Taurus® 709 Slim 9mm Compact Pistol with Stainless Steel Slide
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Less than an inch thick, the Taurus 709 Slim 9mm Compact Pistol gives you a trustworthy concealed carry option with no revealing lumps or lines. Pairing a lightweight, injection molded polymer frame with Taurus' proven hammer forged stainless steel slide, the 709 Slim gives you 9mm performance from a gun that weighs just 19 oz. Checkered polymer grip for sure handling. Also features a loaded chamber indicator and locking Taurus Security System for extra peace of mind. Low profile, three dot fixed sights. Blued finish. Compact 6'' length. Double action/single action. Weight: 19 oz. Capacity: 7+1.
- Action - Semi-Automatic
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by netdog264 Taurus Slim 709 I bought this pistol the end of October 2012.. It shot way left out of the box. It took about 30 minutes and 50 rounds to get sights accurate. I have 230 rounds through it. I have shot up to 147 gr HP and +P FMJ through it with few problems. Taurus strongly recommends not using +P+. I have had no issues after break in period. Break in is important with is gun. Also keep it clean. I added the Crimson Trace Grip Laser. It was fairly easy to sight. Overall, I am pleased and can fully trust this gun working every time for me. February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kayce Love this gun I bought this gun for conceal carry. Got the black version. Have run 250 rds through it with no problems. Very accurate and sight adjustments are easy. Trigger pull is long and pretty stiff, howerer I am now accustomed to it, and poses no problem. Had a little trouble breaking it down to clean until I learned the secret. No problem now. The secret is to pull down evenly on both tabs at the same time, then release the slide and pull the trigger twice. If you read the manuel you will understand. Good gun, recommend it to anyone going concealed carry looking for an inexpensive but reliable weapon. February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GunGuy10mm Stove Pipe I see several reviews of this little beauty where the shooter is having jamming issues, and I think I can help. This is a lightweight gun with a stiff magazine spring, therefore if you are shooting a heavy grain round, or a +p round, you have to treat it like a magnum round. Cup your off hand over your shooting hand, while choking up on the gun. (careful to avoid pinching your hand) Lock your shooting arm straight out, wrist and all, and apply back pressure from your off hand to control rotation. Your thumbs should fall neatly to the outside of the slide, and hold them out slightly to clear the slide. This should correct the stovepipe issue you are describing! I was having the same issue with my Glock 20 when I fired full power rounds from my +5 Arredondo extended mags, until I was given this understanding. January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CountBrocula Purty Sweet I've only shot it a few times but it seems to be a great. I mainly purchase revolvers and this is my first semi auto and primarily purchased it for concealing more than anything. For those that have fired hundreds of rounds through it, what type of ammo would you recommend ? January 28, 2013
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Details:Thinking about learning to shoot. I don't want anything to heavy or with a lot of kickback. Thanks.
A:I wouldn't buy this gun!!!!!!!!!!! If you do and you ever need it in a lift or death situation, I pray for you!!!!! I bought one of these new and it would only shoot 3 out of 8 rounds if I was lucky!!!!!! I personally would recommend you buy a Glock 26.
A:being prior Army soldier I learned to shoot with the beretta m9, but it has been 10+ years since i shot one. I just purchased the black version of the Taurus PT 709, and have had success with it being light in my hand and not a heavy recoil. As a woman, I love the feel of it. It is small enough to fit in my hand, but not my husband or brother in law's hand. just remember to keep your hand away from the slide, and when pulling the slide back keep your hands on the grip at back of slide or you can take off skin.
A:I would suggest something with a little more weight if you are afraid of the recoil. 9mm is a light cartridge to me, but I am 6'1" and 220 lbs. You could also select a lighter load, and practice up to full power and +p loads as you get more comfortable.
A:I have used both, this gun and a Gen I Glock, and I do have to admit when it comes to compare the handling, grip, comfort, I would go with this gun all day long.....as far as the Glock, it was too big for my hands and just not comfortable, but that was a Gen I....not a III or IV. I am a woman of 5'0'', and about 140 lbs, and I outshot a cop at the range with this gun, and with him shooting the Glock. You just cant go wrong in any way with this purchase!!
A:I would say yes. My 12 year old twin daughters shoot my 709 just fine. It was the first pistol either of them ever shot and they managed it without any problem at all. If you are looking at a compact 9mm this is probably your best option, as a lot of the other offerings out there are a bit lighter, and thus their recoils will be stronger than this gun.
A:Yes; you could go with a smaller caliber which would have less kick but also less power. This thing really doesn't kick much at all. It's absorbed in the cycle. I would suggest to practice with regular ammo but purchase some home defense stuff for when you carry. No need to buy any larger caliber. You won't need to use the whole magazine if confronted.
A:I bought the Bersa Thunder .380 for my wife and she loves it. But a 9mm is really not a bad gun for woman to learn with. My wife will not shoot anything but her .380 now.
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