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As my title says,I haven't been around lately.still have my two Tauri!.:).I have been playing with my other toys,the two MSR's.my wifey and I have got in the past few years.
I am still carrying my good old PT 709 though,edc.it's got probably about 1500 or so rounds through it so far in the last 5 years I have had it,still dependable as hell!.

The question I am asking and I have been all over the web looking is,at age 62 now,I am having issues with racking the slide due to arthritis in my hands.I cannot grip the slide like I used to.still can but it is painful now.

I see that there is a racking assist accessory device for Glock pistols,they look like wings that replace the slide cap that allows access to the striker assembly when the pistol is disassembled.the PT 709 and the PT 740's both have this cover (slide cap)for the striker assy also.

I was wondering if anybody has seen these for the slim series Taurus pistols or,has a Glock that has this accessory and know if it will fit my PT 709?.it sure would be a good device to add on to a slim series pistol for us old farts!.

I have seen the handy racker and other stuff like that or racking the pistol against a table etc.but I want something that will become part of the pistol.

Thanks for looking at my post.I will check back soon.
 

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Who was that masked man???
sorry I can't help with the question, but wish you luck.
 
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Not sure if this is of any value.
At 73 I have a similar problem, arthritis in both my thumbs. My two 'Tauri' don't give me many problems but I have a Ruger 9E that I had trouble racking. I put Grip tape on the rear serrations and on the angled part of the rear of the slide which helped considerably.
 

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There is a "stair tread" tape that would work.
It's usually about 2" wide and comes in a 10 foot roll.
It feels almost like sandpaper and is black.
It is also easily cut to size with scissors or a knife.
I use it on tone bars for my lap steels.
They get very slippery and I put a 1/2 strip 2" long on each side and it works very well.
It might look a bit odd but I think a small piece on each side of the slide would help
and it does have great adhesion.
 

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Oh...my doctor told me today that all that XXX brand copper-infused stuff is just snake oil. She said the key ingredient is the compression that's there, the copper does nothing. She recommended Isotoner gloves! Think I'll get something a bit more manly.
 

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Oh...my doctor told me today that all that XXX brand copper-infused stuff is just snake oil. She said the key ingredient is the compression that's there, the copper does nothing. She recommended Isotoner gloves! Think I'll get something a bit more manly.
decisions--decisions--decisions!!
so now it a toss up-- do you believe the Doctor or what you read on the internet????
I say ask your Barber and let him be the deciding vote!
My Barber is well versed in many subjects and he will tell you that as well.
 

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decisions--decisions--decisions!!
so now it a toss up-- do you believe the Doctor or what you read on the internet????
I say ask your Barber and let him be the deciding vote!
My Barber is well versed in many subjects and he will tell you that as well.
I am my barber!!! The last time someone else cut my hair she hacked it up so bad that I told myself "Hell, I can do that and it won't cost me a thing". Been cutting with a #2 Wahl attachment ever since.
 

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Hello,

I know you are looking for an accessory to add in racking the slide, but if it gets to the point of buying another gun, there is always the Taurus PT22 either the older alloy frame version (that I have, see the video below) or the PT22 newer poly version, they both have the "pop up" barrel that you load one round into the barrel and then after clicking it down, it's ready to go.. no cocking the slide at all. Both are modeled from the Beretta 21A Bobcat. Note as in "any" models, some do have small "issues", but the that I bought, right off of the bat had "no issues" at all. Just my two cents.. just "in case" you do not find a solution. .22LR still a lethal round.

The music is a bit strange.. but here is a good video:
 

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To me.
as in the case of the 22 caliber Taurus or Beretta with the tip up barrel, while that may assist you in loading a empty chamber, it doesn't do a lot for having to clear the weapon under stress and time
if presented with an emergency where you need to defend yourself.
I mean yea you can flip up the barrel, but then you have got to get a shell from somewhere (that shell being extremely small) insert it into the barrel, close the barrel--yada-yada -yada.
considering the no fire malfunction rate of a 22 rimfire is about 200 times more likely than a centerfire, the 22 in that gun would personally be about the last choice that I would make.
 
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I am my barber!!! The last time someone else cut my hair she hacked it up so bad that I told myself "Hell, I can do that and it won't cost me a thing". Been cutting with a #2 Wahl attachment ever since.

sounds like you need to buy yourself a Beer and sit down and have a discussion with yourself then?---
 

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To me.
as in the case of the 22 caliber Taurus or Beretta with the tip up barrel, while that may assist you in loading a empty chamber, it doesn't do a lot for having to clear the weapon under stress and time
if presented with an emergency where you need to defend yourself.
I mean yea you can flip up the barrel, but then you have got to get a shell from somewhere (that shell being extremely small) insert it into the barrel, close the barrel--yada-yada -yada.
considering the no fire malfunction rate of a 22 rimfire is about 200 times more likely than a centerfire, the 22 in that gun would personally be about the last choice that I would make.
Respectfully, I can actually rack the slide on mine. And I've seen jams, FTF, FTE in plenty of center fire pistols over the years. Training is key with any firearm as well as quality ammo versus bulk.
 

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Respectfully, I can actually rack the slide on mine. And I've seen jams, FTF, FTE in plenty of center fire pistols over the years. Training is key with any firearm as well as quality ammo versus bulk.

not arguing that YOU can rack the slide on yours but I don't think that YOU will be traveling around with the lady to rack it for her/him.
also not arguing that there are no centerfire pistols that misfire. but lets just take a quick poll on who here has had a 22 rimfire misfire?
and who here has had a centerfire cartridge misfire?
and out of how many rounds shot was that?
not trying to be hard to get a long with but that's how I see it, you may or my not agree.
to me there are just way to many quality smaller pistols that are reliable, more powerful, yet still easy to manipulate and shoot to go with those two.
I think that someone would be much better off IF they decided on those weapons to use the 25 acp or 32 acp.
again no offense taken and certainly didn't hurt my feelings.
 

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Do I have to sit down???

depends on how much Beer you can drink and how well you listen I would say.
"Disclaimer-- Do not try this at home, this was conducted by a Professional Beer Drinker.
 
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