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Graham Baates & Teya Freeman from GBGuns Depot detailed video review – Tara TM-9X Shooting Impressions
Graham Baates is Army veteran who continues to serve, by contributing his expert knowledge to the gun community. Graham is active on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gbguns/ with thousands of posts and followers, YouTube on the Graham Baates Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2VOURrALs1CwVmbGlXJOPQ with 90K+ subscribers with over 30,000,000 views and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GrahamBaatesGuns/ has a social network of over 5,000 likes and followers.
Teya Freeman is also an Army veteran who continues to serve, by contributing her expert knowledge to the firearms community, and proud mom. Teya is very active on social media where you can follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/Ms_GBGuns/ that has hundreds of posts and followers.
Starting in 2016 Graham and Teya began reviewing guns on the Graham Baates YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/GbgunsOrg in their segment called Shooting Impressions to date they have produced over 260 gun reviews, recently including the “Tara TM-9X Shooting Impressions” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfN71ZBcgvc. A typical gun review will include 7 segments for example this video had the introduction Tara TM-9X Shooting Impressions, Starting Cold, Full Mag +1, What’s For Dinner?™, Trigger Control Test, Nosler Match Accuracy Test and After Shots. We breakdown the video so you can determine if you would like to watch it below, which we recommend if you would like to get to know more about the TARA TM-9X.
Video starts out at the range with 10 Rounds aimed at piece of steel getting a feel of the gun. With a big smile Teya, states the pistol is really pleasant to shoot, very controllable, really easy to get back on and it just feels great in the hand and the sights are amazing.
Graham discusses the high cost of ammunition at 68 cents per round this past year during Covid. Shooting Igman CAL. 9 X 19 MM – http://www.igman.co.ba/en/proizvod.php?id=11. The tang is cut nice and high so really get your hand deep under, feels like a CZ pistols from Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod, (CZUB) of the Czech Republic pistol (CZ-USA P-10 and CZ P-10 C, but just like the CZ P-10 F 3 swappable backstraps allow one to get the perfect fit also like the CZ P-07, but most like the CZ P-09 versatile Omega trigger system offering double-striker/single-action capability DA/SA trigger system). Surprisingly comfortable to shoot, was not able to swap-out the back strap.
Full Mag + 1
Magazine design and how it fits in gun, puts pressure on magazine. Magazines appear to be unique to gun. Firing went well, slight recoil but was cool!
What’s For Dinner?™
Fire 10 loads 3 rounds each are fired in gun.
Liberty Ammunition – 9mm Civil Trainer 65 Grain Projectile Muzzle Velocity 1710 FPS – https://libertyammo.com/product/civil-defense-9mm/
Blazer Ammunition 9mm Luger 115 GR FMJ 3509
Hornady 9MM LUGER 115 gr XTP #90244 AMERICAN GUNNER
WOLF PERFORMANCE AMMUNITION 9MM Luger (9x19mm) 115 GR. FMJ STEEL CASE NON-CORROSIVE
FEDERAL PREMIUM LAW ENFORCEMENT 9 mm LUGER 124 GRAIN HST HP TACTICAL
speer LE GOLD DOT DUTY AMMUNITION 9mm LUGER 124 gr. GDHP 53971 E11N36
Remington UMC LeadLess 9mm Luger 124 Gr
norma HEXAGON 9MM LUGER 124 1181 382
FEDERAL 9MM LUGER DEFENSE SJHP 138 GRAIN SYNTECH DEFENSE
PPU FMJ 9 mm Luger BULLET 10.2g/158 gr
Why just 3 rounds? Economics, Looking to see if gun and ammo work together? Does it feed from slide lock and chamber with the different bullet shapes? Is there enough energy from the round for the gun to cycle next round? Third round to reduce variables. Does it lock open on empty? That can all be done with just 3 rounds.
How it works? Fire 3 rounds, and see the gun in action. See results on the target 7 yards away.
Started with Liberty Ammunition – 9mm Civil Trainer 65 Grain Projectile Muzzle Velocity 1710 FPS – https://libertyammo.com/product/civil-defense-9mm/
“kind of snappy”
Second round with Blazer Ammunition 9mm Luger 115 GR FMJ 3509
shooter was stumbling on double action – shot was below bulls-eye on target
Third round with Hornady 9MM LUGER 115 gr XTP #90244 AMERICAN GUNNER
Started to learn trigger better!
Forth round with WOLF PERFORMANCE AMMUNITION 9MM Luger (9x19mm) 115 GR. FMJ STEEL CASE NON-CORROSIVE
“Punchy,” but consistent, no issues with gun.
Fifth round with FEDERAL PREMIUM LAW ENFORCEMENT 9 mm LUGER 124 GRAIN HST HP TACTICAL
Nice Feeding aka (loading into chamber), punchy consistent, very consistent. Graham had no issues with the TARA pistol during his shooting session.
For the remainder of What’s For Dinner? Teya took over.
Sixth round of firing speer LE GOLD DOT DUTY AMMUNITION 9mm LUGER 124 gr. GDHP 53971 E11N36
Trigger is so nice, didn’t realize the gun was a double action until Graham had mentioned it was.
Seventh round of firing Remington UMC LeadLess 9mm Luger 124 Gr
Liked the lead free ammo even though it isn’t lead-less. Stayed flat in hand while shooting, contributed to a good ergonomic grip, which has a nice tang that helps you keep control during firing.
Eighth round norma HEXAGON 9MM LUGER 124 1181 382
Teya finds the norma to be very pretty, which is important to girls. The trigger has a really nice reset on it! Closest round to hitting the bullseye!
Ninth round FEDERAL 9MM LUGER DEFENSE SJHP 138 GRAIN SYNTECH DEFENSE
Pleasant round to shoot, once again very close to hitting the bullseye, would have to say Teya is a better shot than Graham.
Tenth and final course for what’s for dinner. PPU FMJ 9 mm Luger BULLET 10.2g/158 gr
Usually pretty fun to shoot! Good feeling for a double action, really like it!
Trigger Control Test
10 rounds of Nosler 9mm 115gr Match Grade Handgun Ammunition – https://www.nosler.com/9mm-115gr-jhp-match-grade-handgun-ammunition.html
SPINNING TARGET SYSTEM from Titan Great Outdoors – https://www.titangreatoutdoors.com/hunting-and-sport/shooting-targets-and-stands/spinning-target-system-TRTSTND_SETS.html
About 12 yards away, idea is to keep target spinning. It measures shooters ability to learn the gun. Pay attention to sights and learning the trigger.
Neither Graham or Teya were able to get target to spin. Graham’s review of the gun, very predictable shoots and was able to get use to sights, it’s a good gun. Teya’s review of the gun, really effective way to learn the gun’s sights and trigger. The gun didn’t move, gun was good.
Nosler Match Accuracy Test
5 shots from 7 yards
Teya – very punchy first shot hit bullseye. Didn’t need to adjust hand between shots.
Graham – first and second attempts didn’t load. Surprised shot. One shot came a little late. Two people shooting freehand isn’t an absolute mechanical accuracy test, but it shows the ability to shoot accurately with a particular gun. The trigger got funky on Graham twice. Once he didn’t feel the wall the pistol just shot. The other time he felt the wall and felt like the shot should have already went. He suggests it might be mechanical issues?
After Shots – Reflections
Analyzed the gun to see what happened during the Accuracy Test? It is a concern what Graham experienced. Might be an issue with lighter loads (115gr). Shooting is pleasant, Glock 17 sized gun, very controllable. Very conformable. Going to keep gun in personal collection, TARA removed from website which often is off-line. Is it a gun he trusts to carry, at this point, no. Teya really likes the grip. Teya really enjoyed the TARA. Not a carry gun, but great for the range. Shooting Impressions can be very critical during their reviews. Really wonder if the problem was the ammo or some kind of mechanical problem, because everything else in the video was enthusiastic and positive about the gun, additionally Teya’s Review of the Tara TM-9X suggests this is the “right option for any training course.”
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