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    Taurus Slim 740

    I noticed one of these last week at my LGS; didn't pay too much attention to it as I wasn't overly excited about the limited 6 round capacity. I noticed on Bud's website that they are advertising them with both 6 and 8 round magazines. Does anyone have any confirmation on the 8 round mag? That could be just enough to push me over the edge :)

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    I saw one at a LGS, too, recently, and I really want to like this gun: it feels really good in the hand, looks to be well-made, has pretty good sights, and I like the .40 S&W cartridge a lot. The only thing holding me back is the fact that it is a Taurus, and while I have not had any issues with the brand in the past, I hear enough about the QC issues of late to wonder if it would be worth the potential hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtv View Post
    I saw one at a LGS, too, recently, and I really want to like this gun: it feels really good in the hand, looks to be well-made, has pretty good sights, and I like the .40 S&W cartridge a lot. The only thing holding me back is the fact that it is a Taurus, and while I have not had any issues with the brand in the past, I hear enough about the QC issues of late to wonder if it would be worth the potential hassle.
    I had the 709 Slim and loved how it felt but I too am a huge fan of the .40 and now have nothing but .40s, the 709 was a good pistol but now belongs to someone else.
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    I saw a taurus slimline 9mm at my local gun shop for 429.00 I was like ***! It's a nice gun but way to costly for another concealed carry weapon.
    One more step and it's on!

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    My LGS had it for 379/SS 369/Black
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    I just sold mine. Trying to buy on U.S. made guns. It was a nice shooter. I paid 319 for mine, it was the Stainless model.

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    I have the PT709 and have shot over 1700 problem free rounds out of mine. I would like to try the PT740 if given the chance. God Bless

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    I own two Tauri, a stainless PT 24/7 40S&W and a blue PT 709 slim 9mm, had them both for over a year now. The 24/7 has been a dream, no issues, no problems, it just works. The 709 has been a different story. I think that I got an early 709. I had heard that the small semi-autos could be finicky about the ammo used. I loved the look and feel of the pistol, but found out it was real finicky about the type of ammo shot. Finally, I experienced constant FTEs, with all commercial ammo. I sent it back to Taurus for warranty repair. I had a good experience with Taurus customer service, very helpful. It took them about 2 weeks to replace the ejector and return it to me. Since then, the 709 has performed without incident, but my confidence in the pistol isn't there yet.

    I have also seen the ads for the new 740. I like the idea of a 40S&W in that small frame size. However, based upon my past experience, I would wait awhile before picking one up. Let them work out the bugs first.

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    Agree about waiting. From personal experience, it seems most gun makers (even Glock seems to have had a few issues with their new Gen 4 pistols!) have issues with new gun models. Give it a good year. Let the bugs get worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomer1 View Post
    I own two Tauri, a stainless PT 24/7 40S&W and a blue PT 709 slim 9mm, had them both for over a year now. The 24/7 has been a dream, no issues, no problems, it just works. The 709 has been a different story. I think that I got an early 709. I had heard that the small semi-autos could be finicky about the ammo used. I loved the look and feel of the pistol, but found out it was real finicky about the type of ammo shot. Finally, I experienced constant FTEs, with all commercial ammo. I sent it back to Taurus for warranty repair. I had a good experience with Taurus customer service, very helpful. It took them about 2 weeks to replace the ejector and return it to me. Since then, the 709 has performed without incident, but my confidence in the pistol isn't there yet.

    I have also seen the ads for the new 740. I like the idea of a 40S&W in that small frame size. However, based upon my past experience, I would wait awhile before picking one up. Let them work out the bugs first.
    I agree with this reply, I have a 709 that has been finicky & I don't trust it for carry, but I sure like the size of it....40s&W is my favorite caliber as well & I had not seen the 740 yet.
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    That has potential to be a great carry weapon, 8+1 ? I havent seen one at any LGS yet, but Im wondering how reliable they will prove to be as well.

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    Add another to the PT709 Slim: loves it side!

    Never had any failures of any kind, eats whatever I have to put down the barrel and begs for more. Accurate, easy to conceal, and goes bang every time I pull the trigger... but...

    I was shopping for a pocket auto when I stumbled across it, and still need a deep concealment auto! The 709 is almost the same overall size as my G26, but much thinner, but still way too big for a deep cover weapon. I trust the 709 as much as my Glock, and 400 rounds is easy proof to point at. I wouldn't think the .40 would have anywhere near the issues the 709 had as a new intro weapon since it is on the same platform.

    I am looking really closely at the Taurus 380 TCP along with the Diamondback 380... both are about the same price here, with the DB getting extra points for much easier take-down. That thing strips down for field cleaning in about 3 seconds, no tools or prybars needed, just like the G26....decisons, decisions...

    but I still wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Taurus product. My personal experience has been great with them.

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    Add me to the LOVE the 709 SS model. 1200 flawless rounds and counting. I gave $350 for mine a year ago. I like the platform, but it is so small and light that the 9mm jumps quite a bit. I can only imagine shooting .40 out of it. In that caliber, I'll stick to my XD40sc. A little more to hang on to while shooting.
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