TAURUS 709 SLIM

Concealed Carry Hand Guns - - THE ARMORY -

As the name sug­gests, this com­pact 9mm sin­gle-ac­tion is de­signed specif­i­cally for con­cealed carry applications. When it launched in 2010, the Slim al­ready faced stiff com­pe­ti­tion in the crowded carry gun mar­ket, but Taurus set it­self apart by of­fer­ing fea­tures found on some of the top guns in this class at a bar­gain price.

Like so many other guns on this list, the Slim com­bines a light­weight poly­mer frame with a steel slide, but its slide and frame de­sign, with all its avant-garde ge­om­e­try, helps keep weight down and makes it easy to con­ceal the gun be­cause it doesn’t have the squared-off edges that scream, “I’m car­ry­ing!” to every­one you pass on the street. With a 3-inch bar­rel, this gun mea­sures 6 inches long, 4.5 inches high, an inch wide and weighs in at 19 ounces, plac­ing in right in the heart of the com­pe­ti­tion in terms of over­all size. The three-dot sights are ad­justable (rear) and the grip offers hor­i­zon­tal tex­tur­ing lines that are com­fort­able to hold and keep the gun planted in re­coil.

Safety fea­tures on this firearm in­clude a man­ual safety, trig­ger safety, a loaded cham­ber in­di­ca­tor that offers both vis­ual and tac­tile sta­tus in­di­ca­tion and the Taurus Safety Sys­tem that al­lows you to ren­der the gun in­op­er­a­ble with the turn of a key. It’s cer­tainly one of the best val­ues in the sin­gle-stack mar­ket.

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