4 Most Troublesome Taurus G2c Problems
The Taurus G2C belongs to very affordable everyday concealed carry guns. A huge advantage of this gun are its compact dimensions the same as its high 12+1 magazine capacity and so far great reliability. Some shooters are still aware of this brand and don't trust the brand, but overall it is a good choice for those who want to have an acceptable quality for a reasonable price. If you are interested in finding out more about Taurus G2C and all of its features, read our Taurus G2C review.
However, when something seems to be too perfect to be true, it usually isn't. The Taurus G2C is also experiencing some issues. And that’s why it became a little controversial and there are many shooters who either love it or basicly hate it. In this short article you will find out what the worst issues of the Taurus G2C are.
Problem No.1 - TAURUS G2C TRIGGER issues
The first one on the list of the most obvious Taurus G2C issue concerns the pistol's trigger. And this is nothing too surprising, as most CCW striker-fired pistols struggle with their trigger action.
Although Taurus G2c doesn't come with the worst trigger in the world and for most casual shooters it works fairly well, gun experts will immediately find out that it’s unnecessarily long, a bit gritty, and also sort of mushy. However, it's also nothing a solid Taurus G2c aftermarket trigger can't solve, right?
Problem No.2 - TAURUS G2C EXTERNAL SAFETY ISSUES
The second possible issue are external safeties, that are becoming more and rarer these days, but you can still find them on this gun. Another reason why these external safeties feel unnecessary and redundant is the fact that Taurus G2C comes with internal safeties and a dongle on the trigger to prevent accidental discharges.
Problem No.3 - TAURUS G2C failure to extract
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Another problem that can possibly occur when using a Taurus G2C is connected to the extraction of the fired round. It can happen that the round gets caught going into the chamber. It is not catching on the feed ramp, but rather on the top of the inside of the chamber. Although the barrel is supposed to tilt back a little when the slide moves back so that the round can feed in easier, but when this happens, it appears that it is not tilting back far enough. Due to this the incoming round hits too sharply against the top of the chamber and can't make the turn.
Sometimes, to hit the back of the slide to knock it in helps, but otherwise you need to pull back on the slide just a hair to relieve tension, the barrel settles down about 1/8" inch, and the bullet slides into the chamber just fine.
Some shooters may experience both mags are hard to load or when firing, the magazine will come out causing a failure to feed.
Problem No.4 - TAURUS G2C FEEDING ISSUES
Taurus G2C feeding issues are the next thing to point out. The problem can occur when using hollow-point ammunition which would not feed reliably. The barrel is equipped with a built-in feed ramp that is very steep, I would say almost, but not quite vertical. As hollow-point defensive ammo has a truncated cone or flat nose profile, it can happen that the first 2 or 3 rounds out of the magazine would get jammed between the slide breech face and the feed ramp. Solution to this issue can be tapping the bottom of the slide which would cause the round to feed, but this could be deadly in a defensive situation.
However, testing your Taurus G2c mags for any malfunction issues such as failure to load, lock, open, feed, and eject is a slick strategy to ensure their reliability. Otherwise, if the feed ramp is damaged or corroded, there may be sufficient friction present when the cartridge nose contacts the feed ramp that halts forward momentum.
“BONUS” ISSUE - FINDING THE best TAURUS G2C holster
I'm quite positive you won’t experience all of the issues mentioned above. However, there's one problem you'll definitely have to face once you get your own Taurus G2c - getting the right holster for it.
Luckily, here at Craft Holsters we’ve got a whole line of leather, kydex, and nylon holsters specifically designed for this pistol. So, in order to help you overcome at least this particular issue, just take a look at our selection of custom made Taurus G2C holsters. And if you by any chance have a problem deciding which of them is the one to go for, then feel free to read our latest article on the best Taurus G2c holsters for 2021, which you can find here.
Conclusion - should I buy taurus g2c despite its problems?
Finally we come to the main question: whether to buy or not to buy the Taurus G2C? Although there are some issues occurring in this gun model, it is not a rule to experience them, at least not all at once. And when it comes to its price, this pistol really comes with a lot of features and benefits that are not included in other guns at the same price. Which makes it reasonable to buy.
Sure, there’s still a lot of discussion and arguments mainly when the Taurus is compared to its main competitors (such as the Glock 43X for example) and it’s hard to say if the Taurus G2C really is the best concealed carry gun.
However, the benefits of the Taurus G2C outweigh its problems. So, if you’re deciding on a new carry pistol for a reasonable price, I’d say the Taurus G2C could be the best choice for you. But remember, if you decide to buy one, don’t forget to get a well-fitting holster for it.