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I am currently trying to decide on a new concealed carry 9mm pistol. The 24/7 Pro Compact looks like a possibility, but I do have a couple of questions.

I don't quite understand how the SA/DA trigger differs from a normal DA/SA trigger. When you rack the slide to load one in the chamber, this would put the gun in SA mode. Does the safety then act as a decocker putting the pistol in DA mode, and can you then take the safety off and fire the first shot as a DA? Or, is the gun carried in a "cocked and locked" condition like a 1911?

All the pictures I find of the pistol (I have yet to see one "in the flesh") show the left side only. Is the safety ambidextrous (I'm left handed)?
 

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There are a few things you need to understand about triggers.

DAO type pistols such as the 24/7 and the Millennium Pro series are nothing like conventional DA/SA pistols.

There are no hammers. There is a striker that takes it's place. Chambering around on the 24/7 charges the chamber, but the striker( internal hammer is not precocked totally. Only offing the safety and then pulling the trigger actuates the striker through it's full course of mechanical functioning. The striker is at rest,doesn't and can't make contact with the firing pin unless the trigger actuates the rest of the parts movements needed to raise the striker to firing position.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=833.0
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http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5343.msg45046#msg45046

Some of these may have other links to go to.These all have info dealing with the DAO trigger.
 

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Forgive me if I am way off, but the 24/7PRO is not DOA but is DA/SA as previously mentioned. When you rack the slide, you do indeed cock the weapon and then the shooting is SA very much like a 1911 with one in the chamber, cocked and locked. The weapon does, however, have the capacity for a double action repeat attempt at firing a round in the chamber that does not fire with the first SA try. The safety is just that and does not decock the weapon. The old 24/7 and such were DAO but not the Pro. As a Right hander, I have not checked, but I don't believe the safety is ambidexterous. Maybe someone else can shed some light there. Hope this helps. I really like my 24/7 Pro C 9mm. Jim ;D
 

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The definition of DAO is fraught with foibles. It is a DAO in nature overall. The SA trigger is still DAO in nature and in working discription. The DA mode is just a harder version of the SA trigger mode to try and get reluctant rounds to fire with a harder smack to the primer. Mechanical operation is still basically the same for both modes.

Nothing is fully precocked and ready to set off as in a action similar to a single action 1911. Totally different types of action.
 

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Forgive me if I am way off, but the 24/7PRO is not DOA but is DA/SA as previously mentioned. When you rack the slide, you do indeed cock the weapon and then the shooting is SA very much like a 1911 with one in the chamber, cocked and locked. The weapon does, however, have the capacity for a double action repeat attempt at firing a round in the chamber that does not fire with the first SA try. The safety is just that and does not decock the weapon. The old 24/7 and such were DAO but not the Pro. As a Right hander, I have not checked, but I don't believe the safety is ambidexterous. Maybe someone else can shed some light there. Hope this helps. I really like my 24/7 Pro C 9mm. Jim ;D
It is a DAO (Dual action only). This is because when you pull the trigger it "cocks" it first then fires. When you pull the slide back you do chamber a round but it does not cock the weapon in a traditional sense. There is no single action with a hammerless gun.

To answer a couple questions the safety and the mag release are both not ambidextrous so I would recommend a compact XD for you to carry, as that has no safety and an ambidextrous mag release.
 
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