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Taurus PT709 Slim and PT740 Slim

Introduced in 2008, the Taurus PT-709 Slim was really a blend of two other Taurus pistols, the PT-111 Millennium Pro and the PT-745, into a single stack 9mm handgun designed to target the CCW market. Taurus took several popular features on the PT-111 and incorporated those into the single stack design found in the 745 model. The PT-709 Slim was the result.

Taurus PT-709 Slim Holster

Scroll down to see all the Taurus PT-709 Slim holster models and the Taurus PT-740 Slim holster models that we carry.

Like the PT-111 Mill Pro, the 709 Slim is built on a polymer frame that is reinforced with steel inserts for rigidity. The Slim also features Taurus’ patented Double Strike feature where, in the event of a misfire, the trigger automatically resets and can be pulled again to restrike the primer a second time.

In 2011, Taurus introduced the PT-740 Slim which is the 709 version chambered in .40 S&W. This model has almost the exact same dimensions as the original 709 model.

Both the 709 and 740 series are available in a blued or stainless-steel finish. In 2010, Taurus offered the 709 in a titanium version, which reduced the overall weight by 2 ounces, but this model was discontinued in 2011. While neither the 709 or 740 take the title as the lightest single stack 9mm or .40 cal. compact on the market, both come in weighing just 19 ounces unloaded.

The 709 chambered in 9mm has a round capacity of 7+1 while the larger rounds of the 740 offer a S&W .40 caliber round count of 6+1. Although marketed as a single action and double action semi-auto, the Slim series is a double action only weapon with what is considered a “SA/DA” trigger.

The 709 Slim and 740 Slim series utilize 3 different safety features, including the following:

#1 – The pistol is equipped with a manual thumb safety that operates in the traditional manner. The thumb safety disables the trigger and locks the slide in place. The thumb safety is located on the right side of the handgun, which is fine for RH shooters, but, potentially causes an issue for lefties. As the safety isn’t ambidextrous, a LH shooter must use their left hand to engage or dis-engage the safety.

#2 – Like most Taurus semi-automatic handguns, the PT-709 Slim and PT-740 Slim are equipped with the Taurus Security System (which Taurus has nicknamed the “TSS”). This is a key operated system that allows the user to render the handgun inoperable with the turn of a supplied key (which sounds very much like the locking security system used by Smith and Wesson).

#3 – The 709 and 740 series also come equipped with a loaded chamber indicator that pops up on the top of slide. The indicator is red to offer both a visual and tactile warning that the chamber is loaded.

While the 9mm 709 Slim is manageable from a shooting and recoil perspective, the PT-740, chambered in S&W .40 caliber, is much snappier and requires significantly more control to get back on target for a quick follow-up shot. The felt recoil and muzzle flip on the 740 series may play a role in the 709 version being the more popular of the two.

Here are some of the more common questions that we see regarding Taurus PT-709 Slim holster models:

#1 – I have a Taurus PT740 Slim, which is the .40 caliber model. I see lots of holsters made for the 709 Slim, which is a 9mm version, but not much for the 740 model. Do you offer any Taurus PT-740 Slim holster options?

Even though the Taurus PT-709 Slim and the Taurus PT-740 Slim are different calibers, they are built on the same frame and have nearly the same dimensions. As such, your Taurus PT-740 Slim will fit in a holster made for a PT-709.

#2 – I have a PT709 Slim but am having real trouble finding a magazine carrier for the mags. Do you carry any?

Most any magazine carrier listed on our magazine carrier page (http://www.gunnersalley.com/magazine-carriers/) is available in a version to fit your Taurus PT-709 Slim.

#3 – Do you offer any Taurus PT-709 Slim pocket holster models?

While we carry a number of Taurus 709 Slim holster models, unfortunately, we don’t currently have a holster manufacturer that is offering a pocket holster model for the 709 Slim or 740 Slim.

#4 – Can you recommend or suggest an IWB holster for the Taurus PT-709 Slim?

Absolutely. Our most popular IWB holster models for the Taurus 709 Slim are these:

Don Hume H715M W/C Clip-On IWB Holster

MTR Custom Adversary Clip-on IWB holster with Bodyshield

Gun holsters listed below will fit the 709 and 740 Slim models.

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