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. Its called the Bulldog Kit. 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 Ill most likely carry my spare. The mags drop free nicely, and the fresh ones seat very well with a reassuring click. The mag well is beveled just enough so you dont have to fumble around. I do have to shift my grip to send a fresh mag home, because the frame is so small, but its 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 cant get it off consistently left handed, so Ill carry with it off. The trigger has a good amount of take up, but once you figure it out its 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 PowrBall. I experienced no malfunctions what so ever. Accuracy is good, even out to 25 yards, and recoil is manageable. Ill 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, its good to go. Here are a few pictures.