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Been looking at a lot of different guns lately. Just really hadn't paid much attention to what all was out there for the last few years and I'm really enjoying seeing all the guns that I didn't know about.

Taurus has a less than great reputation, and deservedly so I think. But I have read over the last year that they are starting to do a better job in their quality control and turning out a better, more consistent product. So I was looking through their website tonight just looking at their different models and I see this one, the 24/7 Pro G2 compact. Have to say, I like the way it looks. Appears to be ergonomic. Would like to actually hold one.

I have 3 Taurus handguns. One is a 25 year old PT99 which has never had any malfunction at all. A 6 inch .357 which has been a great gun as well and a PT111 Millennium, the original design of the Millennium, not the version that they put out now. This version actually has a pretty bad reputation but mine has around 4,000 rounds through it and has also never had any type of malfunction.

I may have been three times lucky with my Taurus guns, who knows. But I am interested in the 24/7 Pro G2 compact. I travel for my job, both fairly locally (within 2 hours of home) and long distance. The long distance travel involves flying out West, mostly to Las Vegas NV, for training that lasts a couple to several weeks at a time. I'd be interested in obtaining a handgun I could trust but one that also wouldn't break the bank if it happened to be stolen by some baggage handler while in transit. Considering I can get one of these 24/7's for about $350 right now from a local outlet, if it is any good it might just be what I am looking for.

Anyone have one of these 24/7 Pro's? Any reviews?
 

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I've never personally handled one but it's one of the few auto's I've heard more good things than bad about. All I can comment on is their wheel guns and every one I've had has been fantastic.
 
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I have had four Taurus firearms. I still own two: a 2" Stainless snubby 357 (which is my everyday carry); and a Judge Public Defender Poly. Both of these guns have been back to Taurus for repairs. I owned a Taurus PT845 revolver for about a year but sold it because the magazines would never fall out without pulling on them. I also owned the venerable PT92 stainless. It was a beautiful gun and functioned flawlessly. But it was just not accurate. Sold it this year. I replaced the PT845 with a Glock 30, which is superior in every way. I replaced the P92 with a CZ P07 Duty, which is the best shooting firearm I own.

So, will I ever purchase another Taurus . . . not in the foreseeable future. But, to each his own.
 

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From what I have seen/read the difference between the 24/7 and 24/7 G2 is mainly in the mechanism to break the gun down. The original broke down with a Browning type slide release that was very difficult to remove due to their not being a protrusion on the off side to push out. The G2 has tabs more like a Glock. I have quite a bit of time on an original 24/7 in .45 that a buddy purchased; complete jam-o-matic. I have written about it here before when queried about Taurus guns.

On this example, when the slide retracts to eject a round the barrel cams back so far that the feed ramp on the barrel extends back over the feed ramp on the frame, the next bullet feeding from the magazine moves forward with the slide up under the barrel ramp and jams up the gun about 30% + of the time. That isn't counting type 3 malfunctions that happen all too often. Taurus may be improving, I don't see it but, I would not take the chance. That lifetime warranty does nothing for you if your gun is gone for months and months at a time over and over. Just not worth the risk in my opinion when you can pick up a used, but good quality LEO trade in Glock or 3rd Gen. Smith for the same price that will work as expected.
 

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I have a 24/7 G2 Compact (in .40), and in my first 500 rounds or so, I've had exactly one jam, and I can be pretty confident in calling it a fluke because I happened to have that shot recorded. The shell bounced off the side of my shooting lane divider, and back into the open slide. I got my memory cards mixed up, and accidentally formatted it before I pulled it onto my computer, of I'd have had a heck of a YouTube video.

Other than that, it has performed marvelously.
 

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As a brief and now former owner of a 24/7G2 Compact, trust me...don't. I could write for pages and pages as to why, but trust me, don't. For the $450 or so you can buy many better quality guns. Taurus has a lifetime warranty, which you will need to use at least once. They also have quite possibly the worst customer service of any business I have ever encountered. If you can get a live person in under 30 minutes and they actually speak English fluently you have won big time. If you like dealing with someone with the attitude and diction of Rachel Jeanteal then you're in luck...
 

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If it runs good for you Mike, then there is no problem. If you have an issue with it, then you have major problems. To say Taurus CS sucks is a compliment to them. I had a 709 that I had to send back twice. Both times it came back with the same problem. The paperwork that came back with it stated the problem and their "repair" department just marked it "fixed". After getting it back the second time with the same problem, I dumped it.
 

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My first handgun was a 24/7 Pro Compact. I really liked it and ultimately regretted selling it.

That being said, I would probably never buy another Taurus. Their reputation is just terrible but worse is their customer service. If something does go wrong it's going to be a nightmare getting them to correct it.

Life is too short to buy mediocre handguns. The cheapest I will go is the Bersa Thunder .380 that I just picked up yesterday. It will likely be a trunk gun because it was so inexpensive.
 

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We have all have temporary moments of insanity, then we wake up and regain our normal train of thought. :smile:

I'm not gonna bash Taurus, because they make a better pistol than I do for sure.:wink: I will say however, they are a good bit farther down on the craftsman/quality scale then I care to carry for defensive purposes. My overall feeling for the brand is simply, durability. I've had a few Taurus pistols in my day, and none have really failed me so I can't really definitively say they lack the quality to perform. But, outta the ones I have had, my concerns were based on the build quality and what appeared to be cheap materials used. I came to the conclusion that, if they failed on what was visible, what lies beneath the exterior surly is based upon the same quality and attention to detail.

If you feel like testing the waters, best of luck to you, and here's to hoping you get a good one. :bier:

For me, I'll pass on the Hyundai of the pistol world. Maybe if they'd picked six or so pistols and focused on the quality and durability of those six, then expand the lineup to others; instead of flooding the market with variations of low budget firearms with questionable build quality, they might stand a chance to sway the opinions of buyers in a good direction. I said I wasn't going to bash Taurus and to me, I've simply added some healthy criticisms. If my statements have offended anyone, apologies in advance. :bier:
 

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Well, I have to say, 12 replies and really no one said "Heck yeah, great gun. I'd buy it if I were you."

That says alot to me. The gun looks good. Looks like it would feel great in the hand but if it has this bad a reputation, then I'll pass I think.

It really is a shame that Taurus has such crappy customer service. They really do have some innovative ideas and designs.
 

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I have a 24/7 g2 compact and have had no problems with the handgun. It is accurate and has excellent ergonomics. I own several Sigs, H&Ks, and a few Kahrs and like them all. The Taurus handguns that I have (TCP 738, 709 Slim and 24/7 g2) have all fit in with these high quality handguns nicely. This has been my experience with Taurus handguns. Hope this has been helpful.
 

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Taurus has the same problem any company that starts out by being "budget".

After a while when they have some market share and the cash to be able to put out a better quality product the public still views them as a "budget" manufacturer. Hyundai is a classic example. Their first cars, Excels, did anything but. Fast forward 25 years and they do make some quality cars, but are still perceived as a budget car maker.

I've got two Taurus products and have not had a problem with either. That being said, I haven't purchased a Taurus in 20 years and probably won't in the forseeable future. Other than the Judge line, too much of their products IMO are just the budget knock offs of other manufacturers.
 

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I don't necessarily think this is true. At one time Taurus was fairly well respected, back in the days when they offered the PT92/99 and several quality revolvers people knew Taurus as an inexpensive, but reliable gun company. Quite a few people preferred the Taurus 92 to the Beretta M9/92 due to the frame mounted safety. Taurus tried to saturate every category of the market instead of turning out a few reliable models; this is where they failed. If they would only concentrate on a few truly good designs and put effort into quality control on those lines they could turn themselves around. Consumers trusting Taurus (IF) Taurus did that would be something else entirely.
 

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I've been happy enough with my 24/7 g2 c that I would like to find a pt 111 Millennium g2 in 9mm. I have not been able to find one as they sell out quickly it seems. Taurus, at least in my area of the country, seems to have a solid following. Looking back, I'm thankful I've not had any problems with mine thus far. If I did, I would have similar concerns and sentiments that have been posted on this thread.
 

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Taurus has the same problem any company that starts out by being "budget".

After a while when they have some market share and the cash to be able to put out a better quality product the public still views them as a "budget" manufacturer. Hyundai is a classic example. Their first cars, Excels, did anything but. Fast forward 25 years and they do make some quality cars, but are still perceived as a budget car maker.

I've got two Taurus products and have not had a problem with either. That being said, I haven't purchased a Taurus in 20 years and probably won't in the forseeable future. Other than the Judge line, too much of their products IMO are just the budget knock offs of other manufacturers.
I see your point a little but let me ask you this. Would you choose a Hyundai over a comparable Toyota or Honda at the same cost? Doubt it...
 
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