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Old 07-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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I like this model 809 compact.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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It might be.....? Guns are like people, regardless of where they come from, you have to get to know them before they can be trusted.... i think 300rnds with no issues is a good start.. I have a beat up old Hi-point 9mm that i would trust with my life (toolbox gun). Then i also have a Kimber that has been back to the factory twice, and has never been reliable.

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I have had four over the years, PT 111, pair of 145s and a 99AF. All four had one or several reasons why they went down the road. I would suggest you read everything from anyone who has shot one, check on the availability of spare mags and the holster you want and then decide.

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I suggest you find some defensive ammo it likes. Usually it's not the cheapest stuff. Then five hundred rounds minimum. one, double tap, four or five, and some empty the mag. You need to be completely confident no matter how many shots are left. Confidence is a key. You may end up using FMJ. Really no biggie there. No one wants to catch'em.
Be familiar with the possible failures and how to clear them. Even if you have a 100% bang rate.
A little throat and polish the ramp is a good idea too.

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I carry a Taurus PT 1911 everyday. It has never failed to go bang.

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My Grandson came down for a visit two weeks ago and brought his New Taurus Model 809. I do not own a Taurus at the present but have owned a couple in the past. I believe the Models were the PT99? and a Model 85 Snubby!
Both were fine pistols and I had zero problems with them. Anyway, I was impressed with the accuracy of my Grandson's Model 809 at 15 Yards and in. He was doing some personal defense training drills. It seemed to be made fairly well and during our range time it had no malfunctions the entire day and he fired at least 75-100 rounds. I guess depending upon the price point and what you are looking for there would be no reason not to consider it in my opinion!

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I guess I've owned my share of Taurus guns over the last few years so I'll give you my thoughts on each of them.
PT1911AR This was a good gun that I would not have hesitated to trust my life with. Only reason I don't still own it is because of the rail. I hate 1911s with rails (this gun helped me figure that out)
PT111 Loved this gun, I would recommend it to anyone. Thought I was upgrading going to a Glock (NOT). To me the trigger on the Taurus is better, the size just seems to fit my hand better. I'll own another one of these someday.
PT100 (40 S&W Beretta clone) The thing I like about these most of all is the frame mounted safety. I'm a 1911 guy from way back and I just prefer a downward sweeping safety to a slide mounted one. Gun is as reliable as the day is long. I still own this gun and doubt that will ever change.
Revolvers (I've owned several Taurus big bore revolvers) They are all gone now; every last one of them. Doubt I ever own another. Yes they are probably worth the price of enrty but for a few more bucks just get a Ruger and be done with it. Taurus customer service in my experience sucks and the times I've tried to use it has always been on their revolvers.

In short as long as you don't need their customer service their semi-autos are good guns and in many cases superior to many "name" brand guns that you would expect more from. But if you end up needing service you're better off selling and replacing in my experience.

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I guess I've owned my share of Taurus guns over the last few years so I'll give you my thoughts on each of them.
PT1911AR This was a good gun that I would not have hesitated to trust my life with. Only reason I don't still own it is because of the rail. I hate 1911s with rails (this gun helped me figure that out)
PT111 Loved this gun, I would recommend it to anyone. Thought I was upgrading going to a Glock (NOT). To me the trigger on the Taurus is better, the size just seems to fit my hand better. I'll own another one of these someday.
PT100 (40 S&W Beretta clone) The thing I like about these most of all is the frame mounted safety. I'm a 1911 guy from way back and I just prefer a downward sweeping safety to a slide mounted one. Gun is as reliable as the day is long. I still own this gun and doubt that will ever change.
Revolvers (I've owned several Taurus big bore revolvers) They are all gone now; every last one of them. Doubt I ever own another. Yes they are probably worth the price of enrty but for a few more bucks just get a Ruger and be done with it. Taurus customer service in my experience sucks and the times I've tried to use it has always been on their revolvers.

In short as long as you don't need their customer service their semi-autos are good guns and in many cases superior to many "name" brand guns that you would expect more from. But if you end up needing service you're better off selling and replacing in my experience.
I went from a Glock 36 to a Taurus PT745 , for the trigger. It fits me well and always fires.
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They had better be or my brother and my wife have been doing something wrong for 20+ years!!!
I have sold many of them for CC and only had a problem with one of them, a revolver, and I sent it back and had the customer a new one in less than a week. They have a life time warranty.

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