Taurus introduced the newest addition to the company's G-series line of semi-automatic handguns, the G3c. This new pistol combines the performance established by the full-size, polymer-frame, striker-fired G3 introduced last year while maintaining the tradition of dependability and value of the popular G2 series. The G3c is designed for first time and experienced shooters.
Building on the same foundation that has made the Taurus G-series a popular personal defense/EDC pistol, the G3c offers advanced function, reliability and durability, starting with the ergonomic frame. Featuring a contoured palmswell, textured grip panels, memory pads for precise and repeatable finger/hand placement, as well as an extended magazine baseplate, the G3c is engineered to fit most shooters' hands to promote accuracy and ease of operation. To assist in magazine changes, the G3c magazine extension includes easy-grip bevel cuts.
The G3c offers the 3rd generation trigger system found in the G3, carefully redesigned with a flat trigger face to concentrate finger pressure on the front of the shoe for a straighter pull. This feature allows for shorter reset to promote the delivery of quicker follow-up shots while minimizing excessive trigger movement. The crisp trigger break reduces shot disturbance for greater downrange accuracy.
To assist in operation for shooters of all hand sizes, the G3c has an upgraded slide design that includes both front and rear serrations. This ensures a more positive grip while manipulating the slide for charging, clearing and press-checks in low-light conditions. For normal light conditions, a visual chamber indicator replaces the mechanical indicator, reducing parts and streamlining the slide profile.
Durability also factors strongly in the new G3c pistol. The G3c slide is treated with a Tenifer finish to minimize scuffing and maximize corrosion resistance, ultimately reducing friction for smoother operation.
Front and rear sights on the G3c have also been upgraded to all-steel construction for extra robustness. The rear sight is drift-adjustable and includes serrations to reduce glare and promote faster sight acquisition. The G3c also has a rear dovetail is cut with dimensions that accept common aftermarket sights.
The G3c comes from the factory in 10- or 12-round capacities with three magazines included. Taurus offers 15- and 17-round magazines from the factory.
Part of the G-series legacy is an impressive performance-to-price ratio, the G3c does not disappoint. With an MSRP of $305.74, the G3c delivers comfort, reliability, and performance on par with or exceeding that of compact pistols costing significantly more.
The new Taurus G3c is now shipping to dealers nationwide. To learn more, visit TaurusUSA.com.
Taurus G3c Specifications Caliber: 9 mm Capacity: 10- or 12-round Slide Finish: Tenifer matte black Grip/Frame: Polymer Firing System: Single action with restrike capability Action Type: Striker-fired Safety: Manual, trigger safety, striker block Sights Front: Fixed (white dot) Sights Rear: Serrated drift adjustable Slide Material: Alloy steel Overall Length: 6.3 inches Overall Width: 1.2 inches Overall Height: 5.1 inches Barrel Length: 3.2 inches Weight: 22 ouces (unloaded with magazine) Magazines Included: Three 10-round or three 12-round magazines (per local restrictions) MSRP: $305.74