and his shops... (Hes also got one in Lebanon) But Hes ALWAYS treated me fair and wen I had a problem with a gun he either gave me a new one of fixed the one i had for free..
     
  5. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Gladstone, OR Member

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    Try one of thhe really small hogue grip wraps... Helped a ton with my grip and aim when shooting a PF9 I had a year or so ago....
     
  6. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    delete
     
  7. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    After buying it, I stopped by the gun show at the Lebanon Elks. They (Albany Guns &...) had a booth. Started chatting with Barbara, commenting on the gun among other topics. She produced a slightly used Hogue grip wrap from her jacket and gave it to me! So far, it's kind of a wash. The ridge on the Hogue grip is in the wrong place for my hand but it does help some as far as comfort.

    Other than that, the Lebanon show was a wash. I'm looking forward to the ARPC show next month and I will be volunteering there all day Saturday.
     
  8. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    When is it next month?
     
  9. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    March 6th and 7th, Linn County Fairgrounds.
     
  10. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well Ima be there! lol broke but i'll be there