9x19 mm Parabellum
300 - 460
Range of effective fire
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
This version comes with a shorter 83 mm (3.25 in) barrel and shorter
PT 24/7 OSS, or Tactical. This pistol was developed for
special forces as well as for target shooting. It has a longer
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.
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