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I could use some help on this one. I own a number of Taurus pistols and revolvers and have no complaint on any of them. My nephew, looking for a carry pistol, asked my help in recommending one. He likes the Taurus 24/7, but I have no personal knowledge of the weapon. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks for your help. He likes my PT 92 and my Glock 21, but they are a bit large for him.
 

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so how does he dress, what's his back-

ground with guns, where's he live, what's he do, etc, hmm? Depending upon the level of risk and his lifestyle, it might be fine, it might be a poor choice. His level of ability with handguns, his level of assertiveness, ruthlessness, willingness to kill, train, etc all have bearing. It's not just a question of the gun or the load, ya know.
 

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Re: so how does he dress, what's his back-

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ground with guns, where's he live, what's he do, etc, hmm? Depending upon the level of risk and his lifestyle, it might be fine, it might be a poor choice. His level of ability with handguns, his level of assertiveness, ruthlessness, willingness to kill, train, etc all have bearing. It's not just a question of the gun or the load, ya know.
Thank you for an utterly useless response.
 

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Terry, I can't comment directly on the Taurus line because I don't have any but maybe I can offer relevant thoughts as to size and weight. I'm 5ft 7in tall and weigh 121 lbs. My usual (legal) concealed carry gun is a Colt Officers model in an Askins Avenger holster. Sometimes I carry a S&W Mod 13 with Craig Spegal Boot Grips in a holster of my own design. The holster isn't pretty but works well. Both fit my hand and conceal well on my body when dressed properly. For those hot days when I'm wearing a tank top and shorts, a KelTec 380 rides with me.

Just my .02

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U obviously don't really want the help

u CLAIM to want. The gun is for YOU, and you don't want to reveal the pertinent info.
 

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Re: U obviously don't really want the help

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u CLAIM to want. The gun is for YOU, and you don't want to reveal the pertinent info.
No, the enquiry is not for me. I prefer the Glock 21 as a carry gun and the Makarov for hot weather clothing. MY nephew likes the Taurus 9mm's but the PT series is too large for concealed carry for him. He likes the 24/7 but other than advertisements I could find no solid information for him. I'm looking for advice on the pistol, not tactics. After 23 years as a Federal Firearms Instructor (Collateral Duty) I think I know a little about training.
 

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I've owned a few of the Taurus guns but not the 24/7. Personally, I carry a SIG.

My advise would be to ask on a forum that specifically deals with Taurus handguns.

Mike
 

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Terry, I can't comment directly on the Taurus line because I don't have any but maybe I can offer relevant thoughts as to size and weight. I'm 5ft 7in tall and weigh 121 lbs. My usual (legal) concealed carry gun is a Colt Officers model in an Askins Avenger holster. Sometimes I carry a S&W Mod 13 with Craig Spegal Boot Grips in a holster of my own design. The holster isn't pretty but works well. Both fit my hand and conceal well on my body when dressed properly. For those hot days when I'm wearing a tank top and shorts, a KelTec 380 rides with me.

Just my .02

RIKA
Thanks for your input. He wants a double action first shot (or all shots) not a single action, so it rules out the Colt. He really likes my Glock 21, but that really is a bit large for his frame. Same with the Taurus PT 92. The price is right on the 24/7 so I guess I'll tell him to go with it. After all, a lifetime guarantee.
 

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Raider said:
For those hot days when I'm wearing a tank top and shorts, a KelTec 380 rides with me.

Just my .02

RIKA
I try to not go out in public when I wear a tank top. :)

Just joking, of course. I love cross dressing in public!
KJ
 

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Hi KJUN, I think you would look cute in a tank top. Rule #1 - you gotta let your belly button show. Well ... you gotta have a pretty flat tummy too - it spoils the effect if your stomach hangs over your belt.

Just kidding you back but GOSH you would be amazed at how many men wear tank tops who have no business doing so. :eek:

RIKA :D
 

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Personally, I don't think ANY man should be seen in a tank top. (Well, maybe Sean Connery, but that's a tale best left out of this thread.)

Thank you, but I'll just be happy in my purple and puke lime-green colored thong and leave anything even in the general ball park of a tank top (or even anything tight or small or thin for that matter!) to the fairer sex.

By the way, you weren't born in 1977 to a southern woman, were you? I only ask because our birthdays are awfully close and my father WAS caught with my Mom's Bridesmaid on their wedding night. :)
 

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Terry,

Ever think of the compact SIGs? They're pricier than the Taurus, but IMHO much better pistols. They've a wide range aof calibers available, and are DA first shot, like he wants.
 

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Magnum88C said:
Terry,

Ever think of the compact SIGs? They're pricier than the Taurus, but IMHO much better pistols. They've a wide range aof calibers available, and are DA first shot, like he wants.
Although I agree with you on the Sig being a better gun (the 229 is a good place to start for medium hands and the 239 is a great gun for small hands - it is perfect for my 5'1" wife in .40S&W), I can't say ANYTHING bad about Taurus. I have been VERY happy with their quality, and they have an awesome warranty!

The Mellinium is a small, good gun (not the original Mellenium Pro's, but the newer model of the Pro's are supposedly better). If it wasn't for that silly safety on them, I'd have a couple of them myself. There is a VERY similar gun out there that is just like the mellinium without a safety, but the manufacturer has slipped my mind.

KJ
 

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RE Taurus.
In general they've come a long way.They don't have ALL the options I'd like,but they DOP have very good customer servce.
I owned an old PT99,and a couple of .22 revolvers back in the day.These predated the nicer finishes they apllied in later production runs,but they shot well.And the only trouble I ever had(in the old M94 .22lr)was dealt with promptly,politely and FREE.Plus they threw in a few nice things they did'nt have to.
I'm knda curious about the 24/7 myself.Anyone know if tyhey'll offer a convertable system(.40/.357 SIG)?Mahybe with some 5-6inch barrel /slide length options,adjustable sights,etc.As far as I recall,they used to offer a .45/.400CorBon option in one of their compact .45's.Nice gunb ,but I'm a little leary of alloy frames and hot service loads....
 

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Re: given the kind of "training" he probably

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has received, a slingshot is probably more to the point. :)
The training I have given him is the same as the SORT Teams i have trained. I believe it to be state of the art, and my son, who is a LEO say's it's a bit more advanced than State training. I don't propose to be in the World Class Arena, but I will post my credentials if the Forum requires it to prove I am not a .223 fan.
 

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Magnum88C said:
Terry,

Ever think of the compact SIGs? They're pricier than the Taurus, but IMHO much better pistols. They've a wide range aof calibers available, and are DA first shot, like he wants.
I like the SIG Models too, Magnum88C, but I'm asked to give advice here, not to buy one for myself. It was a tossup when I looked at my Colt Series 70 and thought about the SIG and the Glock. Damn, the SIG was prettier, but boy, could that Glock shoot! Anyway, thanks for your input. So many guns, so little dollars. His price range is $400.00 so I guess it rules out the SIG>
 

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KJUN said:
By the way, you weren't born in 1977 to a southern woman, were you? I only ask because our birthdays are awfully close and my father WAS caught with my Mom's Bridesmaid on their wedding night. :)
I'll take that as a compliment. To your question, my mother is a Southern woman and I'm absolutely sure of who my father is. I was born in 1980.

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Terry, I meant the compact Sig as advice for your nephew, as it seems to fit his criteria.
 

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Raider said:
Hi KJUN, I think you would look cute in a tank top. Rule #1 - you gotta let your belly button show. Well ... you gotta have a pretty flat tummy too - it spoils the effect if your stomach hangs over your belt.

Just kidding you back but GOSH you would be amazed at how many men wear tank tops who have no business doing so. :eek:

RIKA :D
I guess the Archie Bunker look is out of style.:laugh:
 
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