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    Preferred ammunition for PT111 G2? 110 115 124 135 147?

    I recently purchased a Taurus PT111 G2 and had some questions about which ammo I should and shouldn't use. I've read the manual and it seems a bit shady with it's info, not clearly specifying the grain of bullet that is ideal for the gun. I recently bought 100, 115, 135, 147 grain bullets and am wondering if there would be excessive barrel pressure created by the heavier grain. I'm not using +p or +p+ ammunition due to the warning in the instruction packet, but I did wonder if the heavier grain regular ammo would create too much barrel pressure for the pistol to handle. I'd really appreciate any info if someone has it, I'd like not to turn my pistol into a hand grenade on my next range visit. Thanks in advance!

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    I've never tried anything heavier than 115gr bullets in my Gen1 and all of it has been factory ammo. Hopefully others will be along later to add their experience on other bullet weights. Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your stay!
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    I run PMC 115 Gr FMJ and Sig V-Crown 115 Gr JHP
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    Thank you, sir! Great to be here!

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    What I think you'll hear on this forum is that every Taurus semiautomatic has it's own unique DNA and the only way you can find which ammo will work is to shoot a few hundred rounds. I wish I could help but my PT111 G2 is in the shop because it won't consistently chamber any of them. What I did find is that in a new box of 20 Remington HTP, 2 didn't fire, even after double strikes. I'd like to know what works for you.
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    I use blazer brass 115gr. for target practice and federal hst 147gr. for EDC.
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    Thanks for the reply, buddy. I was more interested in if the heavier grain projectiles would create more wear or damage in the gun than the lighter 100-115 gr. I don't plan on using the heavier bullets for plinking but for self defense, so I wouldn't be overexposing my firearm to the heavier. Just more for piece of mind.
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    I've pretty much stopped using anything other than 124 gr ball and 124 gr hst. But only because that's what the book recommends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWilliams View Post
    Thanks for the reply, buddy. I was more interested in if the heavier grain projectiles would create more wear or damage in the gun than the lighter 100-115 gr. I don't plan on using the heavier bullets for plinking but for self defense, so I wouldn't be overexposing my firearm to the heavier. Just more for piece of mind.
    I have over 1000 rounds thru my 111 G2 and it has functioned nearly flawlessly with everything I feed it. It's most accurate with NATO 124 gr fmj. But it's accuracy with Hornady Critical Defense is more than acceptable. Win White Box and Federal 115 gr fmj is fine as is PPU 147 gr hollow points. Steel case Wolf is ok too but I don't particularly like steel case as it could be a little harsh on the gun. My point is, your G2 will work effectively with whatever you load. Remember, it's a $200 gun, if you wear it out (very unlikely) just buy another one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWilliams View Post
    Thanks for the reply, buddy. I was more interested in if the heavier grain projectiles would create more wear or damage in the gun than the lighter 100-115 gr. I don't plan on using the heavier bullets for plinking but for self defense, so I wouldn't be overexposing my firearm to the heavier. Just more for piece of mind.
    The problem with standard lighter rounds is that they depend on a service-sized pistol with a 5-inch barrel to develop maximum muzzle velocity.

    I do most of my practicing with inexpensive 115 gr rounds, but my defense round is Winchester (D)efense in 147gr, and I add a box of the Winchester (T)rain every month to a training session. The Winchester 147gr has about the same pressure as lighter, slighly faster rounds. It appears to be an optimum powder formulation designed for short barrels.
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