Just picked up my stainless steel PT809 and I love it so far. Put a 100 rounds through it without a glitch. Shots were dead on right out of the box and the trigger feels great. It's my first Taurus but as long as this gun keeps performing it may not be my last.
Attitude: it takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile...and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
Taurus PT145 (blue) a.k.a. Tori
Taurus PT738 TCP (stainless)
marlin 70hc .22lr
Bought my blued 840 a month ago. fired 115 rounds so far w/o complaints. Shoots great.
I've owned an 845 for awhile, Still have the original magazines that I modified so it would function reliably. Probably have over 2500 rounds through it now, and it still shoots most of a magazine into one ragged hole at 7 yards.
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"The nine millimeter is for killing europeans, for truely dangerous people you need a .45."
Col. Jeff Cooper
" George Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British, he shot them."
"Life is tough...it's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne
809 in SS.
Purchased it to use as a primary duty weapon for the higher capacity then my 609.
Only put 100 rounds of ball and 50 of JHP thru it so far.
When I get more range time with it (say, after about 1000 rounds) i'll take it to work and qualify with it.
24/7 sights work, front and rear.
Also, mil pro rear sights work.
I swapped my rear sights with a mil pro guy who hated the straight 8.
The trigger on my PT809 is nothing less than awesome. Nice to purchase a great feeling gun that handles fast and no need for a trigger upgrade. +1 for Taurus on this design, personally I don't see a need for any aftermarket stuff. It does what it is supposed to out of the box.
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"Now go out into the highways and hedges where not even the Bishops will try to hinder you. Go out and look for Jesus in the ragged, in the naked, in the oppressed and sweated, in those who have lost hope, in those who are struggling to make good. Look for Jesus. And when you see him, gird yourselves with his towel and try to wash their feet." (Bishop Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzabar 1923)
I've narrowed my next purchase of a .45 down to the PT845 and the FNP 45 USG. Mostly because they are the only ones I've found in that caliber that are fully ambidextrious with "cocked&locked" capability. I'd love to hear from you, since you own both, how they compare. Different calibers, I understand, but as far as feel, control, accuracy, ammo compatibility, and any other things you've noticed.