Glad you like it,have fun.I also think they are great.
Year or two ago I was at an Academy Sports, and tried out the PT111 G2. I wasn't serious about buying it until I held it. It felt so great in my hand that I bought it. Unfortunately, there were just too many malfunctions, and they showed no sign of stopping. I sent it to Taurus, and they sent it back in record time...but no change. Thinking back, I probably should have tried a variety of ammo to see if it would find one it liked. Taurus never said what they did with the pistol (if anything - maybe they fed it an ammo that agreed with it and just sent it back with no comment. So I parted with it. I thought about getting another, but didn't.
The gun stayed in the back of my mind, though, partly because I just LOVE the idea of getting a gun at an incredible price that performs like it should be hundreds more. I was just worried about my luck on the 'performs' Not to mention all the things I liked about it - the feel, 12 rounds in a pistol of that size...
When the GSC appeared, I got kind of interested again, but hesitated, not really wanting to risk a repeat of the PT111 G2. But I went to a LGS who had it for $229. I then went to my local Academy and saw one there for $289! Went back to the LGS, checked it out and made the purchase. Took it home and cleaned it and took it to the range.
(BTW, at the LGS, I noticed there was a slight 'hitch' in the trigger just as you start pulling it. Turned out it was the trigger safety piece was brushing against the piece that prevents the trigger from pulling unless the safety is fully pressed. In other words, the 2 pieces don't get fully clear of each other. Felt it when I checked out the gun, but I didn't even notice it while shooting. I might try and file it a bit, or just leave it alone - over time, I'm sure things will break in.)
At the Range:
Holy cow, this thing is a tack driver! Right up there with Glock and CZ as far as my own accuracy with it. It flung the shell casings strongly, which I like to see (and they all went in the proper direction, haha, unlike an old Colt Defender that put nicks in my forehead!). I put 200 rounds - 50 each of Monarch, Fiocchi, Blazer and Remington UMC - all without issue. Have to say, the Remington's groups were a little more spread out than the others...but they were the last 50 I shot, so maybe I was tiring a little. This pistol just feels great in my hand.
I know some don't care for Taurus triggers. Yes, it is a longer pull, but there was no problem. I didn't even think about the trigger pull as I shot. Clean break.
Getting the full 12 rounds in the mag was doable, but tight. The gun didn't malfunction (I've had 2-3 guns that just wouldn't function well unless you loaded 1 short of full capacity - S&W .45 Shield, and a SAR K2 .45, and...can't remember the 3rd!), but I decided to go with 11 after the first mag to make sure any issues I may have had could not be seen as a result of a tight mag.
It's a great feeling when a purchase not only meets expectations, but well exceeds them, as this purchase did. Looking forward to the next 800 rounds!
Glad you like it,have fun.I also think they are great.
I have the G2 and love the form and function. It is a great carry option.
Try putting a heat gun or hair dryer on both sides of the frame after tying the trigger blade flush with the trigger with a twister tie. Heat for a few minutes, then try the trigger...repeat if the hitch is still there. The short reset is a nice feature also.
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Good report and happy to read that your experience was the same as mine. I don't carry mine much, preferring a more pocket carry EDC. But, it always goes bang at the range plus it's fun to shoot.
Glad to see this new experience is going well. As for magazines I know mine are a different brand, Beretta, but some of them are 7 years old and had many, many cycles on them and they are still tight to get that last round or 2 in to. Enjoy your new pistol.
Glad to see this second chance went well for you. I love my PT111 G2...never a hiccup and it's one of my favorite characte guns to shoot.
Many who have had issues have forms them to be ammo orgrip related.
D enjoy the gun and enjoy your time here-!!
I got mine as a result of turning in my old PT111 in the class action. I, too, was kinda skeptical of it when I first saw it, but when I got it to the range, it ate everything I fed it, felt good in the hand and accurate as all get out.
I'm now well over 300 flawless rounds, probably closer to 400 as I kinda lost count of some, with it and it's become my EDC. I use an Uncle Mike's #4 pocket holster and actually carry it in a pocket.
I also had that little hitch in the trigger pull, but mine finally wore/broke in and it's gone. It did take me a few rounds to get used to that trigger though, but once I got used to it, it's been fine.
I did do a couple of things to it: I put some bright, hi-vis orange nail polish in the front sight to help my old aging eyes to pick it up quicker. I put some Talon grips on it as the stippling was just a tad too much for my hands after 20 rounds or so. The Talon grips cured that.
I also added the Lakeline RSA and firing pin bushing. With those mods, it should be reliable for a good long time.
Oh, did I say I really like this gun? Yep, I do!!! Taurus got this one right.
My G2 was surprisingly good off the bat. I shot it way better than I thought I would.
I did not care for the sights(possibly my old eyes) had minimal difficulty with quick acquisition but I am accustomed to night sights.
The trigger initially had me optimistic about the actual functionality but that was soon overlooked due to the INCREDIBLE RESET.
I have all of the Lakeline products for my G2 installed now and the gun is super sweet. Not saying the upgrades made the gun any more accurate but a slight feeling of control has been added not to mentiin i did a small amount of undercut to the trigger house to accommodate my large finger. Happy G2 owner here
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Yep, I'm a recycle PT 111 G2 owner, too. My G2 performed very well, but sold it due to warranty horror stories. I still MISSED that gun, and saw the G2C fixed a couple of those things. Waited a few months, and finally had to have that gun again. The G2C is just amazing; they cleaned up all the writing on the machining, new emblem, fixed the trigger dingus breaking (didn't happen to me), and got rid of the security system (which caused a lot of failures to go fully into battery-again didn't happen to me)
Love it, and she's been solid over 600 rounds over a couple months. G2 series guns are fine weapons. THAT RESET THO LOL
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From what I noticed owning both Brazil and USA mags, the USA mag springs are stronger and exterior is rough looking.
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