These were both bought by me used, so I needed to take them out for some TLC. First time out for both...
Glock 26 - Yep...no problems. Didn't expect any either.
Taurus 709 Slim - I actually expected to have issues, since this is a Taurus hate zone and have read some negatives about the gun and Taurus line in general.
What I experienced was nothing short of a gun that performed flawlessly. I put 200 rounds through it and stopped (per the manual - didn't have cleaner with me). A mix of Remington UMC 115gr, Hornady Critical Defense and something else that I have thrown the box out (range ammo FMJ). It took them all and spit them out just fine. No failures of any kind.
I do need to adjust the sights a bit, however, this is my wife's gun and she will need to shoot it before I adjust anything (she's on vacation).
It actually has a little more "pep" to it than I thought it would have, but it's a smaller gun...so I guess this is expected in a small package. That first round caught me by surprise, since I fired the Glock first.
I am extremely confident in this gun. More so, than when I was headed to the range.
Here is a side by side comparison of the two. Per request by VBVAGUY