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I realized I haven't been reviewing my newer firearm purchases much lately..Work etc...have been distracting me lately. So I thought I would start with a simple no nonsense review of my 3rd in rotation carry pistol, better known as the "Truck" gun.
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This OD and black gem was purchased at my fav LGS for $289 + tax about 4 months ago. Which at the time was a great deal.
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Since I have big ole paws I knew going in I would need a thicker grip, Hogue to the rescue! When I think about all the pistols in my collection I can carry, all more expensive and more accurate. Why in a horse fly's name would I want this G3C? For me it is pure laziness (being honest). My two primary carry pistols (M&P compact and CZ P01) are bigger and require a good gun belt for appropriate carry. I have 3 good gun belts, but they are ...well gun belts! stiff and strong.


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So what's a comfortably chunky old dude to do, when he just wants to run an errand in his old man pants..Ya know the comfortable elastic waist with a stretchy belt kinda ole man pants. Well at least they are camo old man pants. This is where my G3 comes into play. It sits locked up in my Tundra's center console, until old chunky guy flattens the seat. I put it in my waistband around the AIWB area. With its light weight and small footprint it carries so easily and comfortably. I forget its there. Ask me how many times I forgot to leave it in the truck, because it is so comfy. ( Lots ).
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If you want all the specs and important range opinions..there are hundreds of reviews on this platform available. I am just going to focus on what matters to me. Action and trigger pull are my first peeves. All my pistols get a deep clean, all friction surfaces lightly polished, followed by a light lube. Wilson combat ultimate grease - a light application on the metal to metal action surfaces, then a tiny bit on the frame rails. A light oil rub on the outside of the barrel and I'm done. My current trigger pull is at 3lb 14oz's average. With its moderate travel and firm wall this is about as light as I would go and still feel safe. Weight unloaded with a mag is 22.9oz's, loaded with 12+1 124 grain HST's it weighs 28.0 oz's.
My next pet peeve is cold accuracy. I've explained this before , but in short..Can I shoot the pistol accurately after a month of no practice. Which for me often entails shooting other pistols, wiping out my G3C muscle memory.
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You would be surprised how many pistols and rifles I have moved on from, because of failing that test. Today was my first time shooting the G3C in a little over two months. This target was at 12 yards, using two mags of ammo. Firing a mag in under 10 seconds. Pretty quick for target shooting, but essential for my accuracy requirement. The G3C did not disappoint. I almost hate to put it back in the truck, but that is its mission. I've got more to come. A classic Sig P226 and a Taurus 627 will want my attention soon. Have a great weekend and heck, maybe even share some cool gun stuff when you have a chance.
 

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I have the PT-111 G2 Millennium ($189), a PT-709 ($149) and since Sept of 2020 a the G3c ($269). Love them all in order and the G3c most.

PS. I will NEVER leave a pistol unattended in my vehicle. This is 2021 not 1965. With all of the car break-ins It is beyond comprehension the people still do it.
 

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I have the PT-111 G2 Millennium ($189), a PT-709 ($149) and since Sept of 2020 a the G3c ($269). Love them all in order and the G3c most.

PS. I will NEVER leave a pistol unattended in my vehicle. This is 2021 not 1965. With all of the car break-ins It is beyond comprehension the people still do it.
I live in a very rural area, think cows and chicken houses..but you are right to be concerned. I do drive into Gravette and Decatur, while not even called a town, but bad people are everywhere.
 

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Congratulations on your new G3C and may it serve you well! :cool: :)

Good Shooting, too, going from a Cold Start! :)

Still very very happy with my PT111 Millennium Pro, your G3C's great Grandfather, and I also have Hogue Grips on that, as well as many other Pistols.
I also have a Lakeline Recoil Spring Assembly in it, which I heartily recommend. Considering a Steel Striker Guide.
Were I to lose my PT111, a G3C would be on my list to replace it.

Btw, this thread belongs in the Millennium Pro section, and I will move it there.
 

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So nobody asked, how many times did you forget to leave it in the truck?
 
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So nobody asked, how many times did you forget to leave it in the truck?
It has been doing truck duty for a few months..At least once a week..in fact ...dangit, there it is on my belt again..been home for 2 hours and just noticed.
 

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I live in a very rural area, think cows and chicken houses..but you are right to be concerned. I do drive into Gravette and Decatur, while not even called a town, but bad people are everywhere.
THIS ! Opportunists theives everywhere,even out in the sticks,I have seen hunters walk by a vehicle out in the woods scan the truck,try the doors then lift the hood taking a battery and my pack of twinkies this was almost a mile from nowhere .Confronted the jerk after following him he spooked a deer which I immediatley shot with him un aware he was being followed .I not only made him drag my deer,return battery and install it and gavee him a major break and a kick in the ass after identifiing myself as a LEO ! happened in 1999 in the N E PA wilderness .
 

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THIS ! Opportunists theives everywhere,even out in the sticks,I have seen hunters walk by a vehicle out in the woods scan the truck,try the doors then lift the hood taking a battery and my pack of twinkies this was almost a mile from nowhere .Confronted the jerk after following him he spooked a deer which I immediatley shot with him un aware he was being followed .I not only made him drag my deer,return battery and install it and gavee him a major break and a kick in the ass after identifiing myself as a LEO ! happened in 1999 in the N E PA wilderness .
Yep! People seem to think that if something isn't nailed down then it's free for the stealing. WRONG!!
 

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THIS ! Opportunists theives everywhere,even out in the sticks,I have seen hunters walk by a vehicle out in the woods scan the truck,try the doors then lift the hood taking a battery and my pack of twinkies this was almost a mile from nowhere .Confronted the jerk after following him he spooked a deer which I immediatley shot with him un aware he was being followed .I not only made him drag my deer,return battery and install it and gavee him a major break and a kick in the ass after identifiing myself as a LEO ! happened in 1999 in the N E PA wilderness .
LMAO! Picked the wrong guy, especially with the wrong profession, to be robbing from. Funny story, but being as though it happened forty years ago, and the guy who did it has been gone since 1992 (my father), I'll tell the story and not worry about any legal issues.

My dad and I were deer hunting in northern Michigan, where we lived. We were hunting on state ground, which we usually did not do, and it was horrible hunting weather...no snow and warmer than usual. Mind you, this is way before cell phones and the internet.

The old man was grouchy, yeah, he was old for a dad of a sixteen year old (was 44 when I was born), so he was getting a little long in the tooth, and got grouchy when he felt worn out. Not that smoking two packs of Camels, since December 7th, 1941 helped his fatigue any...yeah, he was at Pearl Harbor when it got bombed, and made it all the way till late 1944, when he was shot up pretty bad, and ended his war.

Well, he had had enough, and was wanting to head on back to the truck to go home. We were heading back to the truck, and we heard all this hollering and shooting, down by this big creek, that had a really steep rise on the other side. He wanted to check it out, so we mosey on over and peek over, and there were these three "hunters" down there, drinking and had shot two small deer that were trying to make it up that back on the other side. Then, one of these clowns pumps two more rounds into the deer that were laying, dead, half way in the water, where they had tumbled down the bank. These guys were laughing and yelling, having a good ole time.

I remember looking over to my dad, whose face was stone-cold, and without looking at me, he said quickly and with an attitude, "let's go...move"! Their truck was parked about a hundred yards up the two-track, and my dad walks up to it, loads a .30-06' API round (he had a metal linked belt of the stuff from WWII), and fires one round through the front of their grill. It starts lightly smoking, and he said "let's get the blank outta here. We get to the truck and leave, quickly.

I asked him, on the way home, why he did that. He said that they were no more hunters than the man on the moon, and it really made him angry that they had no ethics, and were drinking with guns in their hands. Looking back, I have to agree 100%. Bet those clowns had fun trying to get outta those woods, with that truck.

If "hunters" can do those sorts of things, than I would bet stealing stuff would be on the list too.
 
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