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Taurus 709FS PT709 Slim 7+1 9mm 3" Reviews

Product Reviews Ratings Summary
42 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.6 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.6 of 5 Stars!]
5 stars:
81% (34 of 42)
4 stars:
3% (1 of 42)
3 stars:
12% (5 of 42)
2 stars:
2% (1 of 42)
1 star:
2% (1 of 42)
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by Steve B Saturday 13 February, 2016
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.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">3 of 5 Stars!</span> [3 of 5 Stars!]
by David G Wednesday 03 February, 2016
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.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by david t Friday 08 January, 2016
Great Customer service, BUDS contacted me about my wifes Ruger 9MM and told me they were out of stock so I picked the SCCY 9mm for her and I choose the Taurus Slim 9mm and a AR15 Bushmaster with red dot scope for myself all were shipped within 2 weeks and I received at my FFL checked them out they were perfect and I got to shoot them this past weekend all performed exceptionally well no problems. I would def recommend BUDs Guns to anyone who wants a reliable firearms dealer online.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Don B Saturday 26 December, 2015
Wow super fast shipping. Showed that it would not make it before Christmas, it was here Monday 5 days before. Good packing and looked good when taken out of the box. Took home cleaned the oil/grease out then out to try some rounds thru it. Shot great from the first trigger pull. Ended up putting 150 mixed rounds thru it and no FTF or FTE at all. It was like a watch it just kept on ticking. Would recommend to anyone looking for a easy to conceal Pistol. Also Bud's get an A+ for service.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Adrian A Sunday 13 December, 2015
Received the 709 a week ago (buds service is great btw) and ran 250 rounds through with one cleaning inbetween.the pistol has performed flawlessly,no fte, no ftf. Trigger has long take up, but the break is crisp and clean. It's very compact and slim, great for a comfortable carry and feels great in the hand. I really like the amount of saftey features on it (I carry with my safety on at all times) Only comes with one mag and no hard or soft case. Great gun for the money

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Wayne T Sunday 22 November, 2015
Happy with the pistol. Great carry weapon. Pretty accurate for a sub-compact. Only issue is extra mag's hard to find and pretty expensive. Pistol only comes with one. As usual, Buds was spot on!!!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
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