PF9 or PT709

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    PF9 or PT709

    A few weeks ago my mind was set on a PF9, but after sitting on it for a while I've been considering the Taurus PT709. I have checked prices with a local shop. Does these look fair?

    PF9=$269
    PT709=$369

    I am interested in IWB carrying it and would rather not use the thumb safety. I assume this would be just as safe as the PF9 that has not thumb or trigger safety.

    I have read that the PF9 is snappy so I'm hoping the 709 will have a little less recoil so that it is more enjoyable to shoot. I am not purchasing the gun as a recreational shooter, but would like to enjoy shooting it when I can.

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    I've read many favorable reports on the PF9 and came close to purchasing one last month. I purchased the Slim instead because it comes with an external safety and adjustable (windage and elevation) rear sights.

    The Slim also has an internal firing pin block that prevents the striker from contacting the primer of a chambered cartridge unless the trigger is in its most rearward position, somewhat like the action found on Glocks.

    My 709 has performed flawlessly. It eats everything It's fed. Accuracy is superb at CQB distances and felt recoil is extremely manageable, even when fired with +P loads.

    Yes, I'm a happy camper..

    BTW,..$369 for a Slim is a good price for a retail shop. I saw them offered for $320 new, at a local gun show last weekend.
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    Its all in what you want.

    Is the 709 worth an extra 100 bucks?
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    pf9 is the better deal.
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    Those are good prices on both. Shoot each if you can find a local range with rental guns and see which fits you best.

    I shopped for a compact single stack 9mm and chose the PT709 (and I paid $369 stainless steel slide). Mine has been flawless through 800 rounds and is a very accurate, fun to shoot compact 9mm. Very managable recoil. It's exactly what I was looking for and my expectations have been exceeded.
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    Like B.D. said you should try them out, then decide..
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    I have a PF-9, love mine it is slimmer than the slim, and weighs less. i think it is better for pocket carry which is why i got mine for.
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    I love my PF-9. Like others have said, the PF-9 is a tad slimmer and quite a bit lighter.

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    See my comments under Kel Tec P11. It goes double for PF9. I won't bore everyone by repeating them. How do you like lemonade?

    I just bought a Slim and after one trip to the range I wish I'd paid the extra money when I bought the Kel Tec's and got a good gun. The problem I see with the Kel Tec's is your either a big winner or big loser.

    I wrote a review of my Slim on this forum labeled 'I just picked up my Taurus 709 slim' March 19 was the last comment date. I also received several other great comments for others with the gun, and some good advice on cleaning. Take a look.

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    I bought one of the first PF-9 SS pistols when they first hit the market. I have never had a FTF or FTE. Its light, slim and well made.
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    After looking at both I went with the 709. THe PF9 was way too gritty and stiff. I am sure it would break in but the feel definately turned me to the 709.
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    Personally I would reccomend the 709 for a reason that no one has mentioned yet. It's not painful to shoot. The PF-9 is for the majority of people. I like to put a lot of rounds though guns that i cam going to carry and I could put 200 through the 709 without a second thought. If most people put 200 rounds through a PF9 they are going to be in pain.
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    I think based off the feedback I've been receiving and the reviews I've been reading I want to go with the 709. I want a nice small slim 9mm that I can also shoot regularly. I just hope I can get one. I have been the first name on a PF9 waiting list for the past few weeks. My local gun shop told me the price he charges for the 709 but stated he has only sold one and doesn't keep them in stock. I believe I'll call this week and request he gets one for me. Now I just need to decided what slide to get on it. I like blued gun, but I might go with the stainless for this gun.

    How do you all carry your 709?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Personally I would reccomend the 709 for a reason that no one has mentioned yet. It's not painful to shoot. The PF-9 is for the majority of people. I like to put a lot of rounds though guns that i cam going to carry and I could put 200 through the 709 without a second thought. If most people put 200 rounds through a PF9 they are going to be in pain.
    I have to agree with Rollo 100%. I indicated "fun to shoot" which includes not painful at all. It's actually a pleasure. And for me, I LOVE the trigger. Initial take-up has no resistance and towards the end it has a short, crisp, yet light break with a very short reset. Double taps and rapid fire on target are a breeze. Have I mentioned the accuracy? As good as any of my large guns...and better than some. For me, accuracy and getting back on target in rapid fire with hard pulling double action guns suffers greatly...and those are very important characteristics for me in a CCW and I'm not willing to sacrifice those elements for compactness. When I found the PT709, I got both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bombard16 View Post
    I think based off the feedback I've been receiving and the reviews I've been reading I want to go with the 709. I want a nice small slim 9mm that I can also shoot regularly. I just hope I can get one. I have been the first name on a PF9 waiting list for the past few weeks. My local gun shop told me the price he charges for the 709 but stated he has only sold one and doesn't keep them in stock. I believe I'll call this week and request he gets one for me. Now I just need to decided what slide to get on it. I like blued gun, but I might go with the stainless for this gun.

    How do you all carry your 709?
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