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Taurus 24/7 G2 Review

by Steve Gash   |  December 17th, 2012 14

The 24/7 G2’s grip angle, trigger reach and 17-round magazine capacity make for a comfortable and potent combination.

There’s no shortage of reasons for the ascendancy of polymer-frame pistols. They’re relatively light in weight, darn-near indestructible, reliable and relatively inexpensive. For years, Taurus International has offered autoloaders in various sizes, calibers and configurations to cover just about any need.

One of the best was introduced in 2011. It’s the 24/7 G2. Many of the features of previous models, notably the 800 Series and original 24/7, have been incorporated into it. There are currently 24 variations on the 24/7 G2 platform, but the one I have experience with is the full-size standard 9mm (there are compact models and .40 and .45 ACP versions as well).

The 24/7 is a handsome handgun. The grip is comfortable and has molded-in “checkering” front and back, and grooves on the sides that provide a sturdy grasp. There are memory pads on each side of the top of the grip to help promote a consistent hold for better shooting and finger-rest dimples on each side of the frame just ahead of the trigger. These provide a safe place to park your trigger finger until you’re ready to shoot.

A great feature on the 24/7 G2 is the Strike Two trigger. If a round fails to fire, just pull the trigger again until it does. There’s no need to immediately rack the slide to set the striker or clear the round.

One size definitely does not fit all, so the 24/7 G2 comes with three interchangeable inserts—small, medium and large—that allow the user to fit the grip to his (or her) hand. Just poke out a small pin in the bottom of the grip, replace the insert and reinstall the pin.

There are also raised grooves on the front of the triggerguard for those who like to wrap a finger for extra hold. The frame has ambidextrous safety and slide-release levers, and magazine-release buttons. The magazine is “drop free,” and when the release is pushed, it pops out like it’s jet propelled.

The 24/7 is loaded with safety features. The trigger has the familiar two-lever design, and the firing pin has a block that prevents the pin from going forward to strike the primer unless the trigger is in its rearmost position. These features also prevent firing if the pistol is dropped.

The 24/7 is a true double-action/single-action design. Inserting a loaded magazine and dropping the slide will ready the pistol for firing. The manual safety may be placed in the “on” position, if desired. The first shot will be in the DA mode, and subsequent shots will be SA, although the difference in trigger-pull weights is minimal, so little disruption to shooting will be encountered.

There is also a cocking indicator. When the striker is cocked (i.e., after the first shot), a small, red-tipped pin protrudes from the back of the slide, showing that the striker is cocked.

When the pistol is in the SA mode, the shooter can return the action to the DA mode by merely lowering the safety lever. This decocks the striker mechanism. The trigger will snap forward, and the cocking indicator will disappear into the slide. The safety can be placed in the “on” position in either the DA or SA mode.

Last, there is the Taurus Security System. A small key can be inserted into a hole in the right rear of the slide and turned clockwise until a click is heard. The action is now locked, and the gun cannot be fired.

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