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Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - DavidH - 01-31-2017

Been researching this gun and wondering what all y'alls opinion is. I like the hammer fired, ambi controls, decocker, large cap, sa/da double strike, and most of all the price. So far everyone seems to like them. Will primarily be a range plinker.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - JackRock - 01-31-2017

As a range gun, it's probably fine. But Taurus has had way too many quality issues recently for me to trust it as a defensive weapon. Sure, it'll probably be fine, but Taurus has a long way to go to convince me to take the chance. I will admit, the PT111 has had enough independent reviews to possibly suggest it to family members on a budget.

From a cost perspective, that's a decent firearm. Just please make sure to properly test it within the first few weeks, so you can report to Taurus if it screws up.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - DavidH - 01-31-2017

I've heard most the fte/ftf issues is due to not cleaning good enough first time and shipping grease gumming up the works. For the price I might just have to buy one and risk it. Thanks for the opinion.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - JackRock - 02-01-2017

Like I said, if the goal is to be a plinker/range gun, that price is VERY hard to ignore. I say go for it if you have a spare few hundred.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - Jacob Barnes - 02-01-2017

(01-31-2017, 12:35 PM)DavidH Wrote: Been researching this gun and wondering what all y'alls opinion is. I like the hammer fired, ambi controls, decocker, large cap, sa/da double strike, and most of all the price. So far everyone seems to like them. Will primarily be a range plinker.

I had a Taurus semi auto 40 for a while and although the price was right it was a little picky on ammo which was kind of annoying at the range. It ran ok once I knew what ammo to use, but anyone who even slightly limp wristed while firing would jamb it. It made a decent range gun and was decently accurate, but I would have a hard time putting my life or family behind it. I ended up selling it to friend of a friend with no remorse. It was a M640 though, not a PT809b, so take all that input with a grain of salt.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - DavidH - 02-03-2017

Just ordered and should show up next week. Will put a range report in once I get some time to go.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - JackRock - 02-07-2017

(02-03-2017, 05:18 PM)DavidH Wrote: Just ordered and should show up next week. Will put a range report in once I get some time to go.

Good stuff. I'm curious to know the outcome. 


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - DavidH - 02-09-2017

Picked it up today from Shooter Ready (only shop that could get it) and this thing looks and feels great. Might be a while before I can hit the range though, had an accident and have 2 sprained ankles. Boo. Will post range results when I can walk again. Lol.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - bufordtjustice - 02-09-2017

Juan and Cy are good people to deal with.
I use to shoot steel dogs with them.
Good luck with your Taurus!


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - DavidH - 02-09-2017

Dealt with Juan and I liked him. Will probably go back.


RE: Thoughts on Taurus PT809b? - Lead Junkie - 02-21-2017

Bought a PT111 (pink pistol) for someone a long time ago. I hated it. The trigger pull was terrible.