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Does anybody know what the differences are between these models (other than 17 vs 15 rounds)?

Both are in the 07 catalog, but the website says the 909 is discontinued.

Looking at the pictures, the 909 has a more attractive grip (IMO) and a longer beaver tail.
Both guns seen to have the 92/99 style controls "which I love".

Having said all that, is the 909 discontinued and is there any other differences between these 2 models? Any feedback from owners of these "gorgeous" guns would be appreciated.

P.S. The PT99 was my first and favorite auto. 100% reliable with tons of rounds through it.

Thanks & Merry Christmas to all!

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Well they say they were both taken from the 92/99 line, and made lighter, and smaller. 909 shows discontinued but available if you can find one. Most guys here are going after the 911, which is of course the 1911. If I go for a larger semi auto, that would be the way I probably would go, unless of course the 24/7 is looking better to me at the time.
 

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While the PT909 has been discontinued, there are still quite a few in the distributors pipeline. Davidsons had some (43) left, last I checked a month ago.

Basicly, the PT909 has a PT92 frame adapted to a PT911 style Slide/Barrel assembly. The PT909 was discontinued and replaced by the PT809, which is not available yet.

The PT911 is slightly smaller and intended for the CCW market. See if it fits your hand before considering it for purchase.
 

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leejack said:
Does anybody know what the differences are between these models (other than 17 vs 15 rounds)?

Both are in the 07 catalog, but the website says the 909 is discontinued.

Looking at the pictures, the 909 has a more attractive grip (IMO) and a longer beaver tail.
Both guns seen to have the 92/99 style controls "which I love".

Having said all that, is the 909 discontinued and is there any other differences between these 2 models? Any feedback from owners of these "gorgeous" guns would be appreciated.

P.S. The PT99 was my first and favorite auto. 100% reliable with tons of rounds through it.

Thanks & Merry Christmas to all!

Donald
the 911 has a straight back strap.. like the beretta vertec, and other models.

the 909 has the classic curved backstrap and if you have a pt92/99 should have the same feel.
the 909 also has a accessory rail and was released after the pt911

the gun highly resembles that of a 92/99 that has been shortened and a close slide.. but the internals are different, i suspect several parts are interchangeable though.. probably some springs, take down and slide catch parts.

i do not know if it has been discontinued or not, the web site is highly flawed and lists models that are in production as out.. the taurususa website could use some serious attention

if you find anything out let me know.. prices seem to be around 430-450ish..

honestly i wont pay more then 400 for one, really 350-380 would seem like a ideal price to me, the mags for it are hella expensive.. about 37 bucks is cheapest i found and not alot of after market mags.. mec-gar apparently make none for it.

you might get a used one for like 200.. that might actually be the way to go on this one.
i've not read any reliability problems but i have heard some issues with accuracy, but that could simply be jackasses.

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Well they say they were both taken from the 92/99 line, and made lighter, and smaller. 909 shows discontinued but available if you can find one. Most guys here are going after the 911, which is of course the 1911. If I go for a larger semi auto, that would be the way I probably would go, unless of course the 24/7 is looking better to me at the time.
internals are different.. externally gun is very similar to a cut down 92/99..

actually the 911 is the same gun, both 9mm da/sa.. but it has a straight grip where the 909 has the more familiar curved back strap like the pt92/99.

there is also the 940.. the .40 cal, and of course the 945 which is the .45acp version..
oddly the 940 is actually shortest overall of the 3.

the 940 has a straight backstrap.. the 945 on the other hand comes with the curved backstrap.

this is the medium frame guns that have been cut down 1-1.5 inchs from the pt92-99.


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While the PT909 has been discontinued, there are still quite a few in the distributors pipeline. Davidsons had some (43) left, last I checked a month ago.

Basicly, the PT909 has a PT92 frame adapted to a PT911 style Slide/Barrel assembly. The PT909 was discontinued and replaced by the PT809, which is not available yet.

The PT911 is slightly smaller and intended for the CCW market. See if it fits your hand before considering it for purchase.
are you for sure it's been discontinued?
they still list the stainless with 10rnd mags as available, as well as the blue/black finish.
the site is seriously in need of some attention.. it's wrong a lot.

the pt911/909 are the same size, the difference is the 909 has an accessory rail and curved backstrap instead of straight..

btw i've not heard anything on the pt809.. do you have any info on it? whats going to be different about the 809? before i buy a 909 i might wait if i like the changes.
 

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Discontinued Taurus PT909B

Yes, I am very sure that the PT909 has been discontinued! I almost bought one, but opted for a 24/7 Pro 9mm, instead.

For the current product profile of the PT809 see link:
http://www.taurususa.com/whatsnew/pistols.cfm
 

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actually the 809 looks like a whole another series.. does'nt look like the same design as the 900's
and does'nt say it will be replacing the 900's

how do you know the 909's are being discontinued? i was going to email to taurus but they dont seem to have a email address.. i might call them if i find time.

now im the first to say taurususa website is often wrong.. but it does not look like going by that all 909/911's are being discontinued.. looks like the ones paired up with 10rnd mags will still be sold.

oddly the 911's it says the 15 rnders are available but the 10rnd mag paired ones will be discontinued.

909 (black) 10rnd mags: available
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=340&category=Pistol

909 (black) 17rnd mags: discontinued
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=339&category=Pistol

909 (stainless) 10rnd mags: available
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=342&category=Pistol

909 (stainless) 17rnd mags: discontinued
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=341&category=Pistol

911 (black) 10rnd mags: discontinued
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=343&category=Pistol

911 (black) 15rnd mags: available
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=344&category=Pistol

911 (stainless) 10rnd mags: discontinued
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=348&category=Pistol

911 (stainless) 15rnd mags: available
http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=349&category=Pistol
 

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I know because I spoke with Taurus Customer Service and three Major Distributors about it. All of the Distributors had PT909's in stock, some more than others, and told me that these would be the last ones! They had raised their prices accordingly and I decided I liked the 24/7's grip better and bought one of those instead! The main advantage the PT909 would have had would have been that it would have been able to share my PT92's magazines. Still may wind up with a PT909, down the budget road. I like it's grip better than the PT911's for my hand. Buy what fits you!

As the PT809 is similar in profile to the PT909 and the PT909 has been discontinued, it's not too much of a stretch to figure that the PT809 has replaced the PT909. Actually, the whole PT900 series will likely be replaced by PT800 series pistols and this is reflected by some of Tauruses Gun Press releases. i.e the PT940 replaced by a Poly PT840, the PT945 replaced by a PT845, etc!

With their discontinuance coming about, if you want a new PT900 series pistol, the Clock is ticking!
 

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so they are still going ot sell the 911's but not the 909's?

i find it funny that they would raise the prices on the last of the 909's.. not because dealers have'nt done that in the past but because lets face it.. taurus is not a collectible gun or classics... taurus has poor resell value.. not particularly sought after.. if they was discontinuing a taurus gun i'd use that as a point to get a lower price not a higher... but meh.. thats just me.

as for the press releases can you show me where i can find them for the 900 series? i looked under press releases on the website but they only had 24/7, millennium, and 1911 releases.. as well as the judge.

i dont want a 909 or a 911 that badly.. if i can't find one nib when im ready.. im not to worried about it used one looks like a good bet at this point anyway.
 

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Well, they definitely raised the wholesale prices on PT909's when they went out of production, enough to squelch my appetite for one. Collectability is in the eye of the Collector. I've noticed some Gunshops tend to lowball trades on Taurus Pistols, then resell them on good profit margins. Just part of their game. Car dealers are worse!

Sorry, the older press releases are now gone from the web.
 
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I am a new member to this forum. Seems like a lot of nice folks. I am new to the Taurus family but have other firarms. I have been searching for information on my 911 9mm Stainless but it seems that people are confusing the Taurus P911 and PT1911. They are not the same. The 911 action is simular to the Browing Hi-Power with a very close duplicate of some Berretta products (definetly not a 1911).
I , and other shooters at my range, are very pleased with the Taurus P911 9mm. Quite accurate and reliable. The trigger is suprisingly smooth. The comments that I am getting..."wow!"
 

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tomgunner, you are 100% correct, and welcome. The PT1911 and PT911 are 2 totally different guns.

Here is a picture of my PT911 9mm in stainless with rosewood grips and gold accents.
 

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Welcome aboard tomgunner, glad you could join us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
 

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Thanx for the reply....that is what I thought. You have a really nice looking Taurus. I like to add, subtract and etc to my 1911 so I am just looking at some ways to "tinker" with my new Taurus P911. I just do stuff whether it needs to be done or not.
 

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Been reading this thread in endless amusement at what everyone thinks different models are or are related too. PT 909 is the double stack version of the PT908, also the PT909 has a tac-rail. Biggest difference between the PT909 and the PT911 is that the PT911 does NOT have a tac-rail.

Some of the other models in this series are: (there are variations to all of these models).

PT 908
PT 38S
PT 909
PT 911
PT 915
PT 938
PT 938C
PT 940
PT 945
PT 957
 

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Qwiks draw said:
DRAEGER, self portrait pictures are iffy at best. :p :D :devil:
I was taken just this morning too :D
 
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