Good advice on if you have access to the trigger with the holster you use. I use the new G2 holster and the trigger is definitely covered.
I trained on a 1911, so I'm very comfortable with handling the safety.
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There's a much better chance of an accidental discharge occurring than not releasing the safety in a life or death situation. It's safe up until the moment of that negligent discharge.
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This is for left-handers like me who can't easily disengage the safety on the draw, or for others who may wish to carry with the safety off but don't like doing so with a single action trigger. There's a Youtube by creator "A.J.C." that can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y4tdnjsh that shows at the 9:25 mark how you can set up the G2C without a pre-cocked striker so the first shot is a true double action like the Glock "safe trigger". First you have to replace the trigger with the SA/DA trigger ($30) from keeptinkering.com. That maker has a Youtube channel called "keep tinkering" where he shows how to install it and also has a bunch of other videos with Taurus tips and tricks. The trigger replacement is fiddly as hell and involves taking apart a bucketful of small parts, but does not require any real gunsmithing expertise. The video is excellent and the visibility of what he's doing is very clear. If you've got the nerve and the dexterity it seems eminently do-able. Otherwise maybe you can convince you local gunsmith to do it for you. Now getting back to how you make it perform like a double action on the first shot (from the URL in the first sentence above)--it's extremely easy given how easy the gun is to field strip and reassemble. Basically you take off the slide, remove the recoil spring and push the barrel forward. Then you insert a round on the breech face and under the extractor (it just slides in). You slide the barrel back in place making sure it's seated properly, reinstall the recoil spring, and remount the slide. Now you've got an uncocked gun with a round in the chamber and a true DA first pull of about 5.5 pounds.
In a high stress situation, the less "bells and whistles" you have to remember in employing the manual of arms of a firearm, the better. Meaning, the deactivation of a safety during a high stress encounter is an added step that could mean the difference between life and death. For this reason, every duty sidearm ever issued to me by my agency (for the last 24 years) as an LEO, including my Glock pistols today, have never been equipped with a safety because of this reason. And yes, I belong to a very large department where every officer is issued both a Glock 17 and a Glock 26 (as a back-up gun) that we have been carrying for the last 5 years; and we have yet to experience a "Glock leg" episode in my entire department.
If "Glock leg" was so "persistent" as you suggest do you really think Glocks would be and have remained for years the predominant sidearm carried by the vast majority of law enforcement (65%) in this country today? On the contrary, "Glock leg" is extremely rare in law enforcement nowadays. Can the same be said about the number of fatal force encounters that had ended badly for the good guy because of either his/her lack of proper training or inability during a stressful event to quickly deactivate the safety on a gun equipped with a safety and consequently had resulted in a fatal delay?
My point: I would rather take my chances and run the risk of experiencing a "Glock leg" episode during a fatal force encounter than having to fumble around with a safety when split seconds count when it matters most. Not to mention, too, a safety is another added (and with proper training unnecessary) pistol part that could fail or malfunction at the moment of truth.
So as you have probably gathered by now, I do NOT use the safety on my personal-owned G2C. Instead, both, proper firearms handling and the trigger safety on my G2C are adequate enough, same as with my Glocks.
Last edited by mjmackmsp; 10-19-2019 at 02:24 PM.
I have carried the Taurus PT111 G2 Full-Time at work for over 2 years.
I've slammed it into concrete walls, ran, jumped, and climbed things with the safety off. Never have I ever had issue with it.
Also, the trigger safety is another added feature for security.
It's a great everyday carry gun. Just make sure you lube it up every month or so.
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Last edited by Default32; Yesterday at 09:57 PM.
I carry a Glock 31 everyday on duty. No external safety to deal with..... Having a safety on my G2 is just something I really do not mess around with nor do I worry about especially with that super long trigger pull.
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