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Thanks for the heads up!

I just watched it, glad Hickok got around to reviewing it.

The only issue I’ve had is after firing the first time I found the rear sight loose. Tightened it up and so far so good.

I’m getting a Pearce extension for one of my mags and a Hogue Handall grip sleeve to see what difference they make.
 

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Also Thanks here for letting us know. I do follow Hickok45 on Youtube.

I’m getting a Pearce extension for one of my mags and a Hogue Handall grip sleeve to see what difference they make.
I highly recommend that combination of those accessories! I have the Pearce Extensions on ALL five of my PT709 magazines.

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Taurus PT709 with small Hogue Handall Grip Sleeve and Pearce Magazine Extensions
 
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Glad he was able to get around to reviewing it but he sure rambled on for the first ten minutes about Taurus guns in general then a few digs at High Point. At the ten minute mark I had enough!
 
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Glad he was able to get around to reviewing it but he sure rambled on for the first ten minutes about Taurus guns in general then a few digs at High Point. At the ten minute mark I had enough!
Agree. However you missed the best part of the video! At about the 10 minutes mark he takes 2 shots at the 100yd gong and you can see the bullet drop into the target! Kind of cool.
 

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Agree. However you missed the best part of the video! At about the 10 minutes mark he takes 2 shots at the 100yd gong and you can see the bullet drop into the target! Kind of cool.
Any idea how far that gong is down range? I've watched a pant load of his videos but never recall him saying.

After watching the video, I had to go out to the garage and shoot my Tanfoglio 1911 Co2 pistol. Not quite the same as going to the range with my 709, but hey :funsign:
 

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Any idea how far that gong is down range? I've watched a pant load of his videos but never recall him saying.

After watching the video, I had to go out to the garage and shoot my Tanfoglio 1911 Co2 pistol. Not quite the same as going to the range with my 709, but hey :funsign:
I'm pretty sure it's 100 yards.
 

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One of the coolest parts of his videos is seeing slow moving bullets as they hit those long range gongs.
 
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The only issue I have with what he said was about the price.

He stated that it’s a good gun if you can’t afford one of the more expensive guns.

To me, the price had little to do with it, I can afford to get any of the guns he had on the table. I simply liked the way it looked and felt in my hand, calling it a cheap version of a Glock does no good. If it fires and you can hit what you’re aiming at then the rest is simply aesthetics. But I guess you have to have a yardstick by which all others are measured so....
 

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Any idea how far that gong is down range? I've watched a pant load of his videos but never recall him saying.

After watching the video, I had to go out to the garage and shoot my Tanfoglio 1911 Co2 pistol. Not quite the same as going to the range with my 709, but hey :funsign:

Have watched quite a few Hickok45 videos and believe he says the Gong is at the 80 yard mark.
 

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Maybe he was making a point but — if I knew I’d have loaned him a few more mags!
No reference to the Guns & Ammo single stack 9 group test where the 709 prevailed and iirc even won the final 1000 round shootout with the other leader of the article - the Glock.

Shopping around 709s can be had for just over $200 — even less than the $250-75 he mentions.

I think Hickock does a great job and feel that he came up just a bit short on the 709 review THOUGH he did hit the high points and despite the 1 mag did show the gun’s capabilities pretty well.

The article: http://www.gunsandammo.com/handguns/compacts/single-stack-9mm-shootout/
 

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The only issue I have with what he said was about the price.

He stated that it’s a good gun if you can’t afford one of the more expensive guns.

To me, the price had little to do with it, I can afford to get any of the guns he had on the table. I simply liked the way it looked and felt in my hand, calling it a cheap version of a Glock does no good. If it fires and you can hit what you’re aiming at then the rest is simply aesthetics. But I guess you have to have a yardstick by which all others are measured so....
He's not wrong per se.

The Slim IS a cheap Glock. I would bet my life on a Slim as much as I do the Glock. I've owned a G19 and G26, both were too big for summer carry. So I have a beat up 709 that I bought for $160 and works as good as a Glock. That thing has never malfunctioned and I barely clean it.
 

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I pocket carry the 709 regularly — the double stacks are a bit much for that. I like Glocks, S & W, Springfield etc just fine.
The gun edging out my good old 709 - getting a lot of carry time is the Sig p365.

The 709 is not going anywhere. I’m pleased to have other solid 9mm guns to add to pocket class!!
 

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The reason I got the 709 Slim is, the only other pistol I have for concealed carry is my HK Compact 45 and it's rather large compared to the 709. I do have a GSG Firefly .22 but it doesn't have the same power and it's a bit bigger than the 709. I do have an old Colt .38 Police Positive that's over 100 years old (belonged to my wife's grandfather who was a sheriff and chief of police in Vicksburg, got his badges too), I've never fired it plus I don't like the way the grip feels.
 

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I've owned plenty of Tauruses (Taurii?) - PT-111 G2, PT-22, Model 85, PT-1911, and even the Spectrum for a bit - but for some reason the 709 Slim never appealed to me. I ended up buying a Ruger LC9s for a single-stack 9mm a couple of years ago. Still, good to see the 709 Slim getting some Hickok time.
 

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I've got a 709 and like it okay. It's the primary carry gun. I wanted a 740 as everything else I have in
semi-auto is .40 but they were hard to find and this came along at the right time with the right price.
Still might get a 740 and let this go.

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Agree. However you missed the best part of the video! At about the 10 minutes mark he takes 2 shots at the 100yd gong and you can see the bullet drop into the target! Kind of cool.
Exactly! That was the coolest part well..also the paper target where he put two shots in the red. He has a lot of followers so it helps people reconsider Taurus products.
 

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Looks like Hickok45 is finally reviewing Taurus products.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1SAmBhB-Sq8
To be fair, this isn't the first Taurus firearm Hickock45 has reviewed, he's also reviewed one of their .22 Revolvers, (can't remember which) the Judge, and most recently the PT92 about a week ago. In addition, he's reviewed numerous Heritage Arms Rough Riders, which are manufactured by a subsidiary of Taurus, as well as a couple Rossi rifles, IIRC.
 
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