Taurus 709FS PT709 Slim 7+1 9mm 3" Taurus 709FS PT709 Slim 7+1 9mm 3"
"SLIM" is the name of this suave new entry into the Taurus line.
Elegant in Blue and Stainless this small, single-action/double-action handgun could be
found under a cummerbund or a pair of bibs. It's what you have been
asking for! No revealing lumps or lines makes concealed carry easier
than that larger capacity gun you already have. Cool, neat and ready to
go-the Taurus Slim will be your companion for a long time to come.
Model 1-709031FS Condition Factory New Bud's Item # 77958 UPC 725327610663
Finish Black Type Semi-Automatic Action Single/Double Caliber 9mm Barrel Length 3" Capacity 7 + 1 Safety Manual Grips Black Sights Adjustable Weight 19 oz
Finish MATTE BLACK Type AR Pistol Action Double Action Only Caliber 500 JRH Barrel Length Capacity Safety Trigger/Firing Pin/Decocking/Drop Grips Rosewood Sights Fiber Optic Front, Lo-Profile Rear Weight 19 oz *Please Note!! Many of our pictures are stock photo's provided to us by the manufacturer and do not necessarily represent the actual item being purchased. Please verify this picture accurately reflects the product described by the title and description on this page before you place your order.
Customer Reviews 36 Customer Reviews Average 4.5 out of 5 Steve B This auto has about everything you can ask for in a self-defense handgun except a decent trigger. I like the LCI, double strike, good adjustable sights, thumb safety, right side only controls, no magazine disconnect[so be careful], easily concealable, light weight, fairly controllable recoil considering the size, friendly customer service and Taurus' excellent idea about quasi single action striker fired handgun. So much to like. BUT if you place your right thumb on the first joint of your index finger and move it, you will approximate the feel of the trigger just before it breaks. The take up is fine. The actual break is fine. But just before the striker releases, it is bumpy or jerky or sticky in that last tiny distance Enough so that it can make short range precision shooting a problem. More than "standard" concentration is required to accurately hit say, a one inch 10 ring at five yards. The friction in the trigger easily causes the weapon to jump ever so slightly just prior to breaking. My neighbor and my brother both have a 709 and all three feel the same. An attacker sized target should be no problem even under the influence of adrenaline and yes, this is the purpose for which it was designed. Before you buy one, make sure you dry fire one with this in mind. if you are OK with the trigger, you will not likely find another similar weapon anywhere near the bargain price of a Taurus 709 Slim. And yes, i know this is not a target shooter, but a trigger to me is critical.
If you don't have the $4-550 for a Ruger LC9s or Performance Center Shield, buy this one, learn to deal with the trigger and make it the only gun you handle.
Look for a second mag if you get one since it only comes with one
if for the wife, make sure she can rack the [ double capture spring] stiff slide. My wife cannot.
[Note] it is currently enroute back to the factory for a hairline crack in the polymer frame. I do not consider this a deal breaker. it happens to some plastic guns once in a while. 3 months ago David G It's a little unfortunate that I can only assign one overall rating here. Bud's is a clear 5 stars, the transaction was flawless with "no headaches" choosing a FFL to work with. As well, the Norton Shopping Guarantee is really a nice benefit. It saved me a nice amount of money post purchase on this gun, so always activate it.
The gun itself I'd give a 4. It's a light, thin gun that is easy to conceal, but it has some downsides. The price cannot be beat. Simply put, it's a single stack 9 that i'm comfortable carrying that cost me well less than $300. However, upon comparison to a pricer M&P Shield, I'm not as accurate out of the box with it. I can get consistent tight grouping with my Shield, while the 709 seems to be a little more difficult to shoot accurately for me. As a right handed shooter, the slide stop and external safety does protrude a little too much and catches on my IWB holster pretty regularly. After owning it a couple of weeks, the slide stop and safety is starting to show holster wear already. Mags can be hard to find so I hear, but I did get 2 from the manufacturer right away. Aftermarket night/fiber optic sights are very limited so be aware, but finds a holster was pretty easy.
I really like the double action/double strike ability, but I've not been able to test with a live round, so it's a desperation feature only. However, that leads to an odd single action trigger pull. There is a fairly long pull with no resistance until you get an pretty immediate take-up and break in single action. I think that will take some more getting used to, but I've been able to get some good groups.
I did have some FTE failures with the first 100 or so rounds, but that seems to be gone with some breaking in and a couple of cleanings to remove the copious amount of oil it was shipped in. And I've shot about 60 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense ammo through the gun with no issue.
In summary, I think this will fit nicely as a CCW backup/alternate to my Shield and it'll be a keeper. 3 months ago Show More Reviews...