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First Look at the Taurus G3


With this new Taurus pistol, you get one extra G! You know how I praised the Taurus G2. Well, now Taurus has released the G3. It’s the same great gun as the smaller version but, as the name indicates, just a little bit bigger. This gun looks like it was designed to compete directly with the Glock 19 — that is, the barrel length is the same as the G19. The magazine capacity is the same. However, the Taurus G3 is just a bit thinner and offers that second-strike capability that makes dry-fire training so easy.

Taurus G3 Specs

Frame Size: Full-sized
Capacity: 15 rounds
Height: 5.20 inches
Width: 1.20 inches
Weight: 24.83 ounces
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.28 inches
Front Sight: Fixed
Rear Sight: Drift Adjustable
MSRP: $345.23

Plenty Good

The Taurus weighs in at just 24 ounces and, if you have bigger hands, it feels very good with either a one-handed or a two-handed grip. The controls are easy to access and use, the sights are outstanding, and it offers both a frame-mounted safety and a trigger safety. A target shooter will say the trigger is spongy. So what? This is not a match-grade gun. It is a fighting pistol, and the trigger works exceptionally well. You cannot blame the trigger of the G3 if you miss your target at 10 yards. It’s plenty good for that. Shoot it like a combat pistol, not a bullseye pistol.

More to Come on the Taurus G3!

In a few weeks, we will put out a report on how the new Taurus G3 feels in the hand on the firing line and put a few rounds downrange. This 15-round 9mm will surely serve your self-defense needs. Keep an eye out for an upcoming video.

About Kevin Michalowski

Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA- and NRA-Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.

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