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originally posted by: Daavin
I am thinking of buying a handgun soon and wanted people's thoughts on the Taurus PT 24/7. I've read some good things and some not so good things about this gun, and highly value the opinions of everyone here. If you have an option of comparible price (399.00 here in canada) I would love to hear about it.
On a side note this will be my first handgun purchace and if there is a better newbie gun out there that I can get in Canada please let me know.
originally posted by: coldkidc
a reply to: Daavin
Honestly, it's going to be whatever fits your requirements best...there are many options out there.
For me, I think you can do better for $400...one thing I do like about this platform is the magazine size 15+1 is good for a .40.
To be honest, I've never been a fan of Taurus though.
I don't think their quality control is as reliable as some other brands as they're marketed primarily as an entry level piece.
I've never been a fan of the .40 either - it's a compromise that has neither of the the benefits it's larger or smaller counterparts offer.
A smaller round such as the 9mm, offers a smaller firearm with a larger round count for a marginal reduction in stopping power (especially with the higher grain bullets such as a HP 147g) - a smaller firearm than this Taurus would likely be able to carry a couple rounds more (or at least the same number) but at the same time offer a slight reduction in weight & increased conceal-ability if required.
It's larger counterpart, the .45 has significantly more energy transfer than a .40 & is a very accurate & reliable round with many time tested & reliable platforms available.
The only advantage I've seen of the .40 is that there was still ammo on the shelf during the mad rush on ammunition after SH...maybe because it's a more modern round? Not sure...
Just my thoughts since you asked - but like I said, it really is whatever works best for you.