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    Bought a 709SS version about a month ago. Had many FTF on first 100 rounds of winchester white box 115 gr I put through the gun even with an initial cleaning and lubing prior to shooting. re-cleaned paying particular attention to the firing pin mechanism area. Follow up shooting 200 rds of winchester, NATO and Blazer ammo with no issues. All in all I really like this gun and will become my primary CC gun after I find the hollow point ammo that best matches the gun.

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    I bought a PT 709SS Saturday and haven't had a chance to fire it yet. I find I am unable to remove the slide with the take down procedure with out pulling the trigger and dropping the hammer first, after that it's easy.
    In the manual it says "Dry firing is bad for this firearm, whether the hammer block is engaged or not".
    How do I drop the hammer without dry firing?
    The take down procedure doesn't mention pulling the trigger as you remove the slide from the grip (frame).
    If you don't pull the trigger as you remove the slide from the grip (frame) it's a tough push at first, is this normal? Is it OK to pull the trigger as you remove the slide from the grip (frame)?
    The PT709SS9 and PT709B9 come with a 9 round extended magazine, will the 9 round magazine work in the PT709SS and the PT709B?
    At http://www.taurususa.com/ I cant even find a replacement 7 round magazine.
    I'm disappointed I can’t find laser sights for this pistol, dose anyone know of a quality grip activated laser sight for the PT 709 Slim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSPCIILG View Post
    How do I drop the hammer without dry firing?
    The take down procedure doesn't mention pulling the trigger as you remove the slide from the grip (frame).
    If you don't pull the trigger as you remove the slide from the grip (frame) it's a tough push at first, is this normal? Is it OK to pull the trigger as you remove the slide from the grip (frame)?
    The PT709SS9 and PT709B9 come with a 9 round extended magazine, will the 9 round magazine work in the PT709SS and the PT709B?
    At http://www.taurususa.com/ I cant even find a replacement 7 round magazine.
    I'm disappointed I canít find laser sights for this pistol, dose anyone know of a quality grip activated laser sight for the PT 709 Slim?
    You have to pull the trigger to get the slide off. I put a snap cap in an empty magazine, put the magazine in the 709, load the snap cap, pull the trigger, drop the magazine, and take the slide off. A bit of a pain, but I'm not concerned about dry firing the gun.

    There are no 9 round magazines at this point in time. Taurus has not provided any release date for them. The 7 round magazines are starting to show up at some of the dealers (Bud's has them) and you can order directly from Taurus.

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    I talked with the dealer and was told donít sweat the dry fire, just donít do it repeatidly.
    I asked about pulling the trigger as I remove the slide and was told donít sweat the hard push to remove the slide.
    Hopefully everyone who owns one of these contacts CrimsonTrace. about not offering laser sights for it.

    http://www.crimsontrace.com/Home/Sup...0/Default.aspx
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    What does a SS 709 run for these days? I'm seeing $350 and $399. You think I could ask for it lower than 350?

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    After going thru a couple of real junk 9mms, a sccy, and hi point, I guess my gun guy got tired of me comeing back bitching about these junk guns and he gave me a 709, wife and I went right to the range from the store, without cleaning of any kind, we came prepared, had a shoebox full of ammo and were still leary from the other guns, that day we shot 450 rds thru that 709 without a single hiccup of ANY kind, went back to gun shop same day and that dude had the worst on no look on his face,LOL but we were smileing, told him what we did, he broke the gun down right there and did a real good clean up job, that gun felt so nice to shoot, I traded a glock 26 for another one, as it stands right now my wife and I between the two 709s have well over 2500 rds thru them without a hiccup of any kind at all

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    The 709 is one Sweet Gun! Went thur some really bad guns! We took it right to the range & it was so sweet,easy to shoot,the sites were just the best ever! We had fun seeing who could get the closest to the bulls eyewith it! Never once did any thing get stuck or not want to fire! The recoil for me wasn't bad at all. I'm now able to fire it single handed & still its easy to hit the center! Its my main carry gun with a Tarus 380 for a back up! Its another sweet gun small enough to wear on your ankle & not be a bother! I couldn't be Happier with them! Finally have a couple of guns we both enjoy & not ticked off with! Or wanting to sell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampox View Post
    What does a SS 709 run for these days? I'm seeing $350 and $399. You think I could ask for it lower than 350?
    $350 ? found one for 379 at a gun show, but local shops are between $389 and $419, and one prick asking $449 and getting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    Could you post video of yourself shooting 3 inch groups at 25 yards with a 3" gun?

    I shoot competitively 2-3 days per week, 200+ rounds weekly. I'd love to see it done!

    JeffWard
    I'm with you Jeff, wife and I each carry 709s I have personaly put over 1500 rds thru mine, also i'm not exactly new to guns, 3in groups at the 15yd strip, maybe, I have done that just not to often LOL, but 25yds ? anythings possable but I would def have to see that done

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    Picked one up for $329 new in the box. Only have 50 rnds through it at the moment due to the weather being so cold, but as soon as the weather warms up its going to get a more involving work out . Out of those 50 rnds of blazer brass not one FTF or FTE and the sites were dead on out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    Could you post video of yourself shooting 3 inch groups at 25 yards with a 3" gun?

    I shoot competitively 2-3 days per week, 200+ rounds weekly. I'd love to see it done!

    JeffWard

    I also shoot competitively and can sandbag my shots into an inch at 10 yards with my PT709.
    The thing shoots like a target pistol.
    Last edited by bruce333; 09-10-2011 at 01:51 PM.

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    anybody still looking for the extended magazine for the 709? here's an altternative

    I still can't find the 9-round magazine for this pistol around anywhere, and from what I read EVERYWHERE
    nobody seems to have any plans on making one. I did find, however, that there is somebody fabricating
    magazine extensions for the slim series. I got a couple and they really make my grip so much better I could
    not believe it. He has them up for sale on ebay right now for $20 with free shipping just search ebay for
    +1 magazine extension. the guy's ebay username is fprevos and he does a pretty kick-ass job. doesn't give you a 9-round magazine, but 8 rounds is still better, especially when you can get your whole hand on your weapon. We should buy them from the only guy that's had enough initiative over the past couple of years
    to do anything about all our whining and complaining that we wanted something. Thanks Floyd!!! I've had
    my 709 for about months now and love it with my new extensions, the rear-sight-laser, and front
    tritium night-sight. 750 rounds through it without a non-ammo related hiccup.
    Ken

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    I've only had mine out once on a quick trip to the range. Fired two mags and it shot about 4" out of the bull at 8 o'clock at about 15 yards. Tried to adjust the sights with the funny little tool they provide to no avail. I'll have to take some jewelers screwdrivers next time. It did shoot a nice group and I found it very comfortable to shoot considering how small this baby is. Very pleased so far with the trigger and handling. Oh yeah, and I think it's sexy looking, LOL.

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    Question PT 709 Slim "Laserlyte"?

    Does anyone have the "Laserlyte" rear sight laser on their PT 709 Slim...........How do you like it and does it hold to its setting over time?

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    Laserlyte on PT 709

    I don't have the laserlyte on my 709 but I do have a couple of them on my rugers and I like them.I haven't had any trouble with them loosing their setting but they are a little tricky to get sighted in.Once you have them sighted in you must move the screw a certain direction to keep them there or it will return to the factory position.Just read the directions a couple of times and move the adjustments a little at a time until you get where you want.On my 709 I have the Crimson Trace LG447 and I like it a lot.It goes under the barrel and on the trigger guard,once installed it looks like part of the gun.There is no on/off switch but when you grip the gun there is a button below the trigger guard and as you squeeze the grip it activates the laser.

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    I have had my 709 for a few months now and really like it. I have put about 500 rounds through it with one FTF, it was a PMC round and it was definitely the bullet and not the gun. The primer had a nice deep dent it but just didn't go bang!
    An alternative to the extended mag issue is Pearce Grips makes a grip extension for the little finger. It does not add to the mag capacity but really makes the pistol feel great in the hand. The Pearce extensions can be bought at Cheaper Than Dirt for $6.35. Plus I have a Pachmeyer grip on mine too. It's a ton of fun to shoot and a great carry gun!

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    Have the PT740 slim, in 40 cal. 200 rounds out the end, without a hiccup, all it wants is more.....

    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American GI. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

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