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Old February 14, 2013, 10:19 PM   #26
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paul, 2/15/13

Glad to hear it was a simple issue like the mag. Shoot well and often.

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Old February 14, 2013, 11:29 PM   #27
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Lord, no. It's not a magazine a problem. I know you don't want to swallow the pill I'm going to urge you to swallow, but it'll be the cheapest and least stressful for you. See if you can return the gun. If you can't, sell it on your own.

You can fart around with this thing and keep pumping big bucks in ammo through it, trying and hoping, but in all liklihood it's not gonna work for you. People talk about "Taurus Haters" but many of us become haters the hard way: we did what I'm telling you NOT to do......we kept our guns and wasted a butt-ton of money and frustration on them.

No Taurus ever again for me or anyone I can possibly talk out of them.
Best advice yet!

Believe me, this has been my experience with 2 of them.
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Old February 14, 2013, 11:35 PM   #28
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I put about 80-90 rds through it with the new mag tonight with zero issues.
Tried the original mag 3 times and had a failure each time. 2 failure to feed and one jam.
I'm confident it was a mag issue and a couple hundred more rounds and I'll fully trust it.

Thanks to everyone for the input.
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Old February 14, 2013, 11:42 PM   #29
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Congrats on figuring out the issue! I had a PT709 for a while and it was a very reliable firearm. I only sold it because I shot a Beretta Nano and fell in love with it.
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Old February 16, 2013, 08:30 PM   #30
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I'm glad you chose to be rational in determining the problem rather than listen to the "Oh my God it's a Taurus it must be junk" crowd.
You'll love the gun....trust me. At the moment my 709 is my carry gun and my favorite gun to shoot. Yes I have a Glock....yes I have a Sig 226....and imagine me liking my $300 Taurus more than either of those
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Old February 16, 2013, 11:26 PM   #31
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I got my pinkie extention in today, stepped outside and put another 30 through it, trouble free...
I wish ammo wasn't so scarce, this is a fun little gun to shoot.

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Old February 17, 2013, 06:16 AM   #32
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I have that extension too, and I like it.
Wish I had another mag though. Found one at Gander Mountain, a place we all know is way over priced on everything. $50 for it. I'm not paying that for one 7 round mag. I'll deal with having just one.
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:19 AM   #33
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I've had mine for 4 years now. It's a great little gun and runs great. I have atleast 1,500 rounds through mine.
I have guns that cost 4 times what I paid for the 709, and I still grab it more times than not when I leave the house.
I guess to avoid a price increase, Taurus went to shipping with one mag. Mine came with two.
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Old February 17, 2013, 11:50 AM   #34
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$50 for it. I'm not paying that for one 7 round mag. I'll deal with having just one
I found one at a local shop for $40. Several places online had themlast week for $30+shipping. Gotta ck often, they go quick
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Old February 17, 2013, 12:49 PM   #35
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No you can buy the gun either way.....PT709B has two mags....PT709FS has one.
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Old February 18, 2013, 02:35 PM   #36
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Just got my Slim in today - good to hear you got your's working Paul81! Haven't got to the range yet so hopefully all will be well.
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:38 PM   #37
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Bonefamily, although I had a minor issue with mine, I very happy with my choice.
Enjoy shooting and give up a report when you make it out to the range.
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Old February 20, 2013, 02:36 PM   #38
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Thanks Paul81, will do. Been pretty darn cold here lately.
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Old February 21, 2013, 04:46 AM   #39
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Glad to hear you figured out the issue.



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I have that extension too, and I like it.
Wish I had another mag though. Found one at Gander Mountain, a place we all know is way over priced on everything. $50 for it. I'm not paying that for one 7 round mag. I'll deal with having just one.
If you have the spare funds, I would highly suggest buying a second magazine for it. $50 might be a lot, but my past experience has trained me to always have a spare mag with every gun, esp a carry piece in case you have problems with one of the mags.

I bought a brand new Keltec PF9 before and it only came with one magazine. After bringing it home and inspecting it, I quickly found out that my one and only magazine had feeding issues even before I shot it. Sure enough, at the range I was having stove pipes and FTF/FTE's. Could also be the feed ramp not being polished, but I knew off the bat that the magazine was also an issue. Having a 2nd mag would've helped me diagnose my problems.
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Old February 21, 2013, 10:16 AM   #40
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All is good

I have the same Tarus slim, and it has been flawless. Not missed a beat.
Wish I knew what to tell you the problem was. What ammo were you using?
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Old February 21, 2013, 04:49 PM   #41
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I hear what you're saying 06RR....I been thinking about it for awhile and if I get close to Gander this weekend, I'm going to buy it.
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Old February 21, 2013, 05:12 PM   #42
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I have the same Tarus slim, and it has been flawless. Not missed a beat.
Wish I knew what to tell you the problem was. What ammo were you using?
I believe the OP found it to be a faulty magazine.
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Old February 22, 2013, 03:54 AM   #43
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Well come on bonefamily, we want you to go shoot that thing!!
We want to know if we have another satisfied customer or not
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Old February 22, 2013, 02:43 PM   #44
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Well come on bonefamily, we want you to go shoot that thing!!
We want to know if we have another satisfied customer or not
Ha ha, tell me about it!! Weather has been a mess here lately and work schedule has not been helping much neither. I can say that it sure looks purty and feels good in my hand...
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