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Do you own a Taurus G2/pt111 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Texasgrillchef, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Texasgrillchef

    Texasgrillchef Member

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    i am curious about how many forum members here have one of these guns, and of those how many would be interested in getting a threaded barrel for their Taurus G2/PT111 gun?

    I have allready upgraded mine with the stainless steel guide rod and spring as well as the firing pin guide to a stainless steel guide replacing the OEM plastic guide. I have also added the true glow sights to it as well . Awesome sights.
     
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    I have the G2C with the same basic upgrades, but don't hold your breath waiting for a threaded barrel to come to market, it ain't never gonna happen.
     
  3. Texasgrillchef

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    Actually I know of one place that makes threaded barrels for glocks, sig’s, Baretta’s and a few others that will make one, if they can get at least 150 of them presold.
     
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    My BiL liked his so much that I got one.

    The trigger is a little weird, but it's been 100% reliable.

    It's worth it to pay $20 extra for stainless. The blued finish doesn't hold up very well.
     
  5. Styx

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    I've owned two PT111 G2s and more recently, a G2S. All have been flawless. I'd have no qualms about carrying one for self defense...

    No, I wouldn't be interested in a threaded barrel, and my assumption is not many others would either. Many people who buy the Taurus pistols are on a budget, and/or just want a dependable truck gun that they aren't worried about. The barrel alone would cost more than half the price gun itself. People who would spend close to a thouusand or more on a can and a tax stamp, and who would pay extra money for an after market threaded barrel aren't going to do so for a sub $200 gun...
     
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  6. Texasgrillchef

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    I agree! If all i owned was the Taurus G2C I wouldn't get a threaded barrel either.

    However i own a couple of nice 9mm with threaded barrels. A Baretta 92FS INOX, and a Sig P365 as well. I own a DeadAir Odessa 9 silencer as well.

    Because of that, i would consider a threaded barrel so i could use the silencer i already have.

    But threaded barrels are just for cans either. I have a nice muzzle break that only cost me $40 that i use on either 9mm. It works quite nicely and also works for either in the holsters i have for them. It would also work with the Taurus if it had a threaded barrel.

    But i do agree and you are correct. It is a budget gun, and the barrel would cost about 80% of the cost of the gun in the first place. Thus i agree most would not want to spend that much. Most don't even want to spend $50 for the minor upgrades of a stainless guide rod and spring and for the stainless firing pin guide. Even fewer want to spend $100 on the Tru Glow night sites which btw are friggin awesome!
     
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    I've never understood people sho hot rod a budget model instead of spending the same money on a better base model. For all those upgrades a stock p365 seems like the better dollars spent IMO.
     
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    To play devils advocate, even with upgrades, you're still under the P365's price, but the P365 still wouldn't some of the sight, threaded barrel, etc upgrades...

    The G2C is a sub $200 gun. If someone just changed out, for example, the sights and polymer recoil assembly, you'll still coming in at or under $300.
     
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    I purchased it as a budget gun to reside in my Get Home Bag. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a budget gun that I primarily purchased because it was so cheap.
     
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  11. Styx

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    What's the price on the barrels? If he's selling them for $65-$75ish a piece, I'm sure that there are a few over on TaurusArmed.net who would be interested. If he's selling them for around $100 or more, I don't you'll find 150 interested buyers.
     
  12. Texasgrillchef

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    P365 is $550 plus $180 for the threaded barrel

    Taurus $200 plus $50 plus $100 is $350 add a threaded barrell for $180 and its still cheaper.

    If this was my only gun then adding a threaded barrell would not be worth it, but like i said i allready have two guns with a muzzle break and a silencer. So being able to use a silencer on this one for only a couple of hundred isnt so bad.
     
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    I habe never seen a good stainless barrell threaded for any gun under $150
     
  14. Styx

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    The SilencerCo threaded barrel I purchased for my Shield a couple of years ago was $115. They were like $100 for the Glock version. You are correct though.. I just checked current prices, and it seems that prices have gone way up. In any event, that's kind of my point. The G2C sells for as low as $165. A $150+ barrel is just about the same price as a brand new gun. Unless he's able to sell them at bargin prices, no one will buy.

    As an aside, I do not understand how these pistol caliber barrels cost twice as much or the same price as AR barrels???
     
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  15. Trey Veston

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    I bought a G2c on a whim for under $200 brand new and love the ergonomics and size. I've spent a little bit of time trying to fix the horrible trigger and even bought a stainless steel striker guide. Still has a horrible trigger and mediocre accuracy.

    Spending any more time and money on it would be the equivalent of this...

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    My experience mirrors his. It's not a target or competition trigger. I certainly wouldn't put it in the "horrible" category. There's some initial slack until you hit the wall, and then a clean break. The reset is isn't bad either as you can clearly see in the video. Yes, the trigger is "different" than the Glock trigger, but I don't understand how it's horrible especially for it's intended purpose.

    Seems like nowadays if a striker fired gun doesn't have all the characteristics of a Glock or competition like trigger, it's considered to be terrible, unworthy, and not adequate enough to get the job done in a self defense situation...

    As far as accuracy goes, it's plenty accurate enough to get rounds on target durring a self defense situation and reasonable self defense distances... Plenty of other videos on YouTube that demonstrates that.
     
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  17. Trey Veston

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    My trigger has a looong pull, then about halfway through, I can feel a "clicking" sensation. I've replaced the striker channel guide, taken the trigger group out and polished everything, and used a jewelers file to clean up all polymer surfaces. Still there. From what I've read online, it's a condition experienced by a few other people and I have yet to find a solution for it.

    Yes, compared to every other polymer and striker-fired handgun on the market, the trigger is horrible. Not sure how you can defend it or why even try. It's a sub-$200 pistol and worth every penny.
     
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    So is it unlike the trigger pull in the video? I've owned two PT111 G2's and one G2S that I picked up recently. All of them mirror the trigger pull depicted in the video. The long pull is only for the first shot, the reset is short, so you only have a long trigger pull for 1 out of 13 rounds in the gun... From your emphasis on how long the trigger pull is, I take it that you do not like DA/SA triggers either? The G2C trigger is not very different than a DA/SA tigger in a sense except there's little resistance on the initial long trigger pull until you reach the wall.

    If you fast forward to the 3:15 mark in the video, and point to what's wrong with the initial pull? As far as the reset, it's about on par with my M&Ps, PPS M2, XD's, and other striker fired guns.
     
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  19. Buckeye63

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    I have shot enough DAO revovlers to
    think the PT111 is OK ...
    I really think the PT111 G2 trigger is fine for its intended use ..

    I remember the trigger on a Milsurp Makarov I had ..., I would shoot the crap out of it ... And the PT111 trigger is a dream compared to my ole Makarov. : )
     
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    I have never had a DAO revolver. I do own a DA/SA revolver that I shot a lot in Double Action. I spent a lot of time working with the Double Action trigger on a DA/SA Ruger P-series. I have owned a Kel-Tec P-11 that was actually a pretty decent shooter after you got used to the horrible trigger. I owned a PT 111 G2 & wound up selling it. It isn't a bad gun for the money but it is not what I would call a good or decent trigger. It can be learned & worked with & gotten by with but it was honestly the only thing I didn't like about the pistol. I decided to let it go & get something I liked better. Are the G-2's worth what they sell for? I would say yes. Are there nicer options for not a whole lot more money? I would say yes to this too.
     
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    Yes, for a few months now.

    Nope.

     
  22. Texasgrillchef

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    Thats the poor mans lambo!
     
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  23. Texasgrillchef

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    I do not like glocks or their trigger, i find them very uncomfortable to hold and to pull. I also find them to be an ugly gun.
    They remind me of the scion hamster car! Lol

    But to each their own.

    I personally like long pulls. But again to each their own.

    Like i said before i allready have the gun, i all ready have a suppressor. Its not my only 9mm.
    So it would be nice to be able yo use it on my taurus.

    IF the Taurus was my ONLY gun, then no i would not spend the money to make it suppressor ready.

    As far as accuracy goes.... its good enough for close range sd, and thats all i care.

    I have a Baretta 92FS and a sig P365 both are awesome but they arent cheap guns either.

    For under $200 is their really a better 9mm for under that anount?
     
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    "For under $200 is their really a better 9mm for under that amount?"

    Probably not brand-new. Some places have had the Star BM for $150-$175. I own them both, and it is arguably nicer than the G2.
     
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    I seen those too, but never really paid them any attention. How much are mags and can you still find spare wear parts?
     
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