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Some months ago I took my G2 outside for a bit of range time. I fired 4 mags full in all. During the first mag the trigger failed to reset twice. The remainder of the nearly 40 rounds went without a hitch. At the time the G2 was my most carried gun. I thought at the time "I can't trust this thing any longer" I put it in its box and "buried" it in the back of the safe and bought a Ruger LC9 to replace it.
I made my mind up years ago to never get rid of a gun again no matter what.
I've been thinking about the G2 for the past few days so I dug it out. I field stripped it and sprayed all of the trigger parts and linkage with CLP Break Free.
The G2 feels real good in my hand, lots better than the more compact LC9. I ran couple of mags through the G2 off of the back porch without a problem.
I'll never carry the G2 again not taking the risk in a perhaps life or death situation. I have a nylon shoulder holster for it. It will become my walk in the woods gun.
It is a really good looking gun.

So for the last 60 rounds or so it has functioned flawlessly. Something in the back of my head says "Don't trust this gun" So I won't. I'll use it where malfunctions won't hurt a thing.
 

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I guess with the G 2's it a hit or miss thing. I carried my G2 for 5 years and never had a problem with it.
 

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Some months ago I took my G2 outside for a bit of range time. I fired 4 mags full in all. During the first mag the trigger failed to reset twice. The remainder of the nearly 40 rounds went without a hitch. At the time the G2 was my most carried gun. I thought at the time "I can't trust this thing any longer" I put it in its box and "buried" it in the back of the safe and bought a Ruger LC9 to replace it.
I made my mind up years ago to never get rid of a gun again no matter what.
I've been thinking about the G2 for the past few days so I dug it out. I field stripped it and sprayed all of the trigger parts and linkage with CLP Break Free.
The G2 feels real good in my hand, lots better than the more compact LC9. I ran couple of mags through the G2 off of the back porch without a problem.
I'll never carry the G2 again not taking the risk in a perhaps life or death situation. I have a nylon shoulder holster for it. It will become my walk in the woods gun.
It is a really good looking gun.

So for the last 60 rounds or so it has functioned flawlessly. Something in the back of my head says "Don't trust this gun" So I won't. I'll use it where malfunctions won't hurt a thing.
Trying to figure out why you wouldn't clean it very well, lube it properly, and shoot it more and use in rotation of edc?.............
Something of mine ever fails, if there is nothing broken, I will assume is something I did or didn't do right and rectifie the issue..............
 
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I think it is time to take it out and shoot the heck out of it. If it fails again then you are right not to carry it. I spent 23 years as a small arms instructor and had many weapons fail, they were repaired and put back in service. If it does not work send it to Taurus to be fixed.
 

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I read here that most people run 400 rounds through a carry gun before deciding if it's good to go for EDC. If there is a trigger "hitch" you can apply a hair dryer/heat gun to the side of the frame while having the trigger blade held in with a wire bag tie or fishing line. Heat up up on one side, then the other and try the trigger again...that's why the wire tie is easier to put on and take off. It smoothed mine out tremendously.

Of course, if you don't have a hitch in the trigger it goes without saying...you don't need to do this. I suspect that there was a parting stop from the molding process left on an internal piece in your pistol which has worked itself out. Let us know how it works going forward!
 

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I have cleaned it at least as good as I could without complete disassembly. As I said 60 rounds without a problem since the last fail to reset. I have other guns to carry, just today took the 85UL in a Sticky holster to town, haircut and shopping. The Ruger LC9 Pro with its outstanding trigger went yesterday. The G2 hangs on a coat tree in its shoulder holster waiting for trail duty.

I'm OK.
 

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Out of curiosity, what is the total round count put down range???
 

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This is just an opinion and you know what they say about that. I think people put way too much stock into their weapon not malfunctioning. I’ve taken quite a few defensive pistol courses and defensive rifle and the one thing they all teach is being prepared for a weapon failure. Why ? Because it happens a lot. Even the brands known for reliability have it happen. Sometimes it’s the machines fault sometimes it’s the operator. Have a look at how most of the common striker fired pistols are made and operate and the materials. Their all different takes on the same design. I try to take my training serious so I shoot and train a lot. I’ve witnessed failures in I dare say every brand. Sometimes the guns fault sometimes the operators fault. I’m not saying your wrong or right to not trust the gun and trust another gun. I’m just saying you do what you can to prove the gun like run a good high round count through it first. Try it dirty and clean. Look for casting slag to remove etc. If it never proves reliable enough for you fine your making the right decision for you. Just don’t get sucked into brand A had some hitches so I can’t ever trust it. But my brand B has never let me down so that means it never will. They all have the potential to fail you when you need it most. Train for that.
 

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Out of curiosity, what is the total round count put down range???
Not sure I've had it for a couple of years.... guessing I'd say 5-700
 

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This is just an opinion and you know what they say about that. I think people put way too much stock into their weapon not malfunctioning. I’ve taken quite a few defensive pistol courses and defensive rifle and the one thing they all teach is being prepared for a weapon failure. Why ? Because it happens a lot. Even the brands known for reliability have it happen. Sometimes it’s the machines fault sometimes it’s the operator. Have a look at how most of the common striker fired pistols are made and operate and the materials. Their all different takes on the same design. I try to take my training serious so I shoot and train a lot. I’ve witnessed failures in I dare say every brand. Sometimes the guns fault sometimes the operators fault. I’m not saying your wrong or right to not trust the gun and trust another gun. I’m just saying you do what you can to prove the gun like run a good high round count through it first. Try it dirty and clean. Look for casting slag to remove etc. If it never proves reliable enough for you fine your making the right decision for you. Just don’t get sucked into brand A had some hitches so I can’t ever trust it. But my brand B has never let me down so that means it never will. They all have the potential to fail you when you need it most. Train for that.
I'm not sure any amount of training would prepare me for a life or death situation to protect me, my wife or property. I know, I know "motor skills" but head to head with the grim reaper is a totally different deal. Will I take the safety off? Will I be able to clear a malfunction? We're talking total brain freeze here. Hell I scared myself this morning on the 4th step of a 6' step ladder...the ladder was chattering as I shook. :)

I know a self defense situation is always possible in the world we now live in. I think confidence in ones equipment is a necessity.
 

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I'm not sure any amount of training would prepare me for a life or death situation to protect me, my wife or property. I know, I know "motor skills" but head to head with the grim reaper is a totally different deal. Will I take the safety off? Will I be able to clear a malfunction? We're talking total brain freeze here. Hell I scared myself this morning on the 4th step of a 6' step ladder...the ladder was chattering as I shook. :)

I know a self defense situation is always possible in the world we now live in. I think confidence in ones equipment is a necessity.
You are making the best argument for a revolver I think...(although I am still a semi-auto pistol guy)
 

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Minimum 600 rounds through any gun before I carry works out kinks, and smooths out trigger, even if purchased used minimum 600 rounds. If I change the springs same 600 round wait could be spur in trigger just enough to keep back reset, As far a s "Never Selling" Sell it go get you something you can trust and let someone else enjoy a fine weapon. I feel the anguish, no need to remind yourself of the disappointment every time you look at it
 
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