The Taurus 709, also known as the Taurus Slim, is a single stack 9mm pistol designed for concealed carry. It is polymer framed, and is offered with a choice of slides: blued, stainless steel, or titanium. The blued and stainless models weigh only 19 ounces unloaded, and the titanium model weighs just 17 ounces. Although the gun is striker-fired the trigger has a double-action (DA/SA) operation, meaning once a round is chambered the trigger pull is a ‘short, crisp’ single-action pull. Should the gun fail to fire, the next trigger pull (second shot capability) is a longer double-action shot. The sights are a low profile, three-dot system and the trigger has a GLock-style safety. All three models have a 3.2 inch barrel and come with a 7-round, flush magazine and a 9-round extended magazine.