The Taurus PT 740 Slim is a semi-automatic small-frame pistol chambered for .40 S&W. The 740 Slim has been praised for its smooth cycling and comfortably compact design by many reviewers. Named “Slim” because of its thin frame. Otherwise the Taurus 740 has a basic features for a compact pistol.
I need to make a confession. After several blissful, totally reliable months of sharing my life with Taurus’ successful PT 709 Slim pistol in 9mm, I have begun to see its more buxom cousin, the still svelte PT 740 in .40 S&W. This reluctant decision has involved sacrifices–such as the loss of one to two rounds depending on the magazine employed–but admirably the bigger-bored beauty kept her weight the same as the 9mm at only 19 ounces.
Sure, I’d like to do a Taurus 740 SLIM review, I thought. Who wouldn’t want to repeatedly shoot a small, light handgun stoked with full power .40 S&W ammo all afternoon? How about for several afternoons?