Firearms|Handguns

This week Taurus introduced a new full size pistol, the G3. The new pistol will be apart of Taurus G-Series of pistols. The new G3 will be chambered in 9mm, a manual safety, accepts 10,15,17 round magazines, and weighs in at 25oz. The new G3 pistol is starts at $345.23.

Below is the press release from Taurus about the new G3.

Taurus®, a leading innovator in handgun technology for personal defense, hunting, and competition, is excited to announce the release of their first full-size G-series pistol. The new G3 9mm semi-auto represents the next generation in the Taurus G-series polymer-frame handguns.

For the last several years, the Taurus G2c pistols have been among the most popular everyday carry 9mm handguns due to their ergonomic design, reliable performance, ease-of-operation, and class-leading cost-to-performance ratio. Since the G2c series debut, consumers and dealers have been asking for a 4-inch barrel version of this innovative pistol. Those calls have now been answered with the release of the new Taurus G3.

The G3 continues the proven polymer-frame profile of the G2c but in a full-frame configuration. Highlights include generous stippling patches across the grip for maximum control and retention in any shooting condition, an ergonomic palm swell and side-frame Memory Pads that provide quick, positive, and repeatable hand positioning.  The frame also incorporates an integrated Picatinny rail. A manual safety and slide release lever are optimally positioned above the thumb for easy manipulation.

Another refined element of the G3 is the 6-lb. trigger. It is designed with a smooth take-up and a surprisingly crisp, clean break exceeding that of typical striker-fired pistol trigger performance. A short reset promotes quick, controlled follow-up shots. Unlike most single-action firing systems, the G3 offers second-strike capability.

Although full-frame in size, the G3’s profile makes it well-suited for concealed carry. Uniform beveling along the front of the slide and frame combined with a steep contoured bevel along the back of the slide minimize clothing snags. Generous front and rear machined serrations along the slide ensure a no-slip grip for cartridge chambering and slide manipulation. Additional slide features include a drift-adjustable rear sight, steel guide rod and spring assembly, and the choice of carbon steel or stainless-steel finish.

The Taurus G3 comes in six different models, offering consumer options in slide finish and magazine capacities (two 10-round mags, two 15-round mans, or one 15- and one 17-round mag), with MSRPs of $345.23 or $360.70, depending on the model configuration.

Taurus G3 Specs

• Caliber: 9mm Luger

• Capacity: 10, 15, or 17 (with extended magazine)

• Finish: Matte Black / Matte Stainless

• Grip/Frame: Polymer

• Firing System: Single Action with Restrike Capability

• Action Type: Striker

• Safety: Manual and Trigger Safety, Striker Block

• Sights Front: Fixed (White Dot)

• Sights Rear: Drift Adjustable (White Dots)

• Slide Material: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel

• Slide Finish: Matte Black / Matte Stainless

• Overall Length: 7.30″

• Overall Width: 1.25″

• Overall Height: 5.20″

• Barrel Length: 4.00″

• Weight: 25 oz. (unloaded)

• Magazines Included: 2×10, 2×15, or 1×15 and 1×17

• Packaging Size: 12.5″ x 6″ x 1.75″

• Packaging Weight: 2.75 lbs.

• Additional Feature: Picatinny Rail (Mil-STD 1913)

What do you think of Taurus new G3? Let me know in the comments below. 

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