I have a taurus 709 slim in 9mm. The barrel is 3 inches I believe and the trigger is nice and light almost like my 1911. It has a polymer frame and (I belive) a stainless slide so it is pretty impervious to weather and it's also very light should be around or under 20 ounces. The sights are somewhat adjustable and it shoots great. I've never had a misfire or ftf with regular ammo. The ONLY time I had a FTF was when I was shooting bird shot at a bull that was brushed up in the willows. It also works really well as a concealed carry gun. Because of the width and the wieght I hardly notice when I carry it.
I would highly recommend it!
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