It’s been a few weeks since the initial review, and in that time we’ve still been shooting it – time for a Taurus G3c Update!
When we first reviewed the gun, the first test involved firing 500 rounds through it. There were some people that weren’t happy with that, and those people claimed that the gun would fall apart after we shot 500 rounds. “Oh sure, 500 rounds is great but what about 600 or 1,000?” Never mind that no one who buys this gun will shoot 1,000 rounds through it, we kept shooting.
You know what our Taurus G3c update shows? The gun is still fine. It’s over 600 rounds now, which isn’t a lot, but given the number of people who said it would fall apart after 500, I think it’s pretty good. What I’ve been doing is any time I go to the range to train or review a different gun, I bring the G3c and shoot at least a magazine through it. Sometimes more, but always at least one full magazine. Then I’ll reload that magazine and let it sit until the next time I go to the range. This is to recreate a likely use case for this gun: it sits loaded for an extended period and then a whole magazine is dumped all at once. The G3c continues to work and continues to impress me.
I get that it’s not cool to “like” Taurus, and to be frank I wouldn’t choose the G3c as my EDC. Not because it’s a bad gun, but because I’m in a position to be choosy about what I carry. If I want to carry a 1500 dollar custom Glock I can, if I want to carry a limited edition Ruger GP100 I can. But if I only had 250 bucks? Well I’d really appreciate this Taurus G3c update, because it tells me that the gun isn’t going to fall apart during my use case, and that’s good. The Taurus G3c might not be the best carry gun on the market, but at the price point it’s really hard to make an argument against it. Now if this damn gun shortage would end, and we could actually get them.