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hey guys,

i recently started going to the range again now that my schedule allows some free time...and i'm having issues with the trigger pull on my taurus

i purchased a PT 24/7 two years ago and it has been a great gun overall, no jams after first mag/mechanical problems with around 2k rounds, but it was my first handgun so i didn't have much to compare it to

so i went to the range with a friend and shot his glock 30/.45, taurus PT 1911b .45, ruger service six .357, and walther p22 and after shooting those guns and jumping back to my PT 24/7 i cant stand the long trigger pull anymore

is there anything that can be done to give the trigger a lighter pull? it just feels 'strange' after shooting a few different guns

i'm tempted to sell it to buy the taurus 1911 now thought ;D that thing is smoooooth



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There are no drop in parts to make things smoother as you put it. Messing with the trigger pull would invalidate the warranty.

Most DAO ,or the new Taurus DA/SA style type triggers break in the 6 to 8 pounds of pull category. Some may be more than that. So do Glocks and other similar guns.It is the nature of the beast.

This is a use the way it is or get the PT1911. The Complete Book of Autopistols and Gun Tests give the PT1911 and PT145 high marks in all areas. So there is positive press out there for Taurus products. Even the 24/7 is getting good vibes with gun writers. ;D
 

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Before you envy the Glock's trigger too much... do some reading "glock + accidents" on google, or http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2000/01/glock.html.

Try to guage the weight of the trigger pull... if it seems excessive, contact Taurus. If it is just the "length" of the pull... remember that the older Taurus models had no "pre-cocked" springs. The light trigger pull on Glocks (and a great many other pistols is due to the gun being cocked" during the slide cycle (just as the 3rd Generation now do).

Any time the gun is "pre-cocked" you are ready to fire. The Glock gives you ONLY the trigger safety... and obviously it doesn't work all the time as intended. At least the newer Taurus include the safety which put the gun into a "cocked & locked" mode.

For a CCW the early DAO models were great... you had to intentionally know you were going to shoot them.
 

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The newer PRO model of the 24/7 has the short pull DA/SA trigger, the older model like mine is DAO only, which I happen to like for a CCW (no accidental firing).
 

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not to sound like a jerk, but has anyone fussed w/ these triggers? i have to agree w/ the first post, the trigger is very nice, but very difficult to switch from one gun to another, the taurus pull is very unique. that being said, has anyone played w/ the trigger successfully/safely?
 

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The trigger on the 24/7 is the same system used on the Mil Pro... it is a trigger "bar" and a catch on the firing pin... the bar draws the catch to the rear until it is forced of move down and release the catch, releasing the firing pin. Polishing these surfaces would be an exceedingly difficult task without creating problems. Unlike some guns, there is no danger of "going full auto" but you even if you could "smooth" the engagements, the length and weight of the trigger pull is a product of the firing pin compression and that can't be changed.

Many folks have found the best approach for the DAO is to just be aggressive about pulling the trigger (don't jerk... but don't try to feel for the release). These guns have an inherant safety in that pulling the trigger must be an intentional act. I just learned to treat my 24/7 9mm like a DAO revolver... best be about it once you start the act.
 

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theprophet said:
hey guys,

i recently started going to the range again now that my schedule allows some free time...and i'm having issues with the trigger pull on my taurus

i purchased a PT 24/7 two years ago and it has been a great gun overall, no jams after first mag/mechanical problems with around 2k rounds, but it was my first handgun so i didn't have much to compare it to

so i went to the range with a friend and shot his glock 30/.45, taurus PT 1911b .45, ruger service six .357, and walther p22 and after shooting those guns and jumping back to my PT 24/7 i cant stand the long trigger pull anymore

is there anything that can be done to give the trigger a lighter pull? it just feels 'strange' after shooting a few different guns

i'm tempted to sell it to buy the taurus 1911 now thought ;D that thing is smoooooth



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The 24/7 is designed to be a self defense weapon, always ready to fire, but remaining safe at all times. And this it does as well or better than most of the other current offering of "black" guns.

The problem you have encountered is that being ready to fire and safe at the same time has its tradeoffs. My 24/7 Pro LS has a long trigger but comparatiively light. I have fired it enough to know it will go bang every time, and cycle every time, yet remain safe while ready to fire. Confidence and familiarity with your weapon are the best attributes you can have going into a life threatening situation. If you have to fire your gun in combat, the only thing you should be aware of is your target. The 24/7 will get the job done.

Recreational shooting with your primary defense weapon is the best thing you can do. But be aware that you purchased the 24/7 as a self defense weapon, and you have lots of trigger time invested in it, and you are now familiar with its operation and capability.

I have many 1911's and I shoot them for recreation, and in competition. They are great guns and I suggest that you save up to get one, or two, or .... It can become an addiction. But I wouldnt throw the 24/7 overboard because its not a 1911, or any of the other mentioned guns.
 

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i agree completely, but like lots of others, i have guns that i shoot for competition type fun and have done trigger work and a host of other things to, but would never consider them as a carry weapon, and you are right, they would not be safe to use in that role, my 24/7 gets roughed up allot just hanging out w/ me all day, and yes i am very confident it will go bang if i ever need it to, and that it won't until such a time.

it is still a little bit of a learning curve everytime you go out and practice again, getting used to it again. after shooting other guns and going back to it, my first shot is almost always high and right, which is bad because that is the one that may matter someday, at least the 2nd is always real close to where it should be.
 

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I have a Taurus PT 24/7 Standard and I love it. the trigger is a little hard but, I prefer it over my other handguns. I don't know how to shorten the pull, and I'm a part time gunsmith. I am a certified Duracoat Tech so I'm always taking pistols and rifles and shotguns apart. Messing with the trigger on the PT 24/7 is probably not a good idea.
If anyone wants or needs a Duracoat job on a old firearm [email protected] and I'll help all I can with any question.
 

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I think Cimarron's assessment is spot on. The trigger is intentionally designed that way for safety and to add the doublestrike feature. The pull is unique and requires practice. You are comparing triggers which are either fully or partially cocked and thus are different firing systems. You might try renting a 24/7 G2 or an 800 Series. They are a more traditional DA/SA arrangement and may fit you better. They also have the added advantage of an external safety. Good luck in your choice.
 
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