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Hey all!
Just finished up my first day at the range with my new Taurus 24/7 Gen2 Compact chambered in .40 S&W and thought I would share my experiences so that anyone considering it can have some information! Hope you enjoy. This range report was based off my experiences after putting about 110 rounds down range today. The ammunition ised was Hydra Shoks (not sure what grain, they were old, no box) 135 grain Federal Guard Dog, 165 grain PMC Gold, 165 grain Remington UMC Target, and some 165 grain Blazer Brass. I used a 11 round mag and a 15 round mag. Distance to target was approximately 8 yards.

Starting off, I used up some old hollow point Hydra Shoks that I've had for a long time. The 24/7 did excellent and fed every single round without fail. The first thing I noticed about this handgun, was its extremely mild felt recoil compared to other 40 caliber guns I have fired. I used to own a Beretta PX4
Storm, and the 24/7 is way easier to control.

The second round, I loaded my magazines up with the Federal Guard Dog ammunition. At only 135 grains, This round is very light for 40 caliber. Nonetheless, it fed perfectly, no jams or stovepipes, and accuracy was spot on.

On my third round up, I loaded my magazines with the Blazer Brass ammunition. And this is where things started to go downhill. Out of the 26 rounds eyeshot, I had for stovepipes and three jams. Occasionally the handgun would jam in the slide open position. I would have to slam the back of the slide with the palm of my hand to get it to close. At this point I started to get worried that I would have to send this handgun into Taurus, and wait 2 months to get it back.

And finally on my fourth round up I loaded my magazines with a combination of 165 grain PMC Gold, and 165 grain Remington UMC. EVERY SINGLE ROUND OF THIS AMMUNITION FED AND EJECTED PERFECTLY. Just to make sure there was nothing wrong with my gun, I reloaded both my mags with this same ammunition a second time. Again, every round fed perfectly without fail. I even tried single shots, double taps, and rapid fire.

All in all, I was very pleased with the 24/7 G2c .40. I do not know if it was just a problem with the Blazer Brass ammo, but I felt much better after I successfully fired all of my other rounds. After all, the Blazer brass looked very dirty, and was much cheaper than the other ammunition that I purchased. I would definitely suggest this handgun. And at a price of $410 even during the gun craze, the price is definitely right. As far as cleaning after the range, the gun was pretty dirty, but cleaned up very nicely especially the stainless steel slide. Out-of-the-box, the slide lock is slightly hard to lock, but after you put a couple hundred rounds downrange, it gets easier.
 

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It Definately was! Ill prolly stay away from Blazer Brass ammo tho lol. Is it crappy ammo or something? Has anyone else ever had a problem with certain brands not feeding right?
 

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Stay away from the blazer brass.

I have had a TON of problems with Herter's Brand ammo myself. Everything else has feed perfectly fine however. YMMV
 

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Congrats on the new gun. I certainly love mine, but would definitly stay away from Blazer Brass on the G2's. My first time at the range I shot a box of BB and a box of Remington. The BB was horrible and would not cycle through the gun, but the Remington was spot on perfect!! Was a $16 lesson on cheap ammo!!!
 

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Even if it's good for nothing else, the Blazer Brass ammo can be kept around to be mixed into magazines for when you want to practice clearing jams.
 

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I shoot blazer brass periodically, and never had a problem with it. Keep in mind that the gun is new, and may require some break in. The slide to frame fit will loosen up a bit, and the springs will wear in too. Magazines also benefit from the break in period. I wouldn't grade it too hard on the blazer brass until I had 3-400 rounds through it. If it still chokes on them, then it may be that your pistol just doesn't like them. But after only 110 rounds through it, I wouldn't jump to conclusions.

Sounds to me like everything else you were shooting was premium ammo - which tends to be a little hotter than something like blazer brass. Stovepipes are a classic symptom of underpowered ammo or a too stiff recoil spring. The recoil spring will loosen up with use, but you can help the process along by racking the slide 3-400 times. Don't let it slam forward - just work it all the way back and forth. Kahr actually recommends this kind of pre-break in for their pistols, and it makes a difference.

The extractor spring can be a little stiff when it's new too, and the symptom of a too tight extractor is a round that just starts going into the chamber and stops. It may look like the round is catching on the top of the chamber when 9 times out of 10 it's actually the extractor holding things up on the case head end. That'll loosen up with use too.

My advice is shoot the snot out of it until you get through the break in period. A lot of problems will fix themselves in the first 500 rounds or so.
 
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