Taurus 24/7 G2 (VIDEO)

Description

The Taurus 24/7 G2 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The 24/7 contributes eight pistols in Taurus’s 24/7 G2 series. What makes the G2 different from the standard 24/7 is that it’s equipped with a safety on the trigger, so the trigger must actually be pulled to set off the action. This feature prevents the gun from accidentally discharging if dropped. Also, the G2 has contoured thumb rests on the grip.

Features include the Taurus Security System. The TSS allows the gun to be completely disengaged and rendered inoperable with the simple turn of a key. Another safety feature is its loaded chamber indicator, which is red strip of metal that protrudes from behind the ejection port when a round is loaded. It is also equipped with a Picatinny rail for easy mounting of accessories. The 24/7 G2 models also are available in stainless steel or blued steel finishes.

Taurus recommends the 24/7 G2 Series for general conceal and carry.

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Specifications

9mm
Caliber:9mm
Grip:Checkered
Capacity:10
17
Sights:Adjustable 3-dot sights
Features:Taurus Security System (TSS); loaded chamber indicator; Picatinny rail contoured thumb rests; "Strike Two" capabilities; manual safety; and trigger safety
Action:Semi-auto
Size:Large
Medium
Trigger:Double-action/single-action
Slide Material:Stainless steel
Steel/blue
Frame Material:Polymer/black
Website:http://www.taurususa…
Weight:1.69 pounds
1.75 pounds
Barrel Length:3.5"
4.2"
Length:6.6"
7.28"
.45 ACP
Caliber:.45 ACP
Grip:Checkered
Capacity:10
12
Sights:Adjustable 3-dot sights
Features:Taurus Security System (TSS); loaded chamber indicator; Picatinny rail contoured thumb rests; "Strike Two" capabilities; manual safety; and trigger safety
Action:Semi-auto
Size:Large
Medium
Trigger:Double-action/single-action
Slide Material:Stainless steel
Steel/blue
Frame Material:Polymer/black
Website:http://www.taurususa…
Weight:1.69 pounds
1.75 pounds
Barrel Length:3.5"
4.2"
Length:6.6"
7.28"
.40 S&W
Caliber:.40 S&W
Grip:Checkered
Capacity:10
15
Sights:Adjustable 3-dot sights
Features:Taurus Security System (TSS); loaded chamber indicator; Picatinny rail contoured thumb rests; "Strike Two" capabilities; manual safety; and trigger safety
Action:Semi-auto
Size:Large
Medium
Trigger:Double-action/single-action
Slide Material:Stainless steel
Steel/blue
Frame Material:Polymer/black
Website:http://www.taurususa…
Weight:1.69 pounds
1.75 pounds
Barrel Length:3.5"
4.2"
Length:6.6"
7.28"
MSRP$498.00

Editor Review



Taurus 24/7 G2: A Culmination of Them All


Taurus introduced its 24/7 series in 2004 as a gun one could carry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – duh! – on or off duty and for civilians or law enforcement. One could assume that Taurus also did it simply because they wanted a chance to compete in the ever-popular polymer pistol market, which is synonymous with Glock. And when a consumer goes shopping for a product they tend to stick to brands they’re familiar with and trust. So how does Taurus compete with that? Easy with lower the prices and more features.

Looking at the 24/7 series in its entirety – the Standard, Pro, OSS, and now the G2 – it can be tough telling them apart and seeing what makes them unique. Long story short, the G2 is the culmination of them all plus a little extra.

It takes the look of the standard, the improved performance of the Pro, the ambidextrous controls of the OSS, and lastly adds the G2 touch – a trigger safety and a thumb groove. It wouldn't be a new model if it didn't have updated features.

But still, at first glance it’s hard to tell it apart from each other. The Taurus 24/7 G2 feels like the others – a sort of high-end feel. When I picked it up and scrutinized the gun I noticed the grip and the slide felt similar to that of the HK45C – kind of bulky. Like the Heckler & Koch, the G2’s slide has flat sides and top. Its corners have been carved in a bit.

The trigger guard is squared and textured. The grip has plenty of girth to it too, and just under the barrel is a Picatinny rail molded to the frame. It’s also heavier than it appears. The overall construction feels sturdy and solid, so no rattling or anything like that.

I mention these things because it’s what I look for in a gun – little heft and a little bulk.

What she got under there?

The sturdy build made me wonder what it looked like on the inside, so I immediately took it apart. Although there are only four main components, the 24/7 G2 can be a tad resistant to field stripping unless one follows the necessary steps.

To break down the weapon one must first pull the slide back just a tad, lower the slide lock on both sides, depress the trigger to completely unlock the slide, pull the slide back oh so gently before decocking the trigger and setting it for double-action. After all that the slide will come off completely.

On the inside everything appears to fit tightly together because there’s a few rails, strikers and nubs sticking out. Yet, reassembly is much easier. All one has to do is put the slide back on and pull it all the way back and it locks together. Wam, bam, thank you ma'am.

Features

Like I said earlier It shares a lot of features with other 24/7 models such as a double/single-action trigger, three-dot sights, ambidextrous controls including manual safety/decocker and magazine release, “strike two” capabilities, and interchangeable backstraps.

Strike Two!

Like most handguns with a double/single-action trigger and a decocker, the G2 will basically start with double-action, but, for the most part, it’s a single-action gun. As long as the slide goes back, it’ll be single-action. But for some reason if a primer doesn’t charge because it’s a dud or shitty ammo, the G2 will then be set to double-action (because the slide didn’t go back). Since the trigger can be pulled again and again, shooters get a “second chance” to fire that round. Hence “strike two” capabilities. So in a way it functions as a hammer fired weapon because the striker will punch forward and then reset every time.

My first instinct was to label the “strike two” feature as pointless, but then I realized whenever I do have a dud or shitty ammo and the primer doesn’t charge, I do pull the trigger a second time (depending on the gun of course) before performing remedial action.

Ambi – Because it’s just nice to have.

It’s always nice when a manufacturer gives a product ambidextrous controls because it is, after all, a Right and Left world we live in. Unfortunately, the ambidextrous slide release leans a little too far to the left. What I mean by that is, on most handguns the slide release is a large button and easy to press. And the button itself catches and releases the slide.

On the G2 there is a button, but the catch is actually an internal lever found only on the left side.

It’s all one piece, of course, but it’s very small and thin. Yet, that’s not the part that concerns me. The button itself feels flat – almost smooth to the frame and slide. It doesn’t seem to have enough slack. I could not feel or visually verify if I was applying enough pressure to release it other than it just happening. It felt out of my control.

Change Them Backstraps Boy

I’ve attempted to swap out backstraps on other guns before and failed miserably, but Taurus includes two keys with this model, so the owner can punch the pin holding the backstrap out or lock and store the gun. Using the key, the pin actually comes out with very little effort.

Shooting

The 24/7 G2 absorbs and handles felt recoil nicely. There isn’t a whole lot of jump, so it’s easier to control (that’s why I like the heft). But it has a rather short barrel in turn sight radius, and a short sight radius coupled with a heavier caliber like .45 can challenge one’s shooting ability.

Also, from perusing forums and reading viewer comments, the Standard model seemed to have a problem jamming. With the G2 and 300 rounds, I didn’t have one problem with cycling.

To test precision I set up some vitriolic cans of Sunkist orange soda – damn them and their delicious ways!



The serious testing took place right before that. At 15 feet I was able to shoot groups of 1” or less. At 25 feet and five sets, I had an average group of 1.9”. But at 50 feet I had an average group of 5”. So I’d say with the G2 the user would definitely want to be within 30 feet of the target.

To test recoil I rapid fired the 24/7 G2 and, again, it handled recoil like it should.



There was just a little bit of a jump.

The Verdict

Aside from the slide release, I liked the gun especially for the asking price. With the 24/7 you certainly get a lot for the money. It has plenty of features so it’ll be a nice gun to learn with, practice with and plink with. And it’s dependable enough for whatever your need may be.