As reported yesterday at The Firearms Blog, a major law enforcement agency in Brazil — the São Paulo State Military Police — is returning ninety-eight thousand Taurus 24/7 pistols. You probably don’t speak Portuguese but I trust the typical pistol-training.com reader will be able to figure out why:
The discharges occur even when the manual safety is engaged and without any contact with the trigger.
There has been no response from Taurus USA yet but, more importantly, no reports of any similar problems with 24/7 pistols sold in the United States.
A discussion at TaurusArmed.net suggests the possibility that the entire thing may be a political setup and that the malfunctioning guns could have been abused or even purposely tampered with. While that’s certainly not conclusive it is worth keeping in mind before panic sets in.
Train hard & stay safe! ToddG