NRA Gun of the Week: Taurus 709 S 9 mm Luger Pistol

posted on August 12, 2017

With an MSRP at just over $300, the Taurus 709 Slim 9 mm Luger pistol is as light on the wallet as it is svelte in the hand. Constructed of a reinforced polymer frame and a steel slide, the Slim weighs in at around 19 ozs. empty and measures just over an inch wide, making for an ideal carry pistol. Folks should keep in mind this striker-fired operates as a single-action, but has double-strike capability. The safety of the 709 Slim is enhanced by the Taurus Security System (TSS), which comes standard on Taurus' family of semi-automatic pistols. The Slim also features a loaded-chamber indicator.   

  

Taurus also continues to offer a free 1-year NRA membership with the purchase of any new firearm.

For more on the Taurus 709 Slim 9 mm, check out our NRA Gun of the Week video above, and also visit taurususa.com.  

Specifications:
Model: 709 Slim (1-709031FS)
Manufacturer: Taurus Forjas S.A.
Importer: Taurus Int’l Mfg., Inc.
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Action Type: single-action, double-action, center-fire, semi-automatic pistol
Frame: black polymer
Slide: blued steel
Barrel: 3”
Magazine: seven-round capacity, detachable box
Sights: white, three dot; windage and elevation adjustable rear
Trigger: 4-lb., 11-oz. single-action pull; 7-lb., 2-oz. double-action pull
Weight: 19 ozs.
MSRP: $319

Additional reading:

Taurus 709B SLIM

Latest

The Armed Citizen
The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® Oct. 18, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Bergmann’s Extraordinary Pistols

Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?

Preview: Bushnell Outdoorsman Bluetooth Speaker

Having tunes playing while working outdoors can keep the momentum going, and Bushnell’s Outdoorsman Bluetooth speaker has the durability and longevity to keep up with long projects, outdoor parties and more.

Preview: LA Police Gear Freedom Axe

With full-tang construction, a 3Cr13 stainless-steel head and water-resistant Pakkawood scales, the compact Freedom Axe from LA Police Gear is a versatile survival tool designed to shrug off the elements and hard use.

Rifleman Q&A: .32 Long Rimfire Shot?

Where did .32 Long Rimfire shotshell cartridges come from? What guns were chambered for it? Here's what we found out.

The .32-20 Winchester Center Fire: History & Performance

Born from a desire for a faster and flatter shooting cartridge, the .32-20 Winchester Center Fire cartridge came to the world stage at the end of the 19th century as a popular option for revolvers and lever-action rifles alike, but its popularity eventually dwindled as the 20th century progressed.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.