Taurus 740 Slim Review

July 8, 2023
David Sunnyside

Taurus has a long history of making guns that are affordable and dependable. The 740 Slim is no exception. It has a smooth trigger, easy-to-use manual safety and the Taurus Security System that prevents accidental discharge. It also has a built-in loaded chamber indicator that lets you know whether the single-stack pistol is loaded or unloaded without opening the slide. This feature is a no-cost addition that will help you avoid misfiring, especially when carrying concealed.

The PT-740 Slim has a recessed magazine release and a button-style magazine release that are both simple to use. It’s also ambidextrous, which means it can be used by either hand. The gun’s cocking lever is located on the left side of the frame. Pressing it down puts the pistol in fire mode, while pushing it up prevents firing. The PT-740 has a finger-indexing memory pad that helps you index your thumb on the slide so you can pick up the gun quickly and easily. The gun also has a light-recoiling polymer grip, which reduces recoil and discomfort when shooting.

Using a holster designed for the Taurus PT740 Slim is important for comfortable carry in the appendix position or elsewhere on your body. This ShapeShift holster has a flexible backing layer that sits against your skin and a secure retention clip that is easy to draw from when needed. It fits right or left-handed shooters and is available in a variety of colors and sizes.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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