Hello all I'm new to the forum and the Taurus family, have had my 709 for around 3 months and have put over 500 rounds downrange. I had a few FTE at first but I blame myself for one I had never shot a small pistol like that before and two I didn't clean it before I shot it. Since the initial range trip the gun has been flawless. Took my Ky CCDW class with this gun and it will be my EDC along with my Springfield XDM 3.8 compact. I must say I really love my 709.