Originally Posted by jeffxc
I don't know why folks say the pt709 is less than excellent. I have one as my daily carry. I had never had a problem with it until I let a "gunsmith" attempt to put aftermarket sights on it. At that point it had continual FTE's until I sent it off to Taurus. It came back and hasn't had a problem since.
I like it so much I bought a second one for my wife.
Just like with anything and everything produced, quality control can only go so far. There's bad Taurus, bad Colts, bad Sigs, etc... People just like to squeaky wheel whine and do so when there's a Wagon started against a less expensive brand. Gives people a feeling of elitism to mob mentality against things.
It's just like with the SNS guns and these "catastrophic" failures retorted. A couple of incidents are embellished into several by frantic naysayers using hyperbole to suit their personal agenda, aforementioned (reference elitism).
But hey, nobody's perfect. Lol