Is the Taurus 24/7 a good pistol?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by paulauster, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. paulauster

    paulauster New Member

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    I am thinking in buying a Taurus 24/7 PRO. It's relatively cheap and have found some very good reviews and don't have enough for a Glock. Also, it was NRA handgun of the year.

    But, as usual, I have found some people that says it is a bad pistol. For eg., that the firing pin system is made of cheap plastic, and that it is not accurate.

    The problem with this mid-range guns is that have very mixed opinions. Some people love them and other say are a crap. With Glocks, Sigs and so on, you can like them or not, but cannot say are bad guns.

    Any help?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    In the past Taurus has been a gamble, you never know whether you'll be lucky. I think they're improving lately but can't be sure. FWIW, I have two Tauruses that are good guns but you hear plenty of horror stories as well.

    If you do go with a Taurus, check it out carefully as you would any firearm. If you have a knowledgeable buddy, take him with you to the LGS and have him field strip and inspect before you buy.
     

  3. Arky-plinker

    Arky-plinker New Member

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    I have the 24/7 and have been happy with it. Had a couple of mis feeds when I first started shooting it but after wearing the new off have not had any problems with it. Accuracy is pretty good to about 20 yds at most but what would one expect from that barrel length.
     
  4. EASHER1968

    EASHER1968 New Member

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    I have had one in .45 and never had any problems with it. You might want to check out the Sig P250. It is a very good choice for a low cost-high quality pistol.
     
  5. Billy9mm

    Billy9mm Member Supporter

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    I have the 24/7 pro ds with about 400 rds through it with no problems and it is as accurate as me.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I think you mean "It's more accurate than I" :rolleyes: :p:p
     
  7. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    I have a a pt 24/7 pro D's the one in my profile pic. I love this gun I've put ALOT of Rnds thru it with no problem. It's shoots great smooth and accurate slow bursting or as fast as u can pull the trigger and yes it will shoot as fast as u can pull it
     
  8. pahack1972

    pahack1972 New Member

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    I have 2 Taurus pistols! A 24/7 .45 and a Millenium Pro.380! Both good pistols for carry and very accurate.
     
  9. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    So true pahack
     
  10. CD Woods

    CD Woods New Member

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    Taurus Pistols

    I have 2 full sized 9mm PT92's and 2 compact .45ACP PT145's. All 4 are accurate as hell to about 20 to 30 yards. I needed a repair only once and it was done quickly and correctly. They come with a Lifetime warranty and for the money are great guns to have.
     
  11. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    I had to have one repair also but it was my ex brotherinlaws fault he broke my trigger assembly cause i was dumb enough to let him take it apart and look at it but it was sent off and the trigger assembly was fixed with not one question askes they just fixes it and sent it back thats one reason i love taurus pistols
     
  12. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Let me correct myself they replaced the trigger assembly they didnt fix it they just replaced the whole thing
     
  13. jdrink

    jdrink New Member

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    I have had 4 24/7 pistols. I love the way they fit my hand and they way they shoot. The first I has was a 45ACP and before i sold it I could not shoot an entire mag through it w/o a jam. Taurus sent me 2 new mags but that did not help. I now own 3 all in 9mm. None of these 3 have never given me a single problem. I just sent one of mine to Taurus to fix something stupid I did, and they have notified me that it is not repairable and they are sending me a new gun. Can't beat that. I would buy another one in a heartbeat, as long as it was 9mm.
     
  14. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    You know, I've noticed in gun forums, that when a thread says Taurus in it, that the people who love them and the people who hate them all flock to the post to pitch in their two cents about why Taurus either rocks or sucks.

    I'll sit aside this one... :rolleyes:
     
  15. doolan

    doolan New Member

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    24/7 and thanks for letting me vent!

    Hi all...have a 24/7 pro ds 12 rd and had no problems of any kind through over 300+ rds of FMJ and HP of every good brand. My concern is when I hear complaints about poor customer service and non-availability of parts. They seem to be very prolific about bringing out dozens and dozens of models in every color and style, how about providing support to your customers and making them want to buy more of your guns in the future? We're supposed to get excited about the NEW G2 model when custserv says they don't have parts for a broken 24/7. Seems pretty stupid way to run a business, makes me wonder about their other manufacturing decisions. I've had Star PD 45 and Star Firestar 9mm. I have Star 30PK 9mm, Keltec PF9 and Phoenix 22 cal in addition to my Kahrs, CZ, Colt, Smith, etc.. Point is it's great getting an "inexpensive" gun if it's a great gun, not only for 300 rds but down the road. Had the original Mini 14 but had to trade for a new one cause Ruger stopped making parts that would have made mine a wall-hanger in the future. That p's me off! Liked the good old days when they all made fewer, classic models that stood the test of time. When a kid, used to peruse catalogs over and over lusting after all of them, even single barrel Win or Savage shotguns. Those were the days!
     
  16. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Like so many things in life, it depends on who you ask.
    I own a Taurus revolver. It's serviceable.
     
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  17. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I'm 100% pro-taurus.

    I've owned 7 of them. 3 being 24/7. 2 service, 1 compact.


    I loved the compact, perfect size, excellent accuracy.

    The 4" guns both had problems. The first had a bad Barrel. 4 of 17 rds on paper at 10 yards. They replaced the barrel and now its 100% reliable. The second had a broken extractor, which they fixed, and now its fine.

    24/7 is the only model I've had trouble with.


    I'm still pro Taurus
     
  18. doolan

    doolan New Member

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    Mine is a 4" also. Just wanted to point out that I had and have so called "cheap" guns that are great. My 24/7 has great ergonomics, is accurate, feeds everything and love it. Revolvers are one thing, but was skeptical of an auto-loader from Taurus. But when the 24/7 got gun of the year and was developed for military trials, I was interested. Time will tell how it holds up, but why bring out a new model when you don't have parts in stock for your previous guns. The 24/7 is not an "old" model, that's inexcusable. My beef is with any manufacturer who no longer supports their products, not just guns. There are makers of trash guns out there, I don't put Taurus or Ruger in that category.
     
  19. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a PT 740 Slim Line in .40 S&W and have no complaints about it.
     
  20. doolan

    doolan New Member

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    As I said...have a 24/7 and have no complaints about mine yet either. My concern is parts availability should it become inoperable and useless. Other owners complain about waiting months for parts. If they don't have parts for a relatively new gun now, what will situation be in the future? Didn't mention this before, but bought original one from Davidson's Gun Genie with lifetime replacement. Hadn't even shot it but dry-firing with dummy round to break in trigger, the trigger broke (wouldn't fire single or double....went limp disconnected). Back to my dealer and Davidsons delivered the one I have now the next afternoon. That's customer service (!!!) and that is what many other people have been complaining about. If I had to ship back to Taurus at my expense, how long would I have to wait? I'll never know, hopefully!
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011