Taurus PT24/7 compact 9mm

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by triggerman357, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. triggerman357

    triggerman357 New Member

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    Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I'm looking to finish my handgun arsenal with a Glock 22 for myself and a pretty decent 9mm for my wife. She has never owned a gun before and is jittery about having her own with our two kids running around. I have narrowed my search down to the Taurus PT24/7 compact because of the safety features. I'm currently seeking any reviews or dealer locations that might carry this model.

    Triggerman

    Here are the pics that posted on gunbroker.com:

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  2. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I love my Taurus PT140. They make good quality guns that are basically S&W and Beretta ripoffs.

    No experience personally with the 24/7 but they seem to be excellent guns.

    They're a pain to clean, though.
     

  3. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    As I have mentioned before my 24/7 it great. No issues at all. No jams or signs of fatigue.

    gsusnake whats so hard to clean on the PT140?
     
  4. kestak

    kestak New Member

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    Greetings,

    I own a 24/7 pro 9mm. I never had any issue with it EXCEPT the ramp sides losing some colour.

    I am not sure the 24/7 pro compact is out yet to buy. I read a little while ago that it is supposed to replace the milpro line, but I did not read that from the mouth of the dragon itself.

    Thank you
     
  5. gsusnake

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    There's a couple grooves on the slide where it matches up with the frame that are a pain.

    And the extractor tends to pile up a lot of junk.

    When I clean the gun, I don't just run a couple patches through the barrel. I do a total disassembly and clean each individual part until it's sparkling clean, and there's some little parts on it that are harder to clean than, say, a Glock.
     
  6. kestak

    kestak New Member

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    Greetings,

    A few months ago, I knew NAWTHING about handguns and a retired first sergeant teached me how to clean and maintain my handgun. He said you ALWAYS disassemble and clean everything until it is impeccable then you lube it. When I go shoot, it takes me 2 good hours to clean my 2 handguns: I am detail oriented I guess. hehehehe

    Thank you
     
  7. triggerman357

    triggerman357 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I'll just gonna wait till it is in the stores. She want to hold it and everything. IMO, it's the best fit for a wife/mother, or are there other models should I check? GLOCK and XD won't do because lack of external safety.
     
  8. kestak

    kestak New Member

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    Greetings,

    My wife was afraid of handguns a few months ago (and now she is a gun freak - We just bought a Dragonov yesterday) and she prefers by far the XD with no external safety. The why is easy:
    - She knows and applies the 4 rules.
    - She attended a NRA women class and they gave ger confidence in herself and the handguns.

    If you are under pressure and need to defend yourself, an external safety will get in the way at least you are training yourself. I read that over and over on the web. At first, I was not really sure I believed it and I felt safer me too with the Taurus. But after a couple of personal drills, I am convinced of what people wrote.

    Try that: run like hell, put the gun in the holster on a table under a pile of cloth and put the safety on. When you are out of breath and your heart is beating up like crazy go for the gun and do a drill of dry fire. Do the same thing after with the safety off. You'll see a HUGE difference. for me and my wife it was anyway.

    But anyway, we both suck too and are quite newbies with guns...

    Thank you