Taurus in 2021

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kyle S., Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Kyle S.

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    So I was doing some searching online for some ammo storage containers and pulled up the bass pro clearance page. On their they had the Taurus G2C for like $270. Growing up i was always told to avoid Taurus at all costs as if they simply didn't work. Now me being a person who is more budget friendly shooter nowadays I searched the G2C in Google and found one for a whopping $212. After a rabbit hole of youtube videos and comments theres hardly a negative comment by anyone, besides hickock saying how the trigger was pretty bad. A lot of their other newer semi auto pistols have pretty great reviews as well(G2C, G3, G3C, TH9C). Im curious if their are any current or previous owners of any of these pistols and what your experiences might be. How are the aftermarket magazines? Hows their customer service? It seems like they've somewhat redeemed their name with these handguns from what I can tell. They are very popular on YouTube.
     
  2. mgmorden

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    My G2C works well, as does my 709 Slim. Yes, the trigger is downright bad on both of them, but that is a "nice to have thing" that doesn't affect their reliability.

    The 709 (along with a Ruger LCP) is actually one of my primary carry guns - the main reason is simple: I don't really like carry guns. If I'm going to put money into something nice I am going to invest in full sized target or competition pistols. For carry I only want something that is cheap and reliable.
     
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  3. Kyle S.

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    I haven't checked out the 709 yet, thanks.
     
  4. CNobbe

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    The 709 is long gone, the G2s replaced it. I've got a few Taurus pistols around, a G3c, GX4 - both banquet raffle prize guns. I haven't had a malfunction with either of them yet, I really like the little GX4.
     
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    I had an older Taurus 24/7 Pro C in 40 S&W. It ran great and was very accurate. The only reason I got rid of it is because of the mile long trigger pull.
     
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    Had a Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro along with a PT138 Millennium Pro which was the .380 version. Both guns were fairly well made and I didn't have any problems with them. I did like the manual frame mounted safety and their 12 round magazines but didn't care for the trigger and the sights. My biggest problem with the two guns was that they tended to point low for me when I brought them on target. Most likely something to do with their grip shape and it's angle but it just didn't work for me.
     
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  7. Big_Al

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    I've got around 500 rounds thru my 709 slim & haven't had any issues yet. If I remember correctly I paid $169 4 years ago. I don't think they are currently making them but I didn't look.
     
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  8. wally

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    I got my G2C as a replacement for my PT111 after the drop-safe class action lawsuit. The G2C is a very solid pistol and a step above the PT111. The trigger is fine but the trigger safety dongle is the most uncomfortable of all the guns I've shot with them -- which is most striker fired pistols. That IMHO is its only weakness, which I believe was addressed in the G3C and GX4.
     
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  9. TTv2

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    At $212 what do you have to lose by trying it? If it runs like crap or you can't hit the broadside of a barn, send it back to Taurus then sell it and get 80% of your money back. Just as good as a gun rental at a public range.
     
  10. 5-SHOTS

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    I have a G3 which I like. I only shot 200 rounds with it in a single range session. 100% reliable and pretty accurate. Hopefully I'll put another 200 rounds tomorrow.
    The sights are factory set for the combat hold, so you have to fully cover what you want to hit with the front sight (aligned with the rear sight, of course).
    The trigger break is a litte heavy and infact you can see some low-left errors from me in the groups I posted (15 rounds each, slow fire). I'm sure the trigger will improve with use. I had no problems hitting steel plates at 25 yards more or less.
    For the price you can't go wrong.
    I made a review here: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/my-new-taurus-g3-alot-of-pics.877292/
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  11. Kyle S.

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    Yea I'm not seeing the slim anywhere. The
    Yea, that is good point. I might stop at the lgs to see if they have any for a similar price. I'd like to handle one before buying. Not sure which one I'd go for, G2c or G3. Looking to get something for my girlfriend. She's not a fan of my cz-82.
     
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    The PT-709 Slim is out of production.
    The current production striker fired pistols are G2s (single stack), G2c (double stack) and G3c (double stack). There's also the G3 which is the "full size" version, the model I own. Optic ready G3 and G3c are also available.
    https://www.taurususa.com/pistols/see-all-pistols
    I'd go G2c over G2s and G3c over G2c, if possible. G3c has Glock compatibile sights which is a plus in my opinion.
     
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  13. Wildbillz

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    I have had a PT92 (older one) a PT1911 and a G3C. All of them have been good working pistols. Reliable and accurate, I got all of them at real good prices and would buy them again.

    WB
     
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    I bought my Taurus G2 PT111 Not sure if its a G2C. I'll have to look. At Cabelas in 2018 for my birthday on sale for 199.00. I was going to get it at Dunhams. They had them for 229.00. Cabelas was another 30 mins away. So i took the drive to save 30 bucks.
     
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  15. EMC45

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    I handled my sisters GX4 and TX22 when I visited her in FLA. They were both Bainbridge GA guns. I was thoroughly impressed by both.
     
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    I have a pt111 g2 mill pro, very similar platform to the g2c I fixed the trigger problem by replacing the trigger with a flat faced one by keep tinkering (no idea if those are still available). Hikock is right about the stock pull being too damn long on those. Very reliable pistol. I have some 15rd mag that will sometimes jam on the first couple of rounds, with steel ammo. Something like an m&p shield is a more solid feeling, better finished pistol for a lot more money.

    Now how can I get my grubby mitts on a gx4 at an LGS?
     
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    I have a PT145; Yes the trigger isn't the best, but it's not a Bullseye gun; it's an in close and personal gun. I took the sights off mine, as they shot low because it's the same front sight as on the longer barreled ones. I just cover the target with the back of the gun, and fire. Plenty good for the intended use.
    I may yet pick up a G2 or 3c, if the prices drop.
     
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  18. 5-SHOTS

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    I shot another 200 rounds with my G3.
    This time I shot Sellier & Bellot 124gr. FMJ-RN.
    Accuracy was good but not great; it seems to me it liked Winchester 124gr. FMJ-RN, I shot in the first range session, better. Still working on the trigger but near the end of the range session I think I have understood better how to place my trigger finger for better results, a thing that seems very important with this pistol.
    Round count is now 400 with no problems whatsoever.
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  19. Tallball

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    I have owned a PT99, a 709 slim, a PT22, and a G2.

    All of them were reliable.

    The PT99 is as accurate and reliable as any of my other good service pistols. It's basically a Beretta 92 with a better safety and better sights. I've had it for 30 years.

    The PT22 had a terrible trigger and I couldn't hit anything with it, so I traded it.

    The 709 slim had a very long trigger pull, and my XL hands couldn't deal with it so I traded it.

    My G2 was every bit as reliable as my Glock 26. They are similar enough in size to use the same holsters. I kept the Glock and traded the G2 because the G2 had an odd, kinda mushy trigger.

    A friend and I shot a bunch of magazines through the G2 and the G26 one morning. We both liked the Glock trigger better, but for both of us the two pistols had the same practical accuracy.
     
  20. Kyle S.

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    The g2c is so tempting at the price it is but I found a good deal on 9mm makarov (30cpr)and buckshot (40cpr) so maybe this winter I'll pick one up.
     
  21. sequins

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    Taurus is hit or miss, but the hits are indeed genuinely great guns. Their 92FS clone is great, the "G" series (there's a lot in the line now) like G2, G3, etc. are great. Some of their revolvers are even pretty great. It all just depends on a case by case basis, don't be biased just inform yourself on a given model before you jump on it.
     
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  22. C0untZer0

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    I purchased a Taurus Millennium G2 PT111 from Whittaker Guns for 184.99 + 12.99 S&H in 2016. I don't fire a lot of rounds through it, a few mags per range trip, maybe 250 rounds in an entire year. It doesn't have a high round count that has proven out long term reliability but I haven't had a problem with it so far. I thought the Taurus Millennium G2 PT111 was a good deal at $185.00 It is not a great gun, it is an OK gun that I got at a great price.. but I don't think the Taurus G3c is a good deal at $325+
     
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    I have a PT111 Millenium / G2C (not sure about that) I bought back in 2016 or so as a first auto loader pistol. This past year I put a cheap fiber optic front sight on it and a rubber over grip. Both of these made it way more shootable for me so I did the same thing on the G3 I bought earlier this summer for $249. Both of them are flawless with the OEM magazines, misfeed once in a blue moon with the cheap promags I use at the range. Not the gun's fault. I had them both at the range earlier this week testing a handload. 2" groups at 10 yards. Pretty good for my weak skills. They're a GREAT deal in my book.
     
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  25. Mike J

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    I am another that had a PT 111 Millennium G2. It worked & was decently accurate. I kept & carried it for a while. I sold it because I didn't like the trigger, I didn't like the blued finish & there was something else I wanted more. I would be interested to know if the more recent G2C, G3 etc. might have a better trigger that doesn't break so far back & feels cleaner.

    While I have not gotten to shoot or handle one the GX4 seems to be a completely different animal. I have watched a few reviews & I suspect it is a better design. The thing that did concern me a bit from watching the reviews was out of the 3 of them one was very positive. Another was mostly positive only mentioning a couple of minor dislikes. The third reviewer had a malfunction. I find myself wondering how good a job is being done of quality control. If Taurus is doing a good job of customer service I would still be open to the idea of getting one. I'm probably going to sit back & watch & wait for a bit.
     
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