Taurus PT917 CS


March 31, 2007, 03:33 PM
Just put one on lay-away it looked and felt so good.

I don't see it on the Taurus site and can find very little googling. Generally, what's the reputation of the gun, and specifically, what does the CS stand for?

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March 31, 2007, 09:25 PM
What type of pistol is this? :confused:

March 31, 2007, 09:45 PM
Its's very close to the Beretta Brigadier, with the typical Taurus improvements (safety on the frame, more robust internals). In the single reference I could find on the internet, it's supposedly a little shorter than the Beretta, though I can't see it. It does have a rail. This one is polished stainless and is quite hansom.

March 31, 2007, 10:50 PM
Sounds like the pt92. Saw a pick it looked like the pt92. In which case your headed down a pleasent road. Could you mean the pt911 which went out of production and is a cool shorter looking pt-92 with a slightly squared slide? I'm just wondering.

March 31, 2007, 11:13 PM
From I have been able to find it is basically an enclosed slide PT92.
It is not a current model as far as I can tell.
Anyone else have any more info?

Edit: The tiny picture I was looking at made it appear the 917 was enclosed slide, but it is not.
Taurus 917C (http://www.taurusarmas.com.br/?on=produtos&in=detalhe&produto_id=53)

April 1, 2007, 01:14 AM
Sounds like the pt92. Saw a pick it looked like the pt92. In which case your headed down a pleasent road. Could you mean the pt911 which went out of production and is a cool shorter looking pt-92 with a slightly squared slide? I'm just wondering.

It's not a 911 - being a fan of the Taurus line, I read the side of the slide several times, not recognizing it myself. PT917 CS. BTW, where did you see the picture? You've found more information than I have. As I remember, it may have a somewhat squarish cross-section.

As to it being similar to the PT92, I agree - and I anticipate no problems with it. Mechanically it looks and feels wonderful.

April 1, 2007, 01:42 PM
The PT917 is essentially a PT92 with a slightly shorter barrel that fits flush with the end of the slide... I forget which Berettas were like this... D models?


April 2, 2007, 02:51 PM
Called Taurus and here's the deal:

the 917 CS is a NEW model (Taurus web site is a mistake they are getting corrected) - called the "Compact Plus", the C stands for "compact", the S stands for "ambi-safety". It's basically the Taurus P92 with a shorter barrel. An interesting thing is that the overall length is 8.5", equal to the P92 (which has a 5" barrel).

April 2, 2007, 09:15 PM
Range report and a few pics would be nice. Please!

April 2, 2007, 09:46 PM
Range report once it comes out of lay-away. :D I suspect that the dealer might object to my shooting it before I've paid for it. :rolleyes:

April 4, 2007, 01:01 AM
Decided that I couldn't stand to wait - bought it out of lay-away and here it is:

PT917CS 9mm Stainless

April 5, 2007, 03:27 PM
Here it is with the extended 20-round magazine:


April 5, 2007, 03:33 PM
Thats a nice looking gun. Have you shot it yet?

April 5, 2007, 05:19 PM
No. Weather has gone to pot here. I'll report once I have. Photography is about all I can do right now.

Update: Well, it wasn't a target shoot, but I went out in the pasture and gave a hillside heck... Only had time for one 17-round magazine, but shooting re-manufactured FMJ (Ultramax) it was easy to control, sweet trigger and no failures of any kind.

April 5, 2007, 09:35 PM
Sorry for ever doubting you. I really like it. I mean really. If you don't mind what it run you, Please!

April 5, 2007, 10:54 PM
About 425

April 21, 2007, 10:47 PM
Hey RCellis,

Congratulations on the PT917 - that's a fine looking weapon. I'm a proud owner of a PT99 & noticed the magazines are interchangeable between the 917 & 99. I also have an extended 20 round magazine, but it's kind of balky looking - as opposed to the more aesthetically pleasing 20round mag shown in your picture. Where did you pick that mag up?

PS - the profile of the PT917 is making me green with envy!

April 21, 2007, 10:56 PM
The 20-round mag came with the pistol. I presume you can buy them from Taurus, though I'm not sure they will fit a PT99 - you should ask.

BTW, what about the profile attracts your attention?

April 23, 2007, 11:54 AM
Here's my PT99


The differences are subtle. With mine the barrel & slide jut out past the frame. It looks a little awkward imo, as the bottom is squared off (mount) while the top is rounded (barrel). Your 917 is more 'uniformly square', thanks to the more compact design.

The differences between the clips aren't huge, but I like the way yours sits flush with the base of the grip. Mine has kind of an UZI look to it, which is cool in its own right - just not my preference.

Anyhow, they're both handsome, reliable 9s :cool:

August 18, 2007, 03:42 PM
I just bought the 917 about 3 months ago. I bought it because I have a pt92 that is 20 years old and with the exception of the trigger bar being replaced.(after thousands of rounds being fired) I have had little trouble with it. On top of being a great looking firearm it has operated perfectly. I have run factory and reloads through it with no missfires. I recently used it in an ipsc match and it worked great. My problem is finding a good competition holster for it. Any suggestions?

August 19, 2007, 02:16 AM
... to the now discontinued Beretta 92 and 96 Centurian. The Centurian was a full size frame(in the grip area, but shorter dust cover area), but a shorter barrel of 4.3" in length.

For competition, the fact that the PT917 has a rail arrangement on the dust cover will limit the available holster selections. I'd look at holsters that fit the Beretta Vertec, 92G-SD or late model M9(with rail).

August 22, 2007, 07:28 PM
Thanks for the info. Something I learned about the 20 rnd mag that comes with the 917 is that it will not work in my older pt92. Don't know why but it will not feed correctly and sometimes not at all. The 17 rounder that came with the gun works fine in the 92. Also I have not had any trouble with the older mags working in the 917. Go fugure.

JP from Phoenix
August 22, 2007, 11:27 PM
wow that 917 is a sweet looking piece, what are the specs on it?

August 25, 2007, 11:59 AM
Stainless sa/da decock comes with 20rnd and 17 rnd mags. 4 inch barrel

September 12, 2007, 11:20 PM
Don't forget about Finger Groves, cause I recently purchase the 917. The 917 has the same body frame as 99s and 92s, plus all excepts each other's magazines. :D:D:D:D

October 17, 2007, 04:54 PM
i purchased this weapon and i'm having a hard time finding a good holster for it...any suggestions?

December 24, 2007, 05:02 PM
I too recently purchased a Taurus 917c. I purchased a holster for it from Fobus. The model is BRV. It is apart of their new E series. It will fit all Taurus' and Berettas with rails (except for the new Beretta 90-Two). Hope this helps.

January 20, 2008, 09:07 AM
Sorry for bringing this one back from the dead, but how has this gun shot?

January 20, 2008, 10:17 AM
Mine shoots very well.

February 23, 2009, 06:25 PM
I am thinking very seriously about buying a Taurus mod 917c that comes with a 17 rnd and 19 rnd clip , the barrel has the ruger look as it being mostly exposed and a hammer too - I've never owned a pistol with either features. Does the barrel get dirty easily with the gap exposing it ? and does the hammer cock for the thumb interfere at all ? Every semi-auto other than revolvers have amways had the slide back motion to chamber the bullet ?? This gun is hella awsome looking though !! :what:

February 26, 2009, 10:30 AM
I have had mine for a few years now and I absolutely love the thing. Its only had FTE or Failure to fire 5 or 6 times out of 5-600 rounds Ive put through it. Anybody had any problems with their PT917 CS?

April 11, 2009, 02:38 AM
Glad I found this forum. My 917C has fired ~200 rounds in the last 18 months or so and never jammed or failed to eject (unlike my rough to deal with CZ-40P), but the 19 rd mag spring won't lock the slide back when it's empty, so I was wondering... A) has anyone else encountered this and B) anyone saltier than me have a tip on whether it's salvagable? Originally I thought residue might be gumming up the mag, but I've cleaned it up, stretched the spring out and I can go through one mag before it loses the strength to engage the slide lock. My 17 rd mag works great, and I'm going to buy a couple new ones, but at $35-40 per mag, I'd like to know if there's any possible way to salvage a weak spring? probably not, but I figured I'd check.

Cool forum, thanks for any input.

April 11, 2009, 12:43 PM
Does anyone have both a PT92 AND PT917, if so I would love to see a picture of the slide assembly put onto each gun. I would assume this is possible since their basically the same gun.

April 11, 2009, 01:10 PM
Put about 500 rounds through it so far....I dont have any complaints
the price 429.00 and 20 round mag got me.:)

June 1, 2009, 09:42 PM
I just handled one today at the gun shop. I'm really impressed with it. It appears to have a beefier slide than the Pt92/99 or Berettas. The front sight is also dovetailed rather than integral to the slide. I'm really tempted to get one.

October 14, 2009, 12:34 AM
Does anyone know if the 917 slide and barrel are interchangeable with the model 92s slide and barrel? If so that would be handy, they look very close in size, but I don't have a 92 to compare with.

October 14, 2009, 12:51 AM
Taurus makes one of the best 9mm ever built - i dont care what people say about Taurus , i know i have tested a few and i judge the PT92 the best. i even bought a PT92C with a decocker and i love it i have it for over a year now. i switch it back and forth with my Ruger SR9 for everyday CC.

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