The Taurus 740, also known as the Taurus Slim, is a single stack .40 S&W pistol designed for concealed carry. It is polymer framed, and is offered with a choice of blued or stainless steel slide. It weighs only 19 ounces unloaded. 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.