May 2013

Two Midsize 40 S&W Pistols: Taurus and Glock Square Off

Pleasant and powerful polymer pistols go head to head. Can Taurusís 24/7 G2C compete with the Glock 23 Gen 4?

We were able to get our hands on two mighty popular guns for this test, a couple of the potent 40-caliber mid-size pistols that we also compare to the two forties we tested in the March 2013 issue. This time we look at the Glock 23 Gen 4 (MSRP $650) and the Taurus 24/7 G2C (MSRP $555). We tested with the same ammo types, Remington 155-grain JHP, Black Hills 165-grain JHP, and American Eagle 180-grain FMC with its truncated-cone design.

Both of these guns came with loading helpers. We didnít need one with the Glock unless we wanted to fully load the magazines. Commonly in our practice sessions, we load only five or ten for safety reasons, and these were easy to get into the Glockís 13-round magazine using only our fingers. The Taurus needed the mag loaderís help for nearly all its rounds, having a magazine spring that was about twice as stout as that of the Glock. Of course, there were many other areas of comparison we considered, which we relate below:

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