My wife purchased a 24/7 9mm pistol before taking her CHL course. She looked at several other guns including and XD, Glock, and a couple of revolvers. She settled on the 24/7 because it fit in her hand better than the others. When she bought it, she went ahead and bought a box of hollow points to keep in it for defense purposes. Even before firing any rounds through it, the JHPs fed without problem and cycled without incident when manually racking the slide. My PT145 did not like JHPs at all when I first got it, so I was definitely surprised and impressed.
A couple of days after purchasing it, we took it out and ran a box of shells through it. It's a sweet shooting little gun, and after getting used to the trigger, we were both hitting the center of the target at about 15 yards. About a week later my wife used it at her CHL course, and she's shot it several more times since then. Out of the 600-ish rounds that have been shot through it so far, there's only been one FTF and she's certain it was because she limp-wristed it. All it took to clear was a little pull on the slide and it seated fully and another pull of the trigger sent the projectile down range.
I know that there are some Taurus bashers out there, but of the two that my wife and I have owned, we've never had any problems with either of them. I'd highly recommend the 24/7 9mm to anyone in the market. Plus the idea of having a 17+1 semi-compact pistol makes me giggle when I think about it.