Gun Review: Taurus G2s 9mm Subcompact Pistol

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

Travis Pike for TTAG

The Second Amendment is for everyone. It doesn’t matter your race, religion, gender, or income level. As such, affordable weapons are a must if we’re going to expand the right to keep and bear arms to as many Americans as possible.

Taurus is well known for their affordable revolvers and semi-automatic handguns. They are also known for getting both a lot of love and a lot of hate online.

My experience with Taurus pistols has largely been negative, but that was confined to several revolvers. Their semi-automatics seem to have a decent enough reputation. There was a time when if someone asked if Taurus was a good gun I’d tell them to save $50 more and get a Smith & Wesson Shield. With the semi-auto G2s I can’t say that anymore.

The difference in price isn’t $50 anymore, it’s almost a hundred (more for latest M2.0 model). The G2s has been retailing for around $169 online putting it almost in the Hi-Point C9 neighborhood.

In fact, I purchased mine for that price at my favorite local gun store, Big Bend Outfitters. The G2s is a single stack variant of the double stack Taurus G2c 9mm. The G2s seems to be a successor to the old Taurus 709 series of subcompact single-stack 9mm firearms.

The Taurus G2s, Inside and Out

Like so many guns these days, the 9mm G2s subcompact comes in a simple cardboard box that contains the weapon, manuals, assorted paperwork, and two (yes, 2) 7-round magazines. In addition to 9mm Luger, the G2s is also available in .40 S&W which comes with two 6-round mags.

The G2s is available in either a black or matte stainless steel slide finish. The gun comes with adjustable rear sights, an oddity on a small carry gun. The G2s sports simple 3-dot sights, the same ones Taurus on the double stack G2c, the PT111 G2, the PT 140 G2, the 709, and 740 handguns. The benefit of that is aftermarket sights are widely available.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

The Taurus G2s 9mm features a short accessory rail. (Travis Pike For TTAG)

 

The G2s is a small gun, ideal for concealed carry. It’s a little wider than most at 1.10 inches but that’s barely a concern. At 20 ounces, it’s not quite as light weight as other modern single stacks, either (a GLOCK 43 is 18 oz). The gun comes with a manual frame safety as well as a trigger safety and a loaded chamber indicator on top of the slide.

I’m not a fan of manual safeties, but the G2s safety is well placed. It’s quick and easy for the thumb to activate and, more importantly, deactivate with a proper firing position.

One of the more interesting features of this handgun is the internal DA/SA trigger design. The gun lacks any means to de-cock it. Once you rack a round in the chamber the G2s is in single-action mode and it stays that way.

The handgun is always in single action unless a round fails to ignite. Then you can pull the trigger again for a double-action second try. Taurus describes this as SA with re-strike capability.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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The Taurus G2s has a very short rail to accommodate micro-sized lights or lasers. Two that I can think of are the Crimson Trace Rail Master and the Streamlight TLR-6.

How the G2s Handles

The G2s reminds me of the grip on the original Walther PPS. It’s a bit like gripping a 2×4. It’s not rounded very much, and while not optimum it’s not uncomfortable. It’s flat and that’s a plus for concealed carry.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

The G2s semi-auto subcompact has an overall length of 6.3 inches (Courtesy Taurus)

The slide has long and deep rear serrations which are appreciated. The grip is aggressively textured in several points around it. The G2s semi-auto pistol has a scalloped frame to accommodate your thumb and your trigger finger.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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Inserting a magazine in the G2s is oddly difficult. It gets about halfway in and then requires you to give it a good smack to get in there. This is whether the mag is empty or full. It’s weird and happened with the display model at my LGS as well as the new model I purchased.

The safety clicks on and off with ease and is nicely textured on both the top and bottom. The magazine release button is small, but easy to reach without much hand movement. The pistol is simple and planned out well. It does nothing innovative, but is very serviceable.

On the Range

I had a few issues with the G2s. At first, I created a massive shotgun-like group all over a target at 10 yards and couldn’t figure out why. It turned out the front sight was loose and was moving a bit between shots.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

Loose Front Sight (Travis Pike For TTAG)

I tightened it up and put a little Loctite on it for good measure. After that, the G2s shot true and was up to par with other guns in this size category.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

Fixed front sight (Travis Pike For TTAG)

The next issue was with one of two supplied magazines with one type of ammo. I used Winchester USA Forged steel cased ammunition and with one of the magazines, the rounds would stick and wouldn’t allow the follower to rise. I had to smash the bottom of the mag to get it to jump up.

I only had the problem with that brand of Winchester ammo. This wasn’t an issue with brass cased ammo and was only an issue with one of the magazines.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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The G2s trigger is okay, especially for a trigger that bills itself as a single action. Interestingly, it has the same long trigger pull length in both single and double action modes. It’s just a heavier pull in DA.

The light single action pull is similar to the P99’s anti-stress mode. The G2s pull also feels like plastic is dragging on plastic the entire time. It won’t win any awards, but it won’t affect your accuracy.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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What did affect my accuracy was the slide ripping into my hand. I have large mitts and with a high, thumbs-forward grip I got quite a bit of slide bite. Every so often I caught myself flinching and waiting for it.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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If you have smaller hands or use a lower grip, you probably won’t experience that.

Beyond that I ran into two failures to eject in my first 200 rounds which consisted of 50 rounds of brass cased ammo and a 150 of the Winchester USA Forged. Before my next range session, I cleaned the G2s, applied some oil and cleaned out that tricky magazine.

Range Day 2

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

The Taurus G2s 9mm sub compact pistol. (Courtesy Taurus)

The next day I went through some basic snap drills, Mozambique drills, and reload drills. The snap drills and Mozambique drills were simple and mostly accurate. Snap drills at 15 yards on a small target can always be tough with a little gun. I kept most shots quicker than or at 1 second and landed most of my shots.

The double-tap to the chest on the Mozambique drill was tough. The first round hit dead center but the second often went high…that’s somewhat predictable with a small gun. Slowing down to a controlled pair makes it a bit easier.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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Reloading drills were interesting. My hands are big enough that I can pinch the hell out of them with the magazine base plate. That’s not the gun’s fault, but if you have big hands watch out. Besides that, reloading is simple as long as you give the mag a solid pat on the way in. Magazines drop free, both loaded and unloaded and that is worth appreciating.

Beyond that I practiced shooting from cover and from longer distances. I started at 15 yards and aimed at the Sage Dynamics Headshot target. I tapped out a little earlier than average and 20 yards is the absolute max. And even at that range, I was dropping rounds outside of the headshot target.

This is a concealed carry gun meant for use in close quarters situations.

Taurus G2s 9mm Pistol

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The good news: throughout my second shooting session, I didn’t run into any issues with the gun or the magazine, regardless of the ammo used. Both my friend and I enjoyed shooting the Taurus G2s, and my friend remarked that he couldn’t believe how cheap this gun was for how well it performed. Ditto.

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Specifications: Taurus G2s Semi-Automatic Pistol

Barrel Length – 3.2 inches
Overall Length – 6.3 inches
Caliber – 9mm (.40 S&W also available)
Capacity – 7 rounds
Weight – 20 ounces
Height – 4.8 inches
MSRP $316 ($180 retail)

Ratings (out of 5 Stars):

Ergonomics * * *
Everything is placed in an easy-to-reach position, right where you’d expect. My main complaints come from the slide bite and the weird hang-up when it comes to inserting a magazine.

Accuracy * * *
The G2s subcompact is a functionally accurate gun. It won’t win any bull’s eye awards, especially with that long, plasticky trigger, but it’s well-suited for self-defense, its intended use.

Reliability * * *
Two failures to eject, a tricky magazine, and the wobbly front sight knock the reliability rating down a peg or two. Everything seems to be running smoothly now, but those initial concerns are valid and worth mentioning.

Customization * *
You can swap the sights and add an accessory to the rail, but that’s about it.

Overall Rating * * *
The Taurus G2s does nothing special or innovative, but it does seem to mostly work. If I needed a personal defense or carry gun and didn’t have a lot of cash, I’d buy and carry one without a doubt. There are options that are lighter weight and more slim, but most of them cost significantly more. I’m probably going to stick to my P365 for daily carry, but at less than half the cost, the G2s is a worthy option.

comments

  1. avatar jwm says:

    More guns in the hands of Americans? Everybody in America is armed at this point. All we really need is for the laws to get out of our way and let us carry everywhere and not hang us for legit defense.

    As for this pistol. A loose sight from the factory and ammo sensitivity is not good. Ruger is good if you’re on a tight budget. Ruger is just good, period.

    1. avatar Guesty McGuesterson says:

      Wut he sed.

      I’ll keep my G26 and G43.

      1. avatar Thixotropic says:

        G43 fo sho…

        Worth the extra do…

    2. avatar Russian Bot #4 says:

      I’m not sure if having problems with Winchester Forged ammo counts as ‘ammo sensitivity.’ They might have made improvements since it was introduced but several of my friends had problems with it in otherwise reliable guns.

    3. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Too many good guns out there to buy shitty one…

      1. avatar Swarf says:

        That may be, but you could also say the same about ammo. Life’s too short for Forged.

        Point being, we shouldn’t be dismissive of the gun just because it choked on one particularly terrible brand of ammo.

      2. avatar ROBERT D SCHERER says:

        I owe a 709. Never failed once. NEVER. I’ve shot federal, Remington, Winchester Hornady, fmj and hollow points. Never had an issue.

    4. avatar Random says:

      Not everyone. Still trying to save up for a Shield 380 EZ. Hard to do on just a disability check.

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    As I have a 709Slim(which IS slimmer) I’ll pass on this fat G2S. And my 709 is close to perfect…I am quite interested in Taurus’ new G3 Glock 19 sized gun if it’s cheap. And it ain’t Turkish.

    1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      My 709 was total shit. It choked all the time.

      1. avatar former water walker says:

        User error…you gotta break it in. And I realize you may object (don’t care)but I’ve had 5 I’ve had run perfectly…

        1. avatar Adub says:

          Mine wasn’t user error and I broke it in over 1,000 rounds. When I sent it off to Taurus, they said it was fine and returned it with the front sight bouncing loose in the box. Maybe mine was built on a Friday before the siesta?

        2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

          Tell me many rounds I put it, Mrs. Cleo?

      2. avatar ROBERT D SCHERER says:

        I owe a 709. Never failed once. NEVER. I’ve shot federal, Remington, Winchester Hornady, fmj and hollow points. Never had an issue.

        Reply

  3. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Big Bend Outfitters is your favorite LGS?

    Isn’t it pretty much your ONLY LGS? Lol

    Good review. These seem to be kinda hit and miss.

    I’ve shot a couple that ran without a hitch and then a couple that were fussy and hiccup prone with magazine issues.

    This competes with a Skyy in my mind. My pick for cheap service size is the Walther Creed from CDNN, S&W SD9, or Ruger Security 9.

    1. avatar LazrBeam says:

      I really like my SCCY CPX-2. It’s never failed to go bang and is quite accurate. It’s the perfect truck or boat pistol. I have the requisite Colts, S&Ws, Rugers, Walthers, etc., but the SCCY goes in the PU and the boat.

      1. avatar Specialist38 says:

        And it’s fairly small with 10 round mag. I like them, but I dont mind a DA pull.

  4. avatar ColoradoKid says:

    I’d love to see a “Support” category in these reviews. Taurus support (or lack thereof) would garner at least 1 less Overall Rating point.

  5. avatar ahil925 says:

    I’ve always wondered at the wisdom of Taurus making pistol to replace the PT709 that was bigger than the 709. Does the G2S share a significant number of components with the “C” model to bring down manufacturing costs?

  6. avatar Adub says:

    My 709 and G2C suffered from light primer strikes. The 709 would only reliably shoot one brand of ammo, the G2C struggled only with harder primers. Of course, the G2C also ate its recoil spring assembly too…

    Winchester steel case isn’t even lacquered like cheap Russian ammo. It is the worst ammo I’ve shot, and only my Glock can shoot it reliably.

    For cheap, I’d go Ruger and then S&W. My .02.

  7. avatar LifeSavor says:

    Was planning on buying an S&W M&P 9 Shield with my next bonus check (~ $300) on-line. The street price on this Taurus is around $180. The Shield seems more highly engineered, but the Taurus ain’t bad and saves money. Any thoughts on the trade-off?

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:

      Just realized Taurus in not mfg. in the USA. Really prefer that all the firearms and knives I purchase going forward are USA made.

      That being said, I still like my Glocks.

      1. avatar SoCalJack says:

        So do you carry a 26 or 43? My 2 cents:
        I like that the G2s has an accessory rail; add whatever laser/light you want. The Shield does not and if you want a WML, the TLR6 at 100 lm is the only option beside installing a $28 rail adaptor that will allow any light. But still a custom holster will have to be made made for that set up. The thing is, Shield or G2s, the cost of ammo, after a few years of shooting will overshadow the cost of the gun. I would not use initial gun cost as a decision factor. Reliability and concealability were the biggest factors for me buying 2 Shields in 9mm. If I lived in a free state I’d buy a Sig P365.

        1. avatar LifeSavor says:

          SoCal, you make some good points, especially about the overall cost of ownership and operation. Will consider the need for a rail, also.

          BYW, my EDC is a 43. The 17 only goes to the range.

          Thank you for your advice!

    2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Most people blow $200 a week eating out…

      Spend a little extra for something reliable.

      1. avatar Random says:

        You can afford to go out to eat every week? Must be nice.

        1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

          We can, but we don’t, because we like to eat healthy.

          Yes, it was nice to work myself out of the trailer park to middle class and place of financial security.

        2. avatar Anymouse says:

          You can eat every week? Must be nice.

      2. avatar LifeSavor says:

        RockOnHellChild,

        Yup, priorities. You are right. My next purchase will be for EDC, so reliability is essential.

        The good thing about taking my wife and daughter to dinner is that they eat so little, they get at least one and sometimes two meals each out of what they take home. Maybe I can justify my new gun by calculating how much money we save by eating out! LOL!

        Thank you for taking time to advise me!

        1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

          👍

  8. avatar enuf says:

    No thank you, prefer MADE IN USA guns.

    1. avatar Jay in Florida says:

      This one is built here.
      In Miami.

      1. avatar SkorpionFan says:

        The right side of the slide is marked “FORJAS TAURUS. MADE IN BRAZIL.” You can see this in the article’s third photo. Zoom in on the text box just below the extractor, behind the serial number.

        1. avatar Martin B says:

          Maybe “assembled in Miami with parts made in Brazil”. All complaints obviously go back to Brazil where they are tossed into the bin awaiting eventual destruction in the Amazon fires.

      2. avatar enuf says:

        If a foreign brand wants to get me to buy then they must prove they are all-in for a USA factory. That includes proving the raw materials and machine tools were all sourced within the USA. I can easily buy truly American made guns from the bar stock and plastics to the finished product. I see no reason to support a company that does only enough to get away with making a claim, but does not live it to the fullest.

        It’s bad enough we cannot buy 100% MADE IN USA automobiles, there is no reason to reward that fact in the gun industry as well.

  9. avatar Ranger71 says:

    Dammit, now I want to buy another Ruger thanks to the commets above. I am lacking in their plastic department.

  10. avatar Tec's Dad says:

    Taurus is marginal at best, their product support is a joke and their customer service is absolutely horrid. What they did to owners that were involved in the class action suit tells you what they think of the customers. They took my PT24/7 OSS in .45 and said it would be checked out and given an extended warrantee. Instead they kept all of the guns that were sent in and their idea of a fair replacement a PT740 with one magazine! Taurus sucks, buy anything but Taurus.

  11. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    I’m not a Taurus fan. And will never own another one. If your gun is awesome, good for you, but they still suck.

    I have never understood cheaping out on a gun with vast amount a awesome, low cost guns on the market nowadays. Not to mention with how long a quality firearm can last you.

    I personally know people who have $60K SUV’s, go on vacation four times a year, and eat out every day, but piss and moan at the idea of spending $500 on a hand gun… I don’t get it.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      I try to spend extra on Ammo, but 2 of my last 3 purchases were Browning and Benelli…

  12. avatar Bryce says:

    Fun fact: The G2s and G2c are the same slide…. You can literally take the G2s slide off (barrel, spring, everything) and put it on a G2c and vice versa.

  13. avatar enuf says:

    Okay so I’ve never owned a Hi-Point. But the guns are made in the USA, are routinely claimed to be reliable, are American Made, have excellent customer support by all accounts, are made in several factories in OHIO USA and are so very low priced that anyone thinking they need to settle for a cheap imported gun really should just buy a Hi-Point instead.

    Or save up some more money.

    Or, Taurus could build an American factory, source all materials and tooling within the USA and then I’d be willing to take a closer look.

    If they overcome that poor Customer Support reputation, that is.

    1. avatar No_Ones_Home says:

      Outside of handling a few Taurus guns in stores, I’ve never shot one & don’t know of anyone that owns one. Various comments the last year or so on the interwebzzz make it sound that Taurus’ customer service has greatly improved but I don’t have first-hand knowledge.

      That said, the Taurus Spectrum and their new TX22 are both made here in the USA in Miami, FL.

      1. avatar enuf says:

        I understand Taurus is moving the Miami operation to a new plant in Georgia.

        Nevertheless, it isn’t American enough for me until they show me that the gun is sourced in the USA from raw materials upward.

      2. avatar SorpionFan says:

        True, but the G2C and G2s are still made in Brazil. The slides are marked “MADE IN BRAZIL.”

    2. avatar duroSIG556R says:

      Taurus sucks. They’ve had my TX22 for over 6 months now. Currently, I’m waiting on them to ship a third tx22 to my ffl as a replacement. The last TX22 they sent had severe chatter marks on the lands of the barrel and you could not take the slide off the frame. This was after I was dealing with an issue twice over. There repair is beyond abysmal…I do hear they’re building a manufacturing facility in georgia. Doesn’t matter. AVOID THIS COMPANY. Look to Ruger or SW if you’re broke. I have seen so much internet hype promotion in regards to Taurus firearms lately and it makes me sick. I’m sure there are many others like me going through the same sort of issues with their taurus firearms.

  14. avatar MLee says:

    Good Lord! More striker plastic junk.

  15. avatar grumpster says:

    Considering that M&P original series 9MM and Ruger S9C both go for around $310, it makes no sense to me to take a chance with Taurus. The original Shield and Walther PPS are often down around $250. Customer support in USA too if needed.

  16. avatar Bigus Dickus says:

    The title of the article included “Taurus”, I stopped right there – didn’t read any further.

  17. avatar Mitch says:

    I had a PT111 G2 for a long time. I sold it to a Sheriffs deputy in training in one of our northern counties. I liked the feel and the fact it was on target the moment I brought it into my sight line. It was a great pistol but it was the same size as my UC9 pro and I found it kinda redundant. One other item to note. Galloway Precision has a trigger upgrade available for the pistols.

  18. avatar ebd10 says:

    Taurus hits another….bunt.

  19. avatar DaveP. says:

    I own a G2c.
    The Good:
    * The controls are nice and big. With small pistols, the tendency is to make the safety and slide release so small and flat that they’re difficult to use. Shields with the manual safety are this way. On the G2c, the safety and slide release are big enough to manipulate comfortably.
    * Nice grips with good texture. Big enough for a good grip and you don’t feel as if your hand is going to slide around. Much better ergos than a G26.
    *For the same package size as a Shield, you get 12+1 instead of 8+1.
    * And yes, the price. It’s easy to say, “save up and buy a Glock!” but there’s a lot of folks out there living one paycheck at a time… and every week extra they have to save up is a week they don’t have a gun at all. The Taurus G’s fill that niche with a good quality product.

    The Bad:
    *The trigger. While not the worst semiauto pistol trigger I’ve ever tried (tie between CZ100 and Colt Pony Pocketlite) it certainly is the strangest. It feels like there’s a rubber band in there: streeetch-TWANG! It’s shootable but takes some getting used to. Unfortunately, until Apex produces a replacement trigger kit (which will about double the price of the gun), you’re stuck.

    The Ugly:
    *All-plastic fully adjustable sights on a subcompact pistol? Really, Taurus? It’s not hurting anything, and I know why they did it, but still…

  20. avatar Hannibal says:

    “One of the more interesting features of this handgun is the internal DA/SA trigger design. The gun lacks any means to de-cock it. Once you rack a round in the chamber the G2s is in single-action mode and it stays that way.”

    I hate that mechanism. It’s the main thing I dislike about my PT145 which otherwise shoots well and carries very nicely. I would much prefer to be able to decock and use DA rather than carrying around a striker fired gun in SA with a marginal trigger.

    Other than that, I’m not a Taurus hater… but I ended up getting a Sig because in the long run if you’re gonna own a gun and carry it for years some extra money doesn’t matter much. Although the difference between a sig p365 and a Taurus is significant enough that I don’t blame anyone for going with them.

  21. avatar Randy Jones says:

    Taurus firearms have a decent reputation as a low end firearm. However, having owned several 1911s and 92s, I can say that I’ve never had a lick of trouble out of them and they have been rock solid. I would put the accuracy and dependability up against my Kimber that cost a good deal more.

    I have size 5XL hands, but have recommended the Taurus G2 and new G3 to my kid sister. With this one caveat, rent one and test it out just like you would any other pistol you are considering.

  22. avatar anon says:

    I had a question about my heritage arms rough rider about 6 months, and when customer service answered, it was ‘taurus’———- me thinks they have have more than just a foothold in the USA

    1. avatar enuf says:

      I read they bought the former Heritage facility. That’s rather a bummer.

  23. avatar Bill says:

    How do you get off doing a review using Winchester forged? That crap doesn’t run in any of my guns. At the very least you should be reviewing guns with brass cased ammunition oh, and if you have to go steal don’t use the worst type available.

    I don’t know if this is a good gun or not, but this makes the review total nonsense.

    1. avatar Dave G. says:

      @Bill:
      Plus 1 on the steel ammo. Around here (metro Detroit), the indoor ranges check your elsewhere-purchased ammo with a magnet to make sure it is NOT steel. (They’re worried about backstop damage from the steel.) My response is that I paid too damn much for a good quality gun to be running steel crap (reliable or not) through it. That goes for all of my guns.

  24. avatar SkorpionFan says:

    Another light that will probably fit the G2s is the Olight PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie. When the quick release lever is in the open position, you can slide the rail adapter back and forth match the rail slot to trigger guard distance on your pistol. It fits full-size to subcompact pistols.

  25. avatar MtnDewey says:

    I have a Judge, only Taurus I will probably ever own, maybe the 357. but I am good with Sig for semi’s

  26. avatar Ron says:

    I have both a PT111 G2 and a PT709. The only problem I had with either was after 5,000 rounds on the PT111 G2 where the edge of the recoil spring had jumped over the lip of the guide rod. I called Taurus on Friday and I got a replacement recoil spring/guide rod assembly on Tuesday, free of charge.

    My Taurus pistols do not suck. Glocks suck, however. A Glock is the ONLY gun that has ever given me slide bite and I tried every comparable brand of semi-auto, too. Also, no matter how I held the Glock, it bit me and despite having large hands, I never had a Taurus bite them.

    The Taurus trigger is different from other triggers but it has a very short reset in SA mode, which makes me wonder why the reviewer never mention it. If you’re letting the trigger go beyond the reset point, then you’re not working it correctly. That long travel is actually a safety feature and it is the same trigger as in the PT 111 G2/ G2C. Oh, and you can get a better trigger for it through Galloway that will reduce travel by 20% and while also eliminating over travel.

    As for accuracy, I consistently get sub-1.5″ groupings at 7 yards with Hornaday 115gr. Critical Defense and sub-1″ groupings with Inceptor 65gr. ARX, My results with Federal HST were less accurate but still fell within 2″ groups.

    The PT111 G2 has consistently been the most positively-reviewed handgun in recent history. Go on Youtube and read all the reviews. Go on some of the major gun retailers to read their user reviews.

    One final thing I’ll say about the magazines. I have not had any problems with the genuine Taurus magazines in either my PT111 G2 or my PT709. However, I have had some issues with the Pro-Mag magazines and my PT709 that do require a little push to get the mags seated into place. They do drop free, though, either full or empty.

    So, for the cost of two guns, I spent less than one Glock. End of story.

    1. avatar Travis Pike says:

      Glocks bite my hands too.

      The reset on this gun was very long. I had to release it the full length of the trigger pull.

      While i can read other reviews it does not influence my review.

    2. avatar Patrick says:

      I have both the PT111 G2 and the PT 709 Slim as well. They both have never had an issue. I don’t see any reason to buy another that appears to be the two of them merged together.

  27. avatar Chainsaw says:

    Winchester forged is garbage. My Smith and Wesson Shield even chokes on that junk. That being said my Taurus G2C is the only gun I’ve seen run right through it without issue.

  28. avatar DaveWallace says:

    Terribly unfair review. Should apologize to Taurus and we the readers. Credibility here is the issue.

    1. avatar Travis Pike says:

      Reviewer here.

      Can you tell me why?

  29. avatar DaveWallace says:

    My first and only post. Terribly unfair review. Should apologize to Taurus and we the readers. Credibility here is the issue.

  30. avatar Billy Bob says:

    Nah. I’ll pass. Confidence is an important component in most things, a really big deal when it comes to a tool that’s there to save lives. For me, it’s better to wait and save up a few more dollars than simply buy something because I can at the moment. With that said, I wish the very best for all those who bought one.

  31. avatar BusyBeef says:

    Had one – fantastic little pistol, easy to carry – I couldn’t say no to PSA’s $169 shipped special.
    Sold it to my financially challenged friend, and he’s still carrying it and loving it, even competing with it occasionally.

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