I have two taurus 24/7 OSS 1 is a .45 and the other is a 9mm. The 9 likes to spit hot brass in your face which is downright disconcerting and painful, the .45 mags are crap. Both are amazingly accurate, but I would not rely on either in a life or death situation. They will soon be looking for new homes.
On the other hand, I had a taurus revolver in .38 special and wish I still had it. I do not remember what model it was, but it was a four inch model and it was one of the most reliable shooters I ever owned. Unfortunately it was sold when times got tight and I still have not found a suitable replacement for it.
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