In the past I always wore a little Iver Johnson in 32 S&W when we’d go trot lining. Why, you ask, would I wear a sidearm to go trot lining? The answer is Gar. We fish for catfish, but we often get a gar on the line. Because of their mouth full of razor sharp teeth, you can’t just grab them and unhook them. You have to kill them, and thence the sidearm.
Where do I start in this Taurus 709 SLIM review? This whole gun evaluation turned into a headache. It didn’t start that way, mind you. In fact, I was excited to get this little pistol to test. But once on the range, things went downhill and never got better. But before I give you the details on what went wrong, let me describe the pistol first.
The last decade has witnessed an industry trend for small, slimline pistols that are easy to conceal, ergonomic, streamlined, but large enough to shoot relatively well. The Firearm Blog was recently provided the Taurus PT709 chambered in 9 millimeter for testing.