Well, It's now gone

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    Well, It's now gone

    I finally did it. I traded my Taurus 709 in for a M&P 40c. Looking forward to it coming in. They had to order it. I feel much better now. My 709 has been extremely troublesome.

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    I know EXACTLY where your coming from. I sold my troublesome 709 and bought a Glock 26. I have been nothing but happy ever since.
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    Nice, got rid of your Taurus door stop; why didn't you go all the way and get rid of the Taurus paper weight too? The one that shot 38s once upon a time, long, long ago?

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    Life is too short for troublesome firearms. Good move.
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    I have to wonder if Taurus troubles are relatively new. I have three - M85 (1992), PT-111 (2001), and an 851 (2003). The PT111 needed some warranty work in 2006, and turnaround time including shipping was under 4 weeks. Other than that, the guns have been flawless through thousands of rounds. Either I'm incredibly lucky (never happens, so I doubt that) or Taurus QC has gone downhill since my last purchase.

    But hey, not to hijack the thread - I think you made a wise choice in the M&P40. In just a few short years these have shown to be incredibly reliable, and I think you're going to be real happy with it.

    If you don't mind saying, how much did you have to throw in on top of the 709 to get the M&P?
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    Smart move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Life is too short for troublesome firearms. Good move.
    Or... Life is too short with a troublesome firearm.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Congrats, Great trade.

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    Great move! You will love your new M&P for sure.
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    Every pistol has problems when first produced. Don't be a beta-tester unless you absolutely must be the first on your block to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I have to wonder if Taurus troubles are relatively new. I have three - M85 (1992), PT-111 (2001), and an 851 (2003). The PT111 needed some warranty work in 2006, and turnaround time including shipping was under 4 weeks. Other than that, the guns have been flawless through thousands of rounds. Either I'm incredibly lucky (never happens, so I doubt that) or Taurus QC has gone downhill since my last purchase.

    But hey, not to hijack the thread - I think you made a wise choice in the M&P40. In just a few short years these have shown to be incredibly reliable, and I think you're going to be real happy with it.

    If you don't mind saying, how much did you have to throw in on top of the 709 to get the M&P?
    I've had my 709 SS for over a year. No problems at all. 1100 flawless rounds. I carry it quite often and am taking it to the range tomorrow for several hundred more through the pipe. Maybe I just got lucky, but I'm hanging on to mine.
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    The M&P is by far a better pistol IMO. Taurus has some excellent designs, I'd really like to see the quality catch up and take advantage of it. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Smart move.
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    Congrats. I ditched a Taurus PT145 in favor of an M&P 45 Compact. I ditched my second Taurus mistake, a TCP738, for a Kahr PM9.

    At least you didn't make the same mistake twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Taurus has some excellent designs, I'd really like to see the quality catch up and take advantage of it. JMO
    I agree. If the Taurus designer(s) would leave and go to maybe Springfield or S&W, they could set the world on fire.

    It's sad in a way.
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