Taurus PT709 Slim Update: Light Strike (FTF) Problem
After over 400 rounds of trouble-free shooting, my Taurus PT709 Slim has developed a FTF (failure to fire) problem. It started last week when one round out of a box of 50 failed to fire – even after the 2nd strike (remember, Taurus models have the ability to strike the primer again without a cycling of the slide). I ejected the problematic round and saw that the primer had indeed been struck, but the round failed to fire. A similar thing happened at the range this morning with three more rounds. A Work Order has been prepared and the Slim is being sent to Taurus for repair.
This is disappointing news, but I will reserve judgment until the techs at Taurus have a chance to repair the problem. Naturally, I will keep you posted on the Slim and have another range report when I get it back from Taurus.
And, before you ask, I DID give it a thorough cleaning after every trip to the range.
Be safe. Be Prepared.