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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by UgaDawg, Feb 14, 2009.

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  1. UgaDawg

    UgaDawg Member

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    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)
     
  2. JBinMontana

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    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
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    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.
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    Here is that same target on the BG Target.
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    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.
     
  3. UgaDawg

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    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.
     
  4. mgkdrgn

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    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.
     
  5. UgaDawg

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    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.
     
  6. mrt949

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    Have m@p fullsize and compact in 40 .no problems.
     
  7. UgaDawg

    UgaDawg Member

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    mrt949 how is the trigger?
     
  8. mrt949

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    Both triggers a little grity but after 100 rounds and a little cleaning nice as can be .same pull all the time.
     
  9. UgaDawg

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    thanks for the info.
     
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