Skip to comments.Taurus Model 24/7 Receives NRA 2005 Golden Bullseye Award as Handgun of the Year
Posted on 05/08/2005 1:25:11 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
Press Release Source: Taurus International Mfg., Inc.
Taurus Model 24/7 Receives National Rifle Association American Riflemen 2005 Golden Bullseye Award as Handgun of the Year
Friday May 6, 3:47 pm ET
MIAMI, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The innovative Taurus Model 24/7 semiautomatic handgun has been awarded the prestigious Golden Bullseye Award from the National Rifle Association, recognizing the pistol's innovative design, high quality of manufacture and superior reliability as the choice of target shooters, police officers and civilians concerned about personal safety seeking to purchase sought-after features at an affordable price.
"The nation's preeminent gun-rights organization has recognized excellence in firearms and related equipment," said Joe Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. "We are confident our selection committee has identified the very best new products the industry has to offer ... remarkable in terms of innovation, reliability, safety, and for providing shooters and hunters genuine value for their hard-earned dollars. The Golden Bullseye Awards are our way of saluting the ingenuity of today's entrepreneurs who are maintaining the vitality of one of our nation's oldest industries."
The Taurus Model 24/7 is available in 9mm, 40 caliber and the traditional American favorite, .45 ACP. It is a lightweight, polymer-framed double action, with a loaded chamber indicator and full safety features, including a manual frame safety and integral child-proofing technology, the patented Taurus Security System. Its ergonomically designed conforming grip and indexed memory pads make the pistol accommodating to personal preferences. For reliability of operation, there is the bushingless barrel, one-piece guide rod and flat wound captive spring combined with tuned ejector and lowered port.
"There's no better selection of consumer-demanded features than you'll find on the Model 24/7," notes Robert Morrison, chief operating officer of Taurus International in Miami, Fl. He adds, "The Model 24/7 is also a top value, a sleek and state-of-the-art shooting system with a Picatinny accessory rail, user-customizable sights and other features that come on expensive custom-built competition pistols delivered by top-dollar gunsmiths -- only these features come standard on our every gun, straight from the factory."
See the Model 24/7 in three calibers, finished in blue or stainless steel, at http://www.taurususa.com .
Nothing measures up to the Browning Hi-Power in 9 mm.
and integral child-proofing technology
On the other hand the few I have owned, while nice are still a hair below the S&W's, Colt's, Brownings, Sigs, Beretta's etc.
My handgun of the year is the FN FiveSeveN loaded with Ball SS192 rounds.
Also, Wasn't Taurus begun in Brazil by some disgruntled S&W engineers?
A top-heavy DA Glock.
IIRC, S&W had a factory down there and it got nationalized by the Brazilian gov't. That's why for almost a decade the quality was so poor. They got a rep as a POS handgun. At the same time Brazil also nationalized a Beretta factory which is why there is such a similarity there. After awhile I think a group of Brazilian investors took over and the HQ moved here to Miami, FL and the quality gradually came up and the stock grew in the number of models....
The NRA ammo of the year is specially designed for .38 special snub-nose revolvers. It's Speer gold dot hollow point. I plan to try it in my ruger .357 as soon as I can find some. The article didn't say whether or not it could be used in semi auto's. Anything that can improve the accuracy of a snubby is great.
I would have picked the new version of the .22 auto pistol. It looks like a winner.
The article on the Springfield M1911 firing the .45 GAP cartridge is far more interesting to me than the Taurus models. It's designed to fit a smaller hand, be concealable and still have the same power as a 45 ACP. I plan on shooting it as soon as I can lay my hands on one.
And kids would never find the key.
I have to admit to some fondness for side-by-sides, but Ruger just wasn't a name that would have occurred to me as a company to go to for one.
The author, Mr. Keefe, did put the obligatory reference to Mr. Kerry's famous double-barrel anecdote into the article.
My wife's choice too. The ammo is very hard to get right now and pretty expensive. My FFL pointed me to a supplier who will sell you a case at a favorable price if you can get your local police chief to send the request on letter head. What started at $20 for a box of 50 rounds is running about $60.
Reloading dies are $118 from RCBS with a 90 day wait to receive the goods after order. Plan on buying a case trimmer too. The delayed blowback doesn't support the brass very well. It stretches.
From what I have heard and read, investment casting as done by Ruger really is high quality steel even if it does sound cheap.
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