which is better gun over all and ccw

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by bones72, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    I have a pt709 as my main ccw thinking about trading for a m&p compact.. any opinion on this would ne greatly appreciated ...
     
  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    The Smith M&P is a much better shooting and reliable semi-auto pistol over the Taurus pt709, IMHO. YMMV :cool:
     

  3. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    That's what I was thinking plus I don't really care for the trigger pull of the Taurus..having a hard time with it...getting us to it...
     
  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    +1 for the M&P
     
  5. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Too broad of a question like, who makes the best screw driver?
     
  6. canebrake

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    Depends entirely on you but you're headed in the right direction. You need a change when the confidence in your CCW wavers. Be sure you base your next purchase decision on reliability and confidence rather than price. (My assumption about the PT709.)

    I find the 9mm Browning Hi-Power to be my CCW of choice. Should I feel I need to change, I'm confident I will not be looking to Taurus for a replacement.
     
  7. ArizonaLawman

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    If it was to be your PRIMARY carry gun, and not a backup...I'd go with the M&P9C. More bb's. Arguably more accurate, but that is the function of the shooter, not the pistol. Nitwits argue about accuracy in a compact pistol...they can't shoot them to their "mechanical accuracy potential" anyway, so it it's nothing I give bandwidth to. If the gun will deliver five shots to a paper plate sized target as fast as you can pull the trigger IN A CONTROLLED MANNER at the longest distance you will have to shoot in your home, you are golden.

    I have a PT709 and love the hell out of it as a backup gun. Mine has about 600 rounds through it, and nary a bit of trouble. It is, in my opinion, a FAR superior subcompact than the new Ruger LC9. I shot them together, and the PT shot circles around the LC9. BUT...I digress.

    I am a Glock man, but I recognize the outstanding quality of the M&P series of pistols. I have owned a couple and shot the mess out of a bunch...they work. They work every time. You'd be very well served indeed by an M&P.

    So...in a nutshell...primary carry...get the M&P. If you shop around, you can find a used specimen for right around $400.
     
  8. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    If you like the m&p and can shoot it well then it sounds like a great new cc gun for you. I have shot them and really enjoyed it, i have considered picking one up for myself. Alot of people dont care for the taurus firearms because it seems like its 50/50 whether they are good or bad. I have had 2 taurus weapons and one rossi 2 of the 3 were great and the other i would never ever carried because it was very unreliable
     
  9. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    I have not had a bit of trouble out of the Taurus . Just don't really care for the trigger .. I also hear the m&p is a lot more reliable...

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  10. ArizonaLawman

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    You confused me...you said "I have not had a bit of trouble out of the Taurus". Is it fine from a reliability standpoint, and you just don't care for the trigger?

    My PT has been 100% reliable with everything I have stuffed into it. So I don't know about the M&P being "a lot" more reliable.

    I am not trying to nitpick, just get a handle on your overall impression.

    The M&P IS a fine weapon. If you choose it, you will have done well.
     
  11. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    Just don't care for the trigger can't seem to get use to it ...

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  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Craftsman 
     
  13. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    Yea craftsman !!!

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  14. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Ya buddy! 
     
  15. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Well I think snap on
     
  16. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    Heck yeah snap on baby!
     
  17. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    Went and ordered my m&p9mm today.hope to get it in a week or so!!!

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  18. tommy62

    tommy62 New Member

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    You'll like the S&W.
     
  19. bones72

    bones72 New Member

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    Thank you ..I liked the one they had in the store . I like the way it felt in my hand and the trigger pull.. I just hope its as reliable as I hear and as accurate ..

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  20. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    This is strictly a personal opinion, I would not carry a Taurus
    anything.