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Not really a fan of their design. I have had the chance to shoot a Glock 36 once at a firing range once, I found the grip to be a bit uncomfortable and the recoil a bit harsh (.45 acp). While I do not (can't) argue the fact that they are a well made pistol, my exposure to them has been limited. Even so, I just can't seem to warm up to them. I have read comparisons of the Glock to other firearms on their home site as well as some others. Now I think it's time to hear from the Taurus guys.

How do Glocks compare and contrast to the Taurus line of polymer pistols i.e. Millennium Pro line and 24/7 especially?

Do you really get what you pay for, or are you getting more for your money?

Are the Glock faithful truly obsessive, or are they on to something?
 

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Honestly I think glocks are overrated they just keep going on talkin about how the can survive being ran over by a tank and still fire (to this day a friend of mine stills belives that load of BS). If you believe that you need to have your head checked. I for on have held and shot a 9mm glock and let me tell you there is nothing special about. My 24/7 Pro 9mm shoots the same way and was a little cheaper and has more confort then most guns out there, sure Taurus has there share of problems but what gun maufacture doesn't. When I went looking for a gun ill be honest I had 800 dollars I was planning on spending I held and fired Sigs, Kimbers, Glocks, Rugers, Breattas and S&Ws and saw a 24/7 Pro in the case I thought to myself thats a nice gun but what really got me was the full handle rubber grip. Because none of the other gun I rented and shot had a handle that I would deem comfortable so I rented one shot 250 rounds through it. Fell in love with the gun after 50 rounds. Next thing you know Im walking out the door with my brand new Taurus 24/7 Pro and to this day it has 2,000 flawless rounds through it and hasnt had a single problem yet.
 

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I had a Glock 23 That I really liked but it had several problems and I eventually got rid of it.
I have a Glock 17 that has been flawless - although I can't really warm up to it. My son uses it at the GSSF matches.
I have a Glock 31 that I really like. It has been flawless and very accurate. Unfortunately, Taurus doesn't chamber in 357 Sig, so Glocks have them beat hands down there!!! I guess the same could be said for 10mm..... ;D
 

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I had a Glock 23 That I really liked but it had several problems and I eventually got rid of it.
I have a Glock 17 that has been flawless - although I can't really warm up to it. My son uses it at the GSSF matches.
I have a Glock 31 that I really like. It has been flawless and very accurate. Unfortunately, Taurus doesn't chamber in 357 Sig, so Glocks have them beat hands down there!!! I guess the same could be said for 10mm..... ;D
Worng Taurus' PT 957 was chambered in 357sig :p
 

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Was is the operative word!!! I know about the PT-957 but they are a rare, rare find even on gunbroker and Auction arms!! Taurus for all intents and purposes does not chamber in the 357 sig.....
 

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Was is the operative word!!! I know about the PT-957 but they are a rare, rare find even on gunbroker and Auction arms!! Taurus for all intents and purposes does not chamber in the 357 sig.....
yeah that kinda sucks im still have my hopes that I will find one 1 day.
 

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I just bought one of the new slim frame model 21.Only 50 rounds through it so all I can say is my first impressions are very good.I have a 24/7 Pro and noth can beat it egronomically IMO and about 500 rounds of trouble free shooting.I own a 44 Tracker 4",and a Rossi 2",so I don't mean to be Taurus bashing ,but I think Glock along with SIG are the weapons of choice for law enforcement.I doubt any agency that depend on their weapons would consider Taurus.Just my opinion my next purchase I hope to a 24/7 in 9mm.
 

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But I also don't think Taurus aggressively targets the LE market like Glock, Smith and Sig do. I'd suspect that Taurus is more popular as a second or off duty gun with LE.

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I just bought one of the new slim frame model 21.Only 50 rounds through it so all I can say is my first impressions are very good.I have a 24/7 Pro and noth can beat it egronomically IMO and about 500 rounds of trouble free shooting.I own a 44 Tracker 4",and a Rossi 2",so I don't mean to be Taurus bashing ,but I think Glock along with SIG are the weapons of choice for law enforcement.I doubt any agency that depend on their weapons would consider Taurus.Just my opinion my next purchase I hope to a 24/7 in 9mm.
Yeah if I was LE i would want the best I personaly would go with Sig I do see your point on that. As for you getting the 9mm version of the 24/7 pro its a damn fine gun. I have about 2000 through mine not 1 problem yet. BTW whats your current 24/7 Pro chambered in?
 

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.45 auto .
 

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Yeah if I was LE i would want the best I personaly would go with Sig I do see your point on that. As for you getting the 9mm version of the 24/7 pro its a damn fine gun. I have about 2000 through mine not 1 problem yet. BTW whats your current 24/7 Pro chambered in?
Not trying to be an A55 but if your gun is so nice, why would you not use it if you were a LE?
 

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Not trying to be an A55 but if your gun is so nice, why would you not use it if you were a LE?
Because Taurus is not on the list of approved guns for LE here in Dallas.
 

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Rule of thumb, but not engraved in stone, is that big city and towns usually have department issued firearms. In smaller municipalities and security, the gun may very well be a individual purchase responsibility.

In some police journals or tactical books and magazines Taurus has or is considered a choice or on the approved list for some departments. Chuck Karwan, Mas Ayoob, and Chuck Taylor, among others have documented this many times. So there is some basis for this.
Taurus does now have a Law and military catalog as well as a section for this at their web site. So they are definetely courting that sector more than have before.

With the introduction of the 24/7 OSS model towards the military pistol trials ( that are again shelved), Taurus is seeking a larger share of the goverment and police market.

What the military and the U.S. goverment use for their firearms, the rest of the world and angencies follow. If the military, Homeland Security, or the F.B.I accept certain brands, then most of the police will follow the lead.

That's a hefty chunk of change folks. :)
 

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I've owned a few Glocks and shoot alot of them. Nice guns, just not my kind of nice guns (just never felt good in my hand).

Taurus is really big in other countrys for military and LE work, because of quality and cost. Here in America LE have usually received the cheapest gun for the money when purchased in bulk. Which did not always get them the best firearms, need I mention the early S&W Sigmas that tons of LEO were stuck with years back.

Sadly to many departments have very restrictive policy's on what their officers can carry bother on and off duty. Taurus has always catered towards to general public here in the USA. (until the 24/7 OSS).
 

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Because Taurus is not on the list of approved guns for LE here in Dallas.
I see, the town I grew up in is in NW MN pop 1500est. A whopping grand total of 5-6 full time and 1 part time/fill in. They are a county sheriff's office and the total county pop is 7500est and thats being generous. So they all had to buy their own handguns.
 

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I would always purchase my own firearm and carry on duty or off, unless there was some rule forbidding it or the department actually used something worth having.
 

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I personally love Glocks. Don't get me wrong Taurus is excellent weapon also. My Mill. Pro is the second Taurus I have owned. So far I'am very pleased with the product. Glock's are way easier to get night sights for though. That's my only problem with the Mill pro series.
 

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Glocks and Apple Computers share a common marketing strategy... sell 'em cheap to key agencies to dominate that market share. Schools were flooded with Apple computers until now most schools think Apple when they think of computers... i.e. most LE now think Glock when they think guns.

BTW... check the CDNN gun adds for the turn-over trade-ins on Glocks.
 

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Glocks and Apple Computers share a common marketing strategy... sell 'em cheap to key agencies to dominate that market share. Schools were flooded with Apple computers until now most schools think Apple when they think of computers... i.e. most LE now think Glock when they think guns.

BTW... check the CDNN gun adds for the turn-over trade-ins on Glocks.
Yes sir I argee with you 100%.
 
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