One of the gun magazines did an article last year on the 24/7. Might have been "Guns & Ammo", or the magazine from the NRA. Overall seemed to be a decent pistol, but I don't remember any "torture" testing.
Taurus auto's can be very good, or they can be very bad. Overall, they aren't as reliable as Glock or Sig or HK or Walther or S&W or Springfield or CZ, but if you get a good one, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
Since you already have one hi-cap poly pistol, why not look into something a bit different? For under $300, you could get a nice Walther P1 or a Sig P6, both of which are all metal single-stack 9mm's. For $40 more, you could get a S&W M&P, or perhaps a Ruger SR9.