Gun Report

Taurus 709B No. 1-709031 9mm Parabellum, $483

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Never tiring to shoot, the 709B was reliable and handy, if not a little too slim. The mechanical safety was well coordinated with the single-action trigger.

Taurus 709B No. 1-709031 9mm Parabellum, $483

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Trigger Span Single
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Assembly of both Taurus pistols required keeping the top end low and tight against the frame so the ejector could pass through the opening in the slide. The rear sight unit was slightly smaller on the 709B, but nevertheless was fully adjustable for windage and elevation. Note the absence of a cocking indicator.
Both Taurus pistols offered magazines with numbered viewing holes and a bright yellow follower. But actual content was enumerated by the rounds themselves and not the follower.
The front sight on the 709B was secured by a slotted screw from beneath the slide.

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