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Free Offer Taurus® 709 Slim Compact Pistol

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9mm

Stainless Steel

Black

Barrel Length:
3"

Round Capacity:
7 + 1

Hand:
Right

Gun Weight:
19 oz.
Less than an inch thick, the Taurus 709 Slim 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. Double action/single action.
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Malfunctions from day 1 Had to send it back after the first time firing , it would shoot 2 or 3 rounds all at once instead of one when the trigger was pulled. After waiting forever to get it repaired and back now the mag constantly gets jammed. Should have gotten the Glock. October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by First coneal carry pistol This was my first CCW I bought. I have put nearly 600 rounds through it in a little under a year. It is the solid black version. The only problem I have with it is I am unable to find any magazines over 7 rounds. I have had no hiccups at all with the gun and once sighted in, I was able to shoot tight groups at 50-60 yards. I have used lighter rounds mostly trying to avoid the +p jamming problems. I seriously would reccomend this pistol to anyone. Its slim enough and small enough to conceal with no problem and has been problem free. I am a pt709 fan now! May 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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
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Thinking about learning to shoot. I don't want anything to heavy or with a lot of kickback. Thanks.
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This is an excellent pistol and with the Laserguard it is a potent self defense pistol..Because of it's size and light weight a 115 grain standard velocity bullet would be best..The grip is narrow enough small hands should have no problem..A manual safety and long trigger pull keeps things safe, under stress..This pistol is more reliable than my Glock and has adjustable sights..
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Yes absolutely! use lighter rounds to start off with and you should be golden!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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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Can this kill a duck?

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I would not recommend shooting anything on the water with a handgun or rifle because of richochets..A good 9mm will kill an enemy soldier with gear on, so I know it would go through a couple of ducks setting side by side..I would buy the Taurus Judge and use .410 shotgun shells in that 5 shot revolver, and still have the ability to shoot .45 cal. Long Colt rounds in it..
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Yeah buddy
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Yes, but ducks are migratory birds and there are probably regs. against using anything but shotguns to take them. Plus a 9mm would not leave you much to eat.
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Its a 9mm, I would hope so.
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