I was looking for a decent 9mm and was looking at a Taurus 809, the price was right but not to familiar with the taurus brand and the 809 model in particular. Does anyone know much about these pistol? Bill
I have not and will not own a Tore-ass. From everything I've heard, if you get a good one, you've got a good one. However, if you get a bad one that needs warranty work, you'll have to go rounds with Taurus to get it done. It seems to be a crap shoot on which one (good or bad) you get too.
I'd rather spend my money on an American made gun that I don't have to worry about whether it's going to function or not. Just my $.02 worth though.
I too am not a fan of the Taurus. If you want something in that price range (around 450 is average) I would go with either a Glock or a FN.
The glock is an awesome pistol. VERY VERY reliable and just as important very easy to shoot accurately. They carry nice are very easy to maintain. I had an 19 and wish I had not gotten rid of it.
If you are not a fan of the glock (some people are intimidated by the glock for not having a safety) than you will really like the FN. I have never shot a FNP 9mm but have shot the .45acp but the features are the same on both. They are ambidxtrious on the safety, the decocker and the mag release. The .45 shot very nicely. The sa/da allows you to carry locked and cocked if you wish.