Many people are looking for quality made handguns with a budget mindset. I am often asked, “what is the best handgun for the least amount of money?” I am not prepared to say the Taurus PT 809 is the best budget handgun available however for an average price of $225, it is worthy of consideration.
This week we have been fortunate enough to be allowed to test and evaluate the Taurus 809 pistol. The 809 is a full sized polymer framed high capacity pistol from Taurus International. Most gun owners know the company simply as Taurus, but the Brazil based company also owns Braztech International, the maker of Rossi firearms and Heritage Manufacturing.
My father’s Llama Comanche .357 magnum rode faithfully in the console of his work truck for nearly 20 years, while also serving as his nightstand protector in between the highway miles. As happens with so many revolver guys, he decided last year to swap it for something with a bit more capacity.