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I'm re-posting this under 'complaints' - I got one, count 'em, one reply to this post under the 24/7 section.....I'm getting the idea that if you have a problem with a Taurus, nobody wants to acknowledge it, or you.......
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The eagerly awaited gun range test for my brand new 24/7 Pro in 45 cal.....I have the newer magazines so I wasn't real worried. First, the positives:

1. great feel in my hand
2. nice site profile - shoots a bit low and to the left of point of aim but not bad at all
3. ergonomic feel reduces even heavy recoil

Now, the problems.....I ran a total of about 250 rounds through it and at the beginning I was having jams - mainly stovepipes and I even had a couple of unspent rounds stovepipe. Then, things settled down a bit, and the main problem I was having was a couple of failure to feeds - i had to pull back slightly on the slide to get the round to come up far enough to strip it off the mag, then release the slide - then continue shooting. This settled down even more,to where I was only having the FTF problem on the last round in the mag - but not every time. Toward the end, it seemed to be feeding perfectly, for the most part. Coincidentally, or maybe not, I was using Winchester green box for most of the session, then PMC toward the end. With the exception of some old hollowpoint ammo I wanted to use up (about 12 rounds), all ammo used was 230 gr hardball.

The only other thing I noticed was that I have to slap the magazine into the mag well pretty stoutly - and about 1/3 of the time, immediately after smacking the mag into the well, the slide would move forward and load the first round without my pressing on the slide release.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.....if you have experience with any of these problems, let me know what you did to resolve them....thanks !!!!
 

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My 9mm LS does the same thing when I reload a new mag when the slide is locked back. Now some would not like this but I love it. It cuts about .5 to 1 second when I run the empty during a string. Instead of shifting my thumb up from the mag release to put the gun back in battery after securing the new mag I can shift right back to firing grip and continue to engage targets.
 

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Did you clean the gun thoroughly before using it the first time. And once after every 50 rounds until you reached 300 rounds? If not, it may have caused those jams.
 

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I also have the slide release sometimes when I load a mag in. Also am having some fail to fire issues. Only put about 400 rounds thru my .45. Been using reloads only so I changed primers to see if that might be the problem. If not back it goes.
 

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I had a Bersa Thunder 380 that would slam shut every time a magazine was inserted, loaded or empty. Some so called experts call it a feature, to me it was a damn nuisance. I suggest you get it fixed before it ruins your entire outlook on the gun.
 

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UPDATE: went to the gun range with my new 24/7 Pro 45 cal

Went to the outdoor range today, was so beautiful outside and figured it was as good a day as any to try again. I ran a few hundred rounds through my 24/7 45 cal, including:

Winchester 230 white box hollowpoints
Winchester 230 white box target
Glazer 230 gr target
PMC Starfire 165 grain hp
Gold Dot 200 gr hp
Corbon 165 gr +P hp

As stated before, i thoroughly cleaned my gun after the last range time. This time, i only had ONE failure to load, and this one my have been explainable. After the initial "oh no" moment, I dropped the mag and looked at the submarined round - and the hollowpoint cavity wasn't round, it looked more like a 3/4 moon. I don't know if this was the problem or not, but I didn't have another FTF or FTL at all !! Needless to say, I feel MUCH better about my 24/7 now. It is a fine weapon and, although I still have about 1500 more rounds to put through it before I totally green-light it, I have a feeling that I made a great decision for my new house weapon.

Lancer_45, I owe you a Texas sized apology - I was leary about a simple cleaning being the problem, but as you said, there is a LOT of shipping grease in the weapon, more than I would have initially realized if I hadn't made this post. Thanks everybody !!! :)
 

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mine did that the first time and never again. i thought at first that it was somesort of autoloading feature. for a half of a second i was happy, then i realized it was not supposed to do that. i think everytime you think something goes wrong you spend time anticipating the problem and waiting for it to happen again. in my case it was just the one time. knock on wook.
 

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I had Ruger 345 and it was the worst gun I ever had, I traded it in for a Kimber...wich was the second worst..my Glock or SW99 or 1911 Milspec Springfield and none of my revolvers ever jamed, except my Ruger and Kimbers I never had problems.Sometimes is because of ammo sometimes it need a little feeding ramp polishing sometimes more.I read about guys who would buy 1911 Lama for few bucks and practicly refurbish a gun spending about 30 bucks and end up with midrange 1911 for few dollars.If your Taurus has a problem it may need a little attention or maybe it is a lemon, but that fact is, it happends to all of the guns, they are all mechanical little tool that handle a lot of pressure and power.Don`t be upset with Taurus, I wasn`t with my $1,400.00 Kimbers , I just got rid of them.Perfect carry gun is a good revolver,simple, will not jamm and easy to operate under the stress.Get a nice 357 magnum Taurus 4" revolver and you`re set.
 

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Today I went to the range because I've got to requalifyfor my CHL tommorrow, so I took my PT1911, and my 24/7 pro in 45acp. I was pleased as usual with my PT1911, but my 24/7 .... sucked badly. Trigger pull was really long to the point of throughing off my shot. I was useing FEDERALL HYDROSHOCK, it wouldn't feed. Kept having to pull back on the slide, but the rounds wouldn't load, it was like it was jammed. Tried running FIOCHI next ...... same results about every other round. VERY, VERY VERY VERY VERY PISSED OFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!

And then the man at the SHOOTERS SUPPLY on 28th street in Fort Worth, Texas asked me how many rouds had I run through the weapon. I replied about 120,(felt like 300), so he told me that I should run about 500 more rounds through it, and then I might like it. A it is I've cleaned her up and put a light coat of oil on her, took a rag and tried to buff the feed ramp. If there is time after I qualify with the 1911tommorrow, then I'll see i it does any better.
 

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good luck with that BigFunkyTown, let us know what happens with that. I'm still having good things happen when i shoot mine now....... :)
 

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Good thing was I passed my CHL. Bad thing was that there w no time to shoot later.
 

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Went back to the range yesterday, noticed that the last five rounds fired in both magazines no problem. Also noticed that the rounds in the magazines were nosediving. I think I have a magazine problem. Spent a good two hours this morning tring to clean gunk out the mag's. Will try again this week-end.
 

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I hope that fixes it for you. I love shooting my 24/7 and I hope you eventually have the same experience too.
 

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someone told me that you should buy a silver sharpie and number the bottom of your mags. this way, next time you have somesort of fft problem, you can watch and see if its a certain mag. thats how i figuerd mine out. your lucky if its in the mag and not something in the firearm itself. couldnt hurt to try it. just keep track of which mag your using if the problem occurs. if a pattern developes with a certain mag then you may have figured it out.
 

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I have a 24/7 in .45 also -

I bought this gun "used" but, supposedly it had not been fired much - if at all

the 2 mags that came with the gun appeared to be worthless -
rarely could I get 2 consecutive rounds to feed properly

the gun shot great - eject fine - so I figured I had 2 lemon mags

I ordered 3 new 12-round Taurus mags from CTD

I'd read a review where the author could not even get 12 rounds into the new mags, so he loaded them as best he could and let the springs compress for a day

so - I loaded them all (including the 2 originals) with 10 rounds and let them sit for a two days

ALL of the mags (including the 2 originals) fed perfectly from that point on

it appears that the springs start out a bit too strong

just my .02
 

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First, boulderphoto, welcome from Texas.

It is very possible that letting the springs compress helped - I've seen a link or two about that in here.
 

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Boulderphoto, welcome from Colorado Springs and congrats on the new gun. I also have a 24/7 .45 ACP and I love it as I am sure you will also.
 

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Just got back from TECLOSE certfication last night. A box was here fro Taurus with two new magazines in it. Sent the two magazines in about three weeks ago. Will see how they feed later this week. Will keep you guys posted.
 
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