I'll probably never buy another Taurus but, my PT709 has been spectacular and is carried all summer when I want something small to conceal. Adjustable low profile sights and a damn nice SA trigger. What's not to like! Easy to shoot to boot.
Oh yeah, I've had it since May 2009 and put at least 1,500 rounds thru it.
If Taurus would really get their act together, they could smoke the competition at their price point. I have a couple friends that have had bad experiences with the CS end of the business.
BTW, I know enough people with problematic Rugers to think twice about them too. Although they do a much better job in the CS dept.
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