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    Hello from central florida

    Newbie to the forum and shooting and currently have a taurus pt709. Ran about 50 rounds through and had a few jams. Hope this isnt the norm with this model and just operator error.
    Also have a mossy 500. Cant wait to dig in and learn and experience as much as I can. Thanks for having me.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Sorry to hear about your Taurus. Just a word to the wise. Don't buy any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Sorry to hear about your Taurus. Just a word to the wise. Don't buy any more.
    Y;know - I was going to mention the presence of Haterz, but decided against it... Don't mind them, asmith352 - if you like it that's all that counts. There are as many that are right beside you.

    I'm neutral here - don't have one - never have

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailDesign View Post
    Y;know - I was going to mention the presence of Haterz, but decided against it... Don't mind them, asmith352 - if you like it that's all that counts. There are as many that are right beside you.

    I'm neutral here - don't have one - never have


    It bothers me to see others paying good money for them and then finding out, they'll never be worth more than the exact moment they bought it.

    Quality / dependability is questionable at best and they don't appreciate in value. Where's the upside?

    Maybe the OP wasn't aware of their reputation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
    It bothers me to see others paying good money for them and then finding out, they'll never be worth more than the exact moment they bought it.

    Quality / dependability is questionable at best and they don't appreciate in value. Where's the upside?

    Maybe the OP wasn't aware of their reputation?
    Oh, I'm with you on warning - but our friend PT111 seems really happy with his, and for every horror story I hear, there is one that praises the brand. The OP has 50 rounds through it, so the action is probably only 10% worn in. My little Ruger was crappy until it had about 500 through it - let's hope this Taurus follows the same system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailDesign View Post
    Oh, I'm with you on warning - but our friend PT111 seems really happy with his, and for every horror story I hear, there is one that praises the brand. The OP has 50 rounds through it, so the action is probably only 10% worn in. My little Ruger was crappy until it had about 500 through it - let's hope this Taurus follows the same system.


    I don't know of a single LE agency or dept. in the US that uses them as a standard issue sidearm.

    In regards to it being worn in, you most likely know by now how I feel about breaking-in a new firearm. You should never have to break-in a firearm for it to function properly.

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    Welcome aboard form Wisconsin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailDesign View Post
    Oh, I'm with you on warning - but our friend PT111 seems really happy with his, and for every horror story I hear, there is one that praises the brand. The OP has 50 rounds through it, so the action is probably only 10% worn in. My little Ruger was crappy until it had about 500 through it - let's hope this Taurus follows the same system.
    Really? Maybe you should buy one so that you know of what you speak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    Really? Maybe you should buy one so that you know of what you speak?

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    I thought I'd included enough qualifiers even for you. :P

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    Welcome from another member from Central FL




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    Quote Originally Posted by asmith352 View Post
    Newbie to the forum and shooting and currently have a taurus pt709. Ran about 50 rounds through and had a few jams. Hope this isnt the norm with this model and just operator error.
    Also have a mossy 500. Cant wait to dig in and learn and experience as much as I can. Thanks for having me.
    welcome from shoreline of CT-- sometime a new gun will jam upon loading a round due to ammo choice or magazines that are very tight--if it was failure to eject--maybe you limp wristed--?

    good luck

    thanks for your service

    enjoy our 1911 forum

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