Taurus PT-709 Slim

Taurus PT-709 Slim

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Reviews: 210
GUNCRITIC SCORE 95%
Total reviews: 210
Positive: 178
Mixed: 18
Negative: 14
Retail Price: $197.00
Used Value: $128.05
Sale Price: $283.25

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Taurus PT-709 Slim Description

SLIM is the name of this suave new entry into the Taurus line. Elegant in Blue and Stainless this small, single-action/double-action handgun could be found under a cummerbund or a pair of bibs. It’s what you have been asking for! No revealing lumps or lines makes concealed carry easier than that larger capacity gun you already have. Cool, neat and ready to go-the Taurus Slim will be your companion for a long time to come.

Taurus PT-709 Slim Specifications

BrandTaurus Usa
ActionSingle/Double
Caliber9mm
Capacity7+1
Finishblued
SightsAdjustable
Primary Uses
 
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Fair Market Range $182 - $190
Fair Market Price $186
MSRP $197.00
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Taurus PT-709 Slim Q & A

Unnamed User Probably in large pant pockets it is rather slim
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Unnamed User If you intend to pick up an order from our retail store, please allow 4 business days before attempting pickup. Read More
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Unnamed User I contacted customer service and they said you can ask for a price match in the store and that they Read More
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Unnamed User It is shipped with one 7 round mag.
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Unnamed User Please click the green box stating it as the best answer. We are rated on our answers and are just Read More
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Unnamed User Hi Connie, It is called the maglula uplula - budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/92562/maglula+UP60B+Universal+Loader+and+Unloader+9mm+to+45ACP+Bla How to use it video - youtube.com/watch?v=kOaqyvd3LS0&t=58s
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Unnamed User Even if your Taurus firearm is rated for Plus-P (“+P”) ammunition, such ammunition generates pressures significantly in excess of the Read More
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Unnamed User 115 +P or 124 +P hollow
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Unnamed User Yes you can these will work great- budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/15826 ----here is some compatible ammo budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/77958#guaranteed_compatability
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Unnamed User Vedder holster. You can try it. I think it is good holster.
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Unnamed User Coupon is not for a free laser, just money off one. And the stainless slide version is even lower in Read More
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Unnamed User You're lucky, I'm still waiting for them to mail me parts for a gun I no longer even have. And Read More
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Unnamed User You don't need a permit in order to pick up a weapon from an FFL. Depending the FFL you use. Read More
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Taurus PT-709 Slim User Reviews

Positive: 202 Mixed: 0 Negative: 8
  • 100

    Great value perfectly reliable and easy to shoot, excellent carry option.

    December 29, 2018
    Jason D
  • 100

    Over a 1,000 rounds thru the gun without any problems. Cleaned it after each range visit. Can pocket carry this 9MM.

    December 13, 2018
    Timothy M A
  • 80

    I've hung in there with Taurus through the rough years. This is a great CCW or BUG and lives up to the name SLIM. Shoots and cycles well. No trigger issues or fails. Perfect fit for the wife's small hands as long as she ...has a good grip there's no cycling problems. Limp wristing will cause some stove piping. Easy take-down and machining tightness is decent. A pleasure to shoot and doing business with Bud's is as well. more

    December 10, 2018
    Scott F
  • 100

    great lil pistol ive put a couple hundred rounds thru it with no problems

    July 14, 2018
    Timothy S
  • 100

    Nice shoot pistol. Very light. Easy to take down for cleaning. I have big paws, so I needed to order the mag extension to make it more comfortable. My only complaint is along the bottom of the trigger guard, where the fr...ame was molded, there was a little burr that irritated my middle finger as it rubbed on the bottom of the guard. A simple fix was to scrap it with a razor blade. Would I buy another one? Yes! Would I recommend this to a fried. Yes! more

    April 2, 2018
    Patrick P
  • 80

    First impression: I like the pistol. It holds well, action is smooth, and is relatively accurate. Caveat: I have only put about a 100 rounds through it, so still too early to give an accurate review. It is my carry firea...rm and I have only had it on me for a couple of weeks. Initially it was a little heavier than I anticipated. This issue has all but dissipated as I don't realize it's on me anymore. Size is just what I was looking for: large enough to grip well during firing but compact enough to carry unnoticed. The only reason I rate it a 4 is I simply haven't had it long enough, or used it enough, to go up or down on rating. Leaning towards a 5... more

    March 29, 2018
    Noel F
  • 100

    I purchased the Taurus for my wife as a CC weapon. At just a buck over $200, I didn't expect much more than a utility pistol. What I found was a very nicely made gun. All aspects were finished nicely and the Dbl Action T...rigger was surpringly excellent. I don't have a gauge but the break feels like a hair over 5lbs. I think it will prove to be a little large for my wife as an CC gun, but it is perfect for anyone with small hands wanting a no fuss weapon for personal protection or home defense, at a very reasonable price. Buds delivered within a week...no fuss. Well Done By Both. If my Pad doesn't do the stars correctly, this is a 5-Star Rating. more

    March 28, 2018
    Gus H
  • 100

    Great price, easy ordering, received it as promised. This is my 3 rd purchase from Buds, will not be my last.

    March 28, 2018
    Jeffrey C
  • 80

    Nice shooting but better after I added the mag extension. They should be on the pistol from the factory. I've got big hands, it was a bit too small for me out of the box' No other problems with the pistol so far (100 rou...nds) Marked it down a notch because mag extensions aren't included in the package. They are out there on a web search though. more

    March 14, 2018
    Dale T
  • 100

    I absolutely love this little 9mm. It had several fail to fire and fail to feed for the first 50 rounds or so. After a couple hundred it runs smooth as silk. I never claim to be a sniper with any of my guns but if you me...ss up while I have this one on me. You are definitely in trouble. As matter of fact it{a0a325e197479644f7e23c18ce370b833368dfb05ff153b10370adb715467756}u2019s so nice that I bought it twice. The new one is also very dependable. All and all it{a0a325e197479644f7e23c18ce370b833368dfb05ff153b10370adb715467756}u2019s hatd to beat this gun!! more

    February 28, 2018
    shannon g
  • 100

    Love this small compact gun so much that it is has been my CC from day one. This is my second Taurus handgun and I have been pleased with them both

    February 6, 2018
    Herman W
  • 100

    Lightweight, easy to conceal 9mm pistol. May need to add grip extension depending on hand size. I put 100 rounds through it new. No misfires or glitches. This gun is very accurate, much more accurate than my Taurus model... 85 revolver, in my experience. Sturdy construction, reliable, and a great value. Hard to go wrong with this CC weapon. Lamar m more

    January 25, 2018
    lamar m
  • 100

    Hey thanks you guys are great i love my gun and everything was perfect so thanks again

    January 20, 2018
    dexter l
  • 100

    Love this gun. Bud's gun shop has great prices and I honestly couldn't find a better place to purchase this gun. Great service and great quality!

    January 18, 2018
    CALEB A
  • 100

    Accurate and dependable with ease of use!

    January 18, 2018
    Michael R
  • 100

    Absolutely love this firearm. My first time purchasing a handgun and I love buds gunshop website! Put about 200 roundabout through it and no problems at all

    January 5, 2018
    Lloyd B
  • 100

    When I tried to pull the trigger on the very 1st shot,it was almost as it was locked up.I took my finger and worked with the safety part of the trigger and after I heard a pop,the trigger worked and since that,it's worke...d just fine.The finish isn't the best but for a budget gun,it is what it is.A decent little carry pistol.I've put 200 rounds of target ammo through it so far and it works fine.I did order a Pearce grip extension and it fits my hand perfectly. more

    January 2, 2018
    Mark P
  • 100

    Bought this for my "carry" weapon for self protection. Put about 100 rounds through it today for the first time. Performed flawlessly!

    December 25, 2017
    Randy D
  • 100

    I purchased the pistol with not much expectations. But I got the gun and tried it and it really impressed me. Its light, nice handling, and no problems at all with gun. I like the slim design and you can virtually hide i...t in pocket. The shipping was fast and as always no problems. I used to buy my gun from another dealer online, but now Buds is my only place to buy. Great service and selection. more

    December 18, 2017
    Johnny E
  • 100

    It is my house gun i have two now and i love them both nice smooth recpil never had a jam and i cherrish this as much as i do any of my other handguns and rifles. Dont knock it till you tried it.

    December 17, 2017
    Michael S
  • 60

    Good price used at range once seems pretty good firearm

    December 13, 2017
    michael w
  • 100

    This is my third firearm purchase from Bud's. It arrived within three working days, superb customer service. I've put 250+ rounds through it, for the price it is a perfect backup gun.

    December 5, 2017
    Ed G
  • 100

    Before I purchased this pistol I did a lot of research on it. After careful thought and many reviews later I decided to buy the Taurus 709 Slim and boy am I glad I did! Buds fast shipping and easy transfer through my FFL... makes every purchase a breeze. Thanks buds. I took the pistol out and cleaned it before taking it to the range. Once at the range I shot 200 rounds and never once had a FTF or FTE. And it comes straight outta the box pretty accurate. Overall I love this purchase. You won’t be let down with how reliable and sleek this gun is. And it’s a nice size for CCW. more

    December 4, 2017
    Harrison s
  • 100

    Purchased 709 Slim, when I concluded my Glock 19 was great for home defense, but too large for me to carry. I've put 3000 rounds through both guns and have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of the Taurus. I'...m just as accurate with the 709 as with the Glock 19. Regardless of the ammo, the Taurus simply cycles through time after time; no FTF ever. That's normal with Glock, but a please surprise for the 709. Additionally, the trigger is much nicer on the 709. I enjoy shooting it, in many ways, more than my Glock. more

    November 25, 2017
    Paul M
  • 80

    This is my first gun. I shot over 500 rounds through it and I can say it ftf maybe 3 times & jamed once. Other than that it's a great gun

    November 17, 2017
    Laurence B
  • 100

    Have been very satified with the Taurus PT709 slim. Feels just right in my RH while handling with my LH is comfortable. I'm a firm believer that a handgun shooter should feel comfortable firing with either hand. One neve...r knows when your life or someone lesses may depend on that odd hand shoot. Ideal canceled carry pistol at Bud's affordable price! more

    November 17, 2017
    Robert M
  • 100

    A great handgun, accurate, lightweight. Thanks, Dave

    November 17, 2017
    david a
  • 100

    Accurate and reliable. I would purchase again.

    November 16, 2017
    nita l
  • 100

    This is the third Taurus semi-auto 9mm handgun that I have purchased. Not tiny, but can be carried as a second weapon in an ankle holster. I’m sold on Tairus handguns. They are well made, accurate, and most importantly..., reliable. You get a lot of bang for the buck. more

    November 9, 2017
    Alexander M
  • 100

    This little 9mm is what I've come to expect from Taurus. Some people love them and some hate them. But I love them. Taurus has quality and reliability that won't break the bank. This little 9mm adds to my concealed carry... repertoire of handguns. I've fired 150 rounds through it with no stoppages or malfunctions. I'll put more through her in the coming weeks and update the review if necessary. I will say I own 6 Taurus handguns out of thirty total handguns, and none of the 6 have ever given me problems. more

    November 7, 2017
    Oland W
  • 80

    Overall, good purchase for the price. Have used for the past year and a half with no FTF or any other issues. Sometimes used as my wife's carry.

    November 4, 2017
    Joel S
  • 100

    Buds never fail 2 day shipping great gun no problems

    October 29, 2017
    Curtis G
  • 100

    Bought this as a BUG and it is perfect for that use. Bud's service was great and the gun arrived three days earlier than expected. This is not my first purchase from Bud's and will not be my last.

    October 29, 2017
    Dan A
  • 40

    Beware the magazine release button. Keep it clean and use "vegetable oil" so the plastic handle does not degrade. The Mag-release button will stick and drop your mags when least you expect it. Clean and lube it weekly.

    October 24, 2017
    Stephen S
  • 100

    Fast shipping From BUDS Like always and for this slim Taurus, it shoots great and accurate out of the box no adjustment needed. Like always, love doing business with BUDS and I'll be back for more deals, THANKS__BUDS___

    October 24, 2017
    brian e
  • 100

    Good shooting 9mm pistol, but the rear vertical sight adjustment moves all of the time. I put a dab of Locktite blue on the screw after the sights were aligned and so far, it's holding.

    October 22, 2017
    Larry M
  • 100

    Bought this 9mm . Got it in 2 days . This site is the best place to buy .

    October 21, 2017
    Jonathan O
  • 100

    Wow this may be the best budget 9mm it's about the same price point as a high point but not as ugly seems well built. I took it to the range shot 3 50 round boxes of federal fmj through it with no hiccups at all. A great... gun. And a great price. Buds was excellent to do business with as always. more

    October 20, 2017
    Christopher G
  • 100

    Sammy dog's awesome guy really enjoyed his company. Will be ordering more firearms.

    October 17, 2017
    Bryan B
  • 100

    Great price & very fast shipping will definitely be a repeat customer.

    October 10, 2017
    Quentin G
  • 100

    Well hello neighbors. I purchased two of the Taurus PT 709 and am very happy with both.I watched several reviews of PT709 and it got high marks from the people that was reviewing them along with some other pistols.I was ...looking for a compact pistol and a firearm sales person advised me to consider the Taurus TCP 38 opposed to paying more for other guns that would be more complicated for my wife to handle. I stumbled across the PT 709 and discovered that it was just a tad bit longer but had an external safety and ajustable rear sight this is when I watched several reviews .When I decided to purchase I found the overall transaction would be smoother through Buds Gun shop and was very pleased with the whole transaction.The PT 709 I like the feel of it cause it is a PT 709 slim My wife really likes it opposed to other pistols I have let her shoot .The value of it far out ways the price I payed so I purchased two.I have taken one and made it mine and I love it Added grip to it ok without it better with it .I purchased a magazine extension and it gives it a better look and feel. If you buy it from buds I believe you will be very satisfied . more

    October 8, 2017
    David W
  • 20

    I had heard a lot of good things about this little gun, so I ordered one from Bud's last month. I just got around to shooting it today. Very disappointing. The pistol failed to load after firing 8 out of 10 times, the la...st one resulting in a jam. I chambered a round, fired that shell, but the second shell would fail to chamber. The trigger reset, but no bang. Same problem with another genuine Taurus magazine. I hate to have to send a gun off for a six week repair after waiting about 3 weeks to get it. I should have got the S&W Shield. more

    October 8, 2017
    Ronald H
  • 100

    Right size, right price, delivery was excellent. Handgun has no problems, I have fired factory ammo and my reloads thru it not a single problem. I read alot of reviews on this handgun with all the feed problems. I belie...ve the feed problems are due to weak wrists. more

    October 6, 2017
    David L
  • 100

    I did a lot of research before purchasing and only found a handful of people that had issues. Mine works great, accurate, decently low recoil for size, no fte or ftl even with aluminum case and short HPs. Never one issue... i love it. Good gun and buds was quick. more

    October 4, 2017
    Alexander V
  • 100

    Great service from Buds. Great little gun for the price. No problems at all...

    September 22, 2017
    Michael M
  • 100

    AS always, Buds was great! Shipping was fast, on time & date. The product is great & Taurus Slim is actually smaller than PPK. And it's a 9mm.

    September 20, 2017
    larry s
  • 100

    Very good weapon. Love the size, perfect for the wife. No misfires, very little kick. Looking to purchase another for my daughters. Bud's service was great!

    September 9, 2017
    Reginald M
  • 60

    My first polymer, first subcompact. Well, some prefer blondes, some brunettes. I prefer revolver and full sized pistols. After researching subcompacts I chose to spend only a little bit of money, so I got this. In gener...al I don't like the look or feel of polymer and this 709 is right in line. The small size and weight make this a snappy 9mm. Can't get my pinky on the grip. The double action is long and can feel resistance when pulling slowly. Single action is nice but not revolver single action. Mentally I can't get over so much plastic. But I knew this before buying. However, this is advertised as a concealed option at a low price. Well, that is what I'm seeing. As a nerd I read the manual advises to load the mag to break it in. I loaded it one week before the range and it worked fine. (It is still hard loading the last round without my 'lula). If I was looking for resale value, there are other choices. I have it as a part time concealed and glove box gun. I don't see myself firing more than 50 rounds per month with it as I FAR prefer my full sized guns. For the price and what it does I find little to criticize or praise. $200 and it goes bang. That's 3 stars in my book. Charge $350 and im not interested. more

    September 6, 2017
    James W
  • 100

    Just bought a second because the first 709 was so perfect, I can't force a malfunction in it! It fires and feeds 100{d3bae317f4b9104ed15779213928c7befe8ec765e598a8e5c2eea88cf4001e90} every time and the finish was perfect.... Comes with only 1 magazine. It has a small key lock built in (so no cable locks). Comes with 2keys. Has fully adjustable rear sights. Sights are white 3 dot sights. Then of course the manual and coupon for a laser for it. The finish on my second one isn't as nice. Actually the finish is fine, but pins had rough protruding plastic sticking out of the holes (I filed them down). And the trigger is not identical as the first, but still good. Overall for the $181.50 I paid, I think its a 5star pistol. Will need a good cleaning at arrival. They come oiled to hell to survive the trip from Brazil. Love what Taurus is becoming! more

    August 29, 2017
    Jason T
  • 100

    Bud's is great to deal with, prompt shipping. The Taurus slim is a very accurate, no problems of any kind. The clip extension was a big help for me. Not sure about the trigger as yet, it will take some getting used to. W...ould recommend it for concealed carry. more

    August 27, 2017
    Bill A
  • 100

    Nice small size for CC. For the price, this is a very good weapon. My wife likes the size, and shoots very well. No misfires.

    August 26, 2017
    robert s
  • 100

    liked the first one so much, bought another, buds service great as usual

    August 24, 2017
    Robert M T
  • 100

    Bud's made this online purchase very easy. Great price and free shipping. Taurus 709 slim is exactly what I was looking for. Very well made, good shooter, lifetime warranty. Don't think there is a better deal out there. ...I am extremely pleased with everything thing about my purchase. more

    August 23, 2017
    Travis G
  • 100

    very good weapon and it fires very good

    August 23, 2017
    juan q
  • 100

    This little guy is AWESOME. Feels great in my hand. WOW, what a shooter. Thanks Bud's.

    August 20, 2017
    William R. L
  • 100

    I received my Taurus 709 on 8/11 after placing my order on 8/7. Kudos to Buds for fast shipping. It shipped with only 1 magazine and no case which makes sense considering its bare bones $181 price. An extra magazine will... run you about $29. It arrived covered in oil but after field stripping it the internals were pretty clean. After taking it to the range today and putting about 50 rounds of range ammo thru it I have no complaints. No FTEs or FTFs and was fairly accurate out of the box. I'm happy with this purchase. more

    August 12, 2017
    Alan Y
  • 100

    Good purchase. Glad i picked to buy this one,

    August 8, 2017
    Michael A
  • 100

    Just purchased Taurus 709FS PT709 . Weapon is great ....needs to be use to get stiffness out of it . Price was a no brainer ..... Also bout a clip and clip extension . putting extension on the clip was almost impossible ..., and the fit up with the gun is second rate . Maybe you should find another supplier , because i want to buy more clips and extensions . Thanks .. great experience . more

    July 31, 2017
    Larry C
  • 100

    This was a very good purchase this gun is light weight and compact a nice buy thanks buds gun shop

    July 28, 2017
    Joseph C
  • 100

    Weapon packed in normal OEM lubricant. Field stripped weapon and cleaned. When taken to range had issue with magazine & failure to feed. Worked magazine feed ramp and spring up and down using a plastic push rod. Found it... kept coming back up with bits of dried-out OEM lubricant. Disassembled magazine. Cleaned and oiled. Worked fine after that. Happy weapon owner. more

    July 23, 2017
    Tom S
  • 100

    Great firearm! Fired 300 rounds through it so far no issues whatsoever ! Great price and fast shipping, sorry I am a little late with this review!

    July 21, 2017
    Freddy V
  • 100

    You can't beat the price for this if you are looking for an inexpensive 9 this is it I wouldn't waste my time this gun fits good to the hand and it shoots true nice shooter

    July 21, 2017
    Mario B
  • 100

    An excellent, sturdy little gun. Works much like a Glock but is smaller and thinner for better concealment. Price makes it a real bargain.

    July 19, 2017
    George E
  • 100

    This is a nice pistol I took it out without cleaning I , and had misfires due to light strikes on the primer , had to double tap a few,.. took it home and cleaned and oiled the firing pin and the striker area , went to t...he range ,3 boxes of 50 and no ftf or fte and bonus ,very accurate paper plate group at 50 yards ... a keeper grip is a little narrow for my large hands , but it works!! more

    July 18, 2017
    Robert G
  • 100

    Buds was great,its as good as the money spent,cheap but tolerable

    July 12, 2017
    Gary s
  • 100

    Purchased a 9mm Taurus PT709 Slim at the best price available on line. Order was easy to place and shipped immediately to a licensed firearms dealer. Would recommend you contact the dealer(s) in advance to confirm transf...er fee cost and whether or not taxes are involved. more

    July 11, 2017
    Wayne S
  • 100

    Awesome 9mm, great for carry and conceal, love it, bud's is the best place to shop for guns and ammo

    July 9, 2017
    Steven m M
  • 100

    I love my 709F Taurus Slim. It has shot as well and even better than thought it would. Bud's really came thru with everything on the sale's side. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else in the future. Thanks Buds

    July 5, 2017
    Brian W
  • 100

    This was my first time ever to purchase a firearm from off the internet, and what a great experience it was Buds made the whole transaction very simple and fast. For someone like me that's never really purchased anything... on line you guys made me feel really comfortable through out the whole process. I will be purchasing more guns from Buds, now I see why they have 2290977 customers they are AWEOSOME. I haven't yet taken my new Taurus out to the range yet but I am really excited about it. I know its a great gun at a FANTSITC price and a Fantastic product. Thank you buds a future long time customer. more

    July 5, 2017
    Howard H
  • 100

    Read a lot of conflicting opinions about the Taurus PT709. I wanted something light weight and inexpensive and some reviews list this model as one of the top 5 best conceal carry weapons. Right out of the box I cleaned i...t thoroughly because there was a lot of packing grease to protect it during shipment. Took it to the range.....went through 200 rounds jam free. Heard a lot about you have to get passed the 'trigger'..........Still don't know what they are talking about. The weapon fired flawlessly....had to adjust the rear sight slightly...but that's about it. Recommend this weapon. PT709 + 7+1 + Holster = Total weight 24oz That's all you want pulling on your belt strap. Love it! more

    July 2, 2017
    Michael O
  • 100

    I am very satisfied with my Taurus 709 Slim. A good shooting pistol,have had no problems. A bargain for the price.

    June 28, 2017
    Jerry Y
  • 100

    This is a good reliable ccw. I could not make this pistol jam. Has been flawless with hollow points and ball ammo. Extra magazines are a bit expensive but overall this thing is definitely worth the money. Also buds layaw...ay program is the best. I had my pistol within 4 days after my final payment was made. There is no need to shop anywhere else buds is the best. more

    June 27, 2017
    Kenny M
  • 100

    For a 9mm under $200 this seems like a very sturdy little pistol. Doesn't feel cheap or poorly made. Not too much packing grease to clean off out of the box. Slide functions smoothly and trigger doesn't have a bad pull. ...Even though its a smaller gun, it fits well in my hand unlike several other brands of subcompacts I've handled. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet so i cant comment on the out of the box accuracy, but will update review when I do. On another note, my transaction with buds was smooth and very quick as usual. No complaints from this guy! more

    June 21, 2017
    Garland F
  • 100

    This is a great carry and conceal gun to carry. I would highly recommend this pistol.

    June 20, 2017
    Jamel N
  • 100

    I have not had the chance to shoot my new Taurus but this was my first time buying anything from Buds. I put his gun on layaway, which I thought was a great option. I received it quickly once it shipped. Will definitely ...be using Buds again soon. more

    June 18, 2017
    Miguel R
  • 100

    Buds first class. Fit and finish of this gun is excellent. Slim design is truly great for concealed carry. Sights are right on target. I used Legend ammo with no problems. I have large hands. The one problem I had was th...e trigger safety. With a large hand I had to adjust my trigger finger to depress the trigger safety so it would fire. This is due to the slim design. With a large hand you tend to over reach the trigger. With practice I got used to it. I wouldn't hesitate to carry this gun. You can't beat the price. more

    June 16, 2017
    David L
  • 100

    Great deal, very happy with this pistol. Trigger pull definitely much longer than either my S&W Shield or Sig 229, but once you get used to it, not an issue. The magazine feels like higher quality than any other brand of... magazine I own. Already put a couple hundred rounds through it and I can't get over the idea that it only cost $184. Already considering another Taurus. more

    June 13, 2017
    Mark P
  • 100

    Very well made and dependable.

    June 10, 2017
    Arthur D
  • 100

    thanks buds! 50 rounds throught it today and great shooting gun. shoots a touch to the left, just a touch, but i will leave it alone..... i will invest in extra mags!...great gone for what it is.

    June 10, 2017
    Eric W
  • 100

    I took my new Taurus 709 slim to the range and did a 7 shot grouping within 31/2 inches tweaked the sight and put a similar grouping on the black. Love the , light weight and easy to clean. I will recommend it to anyone.... more

    June 10, 2017
    John K
  • 100

    Great service by Buds. I was very happy with shipping and service. 184 dollars is very hard to beat for gun that was selling for over 300. Still need to take it to the range.

    June 9, 2017
    Darrell C
  • 100

    Gun shipped fast total cost after paying my ffl for the transfer fee came to $226.52 I took the gun to the range without cleaning it and shot 100 rounds of Winchester white box 115 grain fmj without a single failure the ...first 50 rounds was to test function and to familiarize myself with the gun the secon box was loaded two rounds at a time and placed back in my iwb holster with my shirt covering it I practiced drawing the gun and putting two rounds on target as fast as I possibly could the gun shot accurately I managed to pull off quite a few shots in the center ring of the paper when I took my handgun carry permit class months ago we qualified on the range by shooting 50 rounds I believe anything outside of the 8 ring was a point deducted with that being said If my target was to be scored from the practice I did quick drawing and putting two rounds on target with the second box of ammo then I would of only had one point deducted and would of passed my test which to me is a good demonstration on the accuracy of this firearm more

    June 8, 2017
    Hank A
  • 100

    Bought this gun from Buds to be my "summer ccw gun" because my Smith and Wesson SD9VE (that I also purchased from Buds) was just to big to conceal well enough for my taste here in South Dakota during the summer. I brough...t the gun home from my FFL, wiped it clean and fired about 50 rounds of federal premium thru it with no hiccups or anything. Not a lot of rounds thru it yet, but I'm impressed so far... As far as the gun goes I couldn't be happier. Extremely slim, lightweight, compact and accurate. Taurus did well when they made this gun. Thanks Buds. You guys are awesome. more

    June 8, 2017
    Kenny W
  • 100

    Tough to beat for the money. Easy to pack and field stripping a breeze. Loaned mine to a friend for a handgun qualifications course - about 500 rounds with minimal trouble. Steel case ammo cycled poorly when first new.

    June 6, 2017
    Richard G
  • 100

    So your curious about the 709? Well don't be, there are questions on some websites about it's reliability but I'm telling you mine is fine. It ran 2 mags worth of cheap bulk ammo without fail. Once upon a time Taurus wou...ld send guns in nice plastic cases with 2 mags but not these days. I got my gun in a typical Taurus box with one mag. ( it's annoying they don't give you 2 but for under 200 bucks are you complaining? ) when I bought, my gun my local store had an extra which I quickly bought to go with my new 709. The extended mags have yet to materialize so don't hold your breath. Out of the box accuracy was good but my gun shot high. It was straight though and once I tweaked the sight a bit lower it was knocking the 9 inch plate at 25 feet. It carries fine in holsters designed for the 111g2 but not the kydex or custom fitted setups ( most leather or nylon holsters will stretch to fit) it takes down just like a typical glock and yes you do have to pull the trigger to take it apart. Honestly it's a 200 dollar single stack 9mm so what are you complaining for. The trigger pull is a bit odd you've got to draw it almost all the way back to get the striker to release, the pull is heavier then 111g2 but the internals are almost identical so maybe the 709 trigger will loosen up. I see the far back break as a safety feature making it hard to accidentally pull it. The gun also has one other feature like the 111 a SA/DA striker. Yeah you pull and no bang then just pull again and mostly likely the gun will fire ( most times a gun fails to fire it's out of battery and pulling the trigger drops the slide into battery but on a glock or other striker gun you've got to rerack it not a Taurus) in all truth it's a nice option. You've also got tune up parts and optional sights to dress the gun up how you like it. Yeah trigicon makes night sights for it and you've got fiber optic ones aval too. They even make a trigger guard laser unit for this pistol ( a nice feature with limited round count) while they don't have quite the list of extras a glock might you've got enough options to make the 709 the gun you want it to be. Adjustable sights are a nice extra on a gun in this class. When you get it though give it a proper cleaning Taurus ships them very oily to preserve them in shipping. more

    May 31, 2017
    Matthew C
  • 100

    Excellent C&C, sent 100+ rounds through already using Federal Premium and Speer, no problems at all. Ordered extra MAG and MAG grip extension off eBay, highly recommended! Very happy with the purchase and shipping speed ...from Buds! more

    May 30, 2017
    Kevin D
  • 100

    We have put 150 rounds through this little Taurus and it has had zero issues. Kick is minimal for such a small gun. It does shoot low and to the left but after adjusting the rear sight (a real bonus to this gun) we got i...t close. It shoots better than I do. Easy take down and easy to clean. more

    May 29, 2017
    Tim D
  • 100

    I have yet to shoot this gun, but I own several Taurus guns and am very pleased with them. This gun is small enough for a perfect carry gun, with enough power to do the job needed.

    May 28, 2017
    Paul F
  • 80

    I put 50 rounds through the gun today and didn't have a single issue. It's a nice gun to shoot. It fits very well in med to small hands. I Only have two negative things say. One is that is has a very heavy trigger pull. ...Second is that it only comes with one clip but that's also why it is a cheaper price. Over all I think it is a great gun for the amount of money it costs. A lot of bang for your buck. One other perk is the lifetime warranty from Taurus on the gun. Buds guns shipped it fast and I would buy from them again. more

    May 27, 2017
    Alexandra H
  • 100

    Nice gun for conceal purposes and good price!

    May 23, 2017
    Shelton B
  • 100

    My Taurus 709 Slim came with some protection oil on the outside of the gun. I just went ahead and cleaned the gun inside and out. Headed out to the gun range with no idea how this gun was going to shoot. I had some cheap... 9mm ammo and wanted to see if the gun would shoot it. Big surprise. I went through 100 rounds without any issue. The gun is also very accurate. I was hitting the chest every time I shot. I was about 50 feet away from the target. This gun also is small enough to be holstered inside the waist. I carry it everywhere and it never bothers me. This gun is a steal for the price. more

    May 21, 2017
    Jeff V
  • 100

    Yes, there really is a good CCW gun for a small price, this is it!

    May 21, 2017
    Leon S
  • 100

    Fast service, great deal. Super little pistol should have bought two.

    May 17, 2017
    Keith M
  • 100

    Fast shipping, product in perfect condition, I shot 50 rounds today ,with no misfires. Cannot beat this price, for this good quality gun.Thank you BGS

    May 17, 2017
    Rene A
  • 100

    Everything was as advertised and shipped on time. Good job and thanks.

    May 16, 2017
    Michael L
  • 100

    This is my 6th purchase from Buds. Always a pleasure to do business. Took my Slim to the range on Sunday and fired off just over 60 rounds of 115 gr Fiocchi and Federal and 124 gr of Blazer Brass. No issues. All rounds c...ycled perfectly. Recoil is quite manageable, and think this is due to the Pearce Grips I put on the magazine. For a pistol in this price range of near $200, it is a great purchase. The reviews in general for this pistol are pretty positive as far as function and reliability. I considered other similar pistols like the Diamondback DB9 and Keltec PF9, but the reviews for these are mixed. The Slim is also an ideal size for pocket carry, which is my preferred method of conceal carry with a pocket holster. The pistol is no where near the quality of the Glock G43 or the Sig Sauer p238, or the Walther PPS, but I am very satisfied with this purchase and the price. A Very good "Taurus quality" firearm. more

    May 16, 2017
    Miguel D
  • 100

    Shipped well and shoots great. No problems and 300 rounds down range so far. It seems like this version or model is slightly updated compared to the ones I'm seeing in older youtube videos from when this first came out. ...The extractor seems updated and its mechanism doesn't remove from the rear of the gun as in the original model but instead comes out just like in the PT111. Aftermarket parts and mags are scarce. Stay away from the extended mags for now as they seem to have a lot of complaints on forums. Consider grip extensions for your mags as this doesn't have a lot of room for the pinky. Worth buying a laser because of the small and short sights. The LaserLyte Taurus 738 TCP, 709/740 SLIM laser works well for me. more

    May 13, 2017
    Steven G
  • 80

    The product is great fast shipping

    May 10, 2017
    Joseph P
  • 100

    Very nice, slim handgun. Easy to handle and shoots well; has a nice trigger and is capable of a second strike on unfired primer. No issues with cycling ammo. Love the adjustable rear sight, loaded chamber indicator, manu...al safety, nice 3-dot sights, light weight. Price is very low for a striker fired polymer handgun that can be easily carried. Easy to disassemble the gun for cleaning. Simple to do business with Buds Gun Shop and they had the best price on this item. Drawback: only comes with a single magazine. more

    May 10, 2017
    Lance W
  • 100

    Bud's Gun Shop offered this pistol at only 182.00, which was great. I just fired about 250 rounds of fmj on it out of the box. There were no hangups or hiccups. The single action trigger was really nice. Remember this gu...n is a bit on the snappy side, so if you have large hands you may want to get the pinky extension and add a padded wrap on it's slender grip. I was hoping for a little better accuracy, but, I am still going to give this gun a "5" for it's purpose, and that I was only at the range once with it and need to get the pinky ext. and grip wrap. In my experience Bud's staff has been very helpful in problem solving, even when you want to give up, they don't. more

    May 10, 2017
    Manuel C
  • 100

    Fast shipping.. great product.. will be buying from them in the future

    May 9, 2017
    Christopher J
  • 80

    First time customer. Gun was delivered quick, and no damage was done to the package. Had it transferred to M and M Guns. Awesome transfer place. As for the firearm, everything but the recoil was to my liking. This little... gun can pack a punch. Went through 100 rounds and not one jammed. I will be doing more business with Bud's in the future. more

    May 9, 2017
    David V
  • 100

    I love this pistol so far. I have put 250 rounds through it. Mostly Federal Premium FMJ, but also Winchester "white box" since I have heard online some people have had issues with it. Not 1 failure to feed, not one jam. ...No issues of this nature at all. I will say that it shoots a hair low for my liking. I have the rear adjustment at it maximum height and it bullseyes at 10 yards like that, giving no room for adjustment. I really love the feel of this in the hand. Recoil is very manageable considering it's size. I can fire off 150 rounds at a time easy and not be fatigued. I'm very pleased with this pistol. As for reports of it shooting VERY low, I did experience this at first. When I first received this, I cleaned it about as well as I would any other firearm after getting it home from the range. I then took it out and shot 100 rounds through it. It shot about 6 inches low at 10 yards. I was floored. I broke it down and gave it a more thorough cleaning. I also adjusted my grip a bit to apply more pressure with my off hand and released some with my main hand. Between the cleaning and adjustment in grip the accuracy is spot on. Some notes: This kit only contains 1 magazine. The magazine does not have any sort of external means to depress the spring like some other magazines have, and that spring is very rigid. You will need to plan on getting a speed loader, if you don't already have one. more

    May 9, 2017
    Lee A
  • 100

    This is th second 709 that I bought from Buds.I put this one on laway.When I wanted to make the final payment and pick it up.I sent an email and was told to pick it up any time.I purchased two sets of Laleline iberoptic ...sights,and spare mags and pierce mag exiensions.I cleaned the gun and oiled it.I only ran three mags,but 0 malfunctions.Great carry gun for the money.Buds ws the best price,best costomert service,and being able to use laway is great.If you need spare mags,factory mags hold slide open after last shot. more

    May 5, 2017
    Richard G
  • 100

    I was skeptical about this pistol at first but after reading a few of the reviews I gave it a try. The pistol arrived super fast from buds and upon receiving it I field stripped it and gave it a good cleaning. The fit an...d finish of the gun is great! It comes with adjustable rear sight and one mag. Took it to the range and ran both hollow point and full metal jacket ammo through it. No failures of any type and I loved the trigger. It was very accurate as well and not too bad on recoil. This will now be in my EDC rotation! I urge you to grab one, you won't be disappointed. more

    May 4, 2017
    James C
  • 100

    great handgun!! it feels great and shoot straight right out of the box!! Its easy to conceal and was exactly what I was looking for.also look at the price,cant go wrong there!! thanks buds for another great transaction!!... more

    May 4, 2017
    danny j v
  • 80

    No jams however did have several none ejection problems at the end of the clip . Shot 150rds the magazines with the problems were 8 rd purchased separately. No problems with factory magazine which came with the gun. Boug...ht to throw in backpack for varments I'd trust it for that purpose. more

    May 3, 2017
    Frank K
  • 100

    This gun is lightweight durable and slim as advertised. I bought it to be my concealed weapon, it's fits nice on the hip. The sites were accurate right out of the box shoots great no failures at all. What a great gun for... under $200. This is my second purchase through buds I find them to be consistently Awesome. more

    May 3, 2017
    Ryan R
  • 100

    Thank you for processing my order quickly and shipping it in a timely manner. It is a great gun for the price. Thanks, Ed

    May 2, 2017
    Edward M
  • 100

    Awesome experience at buds. I Purchased a taurus Pt709 slim 9m great shooting right out if the box only ran 1 box through it so far but it performed great.

    May 2, 2017
    Joe S
  • 100

    Bought this pistol a few weeks ago..Put 450 rounds thru it with no hiccups whatsoever..Nice balance and feel..Well worth the price..

    May 2, 2017
    Ralph J. R
  • 40

    Overall I think this weapon is not worth the money even at 189.00. The reasoning is due to a cheaply made pistol. I knew even before purchasing this weapon that I was not going to getting quality. I have put 50 rounds th...rough the gun 1 our of every 10 shots one failed to enter the chamber. I simply just palmed the slide and the bullet would load. Understanding that i have not fully broke the pistol in maybe it will get better overtime. Another problem I had was that after a while my trigger finger started to hurt after the 25 rounds or so. more

    May 1, 2017
    Michael S
  • 80

    For this review I'll be comparing this Slim to the More popular M&P Shield. Pros: Light recoil for a single stack. Slide locks back on last shot. Rear sights are adjustable. Accurate for a single stack. Cons: Grip is a l...ittle short. Trigger is a little heavy. Over all thoughts: The gun went bang every time I pulled the trigger using factory ammunition. I tried Federal Target, Perfecta Target, Tula and some hand loads. Only the hand loads gave the gun any issues whatsoever. I also tried out some Hornady Critical Defense and Horandy Critical Duty and had no function issues. The only thing I was really upset about with this gun is I wish it had a factory standard Magazine that was made like the M&P shield for a larger grip. There are aftermarket magazines but I really wish Taurus included one in the purchase instead of the smaller flush 7 round magazine. Compared to the M&P Shield by S&W this gun is nearly on par. The recoil, sights and trigger feel very similar. I personally LIKE that this one has a manual safety. Some Shields do, some don't. If you need a single stack 9mm handgun and you are on a budget this is an excellent choice for a firearm. It handled all my self defense loads and I can hit very well at 21 feet. If you need a gun for your CCDW class and you're scared because you've never shot a gun, this is an excellent first time choice gun. I managed to get mine with tax included for $202.02. This is an absolute steal for the gun. I recommend a larger magazine for people with big hands such as myself. Expect to pay $30-40 for one of these aftermarket magazines and make sure you test it thoroughly. As is the gun is 90{17d172c1ec8503d0b4007ba23f1356e21a275c56cf184b4ce3bb4f7d8ca94ce1} on par with a M&P Shield. IF it came with a longer 8 round magazine standard it would Blow the Shield out of the water with it's price. I give it a 4 Star rating. If it came with a longer Magazine it would be a 5 star gun. more

    May 1, 2017
    Nick C
  • 100

    Fast delivery, great product! This small 9mm shoots well, looks great and feels great.

    April 30, 2017
    Nicholas D
  • 100

    First buying through Buds was a breeze and the price couldn't be beat. Now, the Taurus 709 slim is a great gun for the money. Not as small as I'd like and the trigger is not as smooth as I'd like, but for sub $200 it's h...ard to beat. I put 200 rounds through it the first day I got it. Not one problem or misfeed even with cheapo ammo. Once I adjusted the sights it was spot on and i really enjoyed shooting it. Again, it's not the best single stack 9mm by far, but for the price it is very very good. more

    April 28, 2017
    Joseph S
  • 100

    Delivery was quick. Received email updates through the entire process from purchase to delivery. Great gun. Perfect for smaller female hands. Very little kickback. No issues with first 150 rounds.

    April 28, 2017
    Kenya W
  • 100

    Can't beat the price for this anywhere. This is the second 709 I have bought, this one being for my daughters 21st birthday as she has shot mine and loves it. Never had a problem with my other one, and expect no problems... with this one. Accurate right out of the box and eats anything I put through it. Thanks for the outstanding service Buds! more

    April 28, 2017
    Thomas M
  • 100

    Very good value. Have no issues with it and would recommend to others.

    April 28, 2017
    Wayne C
  • 100

    Incredible gun. Cleaned it up when I first got it, (just got the excess oil out), took it to the range and put 100 rounds trough it with zero jams, zero malfunctions of any kind!! I've owned 6 handguns, none have perform...ed this well brand new. 50rds of a federal 115gr FMJ and 50rds of Armscor 115gr FMJ. I'm extremely happy about this purchase!! 3 day free shipping too! The best deal ever, wish i could buy more. Only advice is buy an extra magazine. Its so easy to blast through ammo with this gun, you'll wish you had more mags ready to go. Buy this gun! more

    April 26, 2017
    Jason T
  • 100

    I saw the price and to make sure that it wasn't a hi-point. Perfect CCW, slim design, 3 white dot sights fully adjustable for windage and bullet drop plus the Taurus locking safety features. Hi-point price, Taurus qualit...y. My 7th purchase from Bud's and 3 more using Bud's SWEET layaway plan. I open carry the PT809 but keep this sweet jewel tucked away when working. 2 stage trigger helps me feel more comfortable since I carry one in the chamber with the safety on. You can't go wrong with this pistol, keep your family and yourself protected without drawing unwanted attention from those anti gun bozos and you don't have to break the bank for a reliable and safe pistol that will go bang should the need arise. 5 stars once again to Taurus and Bud's!! more

    April 26, 2017
    Samuel I
  • 80

    Good "bang" for the buck! Nice conceal carry for the money

    April 25, 2017
    Mary S
  • 100

    Ordered on a Thursday, got it the following Tuesday! Great little gun. I am mostly a 45 ACP guy, but this little nine is really great! Light, reliably functioning, and amazingly accurate. Great gun for the price! Get you... one, you won't be sorry! more

    April 23, 2017
    Al T
  • 100

    Out of the box, the trigger seemed stiff. I lubed the action with ballistol and it completely changed the feel of the gun. I will admit I also polished the feed ramp with a dremel tool, which I do to all my guns that nee...d it. I took it to the range with a Walther PPS, a Taurus G2, a Springfield XDS, and a SIG 2022. The end result was that the larger the gun, the better the group. The SIG was the hands down winner, and the second was the Walther PPS. But for the price, the 709 was completely reliable, and accurate for a compact pistol. This gun is a steal for the price. You only get one mag, but if you need more than eight shots, you already lost. I liked the feel of the G2 better, but it is $100 more. You don't need 12 rounds. Buy it. more

    April 23, 2017
    Joel L
  • 100

    Great option for a conceal carry weapon. Love the compact light feel of the gun. Recoil is surprisingly low to me for a gun of this size that is super light. Oh, and the price was super good. Arrived within a week of ord...ering it. Have bought several other guns from Buds and will certainly do so again in the future. more

    April 21, 2017
    Shane H
  • 100

    I received my Taurus PT 709 a few days ago. So far, I've only got about 50 rounds through it, but it seems reliable so far. I had one FTE which was due more to operator error than to the reliability of the piece. The pri...ce was so good, I couldn't pass it up. I purchased it along with a Taurus M85 which is also a very nice gun for the money. Without going into great detail, I can honestly say I like the 709 better than my PT 111 G2 which has, so far, worked flawlessly(500 Rds). Overall, I've been very pleased with my Taurus firearms, so much so that I ordered another 709 for my girlfriend to train with. After a few hundred rounds, if the gun continues to function reliably, I'll throw it into my rotation of ccw along with a few other very nice firearms from Bud's. To date, all of my transactions with Bud's Guns have been a pleasure. I'll review the other 709 when it comes in. CHEERS!! more

    April 20, 2017
    Douglas B
  • 100

    Awesome gun for the money. No problems in the first 100 rounds. I have yet to try defensive ammo. I did take some time to deburr and polish a few things. Only down side is that it only comes with one mag and factory mags... are relatively expensive. I did order a 10rd promag for $23. Promag is hit or miss. i do highly recommend this gun. more

    April 20, 2017
    Isaac M
  • 80

    I have not yet shot this firearm but it was delivered in a appropriate time because I live way out Sierra Vista Arizona I just hope buds keeps up the low prices because I'm tired of chasing the best deal out there keep u...p the good work Buds and I appreciate it thank you more

    April 20, 2017
    Matthew W
  • 100

    Bought this firearm for wife with the safety features in mind. She loves it. I put 50 rounds through it upon receipt with no problems no sight adjustment. Except for safety features it is very similar to the Glock. The p...rice was great too. Thanks Buds more

    April 20, 2017
    Todd G
  • 100

    I love this sidearm. It completely lived up to the description. None of my local shops had one for me to check out in person, so I was a little apprehensive about purchasing it online. I have yet to put any rounds throug...h it, and am heading out today, will update this after a box or two. Shipping was fast and painless to my local shop who were also very impressed with this pistol. Also, the price was very, very reasonable. Overall, this was an excellent purchase and experience dealing with your outfit. Thank you Buds. Oh - check out youtube reviews of this pistol as well, very favorable. more

    April 19, 2017
    charles c
  • 80

    Not a bad pistol for the price. It's been really reliable for me, fits on me well in a Kydex holster. I'm pretty pleased with it. I do recommend buying the grip extension for the magazine though because the grip is small... and you're pinky hangs off. I personally don't find it comfortable, but you may. more

    April 19, 2017
    justin h
  • 100

    Great pistol. Fired 100 rounds through it with absolutely no problems. Great price, fast shipping and no problems when picked up. Will be purchasing from Buds again soon. Thanks!

    April 18, 2017
    Desiree H
  • 100

    Shot 70 rounds so far with no problems, good little pistol for under $200! Fast shipping from Buds, will be buying again!

    April 18, 2017
    miranda d
  • 20

    Very disappointed! I was unable to get more than two shots off before a miss feed and jam! After the fourth time of removing the clip and locking the breech open the get the miss fed round unstuck from the chamber I said... one more chance and this is it, I thought may be it would loosened up and start working. Well I was wrong!!!! I left it jammed and went in and found a phone# and called Taurus and got a return label e-mailed to me and sent it back, they said at least 6 weeks? They've had it three weeks now, no word. I will probably trade it for a revolver when it finally does come back! more

    April 17, 2017
    Mike G
  • 100

    I purchased a Taurus PT709 Slim 9mm from Bud's Guns. Bud's had the best price and quick shipping. I am really satisfied with the pistol. This is my third firearm purchased from Bud's Guns. It does not come any easier. Wa...y to go Bud's. Charlie/Apopka, Fl more

    April 14, 2017
    Charlie W
  • 100

    I was able to pick up this pistol for the unbelievable price of $168 shipped. The LOOONG trigger pull takes a bit of getting used to, especially if you have a Shield or Glock, but through 250 rounds it ate everything I c...ould feed it without a single malfunction. Sights are simple 3-dot, but it seems to point nicely and deliver the goods with surprising accuracy. I put a Hogue Handall Jr on as well as a Pearce Grip pinky extension, and it fits my hand nicely. Recoil is not too bad, and follow-up shots were surprisingly accurate. Came so soaked in oil that I needed to ask for a paper towel at the FFL just to inspect. Upon inspection, however, gun was 100{b97d1e233943acbc5bec4a5a0eedb61bfdb74366d3838ae2e92b2b7621b55027}, and a few pieces of paperwork later, I had my pistol. I have another Taurus, and while some may feel negatively about the brand, I have always had good luck with mine through thousands of rounds. Thanks to Bud's for quick shipping and offering a great price! more

    April 14, 2017
    Gary B
  • 100

    This was my 1st firearm online purchase and it was a smooth process, checkout was completed on Tuesday and I picked my 709 on Thursday. Very pleased with Buds. I have taken my Taurus 709 to the range and shot 100 rounds ...with no issues. This hand gun can be comfortably concealed, and so far I'm enjoying it. Great price! more

    April 13, 2017
    Emerson B
  • 100

    Very happy with this purchase from Buds Gun Shop. First things first the gun was shipped fast I ordered on Friday and received on Thursday. Gun wise you cannot beat this price. This is an excellent weapon for the price ...and an excellent choice for concealment. If you have never held the 709 I recommend going to a local gun shop and doing so before purchasing online. I would also recommend getting an extended mag or just a pinky extension. I went with the Pearson pinky extension and it has given me perfect control over the 709 and has made it extremely accurate. I would highly recommend this weapon to anyone that's looking for a reliable budget carry gun. more

    April 12, 2017
    Taylor C
  • 100

    I wanted a 9mm for protection that wouldn't cost to much. After using Buds nice web site and reading a lot of reviews and ordered the Taurus 709FS PT slim. Coudn't be happier with the choice thanks to the reviews and YTu...be videos. Added a 2nd mag. with a Pearce grip extender. Both good additions. About 200 rounds down range and working better every mag. Only complaint is the mag release button, a little tight and small. A friend saw it and is planning on getting one for himself. Happy with the purchase and Buds service. more

    April 12, 2017
    fred w
  • 100

    I have had limited chance to shoot the Taurus 709, about 40 rounds so far, with no problems. The only negative that I will note is the very heavy trigger pull. Took some getting used to but once that was done all went we...ll. The pistol seems well made and is a real bargain as well. Time will tell how durable it remains. more

    April 11, 2017
    R Fredric L
  • 100

    I purchased a 9mm and shotgun (my second and third guns). The price was perfect and it arrived FAST. I'll continue to buy from Buds!

    April 8, 2017
    Bruce M
  • 100

    I received the gun after 3 days which is great. After looking hard at the pistol vs the picture there are a couple of differences that maybe no big deal to most people but I like getting what I see or what they sell or p...ost on the web site. It makes me wonder if this is a closeout or discontinued item. It came in a box that had been crushed but no damage to the product. No frills, only 1 mag and Bud's description states "sights are fixed" but my gun has adjustable rear sights which is a real plus. The pistol was packed in a oil filled plastic bag which was nasty but I did a thorough cleaning. Unlike the PT 738 .380, sort of a little sister pistol, this one has a loaded chamber indicator and a safety switch with white dots on the front and read sights. For $25 less. Now that's a real bargain no matter how you look at it. It needs a magazine extender for your pinky finger. Pretty, it is not but for $182, free shipping and no sales tax how can you go wrong. I have several Taurus products and they all function great unlike a couple of Kimber's that were sent back for work several times and cost hundreds of bucks more. Never again Kimber. I haven't shot this gun yet but I am sure when I do it will work as expected. more

    April 8, 2017
    JOHN H
  • 100

    I'm very satisfied with this Taurus. after I picked it up from my local FFL I took it home and cleaned it thoroughly. I then purchased an Uncle Mikes IWB holster size 12. Fits perfectly and carried it the next day. The l...ittle 9mm is unnoticeable standing and sitting. I usually carry a Bersa thunder 380 but this gun is much more comfortable to carry. It is really lightweight. Took it to the range and It really performed very well. Ran 50 rounds flawlessly. Easy breakdown and cleaning. Really can't go wrong with this piece. more

    April 8, 2017
    Justin M
  • 100

    Awesome single stack 9mm for the money! Thanks Buds!

    April 8, 2017
    Robert f L
  • 100

    Buds was great as usual and the pt709 is amazing. This gun is very accurate even at distance, and has all the features of a full size pistol maybe even more. So far i only have 200 rounds through it but they have been fl...awless. I dont think you can find a better ccw and the price is awsome. I may buy another. more

    April 7, 2017
    Benjamin B
  • 100

    I purchased this for concealed carry. this is my fourth gun from BudsGunShop and the price of the gun reasonable for 9 mm Taurus';

    April 7, 2017
    marwan m
  • 100

    Nice kinda heavy for me but its not to bad.

    April 5, 2017
    barbara c
  • 100

    Great little gun,no problems of any kind. This is my second one,wife took the first one!

    April 5, 2017
    norm f
  • 40

    Taurus 709 Slim is a nice feeling gun. I did notice front sight was pretty crooked. Upon adjusting rear sight for windage I actually ran out of adjustment to sight in the gun at 7 yards. I did not clean the gun prior to ...shooting. Using 115 grain UMC 9mm ball I experienced several partial feed problems and had to hit the rear of the slide to chamber the round. This occurred several times during the first several clips. As of this writing I have put 70 rounds through the gun but still having the feeding problem but somewhat less frequent. I did take down and clean the gun to see if that would help. I will continue to use the gun but may need to cotact Taurus if problem persists. As usual, Bud's was great. more

    April 5, 2017
    todd a
  • 100

    I just purchased this Taurus 709,,I,ll have to say,it more than meet my expectations,If you want a pistol for concealment,I have to recommend this little 9mm,Took it to the range and it performed well,I did get one jam o...ut of 100 rounds,I think that was because I got it so hot..My wife loves it.fits her hand nicely.it was more accurate than I thought it would be..for the dollar you cant beat this little gun,,Taurus has did it again!! Buds price and quick delivery was great also.This is my 6th straight purchase with Buds,,I am satisfied!!! more

    April 4, 2017
    Michael H
  • 100

    Purchase from Bud's was hassle free and so simple....Don't ignore the Norton's Price Guarantee. When the 709 Slim's price was lowered on Bud's website, I sent in my purchase info and a refund was on the way from Norton's.... As for the Sim itself, haven't made it to the range but soon will. more

    April 4, 2017
    Robert F
  • 80

    Overall the Taurus is a nice compact 9 for the money spent. I wish it had a finger extension on the magazine for folks with larger hands and a second mag would have been nice but again you get what you pay for. I had a d...evil of a time breaking the gun down but once I got it apart, no problem again, for the money it's a nice carry gun. more

    April 4, 2017
    Wayne F
  • 100

    I purchased this for concealed carry. The pistol works well for that purpose. Consistent, accurate, easy to maintain, and very good price.

    April 3, 2017
    James R
  • 100

    First for the last 20+ years I have collected several hundred fire arms over my life time. That being said the last fire arm I purchased was from Buds. Buds I must say you all have a unique fast and very professional bus...iness one of the very best I have ever did business with or even seen for that matter. I would like to say thank you for doing such a awesome job for us your customer. No worries and top notch. Second on the newly purchase of the Taurus PT 709 it self that has been added to my collection. Today shot and fired well over 1,000 rounds with no issues of any kind. Product regardless of past issues other consumers may of reported one must admit it has improved. My Fire arm looks good. My Fire arm feels good in the hand and shoots as it was manufactured to do so. Main reason defense when need be. What else can one say. Thank You more

    March 30, 2017
    Waylon P
  • 100

    I ordered online,and 3 days later I got the e mail to pick it up.When I got home I cleaned the Taurus and did some shooting.The first couple of mags had multiple failures to feed.After about 75 rounds zero malfunctions.I... have large hands,so I put on a grip extension.I love the feel,there is no discomfort shooting it.I made a leather pocket holster.The 709 is comfortable to shoot,reliable,and ith bolt holds open after the last shot.5 stars for the gun and 5 stars for Buds.Buy this gun. more

    March 28, 2017
    Richard G
  • 100

    I really like this pistol. It functions flawlessly, is quite accurate, and it is very concealable. In my opinion, you cannot beat it for the price. I am not disappointed at all. Thanks to Bud's for getting it here so qui...ckly. more

    March 28, 2017
    William J
  • 100

    I have about 500 rounds through this gun now. It is reliable and small. It is not really accurate but adequate to 10 yards. About what I expected for the size and price. It is really easy to conceal.

    March 22, 2017
    Byron N
  • 100

    Taurus was always a brand I sold and never kept. I was skeptical when I got this but for a couple of hundred bucks... why not... Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. This thing groups 2 inches at 5 yards. Buy one.

    March 15, 2017
    Kesbi A
  • 100

    Really nice conceal carry weapon, well made , needed cleaning and lub

    March 15, 2017
    Ross H
  • 100

    Bought this for my wife and she loves it. It came oiled up, so we took it straight to the range and put about 100 rounds through it with 0 issues. The sights are adjustable, so that's a plus. Wife loves the fact that it ...has a safety. more

    March 15, 2017
    Zachary B
  • 100

    Great little gun which packs some power. Very accurate out of the box and handgun is well made. Very light in weight and balanced appropriately. Single stack magazine, only one with this gun. They should really have two ...but it's all good. Added the finger extension so it's smooth as silk in my handle. Easy to make adjustments on rear sights. As usual, buying online was not an issue, three days later I received the email to come and pick it up. The staffer who assisted me in the purchase were great. My third firearm with Buds, best gun place in Central Kentucky! more

    March 15, 2017
    sean m
  • 100

    great little 9. nice fit & finish. fits my hand & points as well as my glocks. fast becoming my most favorite shooter

    March 11, 2017
    Robert M T
  • 100

    No problems, no fuss. Happy with function and it looks sexy too. Love it.

    March 11, 2017
    Ryan G
  • 100

    GOOD BYE LCP HELLO SLIM PT709....BUDS GREAT AS ALWAYS

    March 9, 2017
    DAVID S
  • 80

    Always great dealing with Buds. The pt709 slim arrived reasonably soon and was as advertised. A good cvs option for a very reasonable price. Trigger will take a little practice but accurate out of the box.

    March 8, 2017
    James B
  • 100

    I have not used the gun, yet. The transaction went very well, I was kept informed, and the gun was delivered on time. No problems with Buds for me. I will buy from you again. I do, however think that showing a "cash pric...e" for online sales is rather silly. more

    March 7, 2017
    Craig M
  • 100

    Super safety features for beginning CCW holder. Got this compact for my daughter in law after she completed her class. Went to the range. Gun felt great, fairly accurate out of the box, and felt great in the hand. Easy t...o clean. Great value. Lifetime warranty doesn't hurt. more

    March 7, 2017
    Michael W
  • 100

    Had heard good and bad about Taurus prior to purchase but at 204.00 " I notice the price was since raised 3 days after I ordered" while local gun shops locally were selling for 349.00 and the lifetime warranty it was pre...tty much a no brainer so I took the leap. To level set I own firearms from Glock, Ruger, FNH, IWI, CZ, Century Arms, Remington and now Taurus. So I have a pretty good idea of build quality when I see it and feel it. This firearms fit,finish and build was on par with all fore mentioned. The slim when I received as others have noted was covered in a ton of grease prior to the range session I took it down, cleaned it and lubed it. All looked good but how does it RUN ????? The gun was fed 200 rounds of 115 GR brass perfecta as well as one 7 rounds mag once the gun was filthy of Hornaday Critical Defense 115 GR FTX rounds to ensure proper functioning of Self Defense rounds. The factory mag was used as well as another I purchased at the FFL dealer that was a made in the USA official Taurus mag that I put a pierce finger extender on. My observations....For 204.00 heck for 349.00 from a local dealer which still puts it under the price of anything else offered in this class this firearm is a winner... 0 malfunctions of any sort...it just ran and ran....accuracy was on par if not a tad better with Glock, SW and Ruger. The trigger absolutely smokes the Glock, Ruger or SW on like firearms. Safety is there if u choose to use it. I may order one in stainless ! Take down is similiar to glock with no pins or anything.....even has polished feed ramp ! more

    March 5, 2017
    Daniel D
  • 100

    That gun is great and it work to my expatiation.

    March 4, 2017
    Efrain R
  • 100

    I love both of my handguns thanks so much I will be doin business with u all again very soon

    February 28, 2017
    Feanda W
  • 100

    AS ALWAYS BUD'S DELIVERS! The entire process is simple and...bulletproof! Easy payment and fast delivery and I appreciate that. My FFL prefers to do business with Buds and I do too. The pistol is fine for my needs and ha...s not given me any problems yet. more

    February 28, 2017
    Richard B
  • 80

    Great CCW piece for those on a budget. It's a SA and switches to DA for restrike if needed which is a neat feature. Only comes with one magazine but spares are widely available now.

    February 21, 2017
    Truong N
  • 100

    I got the gun in 2 days after ordering, this does not surprise me as I had the same service with 3 other guns I bought. have run 3 hundred rounds through it with zero problems, at first I thought Houdini would havehave l...oved to get his hands on the trigger. but after about 200 hundred rounds though it I now respect it. I read several articles by the pundits that claimed loose magazines, wobbly slides not feeding well stove pipes. As have had several Tarusus over the last30 or so years so I bought it anyway and glad that I did one possible complaint I might have is I feel the slide finish may not be the best and if you are picky abiut these things it might be better to get the stainless slide, really like the gun. more

    February 20, 2017
    terry m
  • 80

    Reliability so far is 100{a57372cf874aed31390aab90fff9bd14d52ab125d8aba8d4dc67b996ca838c35}. 250 rounds. Different makes, weights and power levels. Leaded and unleaded hollow points and FMJ. No jams. Only comes with one ...magazine and has some pretty sharp edges, but for the price you get a small, powerful and reliable ccw. more

    February 10, 2017
    JACK J
  • 100

    Looks good, shoots great I love it. I would recommend the Taurus 709 slim to anyone.

    February 10, 2017
    Steven M
  • 100

    I like the 709 Slim a lot, in fact I purchased a second one on Bud's to keep at home while I'm carrying one. On the range it reliably handled any kind of ammo I put through it. It also has some nice features like the adj...ustable rear sights, simple take down pins and a safety. Field stripping and cleaning is a breeze. The Slim is not hammer fired, yet it is single/double action. After the first shot the trigger pull is short, light and crisp. It's a good idea to use the safety because it's easy to fire accidentally . Maybe the best part is the price of the Slim. I don't think you can get a better deal on a 9mm carry gun. more

    February 8, 2017
    George S
  • 40

    Nice fit and finish. Feels good in my hand. I bought an IWB and ankle holster to go with it. Easy to conceal and carry/wear. Take down was a bit of a problem, but after 100 rounds it was a bit looser. I really like the s...afety... long and easy to operate (not like some smaller thumb safetys that almost require repositioning the weapon to operate). I did however experience erratic trigger pull weights. Like, all over the place. I wish I would have read about that on-line prior to my purchase because it likely would have steered me away. For some shots the trigger felt really light. For others (about 60{eaab930b38fe3bdbc026aaf7633a8694b34643c8388770a87cf764268751ba5b}) the pull seemed to be EXTREMELY heavy. For about 20{eaab930b38fe3bdbc026aaf7633a8694b34643c8388770a87cf764268751ba5b} of the shots the trigger was so hard to pull my hand would shake... I actually thought I had the safety on! I took the gun to an authorized dealer who can send it back to Taurus for free even though they didn't sell me the weapon (it would have cost me $50 to send it myself - so, nice service). In a conversation wth Taurus they said they are aware of the issue and will be able to help me out. Jury is out until I get the gun back (they said about 4-6 weeks, but on-line reports from similar issues state 2-4). more

    February 8, 2017
    Greg M
  • 100

    Fantastic purchase! Received at my local dealer within a couple days. Perfect size and caliber for me to carry concealed. Took it out of the box, wiped it down and went to the range with it for the first time yesterday. ...I ran 150 rounds of cheap ammo through it and had zero issues and all rounds fired. Great, accurate little 9mm. Good choice for a concealed carry weapon. Super easy to break down and clean also. more

    February 3, 2017
    Lisa D
  • 100

    I looked into a small carry/conceal to throw in the car.Something small for my wife and dependable.I have had my eye on this for sometime from my local dealer @ 299.00 and checked Bud's and what do you know,they are 90 d...ollars cheaper...less the 25 FFL fee .Bought it and 2 days later it was here.Was delayed 1 day due to the swearing in of our 45th President.....but nothing to do with Bud's.I have bought several pistols from Bud's and they NEVER fail to impress...fast shipping...a little heavy on the oil on the gun....Taurus's thing I guess.Havent taken it to the range yet , but feels just fine in wife's hands...and I'm a bigger guy...and still feels fine to me...put it in your pocket and go... have always felt fine with Taurus and Bud's.Great job guys...just killer fast shipping......A+++ Bud's I will buy from you again....this time checking YOUR prices FIRST. more

    January 21, 2017
    Glen H
  • 100

    Got the gun and took straight to the range out of the box, no cleaning or lube, (the gun was oily as hell wen I got it) jus to see how it would perform with some cheap aluminum case ammo. 100 rounds down range no problem...s. Accurate for a subcompact but this is the first subcompact I ever shot. Bought for 208 and couldn't be happier. Aftter the range I took it home and cleaned it and the gun was filthy as expected. Good gun at a awesome price and comes with a lifetime repair or replacement warranty. more

    January 20, 2017
    cory m
  • 100

    Looks like a steal for the money spend. Everything work just as you said it would. Very happy with the gun.

    January 18, 2017
    roger h
  • 100

    Wow super fast shipping. Showed that it would not make it before Christmas, it was here Monday 5 days before. Good packing and looked good when taken out of the box. Took home cleaned the oil/grease out then out to try s...ome rounds thru it. Shot great from the first trigger pull. Ended up putting 150 mixed rounds thru it and no FTF or FTE at all. It was like a watch it just kept on ticking. Would recommend to anyone looking for a easy to conceal Pistol. Also Bud's get an A+ for service. more

    December 26, 2015
    Don B
  • 100

    Received the 709 a week ago (buds service is great btw) and ran 250 rounds through with one cleaning inbetween.the pistol has performed flawlessly,no fte, no ftf. Trigger has long take up, but the break is crisp and clea...n. It's very compact and slim, great for a comfortable carry and feels great in the hand. I really like the amount of saftey features on it (I carry with my safety on at all times) Only comes with one mag and no hard or soft case. Great gun for the money more

    December 13, 2015
    Adrian A
  • 100

    Happy with the pistol. Great carry weapon. Pretty accurate for a sub-compact. Only issue is extra mag's hard to find and pretty expensive. Pistol only comes with one. As usual, Buds was spot on!!!

    November 22, 2015
    Wayne T
  • 100

    I picked up my PT 709 from my favorite FFL just three days ago and absolutely love it already! My wife and I have run a couple of hundred rounds through it in three days with no problems. This is my third single stack sl...im handgun and this one is now my favorite, as well as my wife's. She has very small hands and mine are small to medium. The size of the 709 is perfect for our hands, as well as for concealment in any configuration that would be comfortable! The single action is absolutely a great trigger system and can be followed with a double action pull, should the primer not fire, say while you're on the range. We won't get to experience that, though, until we have a failure to fire - and that hasn't happened yet! You can't beat a 9mm this concealable, yet accurate, especially for the money!! And Bud's, needless to say, got it here quickly and without a hitch! more

    August 21, 2015
    Steven F
  • 100

    I bought one a couple weeks ago, it is very accurate for what it is and functions great with me shooting it. Had one hang up with my wife shooting it but she is not an experienced enough to know how to hold it tight enou...gh for it to function. more

    May 4, 2015
    Arthur T
  • 60

    The Bad: Front sight became loose and twisted sideways at a noticeable angle within the first ten rounds. Firing factory Winchester rounds. The font sight is plastic and the retaining screw on the bottom of the slide is ...metal. Probably not the best combination. The rear sight, although adjustable, leaves a lot to be desired. It's plastic and the sight blade does not appear to be level as it sits inside the base. Adjustments are sloppy. This gun can't function with the slightest "limp" grip, wrist, or elbows, it will fail to feed. (not what you want in a self defense situation) The Recoil was much worse than my Walther PPS 9mm which has nearly the same dimensions. The Good. At seven yards it held a one inch group. Gripped firmly and keeping arms and wrists locked, it feeds reliably. It required much more stability on my part than does my Walther PPS to feed. Trigger feel is as good as most. The trigger reset is above average. It sets quickly and the single action stage feels good. Spent casings eject well and the magazines release is within easy access. The finish seems durable so far. The machining on the slide and the molded polymer lower look nice. I called Taurus and told them about the front sight. (several minutes on hold) but they did send me a new sight and retaining screw. I used Loc-tite epoxy (for plastic) on the sight. I haven't tested it yet to see if it will hold up. Overall it's ok for the price. If you want total reliability I have to advise you to look elsewhere. more

    March 26, 2015
    James P
  • 60

    Nice gun, however VERY unreliable. Have put approximately 750 rounds through so far and have had approximately 2-3 jams or failure to eject per 20 rounds. Some ammo does better, some does worse. So far, I have had the mo...st problems using Winchester ammo. The gun was sent in for servicing and the barrel and ejector were replaced, which has not helped. The service response time was less than 2 weeks, so at least Taurus does an excellent job in this regards. The accuracy is great on the gun, kick back is minimal. I have given it a good run, but will be trading mine in. more

    February 18, 2015
    Tyrone P
  • 40

    Nice pistol. My first. Learning as I go. I've figured out most everything. But, I would not recommend this pistol to anyone who needs more than 1 7 round magazine. That's what you learn when just starting out-1 magazine ...is not enough. Now, Taurus has taken the magazines off their website. more

    February 15, 2015
    Boni P
  • 60

    I bought the gun in December 2013. At around round 10 the problems started and within 20 rounds something went wrong with every pull of the trigger. They included: slide wouldn't lock back after last round, failure to ex...tract, failure to eject including stovepipes and other configurations, VERY heavy single action trigger pull, delayed firing with trigger pulled fully (2 to 4 second delay), and failure to chamber next round even if empty casing actually ejected. Taurus customer service staff were all very nice and efficient with sending the gun in for repairs. Taurus paid all shipping to and from Florida. They decided to replace the barrel, which took 6 months to get from Brazil. Since then, all the malfunctions seem to have been cured except slide failure to lock back on empty mag. They must have replaced more than the barrel since that wouldn't explain the erratic trigger, so I'm not sure. This model is designed for concealed carry, but I won't ever carry mine. About half the time, the mag gets caught on something half way in to the pistol unless I really ram in home with some force, not smooth at all. Spare mags are inpossible to find, either online or in stores ( I spent 4 months looking online at 30 retailers and finally gave up). But for playing with at the range, it is plenty accurate for its size and purpose. more

    February 13, 2015
    John G
  • 100

    The Taurus pt 709 9 mm is a good compact gun. 200 rounds no jams, easy to break down and clean and maintain. Thanks Buds Great product, Great service.

    February 11, 2015
    james b
  • 100

    We bought this in November as a carry weapon, and then had too many FTE's at the range. We sent it back to Taurus for a "6-8 week" repair turnaround, and they sent it back after three weeks with a new barrel and new extr...actor. It works fine now. Thanks Taurus! The other problem we had was with the sights, we needed to raise the rear, but it did not raise without tilting to one side. Taurus neglected this problem and we called back. They are sending new sights on back order, we'll replace them ourselves. A nice gun, shoots decent groups for a 3" barrel. It has a very stiff slide so not so good for someone without strong hands, a lady for example. It hasn't loosened up much after 500 rounds or so, but it's okay like this for me. The "single/double" action trigger is not of much use in our opinion, only if you hammer a dud and want to try again. We just eject and load the next, throw this one out. But this hardly ever happens anyways.The "double action" is only active after a single action pull. You cannot load a round into the chamber without it cocking there is no way to de-cock except to pull the trigger. Never manually chamber a round directly as it says in the manual, only through the magazine. For cc It works nicely in a small holster. We recommend this gun for the price, quality and lifetime warranty support. more

    February 8, 2015
    wayne c
  • 60

    The jury is out. After a thorough cleaning I went to the range. I only took ammo that I personally reloaded, and which my EAA Witness digests with no complaints, to experience one fail-to-load and jam after another. So, ...I changed to "store-bought" ammo with continuing jams and fail to eject. Even though it is a less-expensive alternative to the Remington R51, I wish now I had gone that route. I wanted a reliable, small, concealed-carry 9mm for my wife, and I'd heard good things about the Taurus product. Chambering a round manually is difficult for me, and it is impossible for my wife! I will seek an alternative that my wife is comfortable with. If there is good news, as I fought with the 709, it seemed to improve as more rounds were fired through it. Maybe it's like a Mustang--it has to be ridden a few times before it becomes a reliable, comfortable companion. The old good news is, Buds was 'up-to-snuff' with the order--just like always! more

    December 28, 2014
    Patrick A
  • 100

    This is a great pistol! I have now had it about a Month and a half and put through about 400 rounds, maybe 2 or 3 times it jammed and that was probably do to the cheap ammo. I love this gun and for 250$ it was totally wo...rth it. Thanks Buds another awesome price and service. I just finished another purchase through you again! Thanks more

    December 5, 2014
    Andre D
  • 100

    in august of this year i purchased a taurus 709 blue steel 9mm from buds, great little gun shoot very good and the buds staff was great, and a very good price, if you want to buy a nice little 9mm very a good price the t...aurus 709 will fill your needs, i just purchases a taurus 605ss2 .357 magium from buds and i can wait for it too come in. i do beleive one thing that taurus firearms have came a long way in the past years improving there firearms. harold more

    November 16, 2014
    Harold W
  • 100

    Great little gun for every day carry.

    September 10, 2014
    Keith W
  • 100

    Just got this for my wife,me being a .45 fan this seemed like a perfect gun for my wife.Ran 100 rounds through it and it was flawless.I've noticed some people commenting about the trigger pull its a little stiff but fine....Would recommend this to anyone looking for a great little pocket 9mm. more

    August 23, 2014
    Patrick R
  • 100

    Let me start by saying l love this website Budsgunshop is the best I purchased this gun and it is a beauty. BudsGunShop Kicks Ass

    June 22, 2014
    Aaron T
  • 100

    Great conceal carry. For those with larger hands, you may want to consider a magazine extender. Does have a long trigger pull. Overall great service again from Buds!!! That is why I keep coming back.

    May 8, 2014
    Barry G
  • 100

    As always excellent Bud's transactions. The slim is the best gun for the money. Have shot 100's of rounds now and no problems. Extra mags a little hard to find and cost a good buck. This is the best site to purchase guns... at the best price. more

    August 26, 2013
    Tomas G
  • 100

    After polishing the trigger mechanism the pull was crisp and clean; put through 200 rounds without any problems at all. Excellent gun for the money.

    August 8, 2013
    Jaime C
  • 100

    Was really wanting to get a kel tek pf9 but couldnt find one so went with the 709 slim and I am very pleased with it. shoots accurate. I've put almost 200 rounds through it and haven't have a ftf or fte yet perfect conce...aled carry gun. more

    March 30, 2013
    dustin j
  • 100

    It was a pleasure to do business with Bud's. Great price and very fast shipping. Thank you very much. I am sure I will be doing business with you again.

    February 20, 2013
    Frank R
  • 80

    This was my first gun purchase and I honestly didn't know what to look for. It is an excellent CCW but that's about it. It fits comfortably in the inside waistband holster I carry in front. The safety functions are excel...lent for anyone worried about the kids. It has a trigger safety, the taurus internal safety and a safety switch for safe storage when not carrying. The bad- the trigger pull is not smooth, as smooth as I try to make it when in double action it "skips" the whole pull. That's not too bad considering every shot is single action unless the weapon misfires. The sights are adjustable plastic sights which feel kind of cheap when adjusting them and mine are a little lopsided. Also there's a decent gap between the frame and slide. None of these though effect the purpose of the weapon. If you conceal carry then they won't matter considering in a confrontation your going to just point and shoot. They're just a little bothersome at the range if your a perfectionist and for the value it's very effective. Overall it gets the job it's intended for done. And for a great value. If your a perfectionist and have the extra cash I would suggest upgrading. more

    February 18, 2013
    Walker S
  • 100

    First off, Buds is a top notch seller! Great service, great prices. I picked this gun up on Friday but didn't get to shoot it til Sunday. Like the others said, it was very greasy so I stripped it, cleaned it, and oiled i...t first. I only got to put about 50 rounds thru it. The only problem I had was the last round in the very first mag failed to load. It didn't jam, it just didn't release from the mag. This was the only issue with the gun. It is a very sweet weapon. Small, slim, compact, and perfect fro a ccdw. I considered the pt11, bu this one was slimmer and shorter. As others have stated, it shoots a little low and to the left. I am not convinced it is the gun, as I have never shot this small of an auto. It did take a little getting use to as it is so compact. I would definitely recommend this gun to a friend. more

    February 4, 2013
    james b
  • 100

    Purchased this for my wife that is 4' 9" and very peitte for her CCW, since the S&W 9mm Shield was not available for over a year. Got it in today cleaned it up and went out and put 100 rounds of 115 grain fmj through it ...with no problems at all shot like a dream. After a small rear sight adjustment it was dead on and perfect. Ran 124 grain home defense rounds through it and they were hollow point plus p and they ran though with no problems at all not one jam in over 150 rounds. Buds shipping and service was super speedy and buying it on line was super easy. Way to go buds, way to go Taurus and they have hit the mark with this awsome gun. Super easy to conceal and weighted just right for a lady to shoot. AWSOME more

    November 7, 2012
    Kevin W
  • 20

    Don’t waste you money on this piece of crap....2 issues: The Taurus PT 709 "Slim"has a “stone-aged” trigger pull (about 10 lbs at the very end of travel...and no tactile feedback along the way) . Because my Taurus ...PT 738 has such a “sweet” trigger pull I just assumed that Taurus knew how to “do” triggers. Not so! They didn’t for the PT 709 for sure! Second issue, I can’t get the darn thing apart for cleaning. The PT 709 has a disassembly latch in place of the usual push in pin. Nice idea but my latch, in the full down position (unlock), won’t release the slide forward for removal.... something else inside is preventing it’s removal. Even a Kel-Tec P-11 beats this “dog”!! more

    August 21, 2012
    Walter P
  • 100

    One of two handguns ordered at once. This is a great 9mm as for concealed carry. After about 350 rounds of many avg to the high grade ammo I have no ? about it's being there if I ever needed it.Plus Taurus with there lif...e time warranty and a craftsmanship that gets better with time. After owning three Taurus firearms I would buy more. First time to order any guns from an online service boy where have I been?! great on timeservice, emails to keep you up to dateand the best prices anywhere buds what else can I say I will buy here again Thanks. more

    March 24, 2012
    Rodger g
  • 100

    Light, easy to fire. Great gun. Love it.

    February 19, 2012
    Daniel F
  • 100

    Ordered this gun for Christmas this past year and Buds service was great as usual. With the busy holiday season Buds still got the gun out to me in 3 days. This gun is an excellent CCW. It fits right in the small of my b...ack under my shirt and will fit in any woman's purse. The gun is very light even when loaded and it is as slim as advertised making it easier to carry. The sights on the gun are good, but not great. The gun does shoot great though. We have put more than 100 rds through the gun and no misfires yet. Gun is a little hard to take apart to clean, but that is my only complaint with it. Overall this is a great gun to carry if you are looking for something for yourself or your wife to carry. I would highly recommend this gun and I plan on buying another one in future. Thanks Buds! more

    February 4, 2012
    Willis B
  • 100

    First let me say as a first time buyer for online guns, Bud's was awesome. Fast service and contant updates and I had the gun at my local store in 3 days... Now about the gun. I got this for a CCW since my S&W, Sig P250 ...and other guns are a bit larger and this gun for me is the perfect size, great grips and very nice quality. I ran 200 rounds of American Eagle through it at the range without a single FTF, or FTE and it chewed through the rounds clean and perfectly. The gun does come a bit oiled up from Factory, so I did clean it a little when I got home to remove the excess oil, but I could not be happier with this gun. It shoulds great, the sites are perfect and the recoil is not bad at all. The safety options also make this very safe for CCW and it has some nice features - Im impressed and I recommend it for anyone looking for a good quality CCW 9mm that doesn't not want to spend 400+ I can't wait to go back to the range and shoot this again! -SV more

    January 20, 2012
    Sean V