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Taurus PT111 G2 review

Taurus is best remembered for their undeniably impressive assortment of handguns, including pistols intended for concealed carry, target shooting, & home defense. Some experienced shooters may challenge the reliability of these guns – especially regarding their past recalls – but those times are long passed.

Taurus’s PT 1911

The PT 2912 from Taurus Is equipped to go hrad•to•head with the most dominant current Model 29220, comes with even more trimmings than many custom•Oulit guns, & list for an Incredibly /ow poke.

The new Taurus PT 2921 MOMS standard with a full•iength solid guide rod & a skeletonized and”type trigger.

The official name is Munn Model PT 1911, & this .45 ACP pistol was introduced at the 2005 S.H.O.T. Show in January. It now becomes the firearms industry’s latest testimonial to the world’s seemingly insatiable dem& for this most classic of all classic pistol designs. I get my hands on a preproduction model & can testify that it is a real tribute to the Model 1911.

Fully loaded with premium accessories, with individually tuned & fitted features, the PT 1911 leaps from the boo already equipped to go head-to-head with the current model 1911 market’s most dominant names, with more trimmings than even many custom-built competition guns. All that at half the recommended retail price of any ether equivalently equipped Model 1911. In fact, once the initial rush is over, you’re going to be able to buy a PT 1911 for the same real-world price as most other companies sell basic plain-vanilla Mil-Spec 19115.

Taurus PT11 Millennium G2

Taurus has been busy promoting their line of Millennium G2 guns which are sure to surprise even the most experienced shooters.

Developed in Brazil in 2005, the Millennium pistols are some of Taurus’ best-selling, & it’s easy to see why. They designed them with the goal of making them among the most trusted in their class.

Like remarkable versatility. Non-stop performance. & your choice of models including: .32 & .380 ACP, 9mm (12+1), .40 caliber (10+1), or .45 ACP (10+1 or 6+1 in a slimmer grip, single stack magazine sub-compact .45 at under 21 ounces). The Millennium PRO” also features the same revolutionary Single Action/Double Action trigger & matching serial numbers on the frame, slide & barrel as the 24/7 PRO, Heinie “Straight Eight”sights, an ergonomic grip design, enhanced finger indexing Ambidextrous Index Memory Pads” & posi-traction slide serrations. Light, powerful & technically advanced, the Millennium PRO is the choice for concealment & backup carry.
Fit & Finish

In my mind, Taurus guns have always been associated with “The Judge” & larger, cheaper handguns. So imagine my surprise when I unboxed the Millenium G2 to find a well-crafted, compact polymer handgun. I racked the slide a few times & rattled it in the hopes of finding some sloppiness. No dice. I slid an empty magazine home, heard it click, & then hit the release. I watched the Taurus pt111 magazine drop free. Damned if everything didn’t seem to work. & then I saw that MSRP was $349. Consider my snobbiness subdued.

Reliability

I immediately headed to the range & ran a few hundred rounds of Blazer 115 gr., cheap steel-case Tula, & 147 gr. HydraShocks. I’m pleased to report that the G2 ate everything without so much as a single hiccup. However, due to the current climate surrounding ammo availability, I was unable to put more than 200 rounds downrange & I so am unable to make a complete judgment on reliability. However, I ran the gun with only the lubricating from the factory (not much) & didn’t clean it at all.

Accuracy
I found the G2 to be entirely accurate given its diminutive size. I was able to produce a minute of bad guy groups at combat distances. Even though the rear Taurus pt111 sights is adjustable, there was no need to mess with it as the gun hit what I was trying it out to about 15 yards. The targets above were slow fired at 7 yards. The G2 uses relatively standard three dot sights & I found them easy to get lined up & on target. Beware aggressive cleaners as these are just painted. Caustic substances could likely eat those dots away.

Taurus Millennium G2 Accessories

Taurus incorporated a Picatinny rail forward of the trigger guard as a convenient feature to implement the necessary space to attach a wide variety of accessories. With no shortage of aftermarket options, buyers will most often opt for tact lights & laser sights for the Millennium G2.

One of the best accessories for this rail is a laser, & I highly recommend the CMR-201 Rail Master Universal Laser Sight. These lasers are seriously powerful & have ambidextrous activation control tabs, so don’t let their high price tag deter you. Another reliable option is small in size but significant in power the Mil-Spec Uni-Max Micro Rail Mount Red Laser. This ambidextrous accessory is the perfect match for both compact & subcompact models.

If you’re looking to add a tactical flashlight to your gun, I will go with the Insight M Series LED X2 Sub Compact handgun Light. The Insight light is not only one of the best subcompact flashlights out there – it’s also super easy to use & mount. Overall, it’s hard NOT to be blown away by the Taurus Millennium G2 – it’s an extraordinary weapon straight out of the box before modification or accessory adding.

Taurus Millenium G2 Holster

Picking a top-notch holster is extremely critical for owners of a CCW; investing in a good holster that you can be proud of should not be overlooked. Considering how clean the Taurus Millennium G2 pulls, I’d bet to say that it’s chance to go the extra mile with a holster. Yes, you want a high-quality holster that’ll form your shape, but I don’t think it’s worth it to spend more than $50-60 on a holster for the G2. That being said, one of the most refreshing choices I’ve found was the Techna Clip Conceal Carry Belt Clip.

 

To Carry or Not?

As a gun, it does the basics of what a gun actually should do. It fires with each squeeze of the trigger, & it does so reasonably accurately. A carry gun, however, should be able to do all that as well as be comfortable with tote & dead stupid easy to use. The thin profile of the G2 makes carry extremely pleased. I took the G2 in my CompTac MTAC IWB holster & hardly noticed it at all. The gun is light & doesn’t have any significant protrusions to jam into your side. When you do clear leather, you’ll find the G2 easy to get a Taurus pt111 grip on as it’s covered in nearly abrasive stippling all over. There’s just no way to grip the G2 & not get a good purchase.

Finally, The PT-111 is an affordable, thin profile, essential, 9mm carry gun. With its lightweight 22 oz. Polymer frame, & ramped 3.2-inch barrel, the newly designed Millennium G2 is the ideal concealed carry gun. Available in two compact models—PT 111 & PT 140—the Millennium G2 features an accessory rail, high-profile sights, an aggressive, textured grip & melted edges for added comfort & easy concealment.

Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Finish: Blue
  • Barrel Length: 3.2 inches
  • Capacity: 12 +1
  • Front Sight: Fixed
  • Weight (unloaded): 22 ounces
  • Length: 6.24 inches
  • Frame: Compact
  • Action: SA/DA
  • Safety: Manual Safety

 

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