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    Aren't they making the 709 here in the States? My understanding is that they want to move some of the manufacturing here. I was told a while ago that about 15-20% of the pistols are made here now (mostly the pocket pistols). Anyone know anymore about this?
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    My PT740 I bought was smeared with white preserving grease I had to clean before taking to the range. So not dry and not oiled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jseymour View Post
    My PT740 I bought was smeared with white preserving grease I had to clean before taking to the range. So not dry and not oiled.
    I wonder how long it had been sitting on a shelf somewhere??
    I bought a PT1911 SS in 38 Super a few years back that was on close out as taurus had discontinued the 38 Super.
    the gun was about 2 years out of production date.
    the grease had gotten hard and dried up, it was quite an effort to get it all cleaned up.
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    I've never gotten a greased gun from Taurus. Tracker 44. 840. 85. TCP. Clean.
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    I have bought two PT-111"s at different times, and they were both well oiled. Then I bought a TCP 738 that was bone dry.
    I know the TCP is made in Miami, while the PT-111 is made in Brazil. That probably has something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cariwine View Post
    I've never gotten a greased gun from Taurus. Tracker 44. 840. 85. TCP. Clean.
    The first couple of posts in this thread speaks of the preservative grease I speak of:
    New PT 740 "SLIM" .40caliber

    I bought mine around 2012, so perhaps they do not use the preservative grease anymore.
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    IIRC we were advised 3+ years ago that all product out of Brazil is shipped via air freight.
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    I really appreciate all the replies to this post. My 709 was in great shape even without oil on it and I don't think that it was on the shelf for a long time at the Academy I bough it from since they have been out of stock for sometime.

    Over this last week while I traveled I stopped buy 4 places to look at new 709s just for my own curiosity. I found about 50% had a heavy coat of oil and 50% didn't, so I guess it just depends on what day they come off the assembly line.

    Still think Taurus is a good product and again I just posted this question out of my own curiosity.
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    Would've been glad to get one with just the pistol in the plastic bag. I bought four at one time, every one was oily along with a desiccant pack with the end opened up by the oil so I got to clean bb's out of each one.

 

 
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