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I'm an old man (57) with a new toy. Bought a PT709 Slim. My first handgun. Ordered a magazine for it from ManVenture Outpost Feb. 13. They got my money Feb. 15. I just got the mag today, March 1. At least I'll have two mags. Haven't even shot the pistol yet. Don't have much ammo and can't find any, but I'm hoping to get some more first before I start breaking in the gun. This is a great site, a lot of good stuff here.
 

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Congrats on the gun and welcome from Texas. :wave:
 

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Howdy neighbor from west texas
 

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Someone in California says Hi.

I just got my 709 in January and i have only shot it once but I really like it.

Good luck hunting down some ammo.
 

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Welcome from another oldster. You picked a very popular pistol. Good luck with ammunition.
 

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Welcome from StL. MO!! AND a fellow 709 owner. Clean it better than you think you have to. Lube it. Rack the slide a few hundred times. Pick up some snap caps and practice your grip aim and trigger. If you have ( or when you get ) some ammo load and unload the mags - leave them loaded overnight or longer. The non ammo workout/break in can be a very big help getting started.

Small, short barrel pistols can be a handful. Small variations get amplified. That said the 709 shines among today's pocket 9s - congratulations!
 
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What mingaa said ^^^

And welcome from Dallas, TX!

Old?? I'll be 57 in exactly one month, so thanks for letting me know! :cool:

I carry my 709 every day, and I'm sure you're going to love it.
 

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I'm an "old" man also with a few more years on me than you. Also a 709 owner and ordered me an extra magazine from ManVenture on Feb 13 and received it today. Just finished shooting a few rounds and the more I shoot the 709 the more I like it. Good luck with yours.
 

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welcome to the forum, i love my 709! enjoy!
 

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Congratulations on your new firearm.
 

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I'm an old man (57) with a new toy. Bought a PT709 Slim. My first handgun. Ordered a magazine for it from ManVenture Outpost Feb. 13. They got my money Feb. 15. I just got the mag today, March 1. At least I'll have two mags. Haven't even shot the pistol yet. Don't have much ammo and can't find any, but I'm hoping to get some more first before I start breaking in the gun. This is a great site, a lot of good stuff here.
Hey, I resemble that remark. :) I also just bought a 709 though not my first handgun. I shot about 50 rounds through it and it had trigger issues so I sent it back for repair. However, when I shot it I really like the feel and fit of the gun. The recoil isn't bad either. I hope to have it repaired and back soon. I know how you feel about the ammo. Taurus suggested I shoot several hundred rounds through it before sending it in. I shot the 50 and then dry fired it a few hundred times using snap caps. I had problems getting the ammo and the prices locally are prohibitive. I was able to buy 1000 rounds of "re-manufactured" ammo from Freedom Munitions last week and it arrived yesterday. Cost of about $.30 per round which I think is pretty awesome in the present environment. I can't wait to get the 709 back so I can shoot some of it up. BTW, be careful what you call old. It's terrible to be old at our age.
 

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I recommend anyone with multiple magazines (and that should be everybody) number your magazines so you can tell which is which. A paint pen works pretty good on the base. You can use a sharpie on the metal side but it will wear off. Or you can scratch a number on the aside; those little engravers work well here. By the way, white paint pens also work great for labeling ammo cans.
 

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Congrats on the 709 and getting your first handgun. It has already been said, but I am going to say it again. Field strip the gun and give it a good cleaning. Being new to handguns, you might want to look at YouTube videios searching for cleaning and lubing auto handguns. You don't have to find one on the 709, but any semi-auto will do for understanding the cleaning and lubing. Cleaning is an important step that is often ignored by new owners. Taurus uses a packing compound that needs to be removed before the gun is fired. If not, it will mix with powder residue and turn hard, gumming up the action of the pistol. Good luck with it and let us know how she shoots.
 

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Enjoy your 709. It's my everyday carry. Welcome from Ky.
 

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Welcome from little ole New Hampshire & Congrats on that 709
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do !
 
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