I ran across you're site and I'm finding it full of good info. I'm a newby to Taurus and handguns, I have a PT809SS 9mm on order from our local gun shop. I can't wait until it comes, any day now. I'm like a kid with Christmas coming. I also would like to see an 800 series in the forum. Any thoughts on having a section for state members to talk state issues. Like if there are any really good dealers in my area of Wisconsin, state PD issues you may have had with CC/OC. As for my experience I don't have very much experience with semi-autos, so I plan to take the full CC class with the added defense training. At this point the 809 will be a target piece and maybe for home defense. I kind of stumbled into the Taurus brand at the local big box stores, there were a lot of them being sold. I looked into the 9mm models and came up with the PT809. I couldn't find anyone say a bad word about it other than they ship them with way to much grease on them. When I get it I will give it a real good cleaning and get her out to the range for a test run. Well this is getting long winded so thanks and I will be checking the forums out daily.