I finally.. Finally!! Decided to splurge and buy myself a super nice carry gun. I did a lot of looking and researching and just couldn't come up with anything better than the Springfield EMP in 9mm. So, I placed an order for one with a customer of mine that also runs a gun shop. Got a great deal. Expected to have it withing a few weeks.
After placing the order I then immediately went and sold my Bersa Thunder .380, which was my daily carry, to another customer who needed something for his wife. At the time, I was thinking I could just carry my Springfield Ultra .45 in the meantime till my EMP showed. Big mistake.
Although my Ultra rides in a Crossbreed, I just couldn't get re-adjusted to the size and weight, and it was pretty uncomfortable with my seatbelt when driving around. A few more weeks went by, and I said enough of it! Also, after checking in with the Gun Shop I was told it might actually be another month or more before it shows up because Springfield needs to run a new production of them.
So here's my new "substitute" for the EMP!
The Taurus 709 Slim!
So far, I'm very impressed! The safety works the right way(the Bersa drove me nuts - so I carried it safety off), and it gives me a nice chunk to grip with my thumb to help ride the slide. The Trigger is better than I expected, and while not being SAO - breaks predictably. The 7+1 capacity also ain't too shabby for a pistol this size. AND the fully adjustable sights, up-down left-right, just puts it over the top in terms of ease of dialing in the accuracy!
150 rounds so far without any sort of malf, which was one thing that had worried me a bit being a Taurus. As I have seen a few out of my 24/7 Pro.
I've actually caught myself thinking whether or not I should cancel my order for the EMP and keep the $1k+ in the bank!
Best yet, all I had to do was take a heat gun to my Crossbreed Mini-Tuck for the Bersa and reform it to fit the 709. NICE!