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Taurus 15 + 1 Round 40 Smith & Wesson w/Stainless Finish/4"
by Dale V Date Added: Friday 13 April, 2012
I’ve owned two other Taurus handguns before ordering the PT840: the PT 111 9mm and PT1911 in .45. I’ve had great success with those but small issues with the 840.

The major thing was the fact that the slide would not “slingshot” closed. Read up on it and that was a common problem with these guns, which could also cause the slide to lock open while shooting with ammo still in the mag. So I used the warranty and Taurus had the gun fixed and back in my hands in a week. Taurus warranty service is awesome.

The other issue is one that anybody who’s shot the gun knows of; it shoots at least 2 inches low. The front sight is huge, so no wonder. I’ve thought about replacing it or filing it down, but for now I just adjust on the fly. Not a big deal, but every other pistol I’ve shot was pretty close to dead on.

As far as actual shooting, it’s fine. No problems so far after a couple hundred rounds. If you’re comparing it to a Glock or the new Wather PPQ (which I just bought, go read that review if you are thinking about getting the PPQ 9) then I guess I can only give it three stars. I’d rate it a 3.5 but we don’t have the ½ star option. I really like the reliability of the 840 but you have to shave a star or two for the issues. I trust it enough to carry as one of my CCWs, which is the main thing. And the trigger is really nice. Short reset. That’s worth a half star right there if I could do half’s…

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
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