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Glock 17 2nd Gen used or NIB Taurus 24/7?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, May 14, 2012.

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Glock 17 2nd Gen used or NIB Taurus 24/7?

Poll closed Jun 4, 2012.
  1. Glock 17 2nd Gen used + 2 magazines extra

    91 vote(s)
    85.0%
  2. NIB Taurus 24/7

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR,
    My friend in a different country called me for an advice on what to buy as the dealer close to his location has very limited imventory and it is very difficult to get permit to buy a weapon. The dealer is offering him brand new Taurus 24/7 and Glock 17 2nd Gen + 2 extra magazines used good condition for a same price tag.

    I advised him to go with G17 used unless he has problem shooting it. Unfortunately the dealer does not have the facility to try weapons nor is he open to the idea of people firing his weapons.

    I would like to know which one of the two guns would you pick?
    Thanks.
     
  2. iblong

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    Personally I like the gen II frames,in fact I had a gen 3 17 also .I sold the 3 and kept the 2,I have no personal exp.with that modle of Taurus but would
    still go with the proven gen2 17.mines never missed a beat.
     
  3. 7mmsavage

    7mmsavage Member

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    I voted Glock, for ease of use and simplicity of design. Also a factor is the limited supply at the gun shop. Parts and service may be in short supply in his neck of the woods too. Both should be easier to find for a G17.
     
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    I will one day snatch up a used (other than gen 4) Glock from a pawn shop when I see the right deal.
     
  5. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

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    Glock, merely for simplicity, robust design, and when it's TEOTWAWKI, Glock parts will be plentiful.
     
  6. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Member

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    Who voted for the Taurus ?
     
  7. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

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    Didn't you hear? They're letting monkeys use computers!:neener:
     
  8. dubya450

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    Lol +1 Meanmrmustard

    Go for the g17, its reliable, simple and in 50 years a legendary gun!
    I'd buy a broken g17 over a NIB Taurus auto.
     
  9. mgmorden

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    Many people could probably make do with a Taurus, but realistically the Glock is heads and shoulders above it - pretty much a better gun in every regard. Once he puts the first box of ammo through the Taurus its a used gun too, so for the same amount of money in a week's time he'll either have a used Glock or a used Taurus. That's a pretty obvious choice IMHO.
     
  10. Warp

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    No choice at all. Glock > Taurus
     
  11. fatcat4620

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    Glock times 1,000,000^1,000,000
     
  12. JoeMal

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    This
     
  13. Wishoot

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    Considering if you had any problems with the Glock, you could probably cheaply fix it yourself with you're eyes closed.
     
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    Depending on what part of the world your friend resides in, there is regional support from Glock on most major continents.
     
  15. plouffedaddy

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    Taurus has improved their QC in the last couple years but a Gen2 Glock is nearly indestructable. Even if you had an issue, Glock will fixt it for free and pay shipping both ways. Hard to beat that!
     
  16. The_Armed_Therapist

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    I LOVE the 24/7s and currently own one. I just can't vote against Glock. LOL... It's definitely more of a "sure" thing. The Glock I currently own was a police trade-in and I've shot around 1,000 rounds through it without a single problem of any kind.
     
  17. el Godfather

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    I am glad that most of the members here agree with me on Glock.
     
  18. Nushif

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    Between a Gen2 and a Taurus ... I'd take a Taurus. Worst case scenario, they replace it.
    Specifically the 24/7 is actually a pretty darned decent gun.

    Now a Gen 4 ...
     
  19. Sgt_R

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    If I could only own 1 firearm, it would be a Glock.

    R
     
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  20. mdauben

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    Personally, between a like new Gen2 and a new Gen4, I would chose the 2 every time. Aside from the endemic QC issues with Glock's Gen4 guns, I dislike the finger grooves on the Gen3 and Gen4 guns. IMO Glock peaked with the Gen2 guns, but that's just my opinion.
     
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    Funny enough, I really like them, and when they removed some girth from the grip with the Gen4, they actually started fitting my hand.

    Overall though, a good Taurus usually has the better ergonomics for my hand size, still.
     
  23. coalman

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    The Taurus vs. a sharp stick would take some thought. The Glock 17 vs. Taurus at the same price not.
     
  24. Erik M

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    Glock all day every day. Taurus autos (other than the 92 series) take a back seat to other manufacturers , not just for aesthetics but I owned a 24/7 in .45 that had ejection problems, and a Millennium series .40 that hit about 6" to the right off point of aim at 21 feet. Diddnt help that it had those horrible Heinie 8 sights. I gave them the benefit of the doubt.
     
  25. sfed

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    I own a 24/7 Taurus long slide in 40 cal, 5.2 inch barrel. I really like that pistol, never a problem. The only thing I do not like is the sights are only adjustable for windage. Other than that it is a great pistol I just adjust my aim to compensate for it shooting a bit low. I also like the single action/double action also, the first shot is double action and then single after that, it may be just me but knowing the firing pin is not waiting to go adds a bit of peace of mind to me any way!! I also own a Ruger SR 40 and it is a sweet shooting 40 cal also
     
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