8 weeks ago I had problem with my PT 709 no extracting properly and since it was a brand new gun I was very disappointed! ( some of you might remember). Taurus replaced the extractor and firing pin. So today I decieded to take it to the range this gun took a beating I fired every kind of 9mm I could get without one single problem the gun was so hot at one point I had to put it down! 400 hard rounds and not a single problem!!!!!! When I look back as a noviest shooter I just wonder if I was to blame for breaking the gun? Not cleaning it and griping it properly. Here is the bottom line 400 hard rounds, no problems what so ever, very accurate even at 35 yards thought my Pt 709 was a piece of junk WORNG. Long wait getting back from repair yes But when all was said and done worth every minute PT 709 is hear to stay and will be my go to for EDC.