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Guys and Gals, I am torn. I am in the market for a new concealed carry handgun and cannot decide between the 24/7 Compact or Mill-Pro. I am looking at .40 cal only and I see positives on both guns. I like the 24/7 capacity, but I prefer the smaller grip of the Mill-Pro. They are both in the same price range, so I am looking for experience/advice on which you prefer. I want to purchase something soon to add to my collection. I only have one Taurus at the moment, an older model 85, that I carry religiously, but one is NEVER enough!
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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I've owned both - decided that they were similar enough in size/shape/function that I couldn't justify owning both. I ended up selling the PT140. Two feature differences decided the issue: I like the 24/7 ribber grips, and the "second strike" functionality in the 24/7c.
 

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Go with what fits you best. I own the 24/7, not compact, but I believe they have the same grip. With the length of the grip, mine will "print" a bit on my shirt. I carry my P11 because it is much easier for me to conceal. So to make a short story long, for a carry gun I would go with the Mil-pro.
 

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Go with what fits you best. I own the 24/7, not compact, but I believe they have the same grip.
The grips length is NOT the same - the 24/7c has a shorter grip. (The Taurus web site is wrong)
 

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Have to agree with the masses here. :)

Realize that the high intensity .40 S&W in a short barreled gun is going to have recoil issues and muzzle blast ones with the light weight through middle weight bullets.
Might not be an issue with you, but figured it needed consideration. There are plenty of PT140 and 24/7 owners here that this is not an issue.

Here's some links on this very subject.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5058.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3088.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3468.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2418.0
 

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Thanks to all for the advice, and the links to past posts. I really appreciate it! I am going to my local Taurus dealer on Monday or Tuesday to compare the two. Hopefully they will have the 24/7 on the shelf. I have held the PT140 and I like the way it feels in my hand, but it will be interesting to hold the 24/7 for comparison. Since the 140 can use the 24/7 mags the grip may not be that much different size wise. The recoil does not bother me at all. I have a Ruger p944 that I shoot regularly. Have handled the recoil from some pretty powerful handguns in the past. No problem for me, just looking for something easy to conceal. I normally shoot 165 grain bullets in practice as well as defense. Haven't considered going to the heavier 180 grain, but may have to give it some consideration.
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Maybe you can help clear up another question for me. I haven't been able to find a 24/7c as yet to compare, but if the grip is the same size as the 140 and it uses the same mags how does it hold 15 rounds? Are there two different mags for it? If so, does the higher capacity ones stick out of the bottom of the grip? I know these are probably silly questions, but I cannot find any clarification in my research.
That's why I am called a newbie.
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Geez, aren't they darn near freaking identical except for the grip?
(& from the picture; the rail on the 24/7) ?

Kansas Plainsman, you mentioned the 'second strike' capability on the 24/7 being one of your deciding factors..
Doesn't the PT140 have that as well?

I know my PT111 does. ( but it's a 3rd Gen .. maybe your 140 wasn't?)

Those 2 models just seem almost redundantly similar to me....
 

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Oh, yeah... I'm certainly quite the newbie too, so... I may be missing something plainly obvious....
 

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The picture shows the smaller 11 round mag. The 24/7c .40 comes with an 11 and a 15 round mag. The 15 round mag has an adaptor so it is longer.
The new millpro with the sa/da trigger has the second strike ability.
One more thing the 24/7c has a rail. Only the pt145 has a rail not the pt111 or pt140.
 

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The Mill Pro is slightly smaller than the 24/7 Pro...we are talking 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch depending on the dimension (length, height, thickness). The 24/7 is still larger than other subcompacts such as the Kahr or Kel Tec, so some people prefer the Mill Pro for the slight concealability advantage.
 

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Well, I did it! I picked up a PT 140 in blue and tan. Cabela's had a couple new ones for $399, but I knew I could get one for $350 at a small shop in Olathe, KS. I asked about used and they showed me one for $350 and I finally paid $325 out the door. Has the box, extra mag and all the goodies that came with it new. I cleaned it up and it looks like it hasn't seen much use. Can't wait to get it to the range. They had a 24/7 Pro-C, but I just couldn't get myself to like the Ribber Grips.
 

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Congrats on the pick.
Know for the homework. Happy homework.
Can you please give us a range report?
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2418.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5542.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5706.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5634.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4948.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3448.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1780.0

Just trying to be a help, but wanted to add these in case these were needed by you or some other person who's taking a gun out for a range session.

There are targets that can be printed or used as guides in here as well as some Point of aim data.
 

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Qwiks draw You have no idea how much I appreciate the homework! Some really good advice/directions in there. I hope to get it to the range withing the next couple weeks. Weather here has been kinda hard on outdoor activities and I got a ton of yard work that is taking up most of my weekends. I promise a full report on completion and hope to get a good grade!
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I kind of know where the bodies....er, uh,... where the info is in the archives. ;) :) :-\ :rolleyes: :eek: 8) ;D Been there quite a lot lately. Glad to be of service.

There are other links that have to do with sights, FAQs also, and POI/POA info, but figured that was enough for know.

Good luck and have fun.
 
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