Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kyle S., Aug 17, 2021.
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.
I haven't checked out the 709 yet, thanks.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
I'd go G2c over G2s and G3c over G2c, if possible. G3c has Glock compatibile sights which is a plus in my opinion.
Now how can I get my grubby mitts on a gx4 at an LGS?
I may yet pick up a G2 or 3c, if the prices drop.
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.
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.
OK gun that I got at a great price.. but I don't think the Taurus G3c is a good deal at $325+
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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