If you type “California Compliant” in Buds search window, it will show you most of the firearms approved for sale to California. The Taurus 709 is not on Buds list, and its not on California’s approved gun roster.
Thank you for your service!! I’m sorry to say that it is not. The only Taurus handguns I see are revolvers (you can check the link below for CA approved guns): budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/2084_1153_1796/California+Approved+Handguns/