The Taurus 917C Makes its Return to the US Consumer Market

by Tommy Grant

After a long hiatus from the US consumer market, the Taurus 917C is returning with upgraded features. Channeling the look and feel of Beretta, the 917C takes the Taurus 92 down to a more concealed carry-friendly size. However, the 92’s little brother features an 18+1 round capacity and target grips built into the frame.

The Taurus 917C

Building on an aluminum frame with a black anodized finish, the 917C measures an overall length of 7.90 inches. The pistol is handled via target grips built into the frame with magazine and grip cuts for magazine stripping (if required).  Sitting just forward of the trigger guard is a two-slot, full-length Picatinny rail for installing full-size lights or lasers.

Constructed of alloy steel, the open-top Beretta-style slide features rear cocking serrations and an external extractor. The integrated front sight couples with a drift adjustable rear sight for user-adjustable sight alignment. Nestled within the slide is the 4.30-inch stainless steel six-groove barrel with a 1:10 RH twist, chambered in 9mm.

Featuring double and single-action operation, the 917C features an exposed, slightly knurled, skeletonized hammer with a rounded spur. Likewise, the curved trigger delivers a traditional feel and aesthetic. In addition, the ambidextrous thumb safety and reversible magazine release provide easy operation for both right- and left-handed shooters.

The 917C ships with two 18-round magazines and is also compatible with 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.”


The Taurus 917C is available now with an MSRP of $599.99. For more info, please visit

Taurus 917C Specs

The Taurus 917C.
Caliber 9mm
Capacity 18 rounds
Magazines Included 2
Front Sight Integrated
Rear Sight Drift Adjustable
Action Type DA/SA
Frame Size Full
Barrel Length 4.30 inches
Overall Length 7.90 inches
Height 5.50 inches
Width 1.30 inches
Weight 33.50 ounces (unloaded)
Twist Rate 1:10 inch RH twist
Grooves 6
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Finish Black Anodized
Slide Material Alloy Steel
Slide Finish Matte Black
Barrel Material Stainless Steel
Barrel Finish Matte Black
MSRP $599.99


  • Accessory Rail
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • Magazine and Grip Cuts to Aid in Magazine Stripping if Required
  • Picatinny Rail
  • Reversible Magazine Release

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