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After researching Keltec PF9, Ruger LC9, & taurus 709, I decided on the Taurus. I was surprised to find one at my LGS yesterday (plain Jane blue, one mag & cardboard box). After a couple of field strippings and cleanings to get out the factory gunk and a little dry firing with snap caps, I took it out this afternoon for a tryout.
I shot several mags of WWB 115 gr. FMJs and Blazer Brass 124 gr. FMJs without a hiccup. The gun functioned perfectly, and accuracy was better than I expected, with 3 or 4 inch groups at 10 yards with both types of factory ammo
My question is the trigger. I got the loooong take up and crisp break that I expected after reading posts on this forum.
I was surprised, however, that the pull required to break the shot was not consistent. Most shots required the advertised 5 or 6 lbs, but several times, significantly more pull was required, to the point that I was beginning to think I had tripped the safety or something. Is this common with new 709s, & will it improve as the gun breaks in with more rounds fired?
 

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After researching Keltec PF9, Ruger LC9, & taurus 709, I decided on the Taurus. I was surprised to find one at my LGS yesterday (plain Jane blue, one mag & cardboard box). After a couple of field strippings and cleanings to get out the factory gunk and a little dry firing with snap caps, I took it out this afternoon for a tryout.
I shot several mags of WWB 115 gr. FMJs and Blazer Brass 124 gr. FMJs without a hiccup. The gun functioned perfectly, and accuracy was better than I expected, with 3 or 4 inch groups at 10 yards with both types of factory ammo
My question is the trigger. I got the loooong take up and crisp break that I expected after reading posts on this forum.
I was surprised, however, that the pull required to break the shot was not consistent. Most shots required the advertised 5 or 6 lbs, but several times, significantly more pull was required, to the point that I was beginning to think I had tripped the safety or something. Is this common with new 709s, & will it improve as the gun breaks in with more rounds fired?
Yes it will. I literally felt mine break in. It is still long. But it gets better. It was around 300 rounds. Keep shooting. You WON'T be disappointed!
 

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I've got approx 200 rds through mine and I love it.
I didn't have any real issues with the trigger being inconsistent, but the more I shot, the better it seemed to feel. I'm new to handguns so maybe I was just figuring it all out.

Good luck with the new gun, it's a fun little gun to shoot
 

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It will smooth out.it wants more food,then it starts breaking towards the bottom with a much better feel.glad you like it.You must have cleaned it very well.
 

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I was surprised, however, that the pull required to break the shot was not consistent. Most shots required the advertised 5 or 6 lbs, but several times, significantly more pull was required, to the point that I was beginning to think I had tripped the safety or something. Is this common with new 709s, & will it improve as the gun breaks in with more rounds fired?
It may improve or may not. The sear has small ears on both sides that engage notches in the aft bracket. The little sear spring positions the sear to a full-up position to align with these notches and the striker pushes the sear ears firmly into the notches (under pressure from the striker spring) as the sear catches the striker when the slide returns to battery. If the sear ears do not engage the notches in a repeatable, consistent way, the trigger pull force will be inconsistent. I had this problem and it was largely corrected by bending the sear spring to increase the force that returns the sear to the up position. I do not recommend this as a DIY job unless you have experience and a work area where that tiny spring can't get lost. Also, Taurus will not sell any of the associated parts so you are really stuck if you lose or break something.

My recommendation would be to see if it smoothes out on it's own with cleaning and lubrication help from you. You can try sending the gun to Miami, although I had little luck doing that; they replaced a lot of parts but did not fix the erratic trigger.
 

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I put another 3 mags through it today. There were only a couple of instances where the pull required was a bit "stout", and the variation on those seemed to be much less. I did not have any of those "wow, is this thing ever going to go off?" moments.
Hopefully, as the firearm breaks in, it will continue to get more consistent. I will try to clean & lube carefully & sparingly around the sear.
 
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