Taurus Reintroduces the Classic 917C DA/SA 9mm Compact Pistol

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The Taurus 917C used to be a popular choice for those wanting to have the high capacity and shootability of the Taurus 92 but in a much more compact package. After disappearing from the market entirely, the 917C is making a return and is compatible with nearly every type of weapon light including some of the larger full-size models on the market.

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Taurus Reintroduces the Classic 917C DA/SA 9mm Compact Pistol

October 2023, Bainbridge GA – What’s better than legendary, long lasting, and extremely popular Taurus 92? What about a compact version that holds 18 rounds? It’s back: the Taurus 917C is making its triumphant return to the US consumer market.
Previously available, the Taurus 917C was extremely popular with customers thanks to its compact size, easy shooting characteristics, and full length accessory rail. Unlike other compact double-action/single-action semi-automatic pistols the Taurus 917C is capable of mounting full size weapon mounted lights and other accessories. Additionally, the 917C is compatible with all Taurus 92 style magazines.

“I actually had one of the original 917C pistols all those years ago, and I regret selling it,” said Caleb Giddings, General Manager of Marketing for Taurus USA. “I’m a huge fan of traditional double-action semi-autos like the Taurus 92, so bringing back the 917C makes a ton of sense to me. I can’t wait to put some serious rounds downrange out of this.

Taurus has the 917C listed as available for order right now through its network of dealers including GunBroker.com, Davidson Gallery of Guns, and Guns.com. The Pistol sells for a suggested retail price of $599.99 but as most of you know, it’ll likely be found for a street price much lower than that. For more information or to see a complete list of specifications visit http://taurususa.com/.

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  • Heat is overrated Heat is overrated on Nov 01, 2023

    With that price, you aren’t that far off from an actual beretta 92.

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    • Uncle Yar Uncle Yar on Nov 02, 2023

      @Heat is overrated Yeah, but frame safety.

  • LeftHandOfGod LeftHandOfGod on Nov 03, 2023

    It would be sort of neat to have one if Taurus manufactured more 50 magazines for it every year. If course it's not gonna last as long as a Beretta 92 does, but at least the safety is on the right spot.