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Taurus Model PT-24/7 PRO

Variant 1 of 4

Type:Pistol
Produced:2006 - 2010
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted manual safety
Magazine:12-round
Frame:polymer
Grips:rubber overlay
Sights:Heinie/Straight-8
Notes:blued steel slide
Barrel Length:4 in.
Overall Length:7.125 in.
Height:5.5 in.
Width:1.25 in.
Weight:27.2 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Forjas Taurus SA+55 51 347 4000
Avenida do Forte 511Website:
Porto Alegre Brazilwww.taurus.com.br
Importer:Phone Number:
Taurus USA305-624-1115
16175 NW 49th Ave.Website:
Miami FL 33014www.taurususa.com
MSRP:$498
Used Est.:$350
Last Update: 9/7/2014

Caliber:.45 Automatic
Alias:.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Muzzle Velocities - from830to1140ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from333to573ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from165to230gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:191699- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:9.11 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:13 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Fair
Defense Factor:94%

About the Handgun:
The striker-fired PT-24/7 pistol features an injection molded polymer frame, a frame-mounted manual safety lever, a visible/tactile loaded chamber indicator and a dust cover Picatinny accessory rail. Handling characteristics of 24/7 pistols are enhanced by ergonomic design attributes which Taurus calls 'Memory pads', consisting of various grooves which promote proper consistent hand placement for superior handling control. In addition, a secure grasp of the pistol grip is afforded by a high adhesion gripping surface. An option on selected basic 24/7 pistols and standard on Pro models is a soft, ribbed, non-slip, hand-conforming grip which Taurus calls the ‘Ribber’.
About the Manufacturer:
This company was founded in 1939 to make Smith & Wesson-type revolvers and is now part of a group that makes products ranging from hand tools to sports equipment. In 1980, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil's military, Taurus purchased Beretta's Sao Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs. By the early 1990s the company was employing more than 3000 people in four factories in Brazil. In order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary in 1984 stationed in Miami, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.
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