Taurus PT-709 Slim

by Mike (Guest Author)
(Louisiana)

I purchased a stainless steel Taurus 709 Slim a few weeks ago and was extremely pleased about this latest addition to my collection. As I am waiting on my CCW to get processed, I've had a good opportunity to carry concealed at home. Working inside, outside, employing many different styles of carry from in the pocket, in the belt, etc. This pistol carrys very well in all fashions. Since most all my jeans are cargo style, fitting the pistol in the front pocket is very do-able and a long shirt seals the deal. No print, no matter how I carried it. I'm 6', 150lb so my lean frame can make it challenging to carry without printing. It did not make mobility an issue or inhibit my movement, or make me change the way I did certain tasks.

Now, here's the explanation about my selection criteria: 1. Wanted a small, concealable pistol. 2. Wanted a safety conscious design 3. Wanted a caliber that is easily found, and is effective. I narrowed it to the Kel-tec PF-9 and the Taurus Millenium pro in 9mm. I read so many reviews my eyes hurt. The Kel-Tec seemed to have a breaking in process, kinda bit the hand regarding recoil, only came with one magazine, and I wasn't thrilled about getting shims to adjust the sights. The Millenium Pro was very nice, but still kinda thick. And, having three generations, wasn't very comforted that they took three times to get it right.

The Taurus 709 Slim is sweet. It is just a hair bigger than the PF-9. A trigger safety (like GLOCK) was added before it was released and that I like. It has the normal safety on the side of the slide, which was rounded as well. The feed ramp was polished, kinda looks chromed which makes for smooth loading. Recoil was easily managed, trigger pull is smooth, not too long and the trigger break is short and sweet. You notice a little change in the trigger pull once you reach the onset of the actual trigger break, which allows for greater trigger control. First magazine shot dead center, but 6 inches low at 10 yds. Tight group. Adjusted for second magazine, 2 inches low; Adjusted, third magazine, and the cheshire cat was just a grinnin'!! Freehand, no rest, took my time, kept a consistent, firm grip and squeezed. I was very impressed with the grouping. It cycled smoothly, returned back on target very naturally. With the adjustable 3-dot sights, I easily acquired a steady sight picture. Taurus changed the grip (in addition to the trigger) from the original introduction earlier this year. I was kinda concerned with the fact my pinky finger was left hanging there, (no extension on mag) but it didn't afffect my overall ability to control the shot, recoil and re-acquisition. The memory pads on the sides are very useful in making the grip very comfortable yet consistent. A slip-on grip could be the icing on the cake. I have an Uncle Mike's sidekick holster (size 15) and it fits like a glove. It came with two 7-shot mags, sight adjuster and lock key.

If you have the chance to purchase this as a conceal carry pistol, you will be making a smart purchase and a wise investment. Spend the little extra for the stainless steel. I haven't had my wife shoot it yet, but I will encourage her to opine here for the ladies. This pistol is a smooth operator, a comfortable carry and well worth the $350 that was paid for it. In doing as much research as I have in the past two months to select my firearm for protection, I was well served in this selection. Loaded with Hornady Critical Defense rounds, the comfortable weight, balance and feel of this pistol will make you forget you're carrying it. But it makes you feel confident every time you do carry it.

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Nov 01, 2013
Ok by me NEW
by: JixterFooey

Well, to feel good about a gun, you need a good gun - good ammo - and be a good shooter. If something is wrong, it's usually one of those three things at fault. Now, QC at Taurus is suspect - true. And I suspect that they simply fail to have a closely monitored high rejection rate at the end of the assembly line. But the quality of the metal, precision of the parts, and engineering design is all fine for the PT 709 slim. My micrometer doesn't lie, and heating the metal and then observing a Flir image of the hot Metal sure makes the Taurus weapons look as good as the best Belgian or German weapons. It's not a Polish Radom - but pretty darn close. . . .

Sep 23, 2013
Taurus 709 NEW
by: muleman

Last January I bought this gun for my first ccw, Other than having trouble getting the sights adjusted to my liking, I had no problems, no jams , no fail to fire. It shot any ammo I tried with no complaint. For the money( less than 400.) you can't beat it.

Sep 22, 2013
Taurus PT-709 Slim NEW
by: Anonymous

I just acquired a "Slim" in 9mm slightly used. It came with two magazines and when I ordered and received two more directly from Taurus I was totally shocked they wouldn't fit. I mean they would not go in even half way and had to be pulled out with some force. I called Taurus back and returned for replacement. Haven't got t hem back yet but I was in a gun store and they had two new PT-709's in stock. I asked if I could try the mags in my 709 and they would not fit either, same result, got stuck half way in. I called Taurus again and they wanted me to send the gun and all the mags in to them. Their service is free but the lead time is over six weeks plus the shipping and insurance is over $50. So with the purchase of the two mags and the shipping I'd be over the cost of a new PT-709. There must have been a production change in this model as the new magazines are .007" wider and .003" thicker than the ones I got with the gun. Taurus wouldn't comment on that.
Thanks

Aug 26, 2013
124gr round NEW
by: Anonymous

Try a 124gr round. That may make a difference.

Aug 26, 2013
failure to eject problem NEW
by: chef

I have shot about 500 rounds through my 709 and love it, but it doesn't eject all ammo. I suspect the recoil spring is to blame. It seems stiff and it seems that some ammo doesn't have enough power to rack the slide all the way back to eject. I will be contacting Taurus CS on the issue.

Aug 20, 2013
Stay away from the KelTec PF9 NEW
by: Anonymous

If your choice comes down t0 the KelTec PF9 and almost anything else, go with anything else. Had the PF9 for about 6 months and put probably 600 rounds through it. Couldn't keep it on target. A friend of mine who is a much better shot than I am put about 100 rounds through it and couldn't hit anything. Finally traded it (the value was next to nothing) for the Taurus PT709 and couldn't be happier.

May 23, 2013
Got it back again NEW
by: Kayce

My son got his gun back. This time they replaced the fireing pin and spring. Took it to the range and went through 100 rds with no problems. I believe I would run anotyher 300 with no problems before I cary it. But so far so good.

Apr 29, 2013
YOUR TAURUS 709 NEW
by: Anonymous

I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE TAURUS AND THERE SERVICE DEPT. I KNOW A TAURUS IS NOT A GLOCK, KEMBER OR SPRINGFIELD, BUT THEY STILL MAKE SOME GOOD GUNS. WHATS WRONG WITH YOUR 709 IS PROBABLY A SIMPLE FIX. IT MIGHT COST YOU A COUPLE OF BUCKS BUT I WOULD TAKE IT TO A GUNSMITH THAT KNOW WHAT HES DOING AND HAVE IM EXAMINE AND SHOOT YOUR PISTOL. OR YOU COULD JUST MAIL IT BACK TO TAURUS AGAIN.

Apr 29, 2013
YOUR TAURUS 709 NEW
by: Anonymous

I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE TAURUS AND THERE SERVICE DEPT. I KNOW A TAURUS IS NOT A GLOCK, KEMBER OR SPRINGFIELD, BUT THEY STILL MAKE SOME GOOD GUNS. WHATS WRONG WITH YOUR 709 IS PROBABLY A SIMPLE FIX. IT MIGHT COST YOU A COUPLE OF BUCKS BUT I WOULD TAKE IT TO A GUNSMITH THAT KNOW WHAT HES DOING AND HAVE IM EXAMINE AND SHOOT YOUR PISTOL. OR YOU COULD JUST MAIL IT BACK TO TAURUS AGAIN.

Apr 28, 2013
Took it to the range NEW
by: Anonymous

My son took his 709 to the range this week. As I said earlier, they said the problem was a broken fireing pin. They replaced the fireing pin and sent it back. The problem still exists. No improvement at all. It has been sent back to Taurus again. I can't believe they didn't test fire the weapon before returning it. Their QC must be really bad. My 709 works flawlessly. However I believe I have bought my last Taurus.
Their incompetence is unbelievable. If they ever do get it right I will let you know.

Apr 21, 2013
Got it back NEW
by: Kayce

My Son got his709 back from Tarus the other day. They said the fireing pin was broken. He will take it to the range in the next few days and check it out. New gun, out of the box, with a broken fireing pin. Makes me wonder about their QC. But if it works like mine does, all will be forgiven.

Apr 21, 2013
709 shooting low and ammo NEW
by: Grant

I love how my little 709 handles. Cleaned it to death when I got it and have only had a few issues.
1. It hates WWB 115grain. Will not eject them.
2. It LOVES Remington 147 grain. No issues with loading, ejecting, firing.

It does shoot low. That weird cam thing for elevation on the rear sight. So I called Taurus and they sent me a new sight. I have not installed the new sight but have made modifications(as I have a new one in the tool box) to the original sight. I first rolled up electrical tape snipped to size and stuffed in a spot on the rear sight then used tape to hold in place. With that modification I can raise the sight just enough to be center. So, I made additional modification. I trimmed a piece of clear plastic and super glued it in place. Seems to work well. If needed. I always have the new sight from Taurus!

Mar 12, 2013
Pt709 Problems NEW
by: Kayce

Bought my 709 in Dec 2012. Have run about 300 rds thru it with no problems at all. Liked it so well my son bought one also. Took it to the range and had nothing but problems. About every 2nd or third round did not fire on first attempt. Most did after 2nd or 3rd attempt. Broke the gun down and found that the fireing pin was binding inside the plastic sleeve it sets inside. Has been sent back to Taurus for repair. Needles to say my son was a little disappointed as was I. However I am sure it will be fine when we get it back from Taurus.

Jan 18, 2013
sight adjust NEW
by: Muleman

I may be too critical of this as I am an old bench rest rifle shooter and this is my first cc weapon. That said, I have not been able to adjust the sights to my satisfaction. It shoots low-left no matter what adjustment I make. Two friends, old pistol shooters, were not able to do much better than me. We were able to make some adjustment but not nearly enough. All who shot my 709 found it hard to adjust to the looooong triger pull but after a couple of shots decided it wasn't too bad. I fired about twohundred rounds without a malfunction so no complaints other than the sight problem,which I can fix with some old "southern enginering".

Oct 15, 2012
New PT709 - lots of Fail to Eject NEW
by: Anonymous

Just called and the customer service is fantastic at this company. They sent me an email with a link to print a Fedex label. The PT-709 will be on its way back later today. I'm confident that they will get it into top working order as it will be going to a next level tech person when they receive it.
Was shooting Winchester 115 9mm steal jacket that come in a small box of scattered 100 rounds. Other than reloads, I would imagine that any factory round should work without incident with todays technology in manufacturing. -- but maybe not.

Oct 15, 2012
New PT709 - lots of Fail to Eject NEW
by: Anonymous

Just called and the customer service is fantastic at this company. They sent me an email with a link to print a Fedex label. The PT-709 will be on its way back later today. I'm confident that they will get it into top working order as it will be going to a next level tech person when they receive it.
Was shooting Winchester 115 9mm steal jacket that come in a small box of scattered 100 rounds. Other than reloads, I would imagine that any factory round should work without incident with todays technology in manufacturing. -- but maybe not.

Oct 15, 2012
New PT709 - lots of Fail to Eject NEW
by: Anonymous

Just called and the customer service is fantastic at this company. They sent me an email with a link to print a Fedex label. The PT-709 will be on its way back later today. I'm confident that they will get it into top working order as it will be going to a next level tech person when they receive it.
Was shooting Winchester 115 9mm steal jacket that come in a small box of scattered 100 rounds. Other than reloads, I would imagine that any factory round should work without incident with todays technology in manufacturing. -- but maybe not.

Oct 14, 2012
709 taurus reply NEW
by: Anonymous

in reply to the jaming problems etc. on your 709 taurus. i have put several hundred rounds through my 709 . i have never had 1 jam or miss feed. dont know what your using for ammo . if its new factory ammo any brand should work for you. i carry my 709 every minute. its one of the best pistols I have ever owned.

Oct 14, 2012
New PT709 - lots of Fail to Eject NEW
by: Anonymous

I just purchased the PT 709 Slim in August of 2012. Cleaned out the shipping grease and shot 100 rounds. The gun worked well but the site was off and afterwards the unit clicked when holding it in the hand and tilting quickly left / right / left. There was a loud click and the slide moved left / right about 1/16 inch. Called and sent the gun in for repair. When it came back the click wasn't as noticable and the rocking slide was reduced.
Put 100 rounds through the gun yesterday. I am now very concerned about having this gun for CC.
3 rounds in a row failed to eject and jamed the next round into the unejected empty.
1 unejected round was pulled 1/2 way out and somehow the unit locked open.
All in all, there were at least 8 times when I had to try to get unejected empty shells out of the gun.
I probably should not have sent the unit back for repair. I'd rather have the gun click then have to be worried that the thing will jam if every it was needed for protection.
I will be sending the gun back again I suppose - very nice person on the phone last time.

Jul 02, 2012
Grip too narrow? NEW
by: horseman

This is a nice shooting firearm however I find the grip to be too narrow. Since no grips have come available for it my solution was too cut and fit a piece of bicycle inner tube. The size that works is: # X 1.90/2.125. This will fit nice and snug and it works for me! Maybe one day a Hogue or other brand will come out but until then give this a go.

God Bless!

Jul 02, 2012
Grip too narrow? NEW
by: horseman

This is a nice shooting firearm however I find the grip to be too narrow. Since no grips have come available for it my solution was too cut and fit a piece of bicycle inner tube. The size that works is: # X 1.90/2.125. This will fit nice and snug and it works for me! Maybe one day a Hogue or other brand will come out but until then give this a go.

God Bless!

Apr 25, 2012
Taurus PT-709 NEW
by: John

I bought the Pt-709 slim strictly for conceal and carry.It is a safe design,however it only has one magazine that will not pop out of the gun when fired.Taurus famous for thier lifetime warrantys wants the entire gun back instead of replacing just the magazine.I am pleased with the gun overall.It was also so far out when i went to sight it in that i could not hit a silloette at 21 feet,I had to move the target in to about 15 feet to see it was shooting high right.I cranked the rear sight as far as i could and problem solved.

Feb 08, 2011
709 slim mag extension
by: Anonymous

pearce grip keeps moving the date out so gave up and used a s&w mag floor plate from midway part no. 112922 $3.29 and removed the mounting gruves and jb welded it to the orig floor plate drilled release hole did some minor reshaping and applied oil to surface

Feb 01, 2011
709 SLIM- YOUTUBE REVIEW
by: RON

BELOW IS A LINK FOR THE REVIEW OF THE TAURUS 709 SLIM. LIKE ME THIS OWNER IS THRILLED WITH THE GUN.
IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO SHOOT THE 709 SLIM, IT WILL MAKE A BELIEVER OUT OF YOU FOR SURE. PASTE THE LINK BELOW AND PUT IT IN YOUR BROWSER.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvogkuIOmX0&feature=related

Feb 01, 2011
709 SLIM- YOUTUBE REVIEW
by: RON

BELOW IS A LINK FOR THE REVIEW OF THE TAURUS 709 SLIM. LIKE ME THIS OWNER IS THRILLED WITH THE GUN.
IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO SHOOT THE 709 SLIM, IT WILL MAKE A BELIEVER OUT OF YOU FOR SURE. PASTE THE LINK BELOW AND PUT IT IN YOUR BROWSER.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvogkuIOmX0&feature=related

Jan 29, 2011
709
by: Anonymous

HI JUST BOUGHT A 709 TAURUS AND HAVE PUT 200 ROUNDS THROUGH IT. HARDLY NO RECOIL AND IT SHOOTS LIKE A DREAM. NEVER A FLAW OR JAM. I AM 100 PERCENT SATISFIED WITH THIS PISTOL. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY. THE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE 709 TAURUS. CHECK YOUTUBE AND YOU WILL FIND NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THIS PISTOL.
THANKS FOR LISTENING.

Jan 29, 2011
709
by: Anonymous

HI JUST BOUGHT A 709 TAURUS AND HAVE PUT 200 ROUNDS THROUGH IT. HARDLY NO RECOIL AND IT SHOOTS LIKE A DREAM. NEVER A FLAW OR JAM. I AM 100 PERCENT SATISFIED WITH THIS PISTOL. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY. THE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE 709 TAURUS. CHECK YOUTUBE AND YOU WILL FIND NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THIS PISTOL.
THANKS FOR LISTENING.

Jan 29, 2011
Thanks for the warnings
by: Anonymous

I really had the fever for one of this Taurus; however after reading many bad reviews I will pass. I will continue my search for a concealable 9mm that want break the bank.

Jan 26, 2011
The continuing Saga of Flight 709
by: Kirk

I've flapped my gums - ok, beaten the keyboard - about my 709 and its problems but now I've finally had it.

After initial purchase, FTEs were a serious problem; the bolt was bad, the firing pin was striking off the side and the extractor had little to grab. Taurus replaced the gun and the new one dropped magazines; I found a new use for the dangling right pinky and kept it pressed up against the bottom. Added 'shims' to the left of the magazines and reasonable pressure was then on the mag release to the right.

Found that the gun was positively finicky about ammo, and tried to accomodate it. This past weekend at the range was a joke; there was an FTE/Jam/stovepipe virtually every third or fourth round. Various ammo was tried to no good effect. Meanwhile my Glock 26 and my Beretta 92FS were utterly infallible with any ammo, from Blazer Brass, S&B 115 and 124, Winchester NATO, Fiocchi.

The 709 Slim really is easy to carry concealed in a pocket, is easy to shoot well out to 15yd and really isn't a bad design. The build quality is poor and the reliabilty is terrible. Realizing that such a design is meant to be carried in hopes that it will never be used, but in determination that if needed it will function, I refuse to trust my life to it.

I will clean it up, and plan to trade it ASAP. The new Ruger LC9 should be available in a few weeks and may well be my choice. For now, my trusty Walther PPK/S 32acp (inherited from my Dad) will be my companion, heavy though it is. I've found 32 ammo that gives me confidence and the gun, like the Glock and Beretta, never fails. Sadly, the 32 and 380 mouse guns are just too tiny for my taste, but I may change my mind; guess I'm a 9mm true believer.

Jan 26, 2011
TAURUS 709 SIGHTS
by: RON

LOOKING FOR SOME SIGHTS FOR THE TAURUS 709 SLIM. CAN ANYONE HELP ME. WANT EITHER FIBER OPTIC OR NIGHT SIGHTS.
THANKS
RON- DIZZYFINGERS2000@YAHOO.COM

Jan 09, 2011
My Continuing 709 Saga - Better Now
by: techfan

Herewith my continuing 709 saga:

I've more or less fixed my ejecting magazines by two parallel 1/64" thick brass rails on the left of each mag one just below the mag notch and the other 1/4" above the base. These are mounted with doublestick tape and have also been lightly filed with fine diamond grit to where no scratching from the internal ribs occurs. Works great and ejects nicely, but only when I want to. No more pinky under the mag.

I use and compare a lot of 9mm ammo, preferring the S&B 115 and Fiocchi 115. Speer GD 124 is in my dedicated PD mag, and S&B 124 (465 ft/lb) works well. Everything of lesser quality feeds and shoots ok, but repeated tests show the above to ammo to be far and away the most consistent, with rearg to accuracy and tight groups. Oddly, the Winchester 124 NATO (also 465 ft/lb)simply will not work in this gun. Since every other 9mm I own (2 Berettas, 1 Glock) will will eat whatever it's fed, something about this gun/ammo combination causes the 709 indigestion; accoringly the NATO round is off its menu.

I look forward to a Pierce mag end, if it appears, and will forego my earlier decision to give this gun to someone I don't like now that the teething problems are cured. The new Ruger subcompact just announced has piqued my curiosity but for now I'm content with the 709 as the best value for safe concealed carry.

Jan 09, 2011
good holster for 709
by: Caddymech

kholster is the 3rd one I have tried, and I must say it is the best! very comfortable, inner waistband leather paddle type, very adjustable, I even used a heat gun to modify the hard plastic part to accept the add-on crimson trace laser. Both work excellent.

Nov 04, 2010
pierce mag extension form 709
by: Anonymous

called pierce today latest date is feb 2011.latest version being set to toolmaker for mold. hope we have them before long!

Oct 03, 2010
Pt709 and +p ammo
by: USMarineCorps

Well let's squash the rumors.... According to the Taurus 2010 catalog, all Taurus handguns are rated for +P ammunition with the exception of magnesium revolvers. If you don't believe me follow the link below and read it for yourself.

http://www.taurususa.com/2010catalog/?catalog_page=2

I've put 50 rounds through it to get use to it for my CHL class, and I did have one FTE on the third shot or fourth shot, but that was because I didn't get all the packing grease off. After I cleaned it really quick, it shot flawlessly. It shot a little to the left, and a tad low. I made the adjustments on the rear sight, and now it's perfect. I put 50 more rounds through it during my certification class, and left the mod body target with a gaping hole dead center. I had about 4 or 5 shots about a half inch away from the gaping hole, and one shot dead center on the head, but that was intentional. I alredy qualified and aimed at the head for my last shot.

I carry just about every where. No holster, in my pocket, safety engaged, 7 in the magazine, 1 in the chamber. Trust your gun. I've been around guns a long time, and I even ran it through my own impact tests to ensure to accidental discharge. This weapon passes. I wouldn't recommend for just anyone to carry the way I do, I'm always aware, and out of habit I never curl my index finger when reaching for my gun to place on the counter, or nightstand. I feel for the butt of the weapon with straight fingers, and remove the weapon with the same care.


Aug 11, 2010
Inside the pants holster
by: paboy

I found that that "Uncle Mikes" number 12 is just the right size for "in the pants" holster. It also has material inside the top, above the slide, so it does not add too much or your DNA to your pistol grip.

Jul 14, 2010
holster for 709 slim
by: Anonymous

try holsters for a glock 26

Jul 06, 2010
Mag problem
by: Anonymous

I too have the mag problem where one mag won't lock in but the other does. I see no physical difference between the two but I haven't taken a micrometer to them.

May 14, 2010
Quality Control follow-up
by: techfan

Having complained about my 709's build quality and the 'case of the magazine dropsy', I owe it to Taurus to say that they immediately replaced the two 'bad' mags, which work pretty much as designed. I did figure out part of the essential problem, however.

When the slide comes forward on a loaded mag, there is a slight bit of interference with the upper right portion of the top cartridge. With the bad mags, it was enough to pivot the mag away from the release catch with a resulting mag drop. The good ones have enough hold to stay in place, but an FTE is enough cause a release due to the natural finger pressure on the mag base. Since dropping a mag in an FTE is SOP, no problem.

Now that the gremlins are gone, the 709 is delight; I did however take the down time to do all the deburring the Brazilians neglected.

May 12, 2010
PT-709 Holster
by: Anonymous

Uncle Mikes is a manufacturer that sells a holstr that fits the PT-709 perfectly.Its a cloth holster that has a rubberband on the outside making it easy to carry inside your belt in any position.and it fits the gun well and still allows you to draw easily without it hanging in yhe holster.

Apr 30, 2010
709 Quality Control
by: techfan

After some research, I added a 709 to my 9mm arsenal of a Glock 26 and Beretta 92FS. Each has a different design philosophy and each has a separate role in my shooting and PD theory.

The first 709 had FTEs and FTFs right out of the box, even with the great S&B 115gr (my absolute favorite). The shop/range owner tried his best but I realized the the primer indent was way off center leaving the extractor searching in vain for a rim to grab. Back to Taurus it went after 3 days of ownership. A gentle letter to Taurus and a whole new gun appeared in 14 days. Problem solved and I began to learn the gun's idiosyncracies (and it mine!). Suddenly we have a new problem after a few hundred rounds - the magazine 'unhitches' with the slightest finger pressure.

I have three mags; one works great and the other two fall out. There is no apparent difference among the mags, at least visually. Now it really gets weird. In the course of trying to solve the puzzle, the bad mags will fall out when loaded but not when empty; no matter what the empties require the use of the release. When loaded and with the slide off the gun, they require the release. Obviously, an empty mag or a semi-auto without a slide are not terribly useful.

All three are much looser in the grip than I am used to so I 'shimmed' the left side of the bad mags with about .020" of paper and - lo - we're back in business. The empty/loaded puzzle has no reasonable answer and the slide offall/on is equally illogical since there's nothing that interferes. Two new magazines were order before this problem showed up and I'll wait to see how they do before I ship this gun off. However I'm visiting a friend at his machine shop tomorrow, because I want to do some real measuring, including whether the two bad one are really as true as the third one.

I have to say that while this is an excellent concealled carry weapon design - even with the pinkie hanging below the grip, I am not impressed with the execution of the design. The upper front corners of the slide should have been rounded off, the adjustable rear sight is cheesy (and not fully elevation adjustable) and the workmanship - particularly on the slide - is frankly crummy. The bottom rear corners are very sharp and I actually had to deburr the outer part of the left one. The notch for the slide catch looks like it was made with a band saw. The loose mags I think are symptomatic of the overall poor execution.

I was comparing the barrels of the Glock and Taurus and the difference in build quality was really shocking - the band saw cut/un-deburred slots in the bottom of the Taurus barrel were crude.

Has anyone else had the dropping magazine woes?

Mar 30, 2010
709 misfire
by: brandt

bought my 709 but having trouble with misfiring, a buddy of mine bought one as well and it misfired on him too. is anyone else having this problem? i am going to send mine back to have it worked on-i like the gun a lot, the feel, the accuracy and the concealability-just need to know if anyone is having a problem with this gun misfiring.

Feb 22, 2010
Taurus 709 Holster
by: LZ

Try the Crossbreed Supertuck holster. Mine is my constant companion with the 709.

Feb 09, 2010
own one shoots everything
by: maxx

taurus mfg, IF i recall recommends
under 124 gr. 1220-1225 FPS 380lbs aprox
against +P,
that beig said:

i have cycled 300+ rounds now through 709ss,
no FTF, or FTE. 115gr,124gr, AND 147gr.

i have fired 115GR S&B JHP, with out any negaatives. 12237FPS - 393 LBS

the only ngative and my own objective OBSERVATION i have is the CONSIDERABLE higher power ammo, as i shot sellier & belliot 115 FMJ which has high FPS 1280 with 421 LBS which is not marked as a +p.



Feb 09, 2010
PERFECT CONCEAL CARRY WEAPON
by: JOSEPH HACKER

To many people, worry about the grip, or the no +p, but the real concern, is the size, the power, the difference between, reliability, and failure.It is the perfect gun, to carry, and so accurate. try it to become a believer.

Feb 06, 2010
709
by: JMonty

the mag extension should be out now . I as well dont like my thumb hanging freely of the grip . I def would not shoot +p through the 709 as this gun is not rated for +p . Has anyone found a good inside the waist holster or just a good holster period for this pocket rocket?

Jan 19, 2010
Extend magazine coming in jan 10
by: Anonymous

Wife just bought this pistol and loves it, we are both in the process of getting our CPL's. In wearing around the house I prefer the 709 over my Glock 19. Good thing she knows how to shoot the 19 and is comfortable with it cause when I go away for a weekend, I will probably ask her if I can bring the 709 because of the feel when carrying. She called Taurus and they said a extended mag will becoming out in January of 2010, to help with the grip. Just got a Talon grip for my 19 and seems to feel great, have not shot it yet with the grip, going to see what I can find for her Taurus.

Jan 04, 2010
ammo for 709
by: Anonymous

does it shoot 147 gr as well?

i heard 124 was max recommended

and no +p

Dec 15, 2009
pt709 is great
by: mike

I bought my 709 in oct 2009. It is a great little gun.Will handle any ammo you can find for it. It is very accurate. Carry it every day in a cellpal holster. Love the glock style trigger. Have run about 400 rounds through it and no failures. no +p.

Dec 05, 2009
Grips for 709 slim
by: Tony

I was about to buy this weapon, but had to hold off
because the stock grips.
I have small hands, but I still like a firm grip on my guns
and the grip of the 709 was way to small for my comfort.
Does anyone know if there are aftermarket grips available?
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