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    Grandmaster Bigtanker's Avatar

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    Review: TAURUS 809

    My father in law bought one of these new for about $200. I've never really even heard of that model so he let me wring it out today. After shooting it, I decided to do a review in it.



    It looks like a love child of a Sig and a Walther, with some Glock thrown in for good measure.
    It felt great in my hand, similar to a Walther. It's a standard SA/DA with a safety and a decocker. Sights are 3 dot metal and drift adjustable. Mags are 17 rounds and drop free. All of the controls and ambi, even the slide release. Overall fit and finish was decent. I have no idea how much the trigger was set at but it's not horrible. It's sure no 3rd gen S&W, but for $200, I think it is just fine. It came with 2 mags, a hard case and the usual stuff.



    Disassembly is just like a Glock, minus the trigger pull. The recoil spring is a dual coil setup. Racking the slide is real easy. Even easier if you cock the hammer first.



    So onto the range time. I hand CCI blazer, Win steel case 115 grain and a little 147 fmj. I put about 100 rounds through it with zero issues. Recoil was very light. It shot a little to the left for me. Accuracy was decent too. I was shooting at about 10 yards (I think. I hadn't planned on doing a review when I shot it.)

    So overall, I think it's a pretty decent pistol for the price. I think they run under $300 for an average street price. Will it be a 10,000 round competition gun. Probably not. But For a plinker and, to some, a home defense gun, it works.


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    Grandmaster goldtrigger's Avatar

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    Great review! Sounds like a decent gun.
    Thanks for posting

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    Sharpshooter Squirt239's Avatar

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    Just hope it never breaks.

    Two pistols recently have been at Taurus for repair for over a year.

    I would fix them in house, but I was told the parts were unavailable, unless sent back to the factory.

    Each one was a simple fix. Each one took a year.

    Just be cautious.
    Stay safe,

    Brett Havlin

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    Grandmaster Bigtanker's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt239 View Post
    Just hope it never breaks.

    Two pistols recently have been at Taurus for repair for over a year.

    I would fix them in house, but I was told the parts were unavailable, unless sent back to the factory.

    Each one was a simple fix. Each one took a year.

    Just be cautious.
    It's my father-in-law's pistol. I doubt he will put more than 20 rounds a year through it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt239 View Post
    Just hope it never breaks.

    Two pistols recently have been at Taurus for repair for over a year.

    I would fix them in house, but I was told the parts were unavailable, unless sent back to the factory.

    Each one was a simple fix. Each one took a year.

    Just be cautious.
    Heard that. I have three Taurus handguns, an older PT99, a PT22, and a G2. They all run great, but I hope I never have to have anything done to them. Taurus is going to go out of business unless they get their internal issues worked out.
    The unarmed man is not only defenseless - he is also contemptible.

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    Plinker solarpimp's Avatar

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    I have owned several PT111-G2's and they've all been very consistent shooters. I also have shot the PT709 Slim and it seemed to be a solid handgun as well.

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    Plinker fnpfan's Avatar

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    I have had a few Taurus pistols, They have all been decent, I still have a Taurus 1911, its not the prize of the safe, but it has never malfunctioned.

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    Expert eatsnopaste's Avatar

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    I have the 909, never had a problem.

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    Plinker knot4reel's Avatar

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    Thx for the nice review. Have thought about picking one of these up.
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