Taurus G3c Review and Endurance Test

This is the most comprehensive Taurus G3c Review you’ll find on the internet. When Taurus called me to ask if I wanted their new compact gun, I immediately was interested, because my hope is that their new CEO (who I interviewed) had put some improvements in place to move the product to the next level while still being affordable.

Step 1 in the Taurus G3c Review was to evaluate the features before shooting the gun. One of the things I really like is that the gun uses Glock style sight dovetails, so if you don’t like the factory sights it’s easy to change them out for something better. Because Glocks are so common, there are tons of great options, like the 10-8 Performance sights. Back to the G3c, I also like the trigger. I’ve been on a kick lately about “thinking triggers” which is a trigger that forces the shooter to be a little more contemplative while shooting. Examples are the Sig DAK trigger, an HK LEM, or a Beretta D-series. The G3c has some of the elements of those triggers, while keeping the reset short.

In fact, during the Taurus G3c Review, I found the trigger to be easy to shoot fast. On performance based drills, I was able to shoot the G3c to the level of accuracy and speed that I want in a carry gun, and during 15 yard drills was able to turn in one very impressive group. I shot an 1.07 inch group at 15 yards using Hornady Critical Defense and the Taurus. While there was a weird issue initially during group firing, that seemed to correct itself after time.

Taurus G3c 5 shot group at 15 yards
1.07 inch group at 15 yards, standing unsupported with Hornady Critical Defense

There was one part of the Taurus G3c Review that I wasn’t looking forward to: the endurance test. After firing 67 rounds during performance trials and group shooting, it was time to see how the gun holds up. The average person who buys this gun isn’t going to shoot 500 rounds through it in its entire life, so I felt strongly that if the Taurus could complete 500 rounds in an afternoon, it’s good to go for concealed carry. Over the next 20-30 minutes I shot everything: Federal HST, more Critical Defense, FMJ, Syntech bullets, you name it. The G3c ate them all with no complaints. The gun got crazy hot, my finger got a blister, but most importantly, the gun made it.

I think it’s important for there to be guns that are affordable but reliable enough that people can bet their life on them. Would I want to take the G3c to a weekend pistol class and shoot 1200 rounds through it? Probably not, but that’s not what it’s for. It’s for someone who has $250-$275 dollars and needs a gun for personal or home protection. For that role, I think the Taurus G3c is good to go.

Caleb Giddings
Caleb Giddings is a scotch enthusiast with a writing problem, which is apparently common for writers. He also shoots some guns or something, and is a Master Class shooter in IDPA and NRA Action Pistol. You should definitely follow him on instagram