Taurus 24/7 pro .45cal

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Indy-josh

San Francisco, CA

#1 May 24, 2006
Anyone have problems with this gun. Taurus
24/7 pro .45 cal.
having lots of nosedives and failures to feed.
been looking around the net to find that there could be
issues with the magazine design.
E David Quammen

Phoenix, AZ

#2 May 24, 2006
You might have one of the first models. There were some problems, but Taurus took care of them. What type of ammo are you using?
Indy-josh

San Francisco, CA

#3 May 25, 2006
I've used Winchester FMJ,JHP and Federal FMJ,JHP all 230 grain
E David Quammen

Phoenix, AZ

#4 May 26, 2006
Federal is usually good stuff. Generally it's a good idea to break in a semi-auto with FMJ rounds. Such as in the 1911, which has a typical break-in of 500 rounds,(although this doesn't necessarily apply universally).

In any event, contact Taurus. They can be decent in their customer service and generally resolve problems in a timely manner.
Indy-josh

San Francisco, CA

#5 May 26, 2006
My gun is on it's way to Taurus now. I sent it out last week. I'm not really expecting it to be returned fixed.I've been on www.tacapp.com 'Taurus 24/7 pro update' under weaponry just reading about all there issues with Taurus sending back the 24/7pro .45cal that still nosedives and fails to feed.One guy has 10 magazines,some work better than others but none are reliable..Althogh there sems to be no problems with the 9mm or 40cal. I just thank that 3-7 jams PER MAG is just crazy.
E David Quammen

Phoenix, AZ

#6 May 26, 2006
Indy-josh wrote:
My gun is on it's way to Taurus now. I sent it out last week. I'm not really expecting it to be returned fixed.I've been on www.tacapp.com 'Taurus 24/7 pro update' under weaponry just reading about all there issues with Taurus sending back the 24/7pro .45cal that still nosedives and fails to feed.One guy has 10 magazines,some work better than others but none are reliable..Althogh there sems to be no problems with the 9mm or 40cal. I just thank that 3-7 jams PER MAG is just crazy.
Don't know if weight is an issue for you. But, the Magnum Research 'Baby Eagle' is an excellent choice. The Ruger P345 isn't bad either.
Indy-josh

San Francisco, CA

#7 May 26, 2006
Before I got the Taurus I was looking at Smith&Wessen 1911. Should have spent the extra money. Then I would have a good piece. I've also been looking at the Springfield XD45.
Robert

Aguilar, CO

#8 Jun 8, 2006
Indy-josh wrote:
Before I got the Taurus I was looking at Smith&Wessen 1911. Should have spent the extra money. Then I would have a good piece. I've also been looking at the Springfield XD45.
Hello, I just bought the Springfield XD,,, all I can say is wow! I mean it is dead on accurate! I took it to the range last night and shot about 150 fmj through it. NOT one jam! clean and dead bulls eye. I have owned many fancy pistols in the past 20 years, but never had I bought one and shot so accurate. I highly reccomend the XD. It is a good deal right now... you can get it with all the gear and high cap. mags for around $500!

Sorry no comment on Taurus pistols, I only buy revolvers in the Taurus line.
Mayo B

Seattle, WA

#9 Jul 7, 2006
I am also having trouble with the Taurus .45 24/7 PRO. The rounds just dont seem to feed out of the magazines. I load a mag and I have trouble even tring to push the rounds out. I called Taurus and they had me send my mags in for replacement and the new mags do work better. It went from 3 or 4 jams per mag to the last time I took it out it jammed 2 out of 100 rounds... which to me I am NOT going to bet my life on so at work I still carry my Glock. I am still seriously considering just sending my Taurus back and getting a Glock .45 When I was making up my mind on what new .45 ACP to buy my deciding factor was the 24/7 was the NRA gun of the year. I emailed NRA and told them what I think of thier 'Gun of the Year' maybe if they get enough complaints they may change thier story.
But anyways, so far I am VERY unhappy with the Taurus .45 ACP 24/7 PRO
cwilkin

Montpelier, VT

#10 Jul 18, 2006
I also have had nose dives and failure to feed problems with my Taurus 24/7 pro 45 acp. I called Taurus and was also told to expect 3-4 weeks to repair. I just recieved the pistol backin two weeks and the repair invoice showed the extractor and slide were adjusted. I'll be headed for the range soon. I will share the outcome.
col jawed umer

Karachi, Pakistan

#11 Jul 22, 2006
I have been shooting a 24/7 9mm for the past one year and fired about 600 rds without any flaw so only today I bought a 45 but without firing it i am disappointed with the posts I wish i had read these before . my 45 pro is manufactured in nov 2005 is it it improved or the old one
cwilkin

Rumney, NH

#12 Jul 22, 2006
The outcome at the range was very poor today. The 24/7 had the very same stove pipe and failure to feed with the slide closing on an empty chamber. The pistol is going back to taurus one more time before I get rid of it. My Glock model 22 in 40 cal. is my new duty weapon and very reliable and accurate. No Taurus products after this if they cant resolve this situation
EdSalgado

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Jul 24, 2006
Just got the 24/7 in .45. I had read some bad things about it but it fit too well in my small hand. Took it to the range and had no problem with the weapon firing, being accurate and feeling fine. The problem I did have was that both 12 round magazines worked perfectly with 10 rounds. If I filled them to capacity, the spring seems too strong and does not allow the slide to slide back and forth. Taurus says to let them work themselves into shape. I have no problem with just having 10 rounds and working as well as they do.
cwilkin

Montpelier, VT

#14 Jul 24, 2006
I found the same to be true after a complete tear down of my 24/7 45acp. The sping gets weak if you leave them loaded and getting the 12th round in is nearly impossible. my problems cleared up finally but I traded it in for an Springfield XD 45 acp W/4 inch barrel. very sweet pistol,glock like trigger,beaver tail safety and steel recoil spring guide,very smooth! It came as a kit with holster,mag holder and speed loader for under 500 bucks. I will share how it shoots when I get to the range.
cwilkin

West Glover, VT

#15 Jul 28, 2006
The springfield XD45 Service was exellent right out of the box. The mags were easy to load to full capacity,unlike the taurus and was very accurate, Quite pleasing.
Kdubya

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jul 31, 2006
Yup, I have a .45 24/7 and had the same problem. From doing research I have found it seems to be due to a bad batch of magazines. If you send the magazines in they will replace them free of charge as per their warrenty.

There has been lots of chatter about this on various sites. I have sent mine in and will update when I get them back.
indy-josh

San Francisco, CA

#17 Aug 2, 2006
Hi guys it's been a few weeks from my last post. Nothing has changed. I sent my gun out for repair. And it came back in the same condition as it was before.Taurus knows there is a mag problem, and they didn't even replace mine.I marked my mags on the bottom. On my work order that came back said "magizine adjusted". But it still nose dives and failes to feed.So I took the mag. apart and bent the spring.The spirngs on these things are so small and weak.I took a pair of pliers on the 3 lower coils, and bent them up on both sides. This makes the spings longer and stifer. Just can't load them full. I'm going later today to see how much better these works.
9mm_Nube

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Aug 4, 2006
Just picked up a 24/7 pro 9mm last night and have a mixed review. Out of the box, put through 100 wwb and 30 jhp, all 115 gr. Had a few stovepipes. Also, the slide failed to lock back on an empty magazine a couple times. Otherwise it felt great and I am happy. I admit that I had some buyers remorse after leaving the range. Today, after cleaning it from last night, went to the range again. Put through 120 wwb and 70 jhp with absolutely no problem. I tried firing sideways and upside down without incident. My theory is that my failures were operator error, limpwrist? or who knows. Seems to be fine now. I have only used budget ammo in my budget gun but for me, I am quite pleased.
FREDJS

Lady Lake, FL

#19 Aug 13, 2006
I AM SURPRISED TO HEAR ALL THE NOT SO GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE TAURUS 24/7. HAVE A SPRINGFIELD XD45 AND EARLY ON HAD A FEW JAMS. BUT AFTER 175 ROUNDS HAVE NO PROBLEMS. ACCURACY IS AMAZING.

AFTER LOOKING AT THE TAURUS 24/7 AT A SHOW RECENTLY I WAS WONDERING IF I SHOULD HAVE LATCHED ONTO THAT. NOW--I THINK NOT. DO HAVE A TAURUS 7 ROUND 357 REVOLVER AND IT IS GREAT.
bummed_out_in_AZ

New River, AZ

#20 Aug 14, 2006
I have a Taurus .45 cal 24/7 pro, sadly with the same problems. I called them and they said to send it in, it's under warranty. I went shooting yesterday and took some pictures. I hope they fix this thing because I can't rely on it the way it is now! And i'm a woman...lol.

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