Good price for used 709 Slim?
I'm in the market for either a Taurus 709 Slim or a Keltek PF9. The corner gun store has a used 709 for $319. No box (or whatever may come with a new Taurus), just the pistol and one magazine. The pistol is in new condition. I have to assume that it has been fired, but I compared a new one side to side to this one and can't tell the difference.
It looks like a good price to me, but I though I would ask the Internet first.
Good price for used 709 Slim?
Originally Posted by Brad426
Taurus PT709 reliability and customer service
I purchased the PT 709 about 4 years ago. I was really impressed with the size and the outstanding concealment. I've taken it overseas on extended backpacking trips in the mountains of a central American country. It has seen sandy, dirty, rain drenched conditions (places where I'd be reluctant to take a more expensive piece of equipment) and went through periods where I couldn't clean and oil it on an hourly basis as it seems some people like to do (being facetious). It worked perfectly, and I never had a situation in which I was concerned that I could not rely on this pistol.
Originally Posted by wormy
Maybe I just had exceptionally good luck but I think the pistol is very impressive for the money. I own, or have at least fired many high end pistols in the same concealment class. Yes you can tell the difference in a few areas like comfort of grips and all that stuff. But like window cranks vs. electric windows in a car....the point is....can you get the window down. When you want this gun to fire and do what you need it to do, it will.
I have had two small issues with the pistol. The front sight came loose, I ended up removing the factory sight and replacing it with a sight of similar size off a GLOCK with the night sights. A gunsmith customized the screw and it functions perfectly. The only other issue was with feed from the magazine. After over 3 years with full magazine. The spring in the magazine has compressed somewhat. I had the same gunsmith show me how to quickly fix this problem by simply removing the spring from the magazine, extending it slightly, and replacing it. I have had absolutely no feeding problems since.
As far as customer service, I go by experience, not by what I "hear" from others. The people at Taurus have been awesome. When I first had the problem with the front sight. Taurus sent an entire sight assembly front and rear: completely free of charge. They were very apologetic. From my experience, they have outstanding customer service.
For the 350.00 I paid for this handgun I am extremely pleased. It's not posh, fancy, or pretty. You won't pull this out at the range to a barrage of oooooohs and ahhhhhhhs but.....it works. And about reviews about not trusting it much past 10 yards...I have to claim shooter skill on that one. For me, this gun places all 7 rounds within the "cardiac box" at 50 yards.