1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by iafirebuff, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. iafirebuff

    iafirebuff Well-Known Member

    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!
  2. zx12rider

    zx12rider Well-Known Member

    My pick

    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.
  3. 2dswamp

    2dswamp Well-Known Member

    PM Sent. :)
  4. John Wayne

    John Wayne Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. janobles14

    janobles14 Well-Known Member

    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!
  6. walker944

    walker944 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret member

    Get a good reliable gun, get a Springfield XD40
  8. Jed Carter

    Jed Carter Well-Known Member

    taurus autos?

    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.
  9. iafirebuff

    iafirebuff Well-Known Member

    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!
  10. -v-

    -v- Well-Known Member

    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.

    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    Talking about turn around time:" six weeks is unacceptable". Does that mean you will refuse delivery when it is returned in that time frame?
  12. iafirebuff

    iafirebuff Well-Known Member

    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!
  13. kiawahman

    kiawahman Well-Known Member

    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.

Share This Page