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Held a Taurus 709 "slim" today.....Meh.

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I held one. Fondled it and, long story short, I don't like it.

1. The grip is almost too slim. Hard to hold it securely.

2. The trigger guard dug into the middle finger on my storn hand where it meets the grip front strap. It just seems badly designed there ergonomically.

3. I would say forget about doing any kind of speed reload. No beveled mag well and when I inserted the magazine, I pinched the palm of my left hand between the mag and the rear or the grip. It hurt.

4. Honestly, the grip is the only part of the gun that really seems "slim". The slide and upper frame seems to be pretty much normal to me.

In the case right next to the Tauri offerings were all the Kahr Arms guns and they were MUCH better feeling in my hand and had a much lower bore axis.

All in all, now that I have held one, I am completely un-impressed. I'll pass.
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I own a Kahr PM9, Kel-Tec PF9 and a Taurus 709. All 3 are very accurate shooters for their size. The Kel-Tec is lighter and thinner, but feels like a pipe bomb going off in your hand. The Kahr is only 4" high and I can only get 1 and a half fat fingers on the grip. The Kahr likes to jump around in my hand. The Taurus is 4.3 " high which allows me to get 2 fat fingers around the grip. It is heavier than the other 2 but this helps with recoil a LOT.
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