(GunReports.com) — Gun Tests’ Idaho-based test team takes a detailed look at two carryable 40 S&W pistols in the May 2013 issue of the magazine. Sr. Technical Editor Ray Ordorica examined the Glock 23 Gen 4, $650, and the Taurus 24/7 G2C, $555.
Ordorica said, “Out of the box the Glock felt mighty good. This version of the popular gun comes with several different back-strap contours that the owner can easily swap out to better suit his or her individual mitt.”
He added, “Despite a busy look, the Taurus felt good in the hands. The safety was out of the way, and the rest of the controls were where they belonged. The gun sat higher in the hand than the Glock, and it had somewhat of a top-heavy feel when unloaded.”
Gun Tests Editor Todd Woodard said, “The Taurus had some nice features, including the lanyard pin, double-strike capability, adjustable sights, multiple safety features, the manual thumb safety, and overall excellent workmanship. But Ray’s team thought this gun was lacking something compared with the Glock.”
Ordorica said, “There were four guns in this two-part series: the Glock 23, the S&W M&P Compact, the Taurus 24/7, and the Kahr CW40. They are all pretty good guns, but our testers clearly preferred one pistol over the others.”
Gun Tests subscribers should receive their printed magazines in about 3 days. Subscribers with electronic access can check Gun-Tests.com to read about these matchups now, Publisher Tim Cole said.