Gun Review: Taurus Millenium G2 – 9 mm

72 responses

  1. avatar
    RS
    April 22, 2013

    I have a Millenium Pro PT111 which is the predecesor to this and it has been terrific. The new version hase some nice additions like the acc. rail and take down pin. Great piece at a great price.

    • avatar
      Pulatso
      April 22, 2013

      I also have a Milleum Pro PT 111, I use it as my primary carry gun, and I have no complaints. Good to know the G2 is also up to snuff. I’ve been wanting a .45 ACP, and I had been focused on either the XDm or the new SR45…I might have to look into the G2 .45 also.

      • avatar
        Todd
        April 22, 2013

        I have a pit145 pro and it is awesome . I love it

  2. avatar
    Lauderdale Vet (@lauderdalevet)
    April 22, 2013

    Love my Taurii. Love the direction the company is going. More, please.

  3. avatar
    Saul Feldstein
    April 22, 2013

    Have a PT145 thats great, acquired a PT845 that was total garbage (FTF and a poorly finished slide.) Sent it back to Taurus and they screwed me around for 2 months before finally doing the right thing and sending a replacement. The replacement was OK but still an occasional FTF so I sold it at a loss and chalked up a lesson, any hint of Taurus trouble dump it because their service facility in Miami sucks.

  4. avatar
    traye
    April 22, 2013

    My Taurus pt140 has earned my trust. I have put thousands of rounds through it (every kind of ammo I could find) and it has gone bang every.single.time. Shoots straight and shoots every time. All I want in a gun.

    That being said, my wife cannot use it, (She carries glock 22), because the slide lock is forward of the safety. Between the stiffness of the spring and her small hand she cannot lock the slide open with her thumb. Don’t know if that would be an issue for the smallhanded on this gun, but maybe.

  5. avatar
    Pulatso
    April 22, 2013

    Double strike is a boon for practicing with crap ammo. I shot 50 rounds of Tula 9mm this weekend, two FTF that shot with the second pull of the trigger. My wife’s LC9 has one FTF with her 50, no double strike with that one.

    • avatar
      Saul Feldstein
      April 22, 2013

      Your use of FTF is interesting, in my nomenclature it always meant “Failure To Feed” however you seem to use it as “Failure to Fire.”

      I would call your situation a “misfire.” I just wonder if FTF is interchangeable between the two malfunctions.

      • avatar
        Pulatso
        April 22, 2013

        Yes, I meant “Failure to Fire”. No idea if FTF is interchangable, or which is correct.

      • avatar
        Dan A
        April 22, 2013

        FTF can mean both, like FTE can mean either failure to eject or failure to extract. That’s why I prefer to avoid the initialisms entirely and just say what the actual problem is.

  6. avatar
    Darryl Eymard
    April 22, 2013

    I have a Millennium Pro PT-140. Not a problem for me. As for the manual safety, each to their own. Some people want them, some don’t. So long as you practice in the method you decide to carry. I’ve carried with safety on, and with safety off. I also have a PT-111. Like both pistols, controls are the same, so no issue of rechecking where controls are when carrying either pistol.

  7. avatar
    mediocrates
    April 22, 2013

    mine had a 3 stove pipes in the first 150 rounds. took apart the magazines and oiled and lubricated them (one was absolutely dry). Since then, I’ve had 100% reliability as well…

  8. avatar
    Culpeper Kid
    April 22, 2013

    Have an at least ten year old Millenium PT145, after a lot of use, the trigger smoothed up nice. Ten plus 1 .45 acp, 22.5 oz empty, what’s not to like. It cost $400 back then, so this sounds pretty good, for the money.

  9. avatar
    Ryan Finn
    April 22, 2013

    I’m actually the only one of my friends & family that has had all my Taurus handguns run perfectly. It’s nice to see they are moving in a positive direction because I really liked all the ones I’ve owned.

  10. avatar
    Damon
    April 22, 2013

    not a poly gun but my circa-2009 PT1911 has been trouble free. fired a triple once when another shooter limp wristed it, but that’s not the guns fault. i really like the idea of their smaller poly guns, especially if they’re just as good.

  11. avatar
    Mark N.
    April 22, 2013

    Almost dry when you broke it down? Well, that’s a change! They used to come so gunked up you had to clean them before the first shot. I bought my daughter a PT111 that came that way. They are also well known for having mags that are very difficult to fully load.
    I was going to buy a PT745, but they went out of production. And that is the ONLY Taurus .45 on the California roster. Not one of their new pistols is on the approved list, and all that’s left are a compact .40, a .38, and two full size 9mms. I’ll be interested if Taurus decides to renew its interest in our market.

    • avatar
      AlphaGeek
      April 22, 2013

      I was wondering if this was available in CA. The lack of a big ugly loaded-chamber indicator should probably have been a giveaway. (As an aside, I see that Taurus is continuing their storied tradition of selling obvious derivatives of successful handguns at lower prices. One might think this was an M&P or xD at first glance.)

      Seems like it would be a bit silly to import one under the CA single-shot exemption given the value of the gun, unless of course one lives in a county where CCW permits are actually issued.

      • avatar
        Mark N.
        April 22, 2013

        Location, location, location. Over 5000 issued in my county of residence, where “self-defense” is “good cause.”

    • avatar
      Ing
      April 22, 2013

      Yeah, at first glance it looks a lot like an M&P (not so much like a Springfield).

      The other day my wife told me I need to get a gun for deep concealment so I can break the law and carry where I work — all the recent national & regional mayhem has her worried. I don’t think I’ll take her up on that breaking the law part, but I’ll take it as a good excuse for a new pistol. :)

      I’ve been hankering for a Springfield XD-s, but they don’t come in 9mm and their $600 price tag is a bit much for my limited budget. I gotta go check one of these Millennium G2′s out — heck, if they handle and shoot that well for only $350, it’d be hard not to buy one.

      • avatar
        JS
        August 2, 2013

        They do make the XDs in 9mm now but it is as pricey as the XDs 45. I looked at both the XDs 9mm and the Taurus Millennium PT111 G2 and for the money, feel and size of it, I decided on the Taurus. I do own the XDs 45 as my main carry gun. The thing that clenched it for me though was the price and availability of ammo for the 9mm versus the 45ACP.

      • avatar
        Jesse
        March 12, 2014

        I just got one last week and love it. I have shot around 50 rounds through it and to me it is very accurate for its size, and the purchase of the gun is awesome, when you grab it it feels perfect in your hand. Now I have to find a good holster for itm

      • avatar
        Jesse
        March 12, 2014

        I just got one last week and love it. I have shot around 50 rounds through it and to me it is very accurate for its size, and the purchase of the gun is awesome, when you grab it it feels perfect in your hand. Now I have to find a good holster for it.

  12. avatar
    Mike
    April 22, 2013

    An ammo shortage is the perfect time to review a Taurus. LOL.

  13. avatar
    Ralph
    April 22, 2013

    The worst problems with Taurus pistols in the past has been customer service. I wonder what Taurus has done to improve its service levels.

    Any company can turn out a lemon from time to time. What the company does afterwards is what separates the best from the rest.

  14. avatar
    Max
    April 22, 2013

    I have owned many Taurus pistols over the years (still own almost all of them) and I have been a “fan boy” from day 1. My father presented me a pair of PT92′s for my 40th birthday and they have never had any problems. I have owned a PT845 (sold) and currently carry a 24/7 G2 compact. I also have the 24/7 G2 full size and can’t praise them enough. In these times of short ammo, the Tula steel case runs through more often than anything else and I find the strike-two capability of the 24/7′s works every time.

  15. avatar
    Sixpack70
    April 22, 2013

    This looks like it might be good to carry in the summer. I tried all three of my fullsize guns in .45, .40 and 9 mm today. They all print way too much with just my t-shirt. They are all fine with a jacket in fall winter and early spring. As I am heading south I will have to find a smaller carry gun.

  16. avatar
    Rokurota
    April 22, 2013

    Tyler, what’s the height and width on this pistol? (By width, I mean slide width — how much gun is shoved in your waistband — not grip width)

  17. avatar
    Gov. William J. Le Petomane
    April 22, 2013

    Thanks for the review. I’m shopping for a CCW gun and this might be in the lead right now (open to suggestions). I live in an extremely low crime area and it will probably spend most of the time in my truck’s console, with the safety on. I never understood the aversion to safeties, if you want it use it, if you don’t don’t. I can see why some don’t want it for carry, but then again I’ve read several anecdotal stories of LEOs getting the firearms wrestled away from them and survived because the perp couldn’t get the safety off. To each his own. Personally I’m more worried about a ND than a quick draw contest. Probably even leave it condition 3 when it’s sitting in my truck.

    The price is right (I’m cheap) and it’s about the right size. I’d like something that functions as much as possible like my Beretta 92 just to avoid confusion if I ever have to use it, but I don’t seem to be having any luck finding a small, light 9mm with a flip up to fire slide mounted safety. I’m a little concerned with Taurus’ reputation for customer service, but I’m not sure better service is worth an extra $200 or $300. Unless I get a lemon, of course.

  18. avatar
    Kage
    April 22, 2013

    Love my Millenium PT140 it eats everything i feed it, very comfortable, reliable (thousand or so rounds and only two misfires that fired on “strike two”) and accurate. it also has a fantastic SA/DA trigger.

  19. avatar
    percynjpn
    April 23, 2013

    Jeff Quinn was very impressed with it as well; of course, there don’t seem to be any guns that he doesn’t like, so . . .

    Nice demonstration of the trigger pull!

    • avatar
      Gov. William J. Le Petomane
      April 23, 2013

      I think his rule is he doesn’t waste his time reviewing crap, so yeah, if he writes it up he must have liked it.

  20. avatar
    g
    April 23, 2013

    Love the trigger pull video. More gun reviews on TTAG should have it!

    • avatar
      Michael
      April 23, 2013

      +1

  21. avatar
    Tyler Tulchinsky
    April 23, 2013

    I have a pt845 and love it. I use it as my home defense gun. It has proved uber reliable. More people need to take Taurus seriously.

  22. avatar
    Bob H
    April 23, 2013

    Don’t all Taurii (I will steal and use it from now on!) have a key lock built into them? I am fairly certain I don’t want ANY gun with this “feature”.

    • avatar
      Mark N.
      April 24, 2013

      It’s not like you need to use it or anything, and it won’t self-engage. Think of it as a built-in child safety device, no more. I think my Sig Mosquito has one too, but it’s been so long since I’ve looked for it I hardly remember.

      • avatar
        Wolfy
        April 25, 2013

        The key lock is mainly for when you store it away for a long period of time or you are extra paranoid. The other reason I could see using the system lock feature is shipping it to a destination where you would pick it up with the keys in your possession.

  23. avatar
    Jack Broadbent
    April 28, 2013

    I have the new Millennium G2 pt111 and it works great I have put multiple different brands of ammunition in it with not one single misfire. Ive put federal FMJ 115, Fiochi FMJ 115, Remingtion JHP 115, American Ammunition FMJ 115, and what ever type of frangible ammo THE GUN STORE uses in las vegas were I took my cfp test. Ive put more than 100 round each for all those except the Remington I put 24 and the frangible I put 36. I love my gun and it feels great and shoots well. Great for begginers like me.

  24. avatar
    JB7710
    May 6, 2013

    I’ve had a 1st gen PT 145 for 10 years. It has been to and fro Miami 3 times in its lifetime, all for the same problem- a broken safety lever. Currently shopping for a replacement.

  25. avatar
    Tom
    May 12, 2013

    I bought one of these a few months ago, I’m not even a big fan of 9MM’s but I love the feel of it so I had to have it. I’ve had no issues with it.

  26. avatar
    ron k
    May 19, 2013

    I have a taurus 709 slim and love it! All the good things that I hear about the G2 makes me want to go out and buy one. Oh what the heck

  27. avatar
    Nate
    June 6, 2013

    Ive had this gun since Jan. . I seen it at the gun shop and loved it when i held it but I wanted to do some homework on it so I put it down, went to research it and it was to new …Taurus didnt have anything on it but deminsions so I desided to give it a try being the gun was priced at 329 at that time they hadent even priced it went back to store it was gone ….store owner said he had 3 and they flew off the shelf and would be getting 1 or 2 more in in a couple days . so two days later i went in at open and bought 1. 4 days after that i went and bought 2 more to make sure my friends could get one…..this gun is great ive put well over 600 rounds through it of all types of ammo not one mess up and anyone else that shoots it loves it and wants one, however i havent seen them on the shelf anywhere for some time now. Taurus did a awesome job with this gun and I would recommend this for new,women,men ,carry shooters of all types . I’m looking forward to trying the .40 when i see it i want to see how it will compare to my M&P.40c

  28. avatar
    Bill S.
    July 12, 2013

    I bought my G2 4 months ago and have put 700 rounds down range. Gun is well made and i have had no issues with it at all. Fun to shoot and very accurate. Besides my G2 i own a 85 ultra light revolver and a 738 .380 made by Taurus. I had to send the .380 back to Taurus since i started having extraction issues.Customer service paid to have gun returned for repair and was returned to me within 3 weeks.It has worked perfectly since they installed new ejector .

  29. avatar
    PCnotPC
    August 8, 2013

    Just bought one of these PT111 G2s today. Trigger is better than my PT709 Slim and I get five more rounds in each magazine. Looking forward to wringing it out on the range.

  30. avatar
    r.ray
    August 15, 2013

    Tight my behind,Sounds like a childs rattle.430 rounds down range often jammed at an angle upward toward chamber when slide racked,Often ftfeed into chamber requiring a push of the slide to finish the cycle.Back to Taurus,Hope it works out,gun feels great.As of this time it’s a pos.Stoeger Cougar compact 35 dollars more far better quality.Xd compact,sr9c,m&p compact all far more reliable,not that much more costly.Little Taurus felt to good in hand to pass on though really hope they can turn it into a working gun.

  31. avatar
    Tom C
    September 3, 2013

    Have put 500 rounds through mine with no FTF or FTE. My other carry is an XDm 3.8. They are equally accurate at 7 yards. The only jam came from manually racking “too slow”. My fault, not the guns. Would love it if i could find some hi-vis sights for it. Would recommend as a comfortable, easy to conceal carry.

  32. avatar
    George
    October 14, 2013

    Can anyone tell me how hard it is to rack the slide for someone with limited strength?

    • avatar
      tom
      October 14, 2013

      Similar to other 9mm’s like xd-m or SW. Needs to be fast or you may not feed properly. Still looking for night sights.. Any help?

      • avatar
        George
        October 14, 2013

        I have a Walther PPX I have no problem with, but I can hardly rack my Ruger SR9c, so I’m looking for something a little less stiff than the Ruger.

    • avatar
      bad influnz
      October 14, 2013

      Check below

    • avatar
      Renitar
      October 25, 2013

      Ok I can answer that question. I am 67 yr old female with a bit of arthritis in my hands. But, I Love the P111 g2. It actually fits my small hand. It’s ok on the slide, but I have to admit when having to take apart to clean I cannot pull back and get the slide locked open because I have trouble holding the slide back long enough to get it locked. Strength being the issue. Powerful spring. I usually ask someone to help when I need to clean. But racking myself to fire is just fine.

  33. avatar
    bad influnz
    October 14, 2013

    I have a Taurus PT809, straight out of the box to the range, no cleaning, no oiling, shot 500+ thru it so far, and 2 failure to eject.. maybe the cheapo ammo I was using.. ? I love it, a little bulky for my wifes small hands, but she can hit target 40- 50 feet out with only 2 misses… She’s either getting a PT709 slim or a PT111.. My 17 yr old can shoot it reliably also, and he’s just in love with it.. Taurus had improved over the years, and I’d gladly take anyone to the range with mine to prove it..

  34. avatar
    bad influnz
    October 14, 2013

    George, my wife can the slide ok with my 809, a lil difficult, but she’s just starting out and getting used to it… Main thing is repetition and training.. she’s come a long way since we’ve first started shooting together.. the PT111 is a little smaller, 12+1 compared to 17+1, but she’s getting there..

  35. avatar
    Ogden Lane
    October 23, 2013

    I bought a PT145 first generation to replacea 380 PPK which jammed frequently, but wish I still had. The Taurus shoots very well for a 3.25 inch barrel. After 6 or 8 years, I was ready to trade it away because of jams which increased in frequency to 1 in 2; soon thereafter, I noticed the grip had a jelly bean on it and it turned out to be part of the grip! I sent it to Taurus to repair the grip and mentioned the jamming as an afterthought, It came back with grip replaced, and the barrel was new, too. It was a victim of faulty tooling and was a magnet for dirt which I could not remove or clean away. It is now a really fine gun with few jams; accuracy is be very comforting especially at 50 or 60 feet. It’s not a great fine gun, like Wilsons, but it will do in a pinch-11 rounds of 230 grain HP. Maybe I got lucky, but what’s wrong with that?

  36. avatar
    Jim
    October 27, 2013

    I just purchased the Taurus PT111 G2 spent the afternoon at the range and shot about 50 rounds with no problem. I also have the PT 740 have shot 500+ rounds and no problems. The PT111 is slightly easier to rack just barely. My wife is a small woman with small hands and she can rack and clean either one in fact she carries a PT 740. It is easy to remove the slide if you hold the gun upside down with the back side of the gun resting between the thumb and first finger just behind the trigger between the slide and handle, I use my right hand . Slide pull the slide back with your fingers on the right hand and operate the release catch with your other hand. Make sure you pull the trigger after you release the catch and hold the trigger down until you remove the slide.

  37. avatar
    Mike Campbell
    October 27, 2013

    I bought a new G2 at a gun show.. I am not very familar with hand guns, but I thought I would be able to pull back the slide and release without any problem , but the only way I can pull the slide back is with a magazine clip inserted. Is that the design ? I actually fiddled with the slide Hex lock and no difference.

    Confused

    Thanks,
    Mike

  38. avatar
    RON johnson
    November 22, 2013

    I have a millennium 9 mm my uncle gave me and after you fire the first shot the gun jams the bullet catches on the silver part inside the chamber and only fire that one shell and then jams how can I fix this

    • avatar
      tom
      November 22, 2013

      You might be able to file and polish the ramp a bit. I would send it in to Taurus.

  39. avatar
    LaMarr Clemons
    November 22, 2013

    I bought a first generation PT145 which worked great for a long time, then began jamming more and more so that it was at least half the time. I sent it back to factory and received it in 10 days with a new barrel and explanation that it had accumulated a lot of dirt, powder, etc., in fine parts of the barrel. I think there was a rough manufacturing process which made it impossible to clean and/or remove those microscopic particles. Since then it almost never, rarely, jams. It is 11 rounds of 45. It weighs about 23 oz. empty and is 1.25 inches wide at the slide, so it is a problematic carry for all day, but for an occasional or temporary, it does just fine. Most people clean only or lube/oil only when both should be done. Taurus gets a bad rap, I think; their lineup is reasonably priced; if you want the ultra, like Wilson, multiply the price by 10 and there you are. I’d rather have 10 Tauruses (Tauri?) myself.

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    Alan Harrison
    December 5, 2013

    I use my G-2 as my carry weapon. Very happy with the size, weight and reliability of this side arm. So far, several hundred rounds and no problems. I also have a model 99AF which was purchased in 1985. After several thousand rounds without a jam or any other problems I guess it has proved itself. I bought my G-2 at Academy Sports for $329.

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  43. avatar
    tom
    December 14, 2013

    Still looking for hi-vis sights for my G2… any help?

  44. avatar
    Mike Ferros
    December 24, 2013

    I like my Taurus PT111G2 9mm….Its a good lightweight carry and fits my hand (with clip installed) better than most other compacts I tried..plus it shoots well with the limited amount of ammo I fired through it…I used both clips to insure a good feed and no problems whatsoever.
    My primary drawback on this weapon is loading the clip….If you plan on installing 10 or more rounds, you need a super grip with your weak hand and a strong thumb on the other!
    Other than the clip loading, I give it a 9+.

  45. avatar
    Dave
    January 14, 2014

    I bought this Taurus Millennium G2 for $299 and love it. I was going to buy the M&P Shield but the G2 was more comfortable in my hand plus it has a 12+1 capacity. Also it was $130 cheaper. I like the multiple strike capability as well, why not have that option? You don’t have to use it but it’s better to have it than not. The gun has been flawless with both FMJ’s and HP’s so it is now my main carry gun. I had been carrying a Taurus PT-145 and sometimes still do but the G2 is a smidge smaller and a nice change. I think it’s an excellent pistol and the price can’t be beat for what you get.

  46. avatar
    Rocky
    February 1, 2014

    I own the Taurus Mil. G2 9mm and also my main carry gun is a Taurus 24/7 .40 cal. Both of these weapons were superb straight from the box. Taurus is a top quality forearm.

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    Ted S.
    March 8, 2014

    I bought a pt111 pro used and I’ve fired a few hundred rounds thru it. With the exception of two FTF (probably due to cheap ammo ) the gun has been a gem. Good quality and exceptional value.

  49. avatar
    karll
    March 8, 2014

    I bought a pt 111 in 2002….never had any firing issues and am thinking about using it for ccw…it does shoot low and takes some practice on how to use the sights accurately…buddies of mine shot it without practice and were able to hit targets, with tight groups hear the center…

  50. avatar
    Gunner123
    March 21, 2014

    My PT111 G2 is on the way from GrabAGun. Can’t wait. I understand that taurus 9mm mil pro mags will fit too. My Academy has them in stock so will get at least a third mag. Anyone know if other higher capacity Taurus 9mm magazines will fit?
    Looks like 12+1 in a small 9mm at this price point is fantastic!

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