24/7 Pro Poll


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JaxNovice
January 6, 2008, 09:44 AM
I am curious to hear some opinions from those who own or have shot the 24/7 Pro. Would you buy one again? Good value for the money? If do do own one, please post approximate round count.

I would like to limit this thread to those who have shot and/or own one. Also, the usual "spend $150 and buy a Glock" or "Taurus CS blows" need not be posted either.

Thanks!

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NGIB
January 6, 2008, 09:49 AM
Bought one new in early December and liked it during the first range trip. Got it home and noticed the DA trigger wouldn't reset unless I bumper the slide back a bit. Sent it back to Taurus within a few days to get it fixed. I've owned the gun for 5 weeks, Taurus has had it for 4 of those.

I liked the feel and it shot well enough, we'll see more when I finally get it back...

Steelharp
January 6, 2008, 10:48 AM
Picked up a .45 one, and love it. It is living up to it's 24/7 name, it's been with me constantly. It even had me... gasp... lay down my Glock for a while... :eek:

12Bravo20
January 6, 2008, 02:18 PM
I have one in .40 and like it. I haven't had any problems with the pistol. I bought it in September and have put about 1000-1200 rounds through it.

jakeswensonmt
January 6, 2008, 03:04 PM
Would you buy one again?
Not even if the winter olympics were being held in hell.

Good value for the money?
Not when you consider the cost of getting Taurus to make it to work right. Overnight mail isn't cheap.

If do do own one, please post approximate round count.
I used to own one, and now I'm very happy that I don't anymore. Not that many rounds, the dang thing wouldn't put bullets on paper at close range so what was the point of shooting it? By far the most inaccurate gun I've ever seen or used, of any type.

strat81
January 6, 2008, 04:43 PM
I've owned one for just over a year and have about 2000 rounds through it with 4 different magazines. I have had no problems with factory ammo.

I've had about 10 or so failures to fire with my reloads. Even the double-strike and rechambering won't set them off. Those rounds did end up firing in my Glock 26. I use CCI primers, which are considered the hardest available.

I also had the gun lock up once when firing reloads that I loaded too long with XTPs. I got the same FTF I described above, but since OAL was too long, the bullet contacted the rifling and I couldn't rack the slide to eject it. A few taps with a dowel in the barrel and a flat screwdriver at the breech opened her up and all is well.

Cleaning and disassembly is easy (although the Glock is a bit easier, since it requires one less step and one less part). The SA trigger pull is very nice, but there's a long take up. Mags are expensive at about $35-$40 each. 17+1 capacity in 9mm. The grip is VERY comfortable for both my wife and me. Has a manual safety and an internal lock. I shoot a bit low and left with mine, especially compared to my Glock. Accuracy is reasonable, but not stellar.

After firing mine, my father-in-law purchased one in .40S&W. I'd buy another.

Firepower!
January 6, 2008, 04:50 PM
Yes I have shot it and use it. The Pro model corrected the long trigger pull problem. I carry it my car among other guns. I have one in .45. Will buy it again if something happens to it. Very satisfied.

-v-
January 6, 2008, 05:13 PM
Have one since August in the .40 flavor, no complaints on reliability or accuracy. Doesn't like Wolf brand ammo, as I was getting a FTF at least once per mag or so with Wolf brand ammo. No other issues with other brands that I have noticed. Another complaint for me is the grip shape, but thats a very subjective issue, and nothing that couldn't be fixed with some epoxy putty. One of the things I like is the surprising compactness of it. I'm a fairly skinny guy (5'8" 120lb) and I can conceal it on my person extremely well.

strat81
January 6, 2008, 07:33 PM
One of the things I like is the surprising compactness of it.
Good point. It's certainly less bulky than my Glock.

Keeterbird
January 6, 2008, 08:39 PM
I had one in 40S&W. It was a shooter, but I couldn't hit anything with it. I don't know the source of the problem. But after nearly a year and 750 rounds I got rid of it. Other people shot it well.

firing was flawless, even with Wolf Ammo. I used mostly fiocchi- 500 rounds. Never had a problem that was not the target. Since others were much more accurate than I was, I let it go to a better shot.

I decided the operator was not worth having, so I traded it.

asknight
January 6, 2008, 10:47 PM
I was an early adopter of the .45ACP 24/7 PRO and accordingly had to have Taurus replace the mags two different times. The first time they replaced them with the same crappy 1st Gen mags that were nosediving for everyone, and the second time they replaced them with good mags. It's been reliable since, and I understand that all new 24/7 45ACP models come with the latest revision mags for reliability.

Autolycus
January 6, 2008, 11:23 PM
My buddy has one, and has no problems. It felt "off" in my hands. If it did not have the finger grooves I would have been very surprised. Otherwise it felt pretty comfortable but just a little off. It seems like a good deal for a gun.

devilmutt
January 7, 2008, 04:55 AM
I carry the 24/7 Pro Compact in 40S&W daily, never had a problem. I've put 2500 rounds down range, both factory and reloads. The accuracy is great for me. I carry it in a Hume J.I.T. holster.

kestak
January 7, 2008, 07:56 AM
Greetings,

I have some Taurus:
- a 357 Magnum revolver: No problem
- a 24/7 9mm: no problem
- a Millenium pro .45ACP: I had to send it back to Taurus for repairs. They had to change one magazine and the magazine catch. Here is the bummer: I sent it in August and received it back in December!!!!

I was interested to buy a .44magnum raging bull and a Judge. I decided to go away from Taurus because of the poor service.

Thank you

Thank you

railroader
January 7, 2008, 09:49 AM
I had a 24/7 pro 45 for about 2 months. It was very reliable but the trigger had a real lot of take up. I could feel when the trigger linkage was pushing up the firing pin safety also. Another thing that bugged me is that if the gun shot high or low Taurus didn't have different height replacement sights to correct this. Even though they are registered "Heinie" sights if you call Heinie they don't have different height sights either. The last thing is people posting about customer service taking forever on repairs.
I have other 45's so I sold it. Mark

starbuck
January 7, 2008, 01:16 PM
I had one and the extractor broke the first time I took it to the range.
I packed it up and shipped it off to Taurus. 3 weeks later it was back at my door with a new extractor.
One week later it was in another owner's hands.

LoadedDrum
January 7, 2008, 10:19 PM
I have a 24/7 PRO long slide in 9mm. It has been completely reliable. The mags were hard to find and expensive at first but now the full caps are less expensive and more plentiful.

The worst thing I can say about the gun is that one time I was field stripping the gun and the flare at the end of the barrel got stuck in the slide. I had to fight with it for a couple of minutes to get it out and now the slide has some galling marks on the inside.

Tom Servo
January 7, 2008, 11:51 PM
The 24/7 trigger is an odd one, and I'm not surprised some folks have trouble shooting it.

Here's the odd part: experienced shooters have more trouble than novices with it. I think it's because it goes a long way with no resistance, then it starts to engage at the very rear.

While I can see the benefit in terms of safety, it's unpredictable, and it takes some getting used to. I shoot revolvers in DA alot, and I'm expecting some resistance. When I don't feel it, I take the slack up a bit too quickly, and my first shot dives low.

Once I'm used to it, it's okay, but still...this ain't a match gun. If you slap away on it, you can keep the rounds on paper, but for those of us used to controlling the trigger, it's a hassle.

In terms of reliability, I've seen some that are top-notch, but about a third come back for service. Rather than wait weeks for Taurus to fix it, many people choose to pay a gunsmith to fix it.

More disturbing is the number of the Milleniums and 24/7s we've seen that won't function out of the box. I've seen two that would not ignite the primer on any ammo. They do test-fire these, right?

What really gets me is that their revolvers seem to have more out-of-box issues lately.

It's a gamble. If you get a good Taurus, you've got a good gun. If not, it can be quite a headache.

ftierson
January 8, 2008, 12:32 AM
I have Taurus PT 24/7 PRO guns in both 9x19mmP and .45ACP...

As a matter of fact, a couple of days ago (last Friday) I took the .45ACP one and my Springfield XD-45 Service and shot them side by side...

Both shot well (50 rounds each, zero problems), but, with the exception of the Heinie Straight-8 sights on the Taurus (which I've decided to replace with some standard three dot ones because I'm more used to them), the Taurus was more comfortable for me to shoot than the XD-45...

For what it's worth...

Forrest

bass806
January 8, 2008, 01:07 AM
I have both the 9mm and 45 cal. Pros. The 9 has about 250 rds without problems and the 45 only has about 100 rds without problems. They were purchased because the price was cheap, hi-cap, and feel. I do plan to keep them. I do not like the Heinie sights. I am looking into other sight options at this time. If you like the Straight 8 sights or plan on using this type of setup for most of your guns, I would recommend them. The only problem I have is transitioning to the Heinie's from my traditional 3 dots that I have on all my other pistols, but this is just my preference.

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