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Old 07-05-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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[quote:sm5600mk]PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Taurus 24/7 OSS" features Taurus' revolutionary Single Action/Double Action trigger system that fires normally from a smooth single action mode, yet, if a primer fails to ignite, it provides a life-saving second try at firing a faulty cartridge a feature no other pistol on the market offers. Also the ambidextrous decock and safety provide ergonomic functionality for right or left hand.The aggressive checkered grip that allows a glue-like purchase on the gun, even with sweaty or bloody hands. Add the combat-necessary ambidextrous decock/safety levers that allow for 'cocked and locked' and/or Double Action carry, SA/DA indicator on the rear of the slide shows whether the pistol is in 'cocked' or 'decocked' mode, a reversible magazine release and the 24/7 OSS" versatility becomes immediately apparent. Field-strip the 24/7 OSS" and you'll discover a remarkable 18.5 lb. recoil spring that cycles the slide faster, a heavy Match Grade 5
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:00 AM   #2
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Never seen one in person, only pictures. Knowledgable a handgun guru as I am , kinda tough to evaluate this firearm from a two dimensional image. Seems to me that one gunrag writer or another loved it...that's helpful.



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Old 07-06-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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Hello Josh,



It seems to me that that handgun was reviewed very recently in the American Rifleman magazine put out by the NRA. Perhaps someone with some back issues could provide you with the review article? In support of Brian up-post, I recall it was favorably received. If only the NRA would let members have a "scannable" searchable database of some kind, that would be awesome. I always seem to miss firearm reviews that i'd be interested in, or can't find a relevant article when I need it.



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Old 07-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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The American Rifleman article by Wiley Clapp seemed fairly positive. As it "only" weighs as much as a steel Commander, and if the ergos aren't overly large and clumsy, it would seem a good pistol.



While Mr. Clapp made much of how a striker fired pistol can greatly reduce the bore axis in the hand compared to a hammer fired pistol, most of the modified Browning types using the entire blocky breech end of the barrel, as opposed to the original annular locking lug design of JMB seem to have quite high bore centers, so there is a slight geometric disadvantage when it comes to recoil "flip." The pistol would tend to rotate in the hand more.



Also, 2.5 inch average groups at 25 yards are nearly double the size of the HK Mk. 23 Mod 0, in a pistol nearly equal its size, albeit at a greatly reduced cost.



However as we all know, with a true single action release and fast reset, this thing should be eminently "shootable" nonetheless. I do have a preference for a pistol which can outshoot me on any given day if it goes bang all the time, which means I will stick with my 1911 though I can surely see a place for this OSS as a lower maintenance field piece.



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Old 07-10-2007, 05:13 PM   #5
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"The Taurus 24/7 OSS" features Taurus' revolutionary Single Action/Double Action trigger system that fires normally from a smooth single action mode, yet, if a primer fails to ignite, it provides a life-saving second try at firing a faulty cartridge a feature no other pistol on the market offers."



This is an outright lie. Also Taurus has aweful customer support, requiring that all repairs be made by Taurus. Taurus makes an ok pistol, but never would I trust my life to one. I spend as much time on the range clearing jams in Taurus pistols as I do in High-Points. That's pretty bad. I would just save up a little longer and buy an XD or maybe longer still and buy a USP. Heck, why not a M&P with the thumb safety? Of course, this is just my opinion and I'm sure others will disagree, but more people come into my store wanting to sell us Taurus automatics than any other brand of automatic pistol. This tells me that people are buying Tauruses and are displeased wih them, whatever the reason. ~Pistolero
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Man that is one butt-ugly firearm! Almost makes the camo HP look acceptable.
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:07 PM   #7
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Had a 24/7 9mm myself. It worked well,except for that god-awful DAO pull... But I like the Taurus Pro system on my PT111 Pro. I think it would be a viable contender except for the fact that it is made in Brazil so therefore would be against some of the specs in the JCP program.
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Sorry, it has "Taurus" stamped on it. Not trying to be snide, but I've seen enough Taurus pistols and relvovers break parts, lock up, malfunction in far too many ways for me to ever want one. Added to this, their warranty repair work is spotty and it seems to take forever to get a firearm back from them.
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+1 with what SpecialEd said.
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I would really like to shoot the .45 model. I would buy it, if it proved reliable.

(And if I had the money!) :)
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