Why did you buy your G2/G2C/G2S?
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    Why did you buy your G2/G2C/G2S?

    Back last year I was wanting to get a gun that I could keep locked up in my truck vault, and if I was involved in a shoot I wouldn't mind loosing it for evidence. I certainly hope to avoid any altercation involving slinging lead, but you never know.
    I considered many different models and makes. I bounced around from the canik, glock Police trade in, etc. Price was one of the biggest considerations, along with accuracy, and reliability.

    Shop shop shop and along comes a buddy with a pt111 g2. I was pretty impressed with it after shooting it. He told me $200 from PSA and this was before the rebates. So I'm waiting on them to go on sale and he calls me and asked if I wanted to buy his for what he paid. $210 which included what he paid the FFL.

    I read horror stories and people vehemently decrying the gun and most notable the maker. Needless to say I was paying close attention to the RSA which seemed the biggest issue. Not an issue on my gun. After over 500 flawless rounds I felt it would work fine. I even bought a g2s, which I regret, I like the gun a lot, but wish I had bought another g2c in od green. LOL.
    The only thing I didn't like about the gun was/is the trigger. So long, and the catch finally went away.
    Then I stumbled on to keep tinkering's triggers and thought I would give it a try. Wow! Best money I've spent on a gun in a long time! Liked it so much I bought another for the G2S.

    I am really trying not to spend much more money on a $175-200 gun. I have a p226 mag and sleeve for it, and a out bags holster if I need to wear it. I would like to have it nitride coated ($50 jagerwerks), put NS on it, and who knows what else? But it's a $175-200 gun! Shoots as accurate if not a little better than my P365! But it's a $175-200 gun!

    These are screaming deals and I constantly recommend the gun. I would really like and an OD green frame!

    I have well over flawless 1000 rds and other than wear on the slide (crap finish) it looks barely used.

    So why did you buy the gun?

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    I bought one to carry because I found my CZ 75 Compact and EAA Witness Compact in 45ACP too heavy to carry all day. My PT 145 SS was at Taurus at the time (for 15 months) on the recall...that was my preferred carry. I bought one in Black on sale...then to my surprise Taurus made me accept the PT 111 G2 in SS in exchange for my 325.00 PT 145. I sold off the one I bought in Black and still own the G2 in SS.
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    I bought a G2C a few months back. I liked how it fit in my hand, prefered the SA trigger over the all the DAO alternatives, and price. I have somewhere around 300rnds through it and had one failure to feed.

    I just put a Galloway Precision Asmund trigger in mine, and its ok, but not the improvement I was hoping for. I had already solved the trigger saftey catch and was just looking to reduce the take up.

    All in all it has been a great pistol regardless the price, the fact that it was just over 200 bucks is icing on the cake.

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    I bought my first PT111G2 because of its features. 9mm, 12+1, slide safety, compact automatic, and inexpensive. It also go great reviews. The second one I did not plan on buying (NIB) but a member here gave me a price that was too low to pass up.
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    The PT111 G2 in 9mm - good reviews, great pricing, compact size, capacity, felt great, etc. Many good things about this underrated pistol. The G2c in .40 because of the great experience with the PT111

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    i bought my g2c just a short time ago. i have never had a problem with any taurus i have owned. my pt1911 was more reliable than some of the colts i had. i was looking for a summer carry gun for trips down river. i decided on 9mm for the size and also the price of ammo. almost all of the reviews i saw on the g2c were good. i considered glocks, but at less than 1/2 the price, with all the features i like, it was an easy choice for me. i will buy another for my wife and still be less than the cost of alot of the big name brands. i have spent big bucks on guns in my life....for the name. but at my age now i figure if the gun does it's job i am happy. and this g2c is doing it's job. i love shooting this little gun and it's much cheaper to shoot than my raging bull 44 mag.

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    Cheap,reliable,hi cap,easy to carry.
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    i bought the pt111 G2 when they first came out.....as others have already stated, capacity,9mm,ease of carry etc.... however the main thing that swayed me was the ergonomics....it fit my hand like it was custom made for me....all the little ergonomic touches seemed well thought out! Mine has proven to be very reliable!
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    I purchased my PT-111 G2 after many hours of consideration at one the largest gun stores in my state. I held and dry-fired (yes, they allowed that) many different makes and models but kept coming back to the G2. It just fit my hand quite nicely. I didn't mind the trigger and I liked the thumb safety. The magazine capacity and caliber were also bonuses to me, as well.

    It was my EDC (whenever I had the chance) until I was gifted my Spectrum - which became my EDC due to its better conceal-ability.

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    I actually bought my G2C to fill in for my PT-111 G2 while it was in for warranty work. I've since sold the G2 and now carry the G2C every day.

    Will likely buy another later this year as a full time night stand gun.
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