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7 Best .45 Pistols That Aren’t All 1911’s

3. Taurus 24/7 OSS

Taurus 24/7 OSS
Taurus 24/7 OSS

If you want a .45 caliber that’s tactical and fun, the .45 OSS by Taurus 24/7 is the gun for you.

When developing this firearm, Taurus surveyed various Special Forces teams from different parts of the world.  Taurus then took that feedback and used it do make a weapon that is effective in virtually every type of combat situation.


  • Single/Double action trigger
  • 5.25” barrel length
  • 10+1 capacity
  • 31.4 oz

The .45 ACP OSS is a sleek gun that feels great to hold.  It was designed to work with both left and right handed shooters, and all of its levers are able to be depressed without any issues.

If you’re looking for an affordable gun with advanced features that don’t come with the average pistol, consider the .45 ACP OSS.  Along with precision and durability, you also get the following functions:

  • A self-illuminating sight for improved accuracy in dark environments
  • An additional security system that locks the safety into place
  • Improved SA/DA trigger that has a consistent feel on the first and second pull
  • A life-saving trigger system that fires twice if the bullet’s primer doesn’t ignite on the first shot

Since Taurus designed the gun with military personnel in mind, they went to great lengths to ensure that the .45 ACP OSS is as reliable as possible.

It’s durable enough to handle the most intense environments, including extreme humidity, blazing heat, and freezing cold.

It also is designed to shoot after being covered in dirt, mud, or sand.

But since the OSS didn’t win the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract, it was soon discontinued which makes it a little hard to find. You’ll likely have to look at auction sites for this unicorn.


  • Advanced slip-resistant grip that is easy to hold, even with wet or dirty hands
  • Added safety features
  • Optimized for self-defense
  • Very reasonably priced at $690


  • Advanced features require some time to get used to
  • Too big and bulky for concealed carry
  • Stiff and sticky magazine release
  • Discontinued