just got back from the auction :D

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by tacticalfun, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    And i got... A government/ ussocom issued taurus 24/7 ls oss tactical ds ( long name .____.) That was produced to bid for our armed forces contract. The only differences i see from a standard production model are..stainless internals. Manual decocker. Novak sights. Lanyard loop( why would you put a lanyard on a pistol?) Extended rail. Takes s&w m&p mags. Fde frame. Ambi everything. To the range!
     
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    Slide is about 9" long. Boy do i love long slides. This thing racks like butter.
     
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    1) Nice looking pistol. Looking forward to hearing how it performs but I do like the stainless internals, definitely on a pistol going in harms way.

    2) The reason you add a lanyard to a pistol is so it doesn't go scattering across the desert sand the first time incoming fire gets a little close and you go hell bent for leather to cover. ;)

    JD
     
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    Sight picture is like that of my 1911's
     
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    Barrel is stamped match grade...hmmm lets see how it performs compared to my xdm
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Lanyard- AKA idiot cord. When you drop the piece or have it knocked out of your hands at 3 AM, if you follow the cord from the idiot to the item, you find the item. Stand on skis on top of 6 ft of powder, drop a gun, you will bless the lanyard.

    We used to tell military trainees that if they fell in the creek and drowned, but were attached to their M16 with an idiot cord, after 3 days their bodies would float to the surface, acting as a marker to permit us to retrieve the rifle. :rolleyes:
     
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    15 yards. Trigger is very sudden. Almost no recoil. Returns to battery VERY fast. Grip texture glues to your hand. Novak sights are not quite my favorite.

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    Pretty good for the first shots. Imagine after you've pumped about 300 through it.
    I like long slides too. I have to say, I've never seen a Taurus that did anything for me, but I'll have to look around for one of these to check out.
    Keep us posted on it. Shoot, shoot, shoot!
     
  9. tacticalfun

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    Will do. Theyre not made anymore. But theres a few floating around. From mfr: Developed through direct feedback from Special Forces teams stationed around the world, the new Taurus 24/7 OSS" is one of the most advanced firearms in the history of pistol making. Built to meet and/or exceed all requirements laid down by USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) for its new sidearm, this extreme duty pistol offers unprecedented reliability, durability, accuracy and ergonomic functionality. Capable of firing thousands of failure-free rounds in virtually any environment, whether it be jungle humidity and mud, desert heat and sand, or arctic cold and ice, we packed the 24/7 OSS with features that real-world professionals were asking for.
     
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    From wiki: The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) issued requirements in 2005 for a new .45 ACP service pistol and requested interested firearms manufacturers to submit models for field trial testing. With a large U.S. government defense contract for as many as 650,000 pistols and related accessories in the balance, Taurus was one of many companies to respond, submitting an upgraded 24/7 design they dubbed the ‘OSS’ model. When the USSOCOM request was at first delayed, and eventually indefinitely shelved, Taurus decided to offer its submission to the civilian marketplace [6]

    where it garnered much attention and popularity, eventually winning the National Rifle Association (NRA) Handgun of the Year award in 2005. [7] The OSS models feature a 3 position safety system - the bottom position enables the pistol to fire, the middle setting puts it in 'safe' condition, and the upper decocks the striker. This arrangement results in several carry options for the user as the gun can be carried with a round in the chamber ‘cocked and locked’ in ‘Condition one’ (striker cocked with safety on), or the arguably safer ‘Condition Two’ (striker decocked and safety off, requiring a revolver-like DA pull to both cock and fire the pistol), or even with the striker decocked and the safety on. The OSS retains the loaded chamber indicator of the other 24/7 models, and additionally allows visual verification that the pistol is ready to fire as the striker can be seen when the pistol is cocked