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Taurus PT709 Slim Blued Steel 9mm 709FS
Taurus PT709 Slim Blued Steel 9mm 709FS


 
Taurus PT-709 Slim Blued Slide 7+1 9mm 1709031FS
Retail $301.00
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Product Code: 709FS
 

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The Pocket Blaster. Founded in 1939 as a tool and die manufacturer,
"Forjas Taurus" (or Forged Bull, from the Greek myth in which Zeus transformed himself into a white bull) is an international conglomerate based in Brazil with divisions focusing on firearms, metals manufacturing, plastics, body armor, helmets and civil construction. Taurus produced its first revolver in 1941 and began to export firearms to the United States in 1968.

The company's various models share strong similarities with the proven designs of manufacturing powerhouses such as Smith & Wesson and Beretta, which is no coincidence. In fact, all three firms share a common past. In 1971, the parent company for Smith & Wesson purchased a controlling interest in Taurus and this allowed the two companies to easily share information regarding manufacture and design.

Even though Taurus was sold to its current owners in 1977, the die was already cast and the designs have remained extremely similar every since. Then in 1980, after completing contracts to produce firearms for Brazil's military forces, Taurus purchased Beretta's Sao Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings and workforce necessary to produce several semi-automatic pistol designs.

At the heart of the Taurus PT709 Slim is a reliable, sub-compact design. If you're looking for something smaller and lighter than the gun you've been carrying, this little self- defense pistol drops in the purse or pocket, virtually disappearing while being carried concealed. In fact, this handgun is ready to go just about anywhere.

While it is certainly not the only one of its kind on the market, Taurus nonetheless offers unique advantages over the competition. The first thing that immediately grabs your attention is the price. With the exception of Kel-Tec, no one really makes a good quality, small, lightweight, reliable 9mm that is as cost effective as the PT709.

Most pistols in this category have noticeably heavy triggers, but the Taurus PT709 features what the company refers to as their "Pro Trigger System. It is impressively smooth and does not stack like most other competing models. The trigger system is reported to solve the double/single action dilemma once and for all. While the the trigger is long and technically functions very similar to double action only, it nevertheless breaks cleanly. How this works is when a round is chambered, the trigger sets in single action mode, traveling freely to a crisp breaking point.

In addition, the pistol is also equipped with a center blade style trigger safety that prevents the sear from releasing, even if the gun is bumped or dropped, unless the trigger is pulled all the way rearward. The advanced black polymer frame has an ergonomic, user friendly shape that fits well in most size hands. Its non- slip grip surface texture forms ridges that help channel away summertime sweat, while providing a solid grasp on the frame.

It also has a nice curve to the backstrap which adds gripping surface without adding bulk to the compact lines. The frame has internal steel inserts, where needed, to ensure reliability, strength and structural integrity. To help add to the grip surface, the frame has index pads on each side below the slide. By inserting the support thumb into this indent, the grip will remain consistent will stay every time the PT709 is indexed.

This is a striker driven design and like other Taurus pistols, possess a double strike capability that allows the trigger to be depressed multiple times without having to charge the slide. This is a handy feature in a dangerous situation, where the shooter encounters a defective primer, and the friction from second or third strike from the firing pin is often sufficient to ignite the propellant and discharge the weapon. The Taurus PT709 has a low profile magazine release that's just large enough for a quick reload, but is not so elevated that it might be unintentionally activated, dropping the magazine from the gun.

The slide itself is constructed of forged steel that is strong and durable. Aggressive rear slide serrations provide a better gripping surface to charge the slide. A set of low profile, rear adjustable sights provide a sufficient sight picture for close quarters encounters. The pistol includes a visual loaded chamber indicator on top of the barrel. This allows for tactile confirmation that a round has been chambered, even in the dark, by simply running your thumb over the slide.

The pistol weighs in at just 19 ounces and has a 3.0 inch barrel. When loaded with a street proven 9mm load, this pistol will easily do its job, that is if the shooter does their part. The Taurus Security System allows the gun to be rendered inoperable by turning an inconspicuous keylock device with a special tool provided, but the pistol also includes a manual thumb safety. A 7- round magazine is supplied with the package. For service and repairs, the gun is backed by a manufacturer's lifetime warranty. Overall, the Taurus PT709 Slim is a highly affordable, reliable and capable self- defense pocket pistol.
Features
Crisp Single Action Striker- the trigger pull does not contribute to loading the striker...it merely releases the already cocked system
Manual Thumb Safety
Passive Internal Firing Pin Block Safety
Loaded Chamber Indicator
Solid Steel Frame Block- strong steel-to-steel bearing surface between slide and frame
Caliber: 9mm
Frame: Black Polymer
Slide: Forged Steel
Finish: Matte Blued
Barrel: 3"
Action Type: Single
Sights: Low Profile Combat Style
Weight: 19ozs.
Grip Surface: Non- Slip Textured Polymer
Magazine: (1) 7-Round
Trigger: 5.5lb
Warranty: Lifetime


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