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U.S. Law Enforcement Gets First Chance at New Taurus Military Pistol

October 12, 2006  | 

Taurus International has announced that it will release its next generation military pistol to civilian and law enforcement markets ahead of the now-postponed Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) system trials.

The new 24/7 OSS—available in .45 ACP, .40 cal and 9mm—was designed and built to exceed all requirements originally set forth by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for its new sidearm and to be capable of firing tens of thousands of rounds in virtually any environment in real-world situations.

The performance of the new 24/7 OSS is due in part to Taurus' most recent industry-changing innovation: the Single Action/Double Action trigger system. Firing normally from single-action mode, if the primer ever fails to ignite, the gun reverts to a double-action mode to provide a life-saving second or third try at a faulty cartridge to incredibly increase reliability.

When field-stripping the 24/7 OSS, users will discover an 18.5-pound recoil spring that cycles the slide faster, a heavy Match Grade 5.25-inch barrel forged from ordinance grade steel, and a stainless steel guide rod that adds just the right amount of front end weight for improved recoil control and rapid fire accuracy.

The 24/7 OSS features an aggressive checkered grip that allows a glue-like purchase on the gun even with sweaty hands. Ambidextrous Indexed Memory Pads along the frame provide an automatic finger locator for safe firearm handling as well as an aid for quick and accurate aim when using a traditional two-handed grip. An integral Picatinny rail system that accommodates slide-on lights or laser sights, a SA/DA indicator on the rear of the slide that shows whether the pistol is in "cocked" or "decocked" mode, front slide serrations, and a reversible magazine release combine for increased versatility of the new OSS.

The Taurus 24/7 OSS DS model features ambidextrous decock/safety levers that allow the user to carry the gun with the striker cocked and ready to fire, and can then be kept in safety-on "cocked and locked" mode. The user can also release the internal striker without discharging the chambered round by simply pushing upwards on the safety lever, which then places the pistol in double-action mode. You can then carry the gun in double-action mode with or without the safety on. The 24/7 OSS is also available in a D model, with decocker only.

Both 24/7 OSS models come standard with a visual loaded chamber indicator and the unique Taurus Security System that allows users to securely lock the gun.

For more information visit www.taurususa.com.

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