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afi1 09-29-2010 07:11 PM

Taurus PT709 Slim review.
 
Here is a brief review of my new Taurus PT709 Slim. I picked up the pistol as a carry piece for shorts/t-shirt type weather, and as a backup all other times. I got it at a gun store just outside of Ft. Stewart for $380. Itís called the ďBulldog Kit.Ē It came with a soft-ish case, POS soft holster, two 7rd magazines, a bore brush and a very nice manual. I took it out today and got the adjustable 3 dot sights lined up at 25 yards, then moved in for various drills. I was using Winchester white box. I fired moving forward, backward, side stepping, doping to a knee, rushing forward and backward in diagonals ect. I also practiced my speed reloads from my front pocket where Iíll most likely carry my spare. The mags drop free nicely, and the fresh ones seat very well with a reassuring ďclick.Ē The mag well is beveled just enough so you donít have to fumble around. I do have to shift my grip to send a fresh mag home, because the frame is so small, but itís not extreme. The mag release is a little small, but easy to find quickly, in my case with my shooting hand middle finger(I shoot left handed). The gun also has an external safety, but I canít get it off consistently left handed, so Iíll carry with it off. The trigger has a good amount of take up, but once you figure it out itís all good. Once the slack is up, the trigger is firm, but breaks nicely. Reset is short and easily felt, with minimal slack afterward. I burned through 200 rounds of the WWB, and a mag worth of Cor-Bon PowíríBall. I experienced no malfunctions what so ever. Accuracy is good, even out to 25 yards, and recoil is manageable. Iíll be stippling the grip a little to help keep it secure in less than ideal conditions. I also need to find a good IWB holster for it, or maybe try out a Clip Draw on it. Other than that though, itís good to go. Here are a few pictures.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC_0688.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC_0685.jpg
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NGIB 09-29-2010 07:29 PM

I'll bet you I shop at that same store just outside Ft Stewart...:D

CA357 09-29-2010 08:07 PM

Congratulations and thanks for a great report. :cool:

afi1 09-29-2010 10:51 PM

Here's the stipple job. I also found out that the mag release is reversable, it was a pain though.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC_0691.jpg

M14sRock 09-30-2010 06:04 AM

I'll assume it was 100% reliable?

FreedomFighter69 09-30-2010 11:13 AM

I Like That !
 
Very Nice ! I almost bought one of them in 40 S&W but went home with the new Millennium instead. Im a pretty big guy and the Millennium wasn't much bigger and held 10 + 1 . I still may get the slim in 9mm one day though.
Good Luck with your new Watch !

afi1 09-30-2010 01:11 PM

Watch? Did I miss something? And I too considered the .40. My Glock's are all .40s, so I figured it'd work out well. Having fired the 9mm though, I'm glad I didn't. I think the .40 would be too snapy for quick shots in a pistol this small.

afi1 09-30-2010 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M14sRock (Post 360164)
I'll assume it was 100% reliable?

"I experienced no malfunctions what so ever."

hnealg 10-02-2010 02:01 AM

holsters for 709
 
I carry the 709 a lot. Finding holsters made specifically for it is difficult so far but check out holsters made for the Glock. The 709 is thinner than the Glock but the general layout is very, very similar. A deeper leather holsters will work well. I got a Crossbreed for mine and I love it!

Also, the safety/decocker can be used to decock the striker and thus put the Slim into double action mode, which lengthens the trigger pull for additional safety. That and using the best safety--your brain, will do until someone comes up with an ambi- decocker/safety.


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