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Old 09-29-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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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. It’s 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 I’ll 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 don’t have to fumble around. I do have to shift my grip to send a fresh mag home, because the frame is so small, but it’s 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 can’t get it off consistently left handed, so I’ll carry with it off. The trigger has a good amount of take up, but once you figure it out it’s 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 Pow’r’Ball. I experienced no malfunctions what so ever. Accuracy is good, even out to 25 yards, and recoil is manageable. I’ll 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, it’s good to go. Here are a few pictures.


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Old 09-29-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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I'll bet you I shop at that same store just outside Ft Stewart...

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Congratulations and thanks for a great report.

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Here's the stipple job. I also found out that the mag release is reversable, it was a pain though.

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I'll assume it was 100% reliable?

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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.
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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.

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"I experienced no malfunctions what so ever."
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Default 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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