The Taurus Model 709 Slim is a compact pistol primarily designed for use as a civilian concealed carry gun and not marketed as a service pistol to be used by police forces. That is not to say that this low-profile 9mm handgun does not find its way into the collection of law enforcement officers, but that when it does, it is mostly likely going to play a role as an off-duty weapon.
Recent years have seen an ever increasing numbers of people carrying guns for personal protection. Traditionally, many who carry have held the position that if you are going to carry a gun anyway, it makes sense to carry one which has the highest capacity as possible. The resurgance of popularity of 1911 pistols has shown that this is not necessarily true. Many have discovered the advantage in carrying convenience that can only come with the slimmer profile that a single stack compact pistol can provide.
Taurus, always trying to keep its finger on the pulse of the shooting public, took notice of this pent up demand and developed the Slim line of pistols. They feature a full compliment of features that are becoming pretty much standard and the the 9mm version of the Model 709 is no exception.
Every Taurus 709 Slim ships standard from the factory with an integrated split-trigger safety, fixed combat sights, single-action trigger, and a 7 round magazine capacity.
The Model 709 Slim is available in a deep blued finish which matches the frame or in a bi-tone model that features a stainless steel slide. Another edition sports a lighter titanium allow slide but is reviewed separately.
Reviews for both the blued and bi-tone versions of the Taurus Model 709 Slim compact pistol can be found below. Feel free to write a review of your own if you've used this gun in the past so you can share your own first hand insights with others. As mentioned before, please make sure that you place your review in the best place. Standard steel slide models are reviewed here and with a separate place to review the Model 709 Titanium.
I see there's a lot of love/hate for the gun. I own one, and I've experienced absolutely no issues with it whatsoever; although, I caught hell trying to figure out how to disassemble it the first time. Fires all kinds of rounds without issue, and will be used as a concealed carry gun. Totally in love with mine. Read More
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH LES ED, THE 709 SLIM IS A PIECE OF JUNK. THIS WAS MY FIRST TAURUS AND MY LAST. THE GUN IS TOTALLY INACCURATE. I SENT IT BACK TO TAURUS INTERNATIONAL AND WAS TOLD THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE GUN. A REPERENTIVE OF TAURUS (ROBERT 1-305-624-1115 EXT 2277) TOLD ME TAURUS DOESN'T GUARANTEE THEIR ACCURACY. EIGHT DIFFERNET PEOPLE FIRED MY GUN AND THEY ALL AGREED THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE GUN. I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS GUN OR ANY OTHER TAURUS. Read More
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My wifes 709 slim is a real peace. Fails to fire about every second or third round of every clip inserted, front site fell off. sent it to taurus about two months ago, they can not tell me if it is repaired or not but it might ship back next week. You can not bet your life on something that will not put more than one or two down range and then fail to fire. Hope this explains their lifetime repair policy and warranty plus their service dept. Read More
have owned my 709 s.s. for over a year shoots every kind of ammo i have tried rws win federal hornady t.a.p. for hollow points checked out a kahr- keltec but really liked the feel of the 709 really happy with the purchase despite all the taurus bashing i have seen would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More
I own the Taurus PT-709 Slim with the stainless steel slide. It has been an absolute dream to shoot. It comfortably fits in my front pocket (blue jeans and khakis) with an Uncle Mike's pocket holster. This pistol is every bit as accurate as my Glock 23 (Gen 4). I use my Taurus Slim as my EDC because my Glock is too bulky to carry with me all of the time. The Taurus also works very well in my suede Uncle Mike's IWB holster clipped to my nylon running pants/shorts while I'm out for a jog, or at the gym lifting weights. I have put countless rounds through this pistol with no malfunctions yet. Read More
This is one of the best guns I have ever shot for a small gun. It is jam free and dead-on. If you can't hit with this gun you shouldn't have a gun to protect yourself. Read More
This pistol was well thought out. I do believe it's possible to get a bad gun. I've had my issues with a savage 220 Bolt action shot gun, after sighting it in, I could no longer remove the bolt. After a miserable experiance with savage customer service, I returned it to my dealer who thought I was crazy until he couldn't move it either. Needless to say, two weeks later my gun was back "with some machining" and functioning. Now the 709 I purchased one month ago has been awesome. Like most, I did a fair amount of research prior to purchasing. I read about some misfeeds, and magazines dropping out. (I think somebody needs to keep their fingers away from the release) None of which have I experienced. I also found the accuracy @ 25 ft to be equal to my baby Desert Eagle, freehand easily in 6 to 12" groups, rapid fire all on the target. There were complaints about the trigger. Really ? Is any pistol made for CC going to have something that goes off when the wind blows ? The long pull is there for a reason. I really love this thing, small enough to conceal, yet heavy enough to make it feel like something other than a cigarette lighter. The only reason I can't go with five stars on the durability is because I've only fired a little over 200 rds. Thanks Taurus ! Read More
Adjust the sights. Have fired 500 rounds through this 709SS without a hang. Excellent little pistol. Read More
I love this gun, it shots great and it fits in my bag just right. My husband has the had a Niger gun,but when he seen mine and shot mine he,sold his gun and got one like mine I was so happy.his is black, mine is sliver looking, we both love our guns. Read More
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