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Taurus PT 24/7

Semi-automatic pistol

Taurus PT 24/7 G2

The Taurus PT-24/7 pistol proved to be durable, reliable and accurate

 
 
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight (unloaded) 790 g
Length 181 mm
Barrel length 108 mm
Muzzle velocity 300 - 460 m/s
Magazine capacity 17 rounds
Sighting range 50 m
Range of effective fire 50 m

 

   The Taurus PT 24/7 was developed and is manufactured by Forjas Taurus S/A of Brazil. It was mainly aimed at law enforcement forces and civil customers. This weapon was introduced in 2004. The Taurus PT 24/7 is available in a variety of models. This pistol is used by Brazilian military and police, and possibly some other operators.

   This weapon comes chambered in 9x19 mm Parabellum, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

   The 24/7 is a semi-automatic striker-fired pistol. It uses a short recoil action. It fires with a locked breech and uses a modified Browning-type locking.

   This pistol has a polymer frame and stainless steel slide. The standard full-size pistol comes with an 108 mm (4.25 in) barrel. The Taurus PT 24/7 proved to be accurate, durable and reliable. The Taurus 24/7 is capable of firing thousands of failure-free rounds.

   Earlier standard versions of this pistol have a single-action only trigger mechanisms. However later the manufacturer switched to advanced trigger mechanism, that is referred as SA/DA. This trigger mechanism was pioneered by Taurus. With this mechanism the pistol can operate in double-action only or double-action and single-action modes. It also has a Double Strike, or DS, capability. The trigger can be pulled twice on the same round should the round fail to fire.

   All models of the PT 24/7 have a manual frame-mounted safety. There is also a firing pin safety, which prevents firing unless the trigger is pulled. The Taurus 24/7 also has a drop safety and will not fire is it is accidentally dropped.

   All models of the 24/7 pistol are fitted with integrated firearm locking system. It is called the Taurus Security System by the manufacturer. Once locked it completely disables all functions of the weapon.

   There is an ambidextrous decocking lever. This pistol has a loaded chamber indicator. Also the striker can be seen when it is cocked.

   Magazine capacity varies between 6 and 17 rounds, depending on the model and caliber. The 9 mm version of this pistol is fed from 17-round capacity magazines. Magazine release button is reversible.

   The baseline pistol has iron sights, that are dovetailed into the slide. Tritium nights sights and adjustable sights are proposed as an option. Pro and OSS models are available with Heine "Straight-8" combat sights. So sights may vary from model to model.

   There is a standard Picatinny-type accessory rail under the barrel. So this pistol can mount laser pointers, tactical flashlights, or other accessories.

 

Variants

 

   Taurus PT 24/7 Compact. This version comes with a shorter 83 mm (3.25 in) barrel and shorter grip.

   Taurus PT 24/7 OSS, or Tactical.  This pistol was developed for special forces as well as for target shooting. It has a longer match-grade 133 mm (5.25 in) barrel. This weapon was aimed at the US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) requirement. However the program was cancelled and production of this version was eventually discontinued. Still though this pistol has been adopted and is used by Brazilian Special Forces.

   Taurus PT 24/7 G2 or Generation 2 is an improved version, which has some features of the Taurus 800 series and 24/7 OSS pistols. The G2 series was introduced in 2011. These pistols have a new trigger safety, thumb rest and some other improvements. The G2 series pistols are available chambered in 9x19 mm Parabellum, .40 S&W and .45 ACP cartridges. These handguns come with three interchangeable backstraps.

 

 
Taurus PT 24/7

Taurus PT 24/7 G2

Taurus PT 24/7 G2

Taurus PT 24/7 G2 Compact

Taurus PT 24/7 OSS Tactical

 

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