Yikes. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to amazon.com and affiliated sites. For those without concerns of unauthorized access keep your firearm at hand through the night. One chamber locked up well, two chambers were a little sloppy and two chambers were real sloppy. This is not a $200-$300 firearm that fires like an $800 firearm. She couldn't deal really well with the semi-automatics because of the hot brass flying back at her after bouncing off the range divider. It’s a polymer framed and DA/SA, meaning however you’re comfortable carrying is available. Are there better choices, yes, for some people it may be their only workable choice because of inherent weakness, minimal experience at shooting, weapon size, comfort etc. Check out some of our favorites we’ve reviewed. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. That upward angle might be a hair exaggerated relative to what I did downrange, but not by much. I know people who swear by Taurus revolvers. Had to take it apart to clear the revolver. I have a Taurus model 444 (ultralight 28 oz 44 magnum on a Tracker/Raging bull frame). Post-Army Graham spent some time in the 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side. If you intend on using your Taurus TH9C as a home defense pistol, there are a few accessories that we recommend to make it more effective. Wish I had see that before I purchased. I have had two semi-automatics that were great! It’s a solid option especially for those looking to purchase their first hammer-fired pistol–or first pistol in general. FALCnR Semi-autos and revolvers. Started Sunday at 04:41 AM, By I freed it up and polished it up and sold it, I told the buyer of all the problems. Taurus has made a *massive* improvement on their semiautomatic handgun game. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff. That is a fairly broad and IMO, incorrect statement, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion. The TH9C is sized in the Goldilocks realm of being both small enough to carry and large enough to be shootable. Was suppose it be 2.5 barrel, had 3.5 barrel. Fair review. It doesn’t cost much, and it doesn’t look or feel like a gun that costs much. but then it doesn't cost anywhere near as much as those do, and it is not defective or faulty, it is just not the best choice for most people to use for defense in most situations. The TH9C is no 1911 and certainly not a performance pistol, but the mush and squish through the hammer falling was closer to a typical striker-fired gun than a 1911. The first, the lower of the two, remained loose, but if you eliminate the two fliers we’re down to a 2.5″ grouping, roughly speaking. Enabling full advantage of this ability the TH9C can be carried cocked and locked in single action with the safety on, decocked for a double action first pull to serve as the safety, or decocked and with the safety on. The finish on the slide and barrel isn’t likely to be anything worth admiring a few years into ownership, and the controls have an almost toy-gun feel to them, but they work. Although mechanically capable of great groups, a sloppy trigger makes it more difficult. The top grouping was aimed at the -1 it’s centered around, but still. My grandfather, which we’ll also introduce in a minute, was more or less unphased. Anyway, sent back to Taurus and received fixed weapon in about 3 weeks. I would not keep a modern Taurus revolver. If you wanted to sum this gun up, you’d need to just pick up on two things: 1. There were some tool marks on barrel. Since they have a lifetime warranty, they didn't need any quality control, they sent the good guns out with the bad and let the customer send them back if they were bad. Often once the damage is done it is quite difficult to undo or steer someone in another direction, so I completely understand where you are coming from. However, there are a few things you’re going to want to get in order to maximize your shooting experience. The trigger was too hard to pull repeatedly for my wife who is small in stature. For those $300 I don’t feel the typical gun-shop bro talk questions of, “How much is your life worth to you?” applies, but nor does, “You get what you pay for.” The TH9C is far from a nice gun, but it does offer incredible value for the price. Have had 2 PT92s and a 99. Cut my hand on the frame where the casting had not been ground off. November 30, 2014 in Handguns. The Taurus TH9c is a budget-friendly concealed carry option that carries a respectable 13+1 rounds with its compact magazine, and 15 in the second included mag. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. If you’re unsure of this with your gun, try a 200+ round range session and reflect. That is a fairly broad and IMO, incorrect statement, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion. My first revolver was the Taurus M66. That's a great story SWJ, thanks for sharing. Every one makes a bad product every now and then but Taurus has a bad rep.