Welcome to the forum, Oldsarge86, and congratulations on your new PT709 Slim!Took my new 709 to the range today and was very impressed with it. Only ran 50 rounds through it. No problems at all. Love the trigger feel. Might have to go back again tomorrow.
Texas CHL range requirements:Went back to the range today with a different brand of low cost ammo just to see how it would run. Had one ejection failure, but it was easy to clear and the rest of the box ran very smooth. Tried some rapid fire and I was suprised just how controlable the gun is. Sure feels a lot different than my Remington Rand 1911 or Ruger GP-100. Right now I keep it in the house cocked and locked. I don't have my CHL yet. Does anyone know the distances of the Texas CHL practical exercise? Picked up a little pouch from concealmygun.com. Tight fit, but will stretch.
You're stealing my thunder! Not really.Welcome Os86! I also own a PT709. I suggest you log onto AmmoEngine: .380 ACP, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals or Ammo For Sale : Cheap Ammo : Find Ammunition at AmmoSeek.com and start looking at 9mm buys in bulk. The 709 seems to induce a LOT of ammo purchases!
I've run into this a few times, mostly only when shooting a bit more rapidly than normal. Any solutions?Most of these small guns run better after a break-in period. Hopefully yours will and you'll never see another feed failure. FYI, the classic feed problem with the early PT709s was an incomplete extraction of the spent casing (still partially in the chamber) with the next live round feeding and jamming against the bottom of the spent shell. Hard to clear because you need to drop the magazine and lock the slide back to clear it; not something you want to do in am emergency. Hopefully, Taurus has solved this problem and you'll never see it.