Does anybody have both of these guns that could take a picture showing a size comparison. I am looking to add a slim 9 soon, and was curious how similar these two were. Thanks.
I agree 100% with the cleaning comments. I have over a thousand rounds of more than a dozen types of FMJ and JHP (including WWB) through my 709 with no significant issues. But the gun was full of the Taurus white grease when I got it. A thorough cleaning was absolutely necessary out of the box. The fire mechanism seems to collect a lot of crud, and needs to be cleaned well regularly.The advice my gunshop gave me upon my purchase (in which he has sold hundreds of Slims with no one having issues) was:
1) Disassemble and clean right out of box. Remove the factory white grease and lube with light oil or lithium grease.
2) Shoot about 200 rounds of FMJ through it first.
3) After the first 200 rounds, try various brands and types of ammo to see if that particular weapon is finiky (mine fires, feeds, and ejects everything...I've tried over a dozen brands and types)
4) Take down and clean thoroughly about every 200 rounds.