The Taurus PT 709 Slim is a semi-automatic small-frame pistol chambered for 9mm. The 709 Slim is part of the Slim series and has is very similar to the 740 Slim. Named “Slim” because it is 1.04″ wide—that’s about 0.1″ to 0.2″ smaller than most other small-frame pistols.
Features include three safeties. The first is a trigger safety that prevents the firing pin from punching forward unless the trigger is actually pulled, so if it’s dropped no accidental discharge. A safety switch, just in case, and a lock safety that renders it functionless with a turn of a key. It has an interesting ergonomic design with a thumb and index finger groove on both sides. There is a thumb indent for the action-hand’s grip and a finger groove along the frame just below the slide to place the passive hand’s index finger. And, it has “strike two” capabilities, which means if there is a dud primer just yank back the slide, eject the round and the trigger will maintain trigger pull.
Taurus recommends the 709 Slim for concealed carry.
|PT 709 Slim|
|Sights:||Fixed low profile|
|Features:||Trigger has "strike two" capability; extended magazine available; lock safety; shot indicator; and slim frame|
|Material/Finish:||Stainless steel<br />Steel/blue<br />Titanium|
|Weight:||1.0625 pounds<br />1.1875 pounds|