Range Report Update: Taurus PT709 Slim
Well, finally got a chance to return to the range today with my little black beauty – the Taurus PT709 Slim. If you recall, in the first review I said that I would only trust my life with this gun after I ran at least 400 trouble-free rounds through it. After a thorough cleaning and lube after last week’s workout, I’m happy to report that it passed the 400 rnd mark with about 40 to spare without a single stovepipe, misfeed or FTE. It shoots where it’s aimed with 100% reliability so it’s earned a place on my hip (about 4:00, to be precise) in a brand new CrossBreed IWB holster.
The photo at the top of this post pretty much tells the story. Most of those head shots were done as ‘double taps’ from a simulated draw towards the end of the shoot. The long free-play in the trigger pull before you feel the tension of the spring is taking some getting used to – especially after shooting 1911 for so many years, but the short distance required to recycle the trigger more than makes up for that quirk with an easy second shot. Before some wise-guy comments on the ‘flyers’ (off target hits ), be advised that I ‘dumped’ several full magazines as fast as I could fire as a kind of stress test for the PT709 – hence the misses. Am I a great shot with a pistol? No, not really, my strength is carbine shooting (more on that later in the week! ) . But the little Taurus is an easy gun to shoot and makes this slightly better than average pistol shooter look pretty good.
Hope you found this review helpful.
Be Safe. Be Prepared.