Any new news on the PT 709?
Taurus seems to have both oars out of the water on this gun. They introduced the "Slim" version through the media last fall, and then showed a different version of the 709 at the shot show but there doesn't seem to be any rush on the part of Taurus to get this (or these) guns to the market place. They may never be released for manufacture and sale.
whats a PT709........links?? pics????
Do a google on Taurus PT709 and you'll find some links to SHOT show pix and an article or two.
You can find it on Taurususa web site but you have to search for 709. It's not listed under "pistols". At least that is the only way I could find it.
Good luck on your search. I've been looking around myself.
The PT1911 took a while to be released after it was announced. Seems this one is no different.
Davidson's Gallery of Guns lists it online but has none available.
It looks good. A little smallet then the Mill. Pro 9mm. Looking at the specs the Pro is a touch lighter and the 3rd gen is SA/DA with a bigger mag. I'll stick with the Pro for now and save for a XD next.
Sorry, I don't recall where I saw it, but I just saw a Taurus new products for 2009 brochure and it showed the 709 and some other new ones (380 and Judge).
So, I'm holding hope now for spring or summer this year!
Looks like the one shown at 2009 Shot is significantly different from 2008. I liked the 2008 version better.
Thank God my wife finally decides to carry my P3AT. She arrived at that decision without any input from me and I'm happy about that. Off to the range as we've never shot it that much, she was a little intimidated by the kick, but decided that's just the way it was going to be. Now we're off to get me a new CC weapon. I was looking for a small 9 when I bought the KT, so that's what was going home.
And neither looks like the Slim PT709 I bought Saturday. Not BIG differences but differences none the less. I like every feature about this piece for CC, manual safety, SA/DA, loaded indicator, single stack, comes apart easily, and just not bad looking.
Before we got home from the store, she's talking about one for her! Darn, another new gun! Haven't shot it yet, but I'll bet it's gonna be fun.
Last edited by twomode; 01-18-2010 at 04:28 PM.
Mine has been great so far. I've put several boxes of Monach and WWB through it w/o any problems.
I really like the size and concealability.
Report back after the range and let's hear how it does....
My wife's 709 is starting to be a pretty good gun since it got back from it's 5 week vacation in Miami to have the extractor replaced. Beween to the 2 of us we have run about 500 round through it with no problems.
We added the added the pinky extender floor plate for a Kel Tec PF9 to the mag. Just slip off the old and on with the new. Here is a pic
I know looks kind of funky, but it works. Gives you a better grip on the gun and better control. Doesn't cause any problems for concealibilty either. My wife carries in a IWB Kholster.
Well I've gone and done it now! Went to the range last week and after about 3-4 mags groups got consistently smaller. Not one flaw in spite of my dumba$$ not cleaning it first. Fired a box of WWB and not one issue anyway. Nice looking brushed SS slide, in many ways a Glock. I really like this piece and plan on having it a long time.
After looking at some polishing posts on another site I decided to polish the barrel and frt of the guide rod on my XD. Came out really nice, looks like chrome. It personalizes the gun nicely and very subtle. Last night I partially stripped the slide on the 709 and started polishing. Looking good, but I need intructions on removing a couple parts to finish it. Going to the LGS today. Taurus site is a white screen this morning. Dang! Oh well I like hanging out in gun stores anyway. I'll report back soon.
@twomode, In one of your posts i believe you said the 709 was SA/DA. Can you decock the 709 to force it to DA or is the DA only for the second strike capability? Can you keep a round in the chamber in DA mode? Thanks.
Keep in mind I'm quite light in the head when it comes to the mechanics of a semi right now, still in learning mode. There isn't any way I know of to de-cock once a round is chambered. Anyone else?