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Old January 2, 2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Need Help Choosing- Taurus PT809 or 24/7

I'm new to handguns and am looking at buying a cheaper one.

I think I've decided on a Taurus but can't decide if I should buy the PT809 or the 24/7. Any thoughts?

Can these handle the +P or should I go for the .40 versions?

Or is it better to spend an extra $100-200 and go for PX4 Storm??
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Old January 2, 2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Can these handle [9mm]+P...?
Follow the recommendations in the owner's manual. I am not familiar with either pistol.

FWIW some manuals use somewhat opaque language such as "...this pistol may be safely used with any 9x19mm ammunition loaded per SAAMI, CIP, or NATO industry standards." 9mm+P is loaded within SAAMI industry standards, so unless the manual specifically says "no +P" elsewhere, this statement says you can use it.

Also, 9mm NATO is basically the same thing as 9mm+P, it's just loaded with a round-nose FMJ bullet rather than a jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullet like most +P loads.

OTOH +P+ is NOT loaded within industry standards and most likely WILL void the pistol's warranty, unless its use is officially endorsed in the manual, which is rare.
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Or is it better to spend an extra $100-200 and go for PX4 Storm??
Run a Google or TFL search for "Taurus customer service" and decide for yourself. I offer no personal opinion.
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Old January 2, 2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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I'll offer a personal opinion here.
To be honest, the Beretta and any Taurus are in two different leagues if you ask me. Now don't get me wrong; I have a Taurus TCP, it's been a truly phenomenal gun and I love it, but over-all a Taurus is just NOT a Beretta, or a Glock, or a S&W, or a Sig, or an H&K etc. You pay less because you get less.
But that being said, there are a good number of guys and gals that have a Taurus and they love it. I like my TCP enough that I will eventually try another model of Taurus just because I want to.
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Old January 3, 2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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fair assessment.

my Taurus pt99 is excellent but I chose Beretta storm
when had the 24/7 rig h t next to it.
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Old January 4, 2013, 12:51 AM   #5
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Maybe I can talk to the wife and see if we can save up for a Beretta.
Hopefully before they're illegal. Or maybe I'll just buy the Taurus now while I can. lol
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Old January 4, 2013, 02:28 AM   #6
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Buy the Beretta

I'm not a Taurus basher but IMO they are not in the same league as Beretta.
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Old January 5, 2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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So if I go to the Beretta... do I opt for the 9mm, 40 or 45 ???
Age old question right...
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Old January 5, 2013, 12:31 AM   #8
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9mm, its cheaper and easier follow up shots, friend had the 24/7 he got rid of it because magazine would pop out/feeding problems, factory fix didn't work.
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Old January 9, 2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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Ok, so with all of the gun ban talk I was able to persuade my wife into getting the Beretta PX4 Storm

I choose the .40 Caliber version. 14+1. Paid $499 for it at the local sporting goods store.

I'll be able to pick it up on a few days and then will head to the range.

Thanks for all of your info/help!
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Old January 9, 2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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That was a good decision. Congratulations.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:43 PM   #11
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Congratulations, you made a very good decision.

BTW where are the pics?
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:25 PM   #12
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I don't actually have it in my possession yet lol
I didn't have a permit to purchase so they are holding the gun and my money for a bit.

The paperwork on my concealed carry should be done in a week so once I get the license I can just go in and pick it up
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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My pt99 is just as good as a berretta. The only difference is the roll stamp and safety placement....and is the reason I chose it over the berretta.

As for a poly Taurus......I have owned one and hated it. It was reliable enough.....just shot way low and hated the Hine figure 8 sites.....

I would buy 99 from Taurus again and again......but not a poly.
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Old January 12, 2013, 12:46 AM   #14
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I have both of what you are asking about. I would go with the 809, it features totally ambidextrous controls, changeable backstraps, field strip procedure is similar to Glock, and I happen to like hammer fired handguns. Plus, they still manufacture the 809. The 24/7 series is discontinued. I found the 809 slightly more accurate out of the box.
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:01 AM   #15
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Here ya go.

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Old January 26, 2013, 12:54 PM   #16
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The 24/7 is discontinued?? It's still on the website.....
Not arguing....just surprised. Doesn't seem like they were around that long.
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:47 AM   #17
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I have no experiance with the 24/7 but the 809 i have has been 100 percent after a couple thousand rounds, great gun!
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