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Taurus 24/7 or XD?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by JFtheGR8, Jan 22, 2010.

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  1. JFtheGR8

    JFtheGR8 Member

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    I am looking to put a 45 acp back in my gun cabinet and have a budget to deal with. Less than $500 to work with and that is out the door price. I have been looking at the Taurus 24/7 Pro and the Springfield XD. Any input would be appreciated. I am not stuck on those brands but I like the features of both guns and the price for stainless on the Taurus would be hard to beat. Thanks.
     
  2. Jonah71

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    I have the Taurus 24/7 PT Pro SS Compact 9mm. This model has been discontinued in the 9mm but they do have the same newer version in the .45 ACP. I have never fired the .45 but I can tell you that my 9mm is the most dependable I've ever owned.
     
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    Now that I think about it, I'm not entirely sure they have the "compact" in stainless.
     
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    i own a 24/7 pro in 45 acp and have owned a xd as well. the xd is a fantastic pistol and the reliability is outstanding. i don't know what prices in your area are but in mine xd's run about the same as glocks in the mid $500s. the xd's come with a holster and double mag puch so they seem to be one of the better packages out there. the taurus has been a very good pistol, i have put several hundred rounds of bargain basement crap ammo as well as good sd loads and haven't had one failure. i also like that the 24/7 has a decocker which allows me to carry the pistol in da. the recoil on the 24-7 seems a bit rougher than the xd imho, and that makes quick follow up shots a bit rougher. i have heard of other people having problems with the early 24/7 models.
     
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    other options: 1911 Para at a gunshow, $499 no tax, no background, etc. and glock 21, 30 I found one at my last gunshow for $459, with 2 mags, cable, everything that comes with a brand new Glock.
     
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    I gave a 24/7 in .40 to my best friend. He's very happy with his.

    Others don't seem to have this problem, but the XDs hurt the web of my hand.
     
  7. Echo9

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    The 24/7 has a decocker?
     
  8. Sam1911

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    The xDs are very good.

    The Taurus pistols are workable and cheap, but not as refined. And you've always got the black cloud of doom hanging over you if anything ever goes wrong. Taurus has the worst reputation ever for customer service, and a higher-than-average reputation for "lemons," so chances are you'll need them to fix something sooner or later.

    Personally, I wouldn't consider a Tarus unless price was the only criterion.

    -Sam
     
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    I am leaning pretty hard towards the XD. I just want to get some reassurance that the extra $$ is worth it.
     
  11. David E

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    Get the XD and never look back.

    Great features and a great gun.
     
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    The OSS has a decocker but runs about $100 more than the PRO. I believe that to be correct.
     
  13. The Captain

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    I have a mil pro in .40 no decocker.
    A buddy has 24/7 compact in .40 it has the decocker
     
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    You might want to consider an EAA Witness. Bud's has the full-size all-metal for $422 and the Witness-P (polymer frame) for $400, both delivered prices. Add $20 or $30 for the FFL transfer and you'll still be well under budget. I have a Witness-P, I bought it because it fits my hand like it was molded for it. I've only put a couple of hundred rounds through it, but so far it has been 100% reliable and accurate.

    BTW - I also have an XD (in .40) and love it too.
     
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    XD all friggin day long. I'll never buy a Taurus. I'm biased though, so don't listen to me!
    I have the 5" Tactical model, like the one you linked to, but not stainless. Got it from Bud's for $489 delivered.
     
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    The XD is ugly, but I trust it to shoot when I want it to, and hit where I want it to. I also trust it not to go off while I'm drawing it.

    It's one of the only semiautos that a revolver guy would feel comfortable stuffing in his pants before leaving the house.
     
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    I wouldn't buy a lesser gun if the gun I really wanted was a better gun @ $50 more.

    I'd wait a bit and save up that $50

    If you don't and buy the lesser gun, you'll kick yourself each and everytime you see it, much less shoot it, for buying it instead of saving a bit longer to get the gun you really wanted in the first place.
     
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    And no lock.
     
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    I'm with David E. While $1500 vs. $500 does matter to me, I wouldn't consider 50 dollars (in either direction) to be an influencing factor AT ALL in a defensive handgun purchase. Buy the right gun for you.

    Besides, 50 bucks?!? That's nothing. That's the price of a box of .45ACP!:D
     
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    I've got a 5" XD45 with thumb safety. Actually, I've got two. Great pistols. Only bad thing about the XD45 is that it doesn't reliably feed 200 grain LSWC. The work-around is to use a 200 grain lead flat point. Missouri Bullet Company makes a great 200 grain lead flat point that feeds well in both my XD's.
     
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    echo9-

    sorry, i forgot all models don't have the decocker feature. mine is a 24/7 pro ds model. if you push the safety all the way up it decocks the striker.
     
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    While I've heard decent things about the 24/7, I would go with the XD every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
     
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    Oh,yes. I do own a Springfield XD-9 and love the gun.
    Can't go wrong with it.

    I do not own the .45 ACP variant as my hands are to small for the .45 grip.

    Either gun should meet your needs well whether it is the Taurus 24/7 or the Springfield XD.
    Pick that one that fits you and your needs.

    Try them both out if possible to see which one is right for you.
     
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