Taurus 24/7 Pro pistol


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jpjeeper2000
July 7, 2008, 08:44 PM
I am looking at buying one of these in a .40 s&w dont know much about them but I like the way it feels in my hand and its looks and its price. just wondering if anybody knows anything they can tell me. I have a Ruger P 90 .45 acp and just dont like the way it shoots at all. and also whats the difference between .40 s&w and .40 cal?

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lee n. field
July 7, 2008, 09:17 PM
and also whats the difference between .40 s&w and .40 cal?

They's the same.

Plenty of .40s out there. I'm partial to the Springfield XD myself. Don't know anything from direct experience about the Taurus, sorry.

jpjeeper2000
July 7, 2008, 09:29 PM
Yeah My buddy has a XD 45 and I really like it and the way it shoots but I can't be like him you know lol

weregunner
July 7, 2008, 09:48 PM
24/7 pistols,.40 S&W ammo,9x19 ammo and related items are in the links.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6041.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5780.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5729.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1688.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7865.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7538.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7273.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6927.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6017.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5337.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7345.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7378.0

If needed .45ACP ammo links can be brought up.

Taurus PT140s are kin to the 24/7 series.

stolivar
July 7, 2008, 09:52 PM
There is no comparison in quality compare to an XD or Glock pistol. Hands down Ruger, Springfield, Glock or S&W shines compare to a Taurus.


steve

PhilA
July 7, 2008, 10:27 PM
Seriously. This was the first pistol I bought, and its never failed me. Ever. Yes, I know Taurus has some quality issues...a friend of mine bought a PT145 and after only 200 rounds the sear broke and it went full auto on her.

But my 24/7 Pro has been 100% reliable, with more than 1,000 rounds down the pipe.

I bought mine because of the ribber grip. Felt great in my hands, too :)

stolivar
July 7, 2008, 10:33 PM
Some of the Taurus's have a real problem with the safety. If you touch the trigger just a little bit and put the safety on the gun will still fire. Try it. On mine it only takes a 1/8 or an inch.


Make sure gun is unloaded first.


steve

paulgl26
July 7, 2008, 10:37 PM
i love mine is the best grip ever
got a light for it and is in my night stand gun
some of them are lemons that is why the life time warranty is for

12Bravo20
July 8, 2008, 01:27 AM
I have a 24/7 Pro C in .40 and really like it. I haven't had any problems at all and that is with both factory and reloaded ammo.
http://www.kilroy-was-here.org/Taurs%20247b.jpg

jpjeeper2000
July 8, 2008, 03:25 PM
Thanks for all the input I believe i will purchase this gun

XD-40 Shooter
July 8, 2008, 08:44 PM
I've got a first gen Taurus 24/7, bought in 2005, its just as accurate as my XD and has been 100% reliable, I like it. I bought it for $300 new in box back in '05.:D For that money, its a damn nice pistol.

moooose102
July 8, 2008, 10:34 PM
my wife has a 24/7 pro in 40 cal, seems to work fine as long as you do not get carried away with the lube when you clean it. over lubrication will make it jam, of course it will my 24/7 45 also. i have shot it some. very similar to mine. i like mine.

neviander
July 8, 2008, 11:01 PM
One of Taurus' best, so far as I read, and my wife's 9mm hasn't hiccuped yet.

hankdatank1362
July 8, 2008, 11:03 PM
I have had the 9mm for almost 3 years. Love it. Incredibly accurate and easy to shoot, comfortable in the hand, and 100% reliable.

I used it for CCW for a while, and the ribber grips started to deteriorate. That sux.

rcellis
July 9, 2008, 02:50 AM
Love mine. It's a toss-up with my S&W M&Pc when I'm doing serious work on my marksmanship. Wonderful ergonomics.

r2me24
July 10, 2008, 02:53 PM
Thinkin about buyin a 24/7 .40 for a carry/home defense gun. I have been reading about a lot of people talking about them jamming and dont want it to jam when I really need it. Most of the jams are happening with the .45 but I was just wondering if this would be a good purchase. I dont plan on spendin more than $450 on a gun and am looking for a reliable comfortable gun. anybody?

moooose102
July 10, 2008, 03:34 PM
as stated in my earlier post, the only time mine jams is when i get carried away with lubrication. keep the oil / grease to the light side and you will be fine. that said. dont be suprised if any pistol priced below $600.00 to jam occaisionally during break in. with that price limitation, they do not hand fit all the parts, so some wearing in is nessesary.

r2me24
July 10, 2008, 06:19 PM
whats the difference between the TAURUS 24/7 .40 SS and the pro??? I found just the TAURUS 24/7 .40 SS at academy for $349

Phonetic Diabetic
July 16, 2008, 06:54 PM
I saw the 24/7 at Academy too. Good deal too since you won't have to pay shipping or FFL fees. I'm looking into it.

r2me24
July 16, 2008, 07:12 PM
Saw a brand new XD 40 for $400 at a gun show so decided to spend the extra 50 bucks and get it, plus I wasnt impressed with the sights on the 24/7

.357 magnum
July 16, 2008, 09:45 PM
I can say both have been totally reliable for me. I had two Taurus .40 cal 24/7's sold them in a trade, but I must say I never had a Failure from either and they were well over the 4,000 round mark. I liked the way they shot. I still own a Tarus 24/7 .45 and a Taurus 24/7 9mm. I will never give up the .45 Probably not the 9mm either. They are Excellent guns for the price. I shoot my Taurus 24/7 .45 better then my XD .45. That may be just because of the grip. I can put a Hougue slip on grip on the Taurus. I cannot do that with the Springfield. I would recommend the .45 over the .40, because the grip with a slip on Houge is Awesome.;)

PS-I forgot to mention another reason I prefer the .45 is the grip on the .40 and 9mm starts to peel after about a year or so. The .45 Grip is much better and with that Houge slip-on grip has been Great! If you really Have to have a .40, buy a SW-MP .40 it is the Best .40 I have ever owned!

The Best to All!

Frank

jlh26oo
July 17, 2008, 01:02 AM
I am looking at buying one of these in a .40 s&w dont know much about them but I like the way it feels in my hand and its looks and its price. just wondering if anybody knows anything they can tell me. I have a Ruger P 90 .45 acp and just dont like the way it shoots at all.

F.Y.I. if you are looking into upgrading from Ruger P-series (I understand where you are coming from, as my first auto was a P89), you might want to look into Sig, GLOCK, and H.K. (along with Taurus).

:)

Disaster
July 17, 2008, 08:24 AM
Some of the Taurus's have a real problem with the safety. If you touch the trigger just a little bit and put the safety on the gun will still fire. Try it. On mine it only takes a 1/8 or an inch.

It takes more than 1/8th inch of travel on any Taurus MilleniumPro or 24/7 to engage get past the safety when you engage it. Highly unlikely someone would do that. The safety is a bar that blocks the trigger's rearward movement. If you move it 1/4 to 1/2" back you can engage the bar in front of the trigger...so the safety is "on" but the trigger can still fire the gun. Of course, you should never be pulling the trigger when engaging the safety and the trigger will sit back 1/2 and inch so it is pretty obvious something is wrong.

I have a Millenium Pro. It is a good shooting gun...very accurate and a real nice handling package. I really like the crisp feel of the trigger and the second strike capability. Unfortunately, it isn't machined to the same high standards as other companies, like S&W or Sig. You can see tool marks and bits of metal curl inside the slide. These are indications of poor quality control when machining...tool speeds wrong...cutters not sharpened often enough...cutter overtravel...etc.

I have a couple long term concerns with it too.

First, the barrel pivots and stops against the takedown pin. I have heard that +P loads can eventually break the pin. I'm more concerned with how the pin is retained. It goes into an aluminum assembly that houses all the workings and is molded into the plastic body. I can see wear indications on one side of the hole and I suspect it will eventually wear out. When that happens you would have to replace the entire lower section...since it is molded together.

In a Sig, or S&W, for example, the barrel pivots and stops against a hardened metal block this block will last for tens of thousands of rounds.

Second, the slide stops against the same aluminum assembly...at the front. In mine, after maybe 600 rounds there is obvious peening on the front of that aluminum assembly complete with some loose aluminum shavings. I"m not sure if this could eventually cause problems but it looks unsightly.

On my polymer S&W M&P the slide stops against a polymer bumper that is in front of the metal assembly. The polymer cushions the impact and the plastic will probably last as long as anything else in the gun.

For most people these things might never be issues. No one sees the inside of your gun except you when you clean it. Most people don't put more than a couple hundred rounds through their guns in their lifetimes. For those type of people the Taurus makes a good inexpensive pistol. If on the other hand, you are like me, and might put thousands of rounds through your pistols a year...or worse, a month, you might want to look elsewhere.

P.S.

My experience is with the Millenium Pro but the 24/7 I looked at, at the gun store, looked like the same basic design with a different grip.

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