Hi all you other Taurus enthusiasts. I'm new to the forum but a long time Taurus pistol owner. Let me start by saying I am an avid gun enthusiast and am very well versed in mechanical theory and principal of all types of firearms (gunsmithing certificate from Penn-Foster University). I have recently acquired a Taurus PT 24/7 pro series chambered in .45 ACP and I am having FTF and slide lock issues on this pistol. The slide fails to lock open on the last round and fails to feed intermittently on the last or second to last round on occasion (FMJ ammo only, I don't shoot anything else thru this pistol). I've done my research and have come to the conclusion that my 12 round magazines have the defective follower as described in this, and several other forums. The particular magazines I have are of the type as I've seen described as not having the extended lip on the follower which makes the required contact with the slide catch (which Taurus later updated). I have contacted Taurus about their guarantee/return policy and have been informed that if I send the gun back ($75 fee) and they deem the follower to be the problem I must purchase the new magazines myself, as they are not covered under their repair policy. This being the problem, the magazines for this gun have been discontinued according to their service rep, and I cant seem to find any on the retail market. Does anyone out there have or know where I can find any 10 or 12 (particularly 12) round mags for this gun with the updated followers in new or good used working condition. I've tried all of the usual spots (gunbroker.com, amazon.com, gunsamerica, cheaperthandirt, midway, overstock, etc...) but to no avail. I love the way this gun handles. can anyone out there help me in any way. Included is a picture of the aforementioned good and bad magazine followers.