M40 vs. Taurus 24/7

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Auburn, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Auburn

    Auburn New Member

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    I'm thinking about picking up a M40 to go with my M9, but I also like the Taurus 24/7 .40. Anyone know how the two compare? Considering Steyr's current service problem (or maybe I should say lack of service), the Taurus lifetime warranty is pretty attractive.
     
  2. RangerM9

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    I like the 24/7 as well.

    I've been eyeing up the 24/7 for a while as well. Feels good....hi cap...key lock safety as well....one of the major points i liked about the M9

    I didn't love the trigger at first....and i guess i still don't compared to that M9, but for a DAO it is pretty good.

    One thing to remember....the 24/7 is a good deal larger than an M40.
     

  3. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    You might want to check out Davidson's at http://www.galleryofguns.com They offer a lifetime warranty on all firearms they sell. I dont know what will happen if I have a problem with my Steyr, with their sevice issues, but I have a lifetime warranty.

    Matches
     
  4. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    I shot a Millenium 9mm once as a part of an IDPA stage.

    GAWD what an awful DA trigger it felt like a 30 lb trigger. I saw one guy squeezing the dam trigger so hard veins were popping out on his forearm.

    Control placement was also awkward, but admitedly none of us were used to it. At least two people ejected the mag, one accidently engaged the safety.

    I went next to last and knew what i was getting into.

    From 15 feet i aimed at the top of the head and took a death grip two handed. I still dumped 3 rounds per target into COM w/ two down 0's on each target.

    That was dubbed the anti-taurus stage, and after the match no one would admit they had brought it to be the "throw away" piece on that stage.

    I've heard nothing but good about the company itself, and mostly bad about their autos. Mixed on the revolvers. I've also been warned never to run +p ammo in any taurus.

    I too considered them for the price, service, and lockout when my wife wanted a revolver. Very glad we went Ruger in retrospect.
     
  5. Auburn

    Auburn New Member

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    Wow..that sounds worse than what S&W is putting on the Sigma SW40VE. I really wanted one...until I tried to pull the trigger on one at the range. I think it is something around 18 pounds.
     
  6. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    I have to wonder how much a good trigger job would help them.

    Also i was shooting a mellinium, not a 24/7, but they seem to be in the same family from the same manufacturer so I can only guess that it would be similar

    add:
    http://www.handgunreview.com/make.asp?make=Taurus

    lot of good, and LOT of bad


    add, again:

    straight off taurus website....


    The 24/7 trigger function is essentially that of the earlier Millennium models such as the PT 111. The trigger is double-action only, cocking and releasing the spring loaded firing pin in one stroke.
     
  7. RangerM9

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    not as bad as a sigma

    I tried out 24/7 not so long ago...not shooting mind you, but just dry firing....no where near as bad as a sigma trigger...not tried a millenium....that i recall anyway.
     
  8. Guest

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    Ditto on RangerM9's comments above, plus it seemed to be a little long on trigger pull...but I'm sure that you could get used to that.
     
  9. ShelbyV8

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    The Mil Pro has a different trigger from the early Mil models. I have a Mil Pro PT145. After breakin and proper lubrication the trigger pull is about 5 or 6 lbs, but it is a long pull as are all true double action triggers. The Mil Pro and 24/7 have the same action. The trigger pull is better than my Python.
     
  10. FWF

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    I finally got to handle a 24/7 (in .45 ACP) at a gun show this afternoon. The grip, which lacks the rubber overmolding of the other calibers (I assume this is to make it more compact), was quite comfortable for a double-stack .45. In fact, the same dealer also had a .45 ACP S&W 99 and the two guns seemed to be vary similar in size. The 24/7, while not as sleek looking as the 99, was much more graceful in person than in the photos of it which I've seen.

    The trigger of this particular 24/7, while not the short and sweet dream that typifies that of the Steyr, was no interminable nightmare, either. I would guess that it started at about 5 or 6 pounds and stacked to about 8 or 10 right before releasing crisply. It was pretty smooth throughout and it was easy to stage at the point right before the striker was released. I would judge it to be easier to handle than most DA revolvers.

    Control layout, while not the worst, could stand a couple of enhancements. I'd prefer the safety to be ambidextrous and I'd like a little more separation between it and the slide release. The mag release was easy enough to activate with either the thumb (right handed) or the trigger finger (left handed). Also, the rear sight seemed kinda wimpy; I'm not even sure about how it's secured to the slide (there was a screw-head visible but no dovetail).

    Also on the plus side, the gun did lock up tight and the barrel features a polished integral feed ramp.

    The gun should sell for about $100 less than a Glock; that combined with it's magazine capacity and other features should make it worth a look.