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UgaDawg
February 14, 2009, 04:57 PM
Hi everyone, I'm in the market for my first owned firearm, though I have shot plenty in the military. My primary interests are HD and taking it to the firing range. I am considering the ones below, thank you for any opinions or experiences you may have.

Ruger SR9
S&W MP9
Taurus 24/7 (pro or OSS)

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JBinMontana
February 14, 2009, 05:08 PM
I could not be happier right now over how the Taurus 24/7 OSS Tactical .45 ACP shoots. There are those who for what ever reason just hate Taurus Firearms, and that is okay as not everyone likes what they do either. I can say that this is one of the best semi auto's I have ever shot, which has much less recoil and snap than my Glock 22 that I used to own. The ammo that I used was all 230-gr FMJ remanufactured by a local company http://www.buyammo.com here in Montana that provides nickel cases at a much better price than store bought ammo @ $12.99 a 50 ct box.

Here is a stock picture from Gunblast that I have of my Taurus 24/7 OSS DS Tactical .45 ACP
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2872/dsc04102et1.jpg


All shots taken were rested (Pistol Rest) slow fire, to get the feel for the 24/7 OSS Tactical's ability for accuracy with it's 5.25" Match Barrel.

Here is me at 10 yards after shooting this nice target. Normally I use a B27 type of target but was limited for today since I was just getting used to this new pistol.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t33/JB59901/000_0006.jpg

Here is that same target on the BG Target.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t33/JB59901/Target.jpg

My first shot did shoot lower than that of the group, because it was in DA mode..... but I am more than happy as to the performance as I had no issues such as FTF's or Stove Piping etc.


I have not shot the other ones that your thinking about and I would have no doubt that the 9mm will shoot very much the same that my .45 ACP does.

UgaDawg
February 14, 2009, 05:58 PM
Nice shooting, looks cold there. I'm up in MA and it's cold enough here...though I will be moving down to AL soon!

I've held the 24/7 pro and it fit my hand like a glove and that is what first turned me on to it. The M&P and SR9 also felt pretty nice, but not quite as well.

mgkdrgn
February 14, 2009, 06:19 PM
I was in your position about 18 months ago and after looking around and trying out quite a few guns decided to look for a Glock 19.

I didn't find a 19 ... but I did find a Glock 26, and have been very happy with it.

Had long guns for as long as I can remember, but this was my first handgun. Also bought a 22lr conversion kit for it, which makes for a really cheap afternoon at the range.

Good luck in your search. You -really- can't go much wrong with any of the major players ... pick what fits YOU best.

UgaDawg
February 15, 2009, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the info mgkdrgn, I shot a Glock 19 awhile ago, plus I can get the military discount. I would like an external safety though, (not absolutely required) I have an 18 month old and even though the gun will be in a safe...it's a piece of mind thing.

I'm heading to the S&W factory up here in the next couple of days to check out the M&P and test fire it.

mrt949
February 15, 2009, 06:32 PM
Have m@p fullsize and compact in 40 .no problems.

UgaDawg
February 15, 2009, 08:24 PM
mrt949 how is the trigger?

mrt949
February 15, 2009, 08:42 PM
Both triggers a little grity but after 100 rounds and a little cleaning nice as can be .same pull all the time.

UgaDawg
February 15, 2009, 09:16 PM
thanks for the info.

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