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I just received a new PT 24/7 .45 from an online purchase with a reputable dealer. I was transfering 3 guns and it was late at night by special appt. with my FFL because I'll be out of town for the next 3 weekends and didn't want my guns just sitting there. I checked out the Glock and Sig that I purchased but when I got to the Taurus, I checked it out cosmetically, but not mechanically.

So here's my problem. The Mag in the gun would not drop free, I pulled it out and put the other one in and it drops fine.
Okay, so i start looking at the mags. The one that was originally in the Gun is vissibly damaged. On the left side of the mag at the top most forward part of the mag, right where the steel meets the follower it's bent out slightly creating a little lip or ripple. Also at the top on same side but towards the rear part of the mag it has other little dents and dings.
I would say it increased the over all width at the top of the mage by 1/64 to 1-32 of an inch. So I'm assuming I"ll have to send the Mag to Taurus to be replace.

The second, bigger problem I have is I can't get the trigger to engage. I've never owned a Taurus auto before, but this was a steal. It feels GREAT in my hand if looks and feels well built. But, I'm just not getting it. I racked the slide, put the mag in, took it out. Racked the slide again. Made sure the lock wasn't engaged. It's like the trigger is in "freewheel" mode, no tention. :???: Maybe I'm an idiot, but I've never had this problem before. :eek:

Anyone have any advice.
 

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Is this particular pistol the Pro (SA/DA) model or the DAO model?

Irregardless, if you cannot hear the Striker snap or the Pistol totally fails to test fire, send it back to Taurus, ASAP. Go to the Taurus website, print out a work order, then send it in! Repair is free, regardless whether you are the original owner or not, but shipping will cost you.

IMO, the 24/7 pistols are fantastic, and it would be a shame not to get yours working!

Also if the Pistol is defective, make sure to complain to the Auction Vendor and Auction Website you purchased it from!
 

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Depends upon your area, who is available, and who will ship Firearms. I would choose UPS overnight in my area.
 

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Nope! You should have dealt with an honest Dealer!

Rode hard/abused, cleaned up, and re-sold, is what it sounds like to me!

Seen it before!
 

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This pistol is Brand new. It was just made in September of this year per Taurus, I just called. It's clear this pistol is not used. I've bought from this dealer many times (budgunshop.com) and have never had an issue.
 

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Okay! Buds has a good reputation!

Something or someone along the line happened to it after Test-Fire. Irregardless, just send it back and Taurus should make it right! I think you'll be happy with it, once it's fixed!
 

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RunninONempty said:
I just received a new PT 24/7 .45 from an online purchase with a reputable dealer. I was transfering 3 guns and it was late at night by special appt. with my FFL because I'll be out of town for the next 3 weekends and didn't want my guns just sitting there. I checked out the Glock and Sig that I purchased but when I got to the Taurus, I checked it out cosmetically, but not mechanically.

So here's my problem. The Mag in the gun would not drop free, I pulled it out and put the other one in and it drops fine.
Okay, so i start looking at the mags. The one that was originally in the Gun is vissibly damaged. On the left side of the mag at the top most forward part of the mag, right where the steel meets the follower it's bent out slightly creating a little lip or ripple. Also at the top on same side but towards the rear part of the mag it has other little dents and dings.
I would say it increased the over all width at the top of the mage by 1/64 to 1-32 of an inch. So I'm assuming I"ll have to send the Mag to Taurus to be replace.

The second, bigger problem I have is I can't get the trigger to engage. I've never owned a Taurus auto before, but this was a steal. It feels GREAT in my hand if looks and feels well built. But, I'm just not getting it. I racked the slide, put the mag in, took it out. Racked the slide again. Made sure the lock wasn't engaged. It's like the trigger is in "freewheel" mode, no tention. :???: Maybe I'm an idiot, but I've never had this problem before. :eek:

Anyone have any advice.
Okay.....I have a confession to make.....and an apology to your Taurus owners.

Yes, the mag is damaged however it functions flawlessly, it just doesn't drop free. So I'm sending it back anyway.

The trigger issue was operator error. I've never owned a Taurus and have never used one of their polymer framed pistols. I didn't realize that the trigger just had a lot of travel before "breaking". It's got a nice fairly crisp SA pull, a lot like the Glock. Even the DA (second strike) pull isn't overbearing. Reset is decent also. The gun shoots accurate and is quite pleasent in .45. I really enjoyed it. So, with me experience so far in the flawless operation of my PT 24/7 Pro .45, my faith has been restored.
 

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Apology Accepted, at least from me! ;D

It sometimes takes time to get used to a Pistols newer design, especially if it's not like anything you've ever owned before. Took me a bit to get used to some aspects of mine, too! Just like a new Car, PC, or Cell Phone, there's always some operational commands/menus/other nuances to get used to!

You may have other issues in getting used to your new 24/7, such as Disassembly and Re-Assembly, after cleaning. If that happens, just call Taurus Customer Service and/or post here.
 
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