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    Would you buy it?

    I've been admiring the Sig P365 but just can't get excited about paying a minimum of $500.00 for it. So I wondered, what if Taurus took the PT709 Slim and fattened it up a little. Alter the grip to accommodate a 10+1 mag but kept the price in the same ballpark. Would you buy it? I think I would, especially if they ran the type of sale like they did recently for the G2C.


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    Well, I would consider it, but I never really got all that excited about the P365 to begin with.
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    Why don't you just get a G2C?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 777Driver View Post
    Why don't you just get a G2C?
    +1 My thoughts exactly.
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    LOL, Taurus did, or rather they designed and built the MilPro, then slimmed it down into the 709. So the answer is yes, I bought a MilPro. My youngest, when he got back from Afghanistan asked if he could have it since it was the pistol with which I taught him to shoot.

    If I were Taurus, I would start with a new design. Something slightly larger than a Spectrum.

    Kahr is the one I am surprised has not turned their CM and CW designs into double stacks to compete with the Sig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
    I've been admiring the Sig P365 but just can't get excited about paying a minimum of $500.00 for it. So I wondered, what if Taurus took the PT709 Slim and fattened it up a little. Alter the grip to accommodate a 10+1 mag but kept the price in the same ballpark. Would you buy it? I think I would, especially if they ran the type of sale like they did recently for the G2C.


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    Nope. I'm quite happy with my old Kel Tec P11 and my new Taurus TH9c. The KT is 10+1 and fits a pocket well and the TH9c is 13+1 in down size or can handle a 17 round magazine from the TH9. I have both versions of the magazines. Both guns were around 300 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
    I've been admiring the Sig P365 but just can't get excited about paying a minimum of $500.00 for it. So I wondered, what if Taurus took the PT709 Slim and fattened it up a little. Alter the grip to accommodate a 10+1 mag but kept the price in the same ballpark. Would you buy it? I think I would, especially if they ran the type of sale like they did recently for the G2C.
    NOPE!
    don't think I would, actually sure that I would not be a buyer!
    see I don't mind paying for quality, reliability, customer service, parts availability myself.
    but to each their own, I have yet to honestly be able to value exactly what I think my life is worth and what I feel is the best way to protect it..
    so far about 700 rounds through this with 0 malfunctions and that's using some 7-8 different ammo styles. weights and power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    NOPE!
    don't think I would, actually sure that I would not be a buyer!
    see I don't mind paying for quality, reliability, customer service, parts availability myself.
    but to each their own, I have yet to honestly be able to value exactly what I think my life is worth and what I feel is the best way to protect it..
    so far about 700 rounds through this with 0 malfunctions and that's using some 7-8 different ammo styles. weights and power.
    I love the haters and gun snobs. I've got many thousands of rounds through my Kel Tec, very accurate, and I can only remember failures when I got ammo mixed up and tried to feed it some .380. It shoots 3.5" groups at 25 yards.

    My TH9c is my latest to run ammo through. I'm up to 400 or so rounds since I got it. I have 700 rounds of factory 115 ball waiting to fire. It doesn't like the short OAL of my XTP handloads that I run in the KT, so I'm loading 115 grain Winchester to 1300 fps. It loves those. Took the head off a cottonmouth a while back. Is THAT self defense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
    I've been admiring the Sig P365 but just can't get excited about paying a minimum of $500.00 for it. So I wondered, what if Taurus took the PT709 Slim and fattened it up a little. Alter the grip to accommodate a 10+1 mag but kept the price in the same ballpark. Would you buy it? I think I would, especially if they ran the type of sale like they did recently for the G2C.


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    The Sig P365 is a very interesting Pistol, but a Taurus G2C is very comparable. Why bother fattening the grip of a PT709 when the G2C already delivers?
    I like my PT709 just as it is. The early Sig P365's had issues, which have hopefully been fixed.

    Also consider the Ruger American Pro Compact. Were I not very well served by my late production Taurus PT111 Millenium Pro, I might consider one of those.


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    The 709 is just fine the way it is. It's a great single stack and for most needs it all one needs. I will admit to owning one and have a hard to find 9 round spare magazine for carry as a spare.

 

 
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