The new Taurus G3c builds on the proven foundation that has made the compact G-series among the most popular personal defense/EDC handguns ever while advancing function, reliability, and durability to the next level. Furthermore, the G3c enters the market at a price point that continues the Taurus G-series handguns’ industry leading cost-to-performance ratio. All the features of the original striker-fired full-size. Now available in an EDC-friendly compact frame. The all-new Taurus® G3c delivers the ultimate balance of power and performance for any self-defense situation.
|Manufacturer Part #
|Front – Fixed
Rear – Drift Adjustable
|Pistols – Polymer Frame
|22.00 Oz. (unloaded)
|1:10 – in RH twist
Many people like to claim Taurus makes good revolvers but bad automatics. In my experience, the opposite is true. Their automatic pistols seem to be much more reliable than their revolvers. The G3C is not a compact handgun variant of the G3 but the successor to the very popular G2C handgun. The Taurus G3C features several upgrades over the G2C.
These improvements include front and rear slide serrations, as well as the front and rear sight are steel sights. The trigger is the third generation Taurus trigger and is a flat-faced trigger with a much larger trigger safety.
One of the most notable improvement for the Taurus G3 handgun seems to be the G3C’s ability to utilize Glock pattern sights and SIG Sauer P226 magazines. This opens up an existing aftermarket to make upgrades easier.
The Compact design points the gun towards concealed carry. The compact pistol price points appeal to those on a budget. The Taurus G3C is far from the smallest gun on the market and does feature a double-stack 12-round magazine (more with extensions). Who doesn’t like more ammunition?
The Taurus G3C fits into an odd category of concealed carry guns size-wise. It’s smaller than your traditional compact, like a CZ P10C or Glock 19, but larger than subcompacts like the Taurus GX4, Sig Sauer P365, Springfield Hellcat, or Glock 26. It’s a compromise in both directions, but not necessarily a bad one.
The Taurus G3C retains an effective trigger system that’s been around since the old 24/7. This trigger system is a single action, with restrike capability. It could be described as a DA/SA gun, but that doesn’t adequately describe it.
You cannot manually decock the weapon, and the double-action trigger only comes into play if the single action does not fire the weapon. From a practical perspective, I do like this trigger, and it does offer something different than 99% of the striker-fired guns on the market.