Which Gun To Buy? Taurus PT111 / 24/7 / 9mm or 45acp?


December 18, 2008, 11:36 AM
HELP! I can't decide which gun to buy. Here are my choices:

Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro in 9mm or 45acp?


Taurus 24/7 in 9mm or 45acp?

I will be using this for CCW mainly. I have about 200 rounds of 9mm left over so that is a + for the 9mm. I also like that the 24/7 is a 17+1 capacity. BUT, for some reason I "think" I might like a 45acp. Any input would be greatly appreciated! THANKS in advance!

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December 18, 2008, 12:08 PM
I would probably get the 9mm Millennium Pro, I hear the 3rd gen is best of the bunch. You got the ammo, need a compact to CC, and they are pretty cheap with a lifetime warrenty. That said, I am not a huge Taurus auto fan (owned two and they both worked), and most negetive stuff you hear is from the "few" that got lemons. You almost never hear from the million happy owners. Their revolvers have a better rep.

December 18, 2008, 12:25 PM
PM Sent. :)

John Wayne
December 18, 2008, 01:29 PM
I'd go for the PT-111. I have a PT-140 and it has given me no trouble.

The 111 has a 12+1 capacity. The 24/7 holds 5 more rounds but is much larger. IMO the Millenium Pro series of pistols are great choices for CC. I'd go for the 9mm version, as it is smaller than the .45 and much easier to control. 9mm ammo is also a lot cheaper and will allow you to practice more.

December 18, 2008, 01:40 PM
24/7 in .45 easy peasy. wish i had one myself. got to play with a buddy's for a week or so when he went to england. i want one!

December 18, 2008, 01:42 PM
zx12rider summed it up very nicely. I have had quite a few Taurus handguns (mostly semi-autos), and have had very few problems. I have, on occassion, needed to send one in for some work. In fact, I have my PT145 Millenium Pro in there now. Their service has been criticized on this board...can't say it was unjustified. Seems like most of the complaints were due to slow turn-around times. Right now they are on a (give or take) 3-week turn-around. To me that's quite acceptable. Used to be more like 6-8 weeks, which was totally unacceptable.

But, all in all, I have really enjoyed my Tauruses. I have the PT99, PT25, PT111, PT145 and an M66i (revolver). My wife has the PT111, PT145, and the PT22. On Black Friday Academy was selling the PT111 for $229; so I bought 4 of them for future resell. They'll be kept NIB until I'm ready to sell.

December 18, 2008, 04:41 PM
Get a good reliable gun, get a Springfield XD40

Jed Carter
December 18, 2008, 08:59 PM
It is my opinion that Taurus revolvers are ok but their semi-auto pistols have had their fair share of problems/quirks/gremlins... Q/C issues! I would spend it elsewhere... in my opinion.

December 18, 2008, 09:12 PM
THANKS for all the input! I went to a local store today and looked at the XD9 Sub Compact - I really like it. I also looked at the Taurus PR140 and liked that too.....it seemed a little thinner in the grip. hmmm....decisions!

December 18, 2008, 09:29 PM
I had a 24/7 in .40 cal that I gifted to a friend who was starting into handgun shooting. Had NO problems with it what so ever, other then with Wolf-brand ammo. I really like that it had a manual thumb safety and it regressed to DA mode in case of a light strike. So no need to tap-n-rack it. Thickness it is thinner then my XD-9. My only gripe about it was the shape of the grip. My hand just could never get around it comfortably. However, it still shot quite well.

December 18, 2008, 09:39 PM
Talking about turn around time:" six weeks is unacceptable". Does that mean you will refuse delivery when it is returned in that time frame?

December 19, 2008, 06:38 PM
OK - I have narrowed it down, but I have added another model to the mix - a Bersa 9mm Ultra Compact 13+1. I love the single/double action, the grip and the capacity. I LOVE my Bersa Thunder 380. So it is down to the Bersa 9mm UC and the Taurus PT111 9mm. I am leaning towards the Bersa at this moment . THANKS for all of the advice!

December 28, 2008, 05:45 AM
I own, shoot, & carry a Taurus PT111 MilPro in 9mm and have never - ever had one problem or malfunction. It'll digest any ammo I feed it, the rounds go where the gun is pointed, it's easy enough to carry year-round, and even the wife enjoys shooting it.

This weapon has earned my trust and I carry it with confidence.

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