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Hi All,
I'm seriously considering a 24/7 pro 9mm for a home defense and range gun. It'll be my first handgun, again. I used to have a Glock 23, but I was a poor college kid and rent was due. I carried a M9 for a year in Iraq also, so I'm not new to handguns.
I love the ergonomics of the 24/7 - it just fits. The only other handgun close is the Walther p99, but that is just too expensive for me right now.
I am hesitant though because of all the horror stories, if it was going to just be a range gun I wouldn't care, but for HD, well, I'm a little nervous about the decision. I realize every company has lemons, so it's hard to determine whether it's gun snobs bashing an inexpensive gun, or if they have a real basis.
What are your thoughts?
 

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The 'horror stories' are just that - like any company, Taurus will ship a lemon once in a while - but unlike other companies, twenty years ago Taurus was a South American company that sold a cheaper line of clones (kind of like Datsun/Nissan). Since then, Taurus bought an entire Beretta facility (with licenses) and started building quality Beretta-pattern pistols. Then they started making improvements, built up a technical/engineering base and now build quality hand guns.

My point: there are some mall ninja's and plastic banana commandos who think it makes them sound knowledgeable to drag up their fathers (now outdated) opinions about Taurus (or any non-colt/smith) branded arms.

I've owned a number of Taurus hand guns - only one was a bit of a problem and it was an out-of-box failure which my dealer made good. My current collection includes a Taurus 24/7c in 9mm which is so good I pick it over my S&W M&Pc when I'm working with my shooting coach. My 'house' gun is a PT917 in 9mm and I compare it favorably with any Beretta (and the safety is in the correct place on the frame {grin}). My 'dress/carry' is a 85UL .38 revolver which makes this auto guy look pretty good at the range.
 

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Is there a big difference between the 24/7c and the millpro? I haven't seen the compact, but I like the fullsize. I was previously under the impression that the compact 24/7 is the milpro.
 

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The 24/7c is a smaller 24/7 - other than length of slide/barrel and grip they are the same as the full-sized 24/7 - the Mil Pro is a slightly different gun (still quite good). I owned a Mil Pro PT140 and liked it quite a bit - but when I got the 24/7 i preferred the 'ribber grips' over the straight poly grips on the mil pro and traded it. BTW, as I recall the Taurus web site shows the wrong data on the compact 24/7.

Here's a side-by-side image of the two guns:



 

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I love my 24/7C in 40S&W.
Just remember, the sights are POI not 6 OClock.
You shoot a 6 hold and you will be LOW.
 

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Nice siblings you have there. They look the same to me, with the exception of the frame. Do they have the same features? According to the tarususa website they are both available in da/sa or dao. It also says the compact is large frame, but the milpro is medium, but they look the same size to me. Is there a difference in the internals? Must be something, the website lists 25oz vs 18 oz respectively.
 

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As I say, the Taurus web site are wrong concerning the 24/7c (compact). The reason I took the pictures was to demonstrate that the frames have nearly the same dimensions.

Both are 'kind of DA' (there is no decocker and the only way to get a round into the chamber is to rack the slide; thus cocking it. The 24/7 has a 'down-is-off' safety; don't remember about the PT140, though I think it did - I've traded that one off) - my 24/7c also has 'second strike' capability - that is, if a round fails to fire on a trigger pull, the gun transitions to a full DA trigger; Taurus testing has shown that in about 80% of cases, a second strike of the primer will fire the round. If that doesn't work, the traditional 'failure to fire' drill applies.

I understand that the current crop of Mil Pro pistols now have that feature as well.
 

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The Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm was my first handgun. I love it :D never a problem! This is my HD and range gun. It is, in my opinion, and exceptional firearm for the price.
 

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Thanks All. I've already made up my mind, I am definitely getting a 24/7 fullsize for the range and home defense. I was weighing the milpro and a keltec p-11 for a carry weapon, but it looks like that is turning into a 24/7c vs p-11 ( I really like that grip).
 

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Well if you want to carry, the slightly smaller C version is worth a look IMHO.
 

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sbninja said:
Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm, I love it :D never a problem! This is my HD and range gun. It is, in my opinion, and exceptional firearm for the price.
+1 ! ;D I think the other 9mm Pistols in my Safe are getting jealous!
 

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I have a 24/7C in .40, and love it. The only problem with it for carry is that it is wide and kind of heavy. Being a pound and a half, it does weigh your pants down a bit, and the gun is rather thick. You have to get your pants to fit pretty loose if you want it inside the waistband.

That being said...I still carry mine everywhere, but am looking into a KelTec or a Ruger LCP.
 

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Welcome to the forums.
You came to the right place as this is where the actual owners and users are for the most part. These people will tell you like it is, good,bad, and the ugly. Mostly good.There are gunsmiths,do-it yourselfers,and a host of knowledgable people here.

There's a lot of unwise unsound "conventional wisdom" out there. For example:
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293984

This and other threads of their ilk are started and continued by the bashers and trolls as a regular staple. Notice questionable veracity, little or no facts,"witty repartee" that isn't,total disrespect by the trolls and bashers of the Taurus owners, and the elitist arrogance.

Step by step refuted evidence shoots their claims down.

As stated else where any company can have a few that are problems> Happens to all the companies. Can bring the links to prove that if need be.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1814.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4379.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2152.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=711.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7217.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7081.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3623.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=898.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7111.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6016.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3038.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5755.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1087.msg9016#msg9016
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2944.msg22391#msg22391

As far as the 24/7 is concerned:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6717.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6716.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7273.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7207.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2771.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2589.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5058.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3468.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3008.0

Granted there's a lot here to take in and go through. This is your money and life on the line, so anything is worth the time and effort to find out as much as possible.

It is also apparent that many staff and members here have Taurus and many other brands, makes, and models of firearms of all kinds. These people know of what they have chosen. In other words these are intelligent and smart people who know their stuff who trust their lives and other's lives to their choices. Rightfully so.

There are those staff and members who have Taurus only products,are satisfied, and trust their lives and other's lives to Taurus. Rightfull so.

None of this was done taking things lightly. This was well thought out,researched, and has a or had sound common sense approach. It will continue to be so.

For example, I have listed the guns I own in the signature. Many others here are the same way.

Dureability and longevity are also part and parcel of the whole package.

Yes, there are exceptions. Those are either worked through, many times self inflicted or because of unfamiliarity, the problem is solved,or the person moves on to something else. Happens with all the gun makers. That's been demostrated in the first set of links.

If the gun fits you, the specific niche that needs filling, and the budget, then get a Taurus product. If not, there are other choices out there.

People here at this forum celebrate anyone's choice of gun regardless of the brand. Never do they go negative on someone.

We're all in this together. Better things stay that way.
 

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I have a buddy that owns mostly SIGs and an XD compact and he has a Kimber and it is not a cheap Kimber and he shoots with me and carries all the time and he would trade his Kimber for my PT 1911 in a minute. This guy only owns quality stuff and expencive, he has an amazing collection and I trust his opinion. He does not buy Taurus for himself because he can afford SIGs and its his brand , his girlfiend my sister in law owns a M-85 that he baught for her. If he'd trade a $2000 Kimber for my $560 Taurus that ought to tell you something. The 24/7c is going to be my next purchase and I have an XD-9 that I love. But like the feel of the 24/7 much better and the trigger pull is a big selling point has I have had severl light primer strikes with my XD with well over 1000 rounds through it that fired on the second pull. Hope this helps :)
 

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I have a buddy that owns mostly SIGs and an XD compact and he has a Kimber and it is not a cheap Kimber and he shoots with me and carries all the time and he would trade his Kimber for my PT 1911 in a minute. This guy only owns quality stuff and expencive, he has an amazing collection and I trust his opinion. He does not buy Taurus for himself because he can afford SIGs and its his brand , his girlfiend my sister in law owns a M-85 that he baught for her. If he'd trade a $2000 Kimber for my $560 Taurus that ought to tell you something. The 24/7c is going to be my next purchase and I have an XD-9 that I love. But like the feel of the 24/7 much better and the trigger pull is a big selling point has I have had severl light primer strikes with my XD with well over 1000 rounds through it that fired on the second pull. Hope this helps :)
I have a 24/7C in 40.
My thing is though, why don't we as Taurus owners say to these people "Why did you Waste your money on a SIG/KIMBER Insert High dollar firearm Co Here!"

So, he has a high end collection? Not much good if it does not shoot.
 

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POI - Point of impact set your front sight on the point you want to shoot at not at 6oclock which will cause your shot to be low hope this helps
 

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I own 3 24/7's and they all function perfectly. I have 9mm Comact with close to 2,000 rds through it, a 9mm 4" Stainless slide with well over 700 rds. through it, and a .45 w/ around 400 rounds through it. The only problem I have had to date is with the .45. The problem was not the gun, it was reloads that were to light and the gun would not cycle. We were trying a new powder and started out on the cautious side. My advice would be to get on if it "fits". Just remember, they have Heine sights, usless you get an OSS.
 
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