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Tell us what you think about it.

Any problems?

How old is it/ How many miles are on it?

Post some pics of it if you'd like.


I'm looking at a new 809 stainless, and for the same price as a new 24/7 G1.
But I've heard of a few issues with the earlier 800 pistols, which seems weird because this pistol is supposed to be based off of the 24/7, of which I own 2 and haven't had any issues other than 1 FTF with cheap .45 ammo and a couple of stovepipes with the 9mm.
 

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It will be good to read the responses to your questions.

Thanks for starting this thread.
 

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840 here will have it for 2 years in January. Not a single problem except 2 fte when my dad limp wristed. I blame it on him. I've never had a problem in almost a thousand rounds. Love it looking at the compact for winter carry.
 

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I just got one a few days ago and put only 50 rounds through it so far. The only problem I noticed was that the decocking lever on mine did not work. I'm currently trying to figure out what the problem is, but I haven't seen any other complaints about this. The sights also need adjusted, but it looks simple with a very small hex key that I will have to go out and find.
 

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I bought my 809 in June and have put about 500 rounds through it. I haven't had any problems at all with the gun. I've had a couple failure to fires with S&B ammo that the second strike took care of and one failure to fire with Federal Champion ammo that second strike wouldn't send down range. Figure it was a defective round. Overall, I love it!

My nephew (Marine security services) absolutely hates 9mm but said he didn't mind shooting my 809. Said it was a lot better than the Beretta M9 he was issued, but he still prefers .40 S&W or .45 in his handguns.
 

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My PT845 - which I purchased in April 2011 - has been flawless. However my son's PT845 - purchased a month or two later - has some problems.
First, the sights were visibily off center.
Second, his would not reliably cycle with hand-loaded SWC rounds while mine digested them perfectly.

Taurus sent him a new recoil spring which we hope will correct problem Two, but so far he hasn't had a chance to get to the range.
 

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Interesting.
Thanks everyone for your input so far, and for the link Taurus_9mm.


It seems most people that have the 800 series like it. I plan on purchasing a 809SS after X-Mas, as it seems to be a cheaper alternative to a 24/7G2 with similar features.
 

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I just got my 809 a couple days ago, but i havn't had a chance to take it to the range yet. First handgun... Excited to try it out...

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Interesting.
Thanks everyone for your input so far, and for the link Taurus_9mm.


It seems most people that have the 800 series like it. I plan on purchasing a 809SS after X-Mas, as it seems to be a cheaper alternative to a 24/7G2 with similar features.
I plan getting one also, a 809 compact. One of the things I like about the 800 series is that after you decock I blieve that you are in the firing mode, no need to remember to flick off the manual safety, if you want to carry DA, manual safety disengaged, which is how I like to carry. With my 24/7 Pro DS model, after I decock the manual safety is engaged and needs to be disengaged.
 

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I plan getting one also, a 809 compact. One of the things I like about the 800 series is that after you decock I blieve that you are in the firing mode, no need to remember to flick off the manual safety, if you want to carry DA, manual safety disengaged, which is how I like to carry. With my 24/7 Pro DS model, after I decock the manual safety is engaged and needs to be disengaged.
You are correct. If the safety is on slide the safety/decock lever down one "click" to remove the safety, then one more "click" to decock it.

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I have had My 809 compact for about 1 week. Took it to the range and ran 150 rounds through it. 100 Blazer brass 115gr & 50 124gr hard cast lead low power loads. The gun ran good with no malfunctions. The gun was shooting about 1-2 inches left, I noticed the front sight was shift to the right a bit. After centering the front sight it shot right on. The single action trigger is decent with a bit of creep. The double action is way to heavy, feels like it will snap the trigger bar if you shoot a lot of double action. I also noticed I can put 14 rounds into the 13 round magazine, 14+1 in a nice package not bad. The slide is fairly thin .90 near the top and about 1 inch where it bumps out a bit. I really like how it takes down like a Glock but you do not have to pull the trigger. And the rails the slide rides on are small so that should help it be more reliable. I like that the compact does not have ambi controls except the magazine release, which on my gun is very stiff I am going to oil it good and hopefully that will help. I have several other guns so I am going to keep shooting it without cleaning till I get a malfunction.
 

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Dude. I tried starting a thread about the 800 series back on Nov. 21. I have a 809 and a 840. The 809 has been 100% reliable and digested and fired everything I have put through it. No FTF's,no FTE's. I use it as my daily concealed carry choice. I trust my very life to it. Buy it. You won't be disappointed. I have the 809C compact on my radar for purchasing next year. I put a couple of magazine through it every month.
 

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As far as the G2 series goes. I was all in love with the G2 until I discovered that in order to put it in single action mode you have to squeeze and hold the trigger while racking the slide. That was a deal breaker for me. I mean,really,who does that?? I want familiararity with my guns. No other handgun I can think of requires that.
 

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As far as the G2 series goes. I was all in love with the G2 until I discovered that in order to put it in single action mode you have to squeeze and hold the trigger while racking the slide. That was a deal breaker for me. I mean,really,who does that?? I want familiararity with my guns. No other handgun I can think of requires that.
Whoa there reganmarine? From the G2 manual ???

Keep your finger off of the trigger, which means that the trigger is in its most
forward position. In this position, you can activate the Manual Safety by pushing

the lever up placing it in the “ON” position. The trigger will be locked and remain

in its forward position. To fire the pistol, push lever down and then pull trigger.

You can also activate the firing pin decocker by moving the lever downward,

the striker will be decocked and then the lever will return to the firing position.

The pistol will then be ready to fire in double action mode.
 

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Have a SS 845. Production date was June 2009 and bought it August 2010. Initially had a lot of Failure to Feed, Failure to Eject and Failure to Ignite. Probably around 80% of the total ammo I fired. Bought an extra Taurus mag but it was defective. Could not push the slide stop to lock the slide on the last round. Could not put 12 rounds on the mags as well. I figured based on the research I did on other forums that the Magazine spring was a bit stiff. And if that is true it would be true to all spring components of the 845. Hence all the failures. Continued to shoot if and fired some "hot loads". I noticed the failures gradually decreased until the claw of my extractor chipped of at around 300 - 400 round mark. Had it fixed by the Importer. Fired another 300 rounds more or less and was uneventful. On a side note I noticed that recoil was reduced when I fired the hot loads thru the 845. I live in the Philippines and the life time warranty of Taurus does not reach all the way here which was a major disappointment. The importer only gave it a 1 year warranty. So if you ask me if its a keeper? Will answer that after 500 more rounds thru her.
 

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Finally took my 809 to the range. Shot 50 cheap monarch fmj. Had 1FTFeed and 1 stovepipe on the first mag, all smooth after that.
30 in the chest, 20 in the head.


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I have had the 845 since May of 09, so- about 2.5 years. It is no doubt my favorite Taurus. The best shooting and operation wise- its just a very good gun for around $400. I have actually lost count on the number of rounds through it, but its still less than 1,000. Never a problem.

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I like the 800 so much..............I have a PT-111 Pro (9mm) with approx 600 rounds through it and a TCP 738 (380) with about 70 round through it, and that has been repaired that I will gladly trade for a 809 Compact.
 

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I was looking at one today in Academy sports....809 4" is on sale for 299.00. Just may go get me another Taurus....
 
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