The 5 Biggest Problems Of Taurus Pt111 G2 That You Should Know

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If you are looking for a budget-friendly short gun for self-defense, congratulations! I am sure that Taurus PT111 G2 is the best choice for you. What you have is an ideal size for concealed carry yet still comes with a great 12-round magazine.

But nothing is perfect, and Taurus PT111 G2 is no exception. Well,  let’s discover its biggest problems in this post below.

Is The Taurus Pt 111 G2 Considered As A Safety Gun?

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Safety is the first priority. And by that, I mean your safety when using this gun.

Well, Taurus PT111 G2 does come with reliable safety, thanks to the key-locking feature. 

Chances are, you’ll get accidental discharges just by dropping the gun with a loaded chamber. Luckily, Taurus also arms its gun with a drop safety on the trigger. 

So, what I want to say here is: Safety on, every time! And remember to empty the chamber when it’s not in use.

Is it Reliable?

The second thing that you should notice when purchasing a Taurus PT111 G2 is reliability. I guess it’s really hard for you to put more than 200 rounds of rage. You are not even sure that guns are good for you to shoot or injure you.

In other words, it’s hard for you to load the clip. If you intend to pack 10 or more rounds, you need a super grip with your weak hand and a strong thumb on the other! As long as you put up pressure on the mag when racking the slide, it will not happen.

Is It Accurate?

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Besides, accuracy is the biggest concern about this gun as it can only deliver satisfying performance in the range of up to 7 or 10 yards. Beyond that, the result starts to go downhill.

While that sounds disappointing for some users, others will feel that capacity is enough for self-defense.

Fit and Finish?

The overall level of fit and finish of the guns is more than excellent; in fact, you can also find that a few small glitches away from this gun somewhat frustrate you. A few rough plastic edges of the trigger disappear when you give them a few careful wipes with 800-grit sandpaper.

There is a very slight stain on the top of the slide behind the ejection port or locking block. It’s so faint that you couldn’t notice, but it’s still there.

In addition, maybe the slide’s action on the frame rails is greater than you expected, given the very good machining of the slide/barrel assembly.

PT 111 G2 Lemon - Quality Issues

PT 111 G2 Lemon - Quality Issues

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Cleaning is a must to maintain your firearm, especially after a strenuous shooting session. But the teardown and reassembling are a little bit tricky for newbies. It's likely to get stuck when you line the slide up with the rail. In this case, perhaps the string is not in the right place. Check it again!

Some of you will pull the magazine out and clear it, but when you try to pull the slide back to lock it, it bound up and wouldn't go back.

Particularly, when you pulled the slide off, you would find that the back of the larger spring was coming over the shoulder.

Close The Subject

As suggested above, I have just mentioned some problems of Taurus PT 111 G2 that confuse you. I do hope you will find this post useful.  Moreover, you can easily find problems with your guns and fix them.

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11 thoughts on “The 5 Biggest Problems Of Taurus Pt111 G2 That You Should Know”

  1. I have had this pistol for a couple years now. I have had 0 problems with it. And the accuracy has been good. I have practiced with it on several occasions and have not had one problem with around ejecting properly. You must have gotten a lemon and you may need to practice more often.

    • I have a pt-111 millenium g2 and the new g3c and have never had any issues whatsoever with either weapon. Same mags, same holster, same dimensions! They are also accurate way past 7-10yds! My only complaint is the the finish on the g2 sucks gonads! It is so light that it wears off on the corners from holstering/unholstering maybe a couple dozen times! I clean and oil my handguns often and I unholstered it after maybe 2 weeks in the gun safe and it started to rust lightly! However my new Taurus g3c with the new tenifer finish is awesome! Both of these have functioned flawlessly! $200 for the g2 and $300 for the g3c!

  2. I have a G2 and so far a great pistol overall!! Just love the size and way it shoots. I would recommend to anyone. Only issue I noticed is loading the first round if its a Hornady red tip, FMJ no issues at all. Likes to jam but thats more of me than the pistol when chambering that first round manuallu, never jams whole firing though. Very reliable and easy to clean. So NO issues and fine compact gun. Semper Fi

  3. I am expectible english for when I say “I’ll read this story”. But I not so lucky. In fact, after I read it you may around turn nose up. I can see that you are correct, not anyone is lucky when trying to put everything in the order at the beginning. So maybe you try keeping, maybe someday you write english story worth reading. Not yet, though.

  4. With just uder 800 rounds thru my G2, it has yet to malfunction. It shoots better than I,as proven by a couple of friends at the gun club who compete successfully. The only issue l have is that the trigger gets a bit sticky without a regular cleaning of the striker components and its track. If it were as bad as this guy’s Enlish it would have gone down the road early on.

  5. My G2C is surprising that it is such a capable high capacity easily concealed weapon. The only issue that I have is that the PT92 18 round magazines, meant for the PT111 no doubt, will not lock into the weapon, I have two of them. They will fire and fed but you have to hold your support hand under the magazine to keep the tight fit that will feed the next rounds. OK for target shooting or qualification courses but this is not a long distance shooter, it is for close combat and survival. The 12 round magas that come with the pistol are fine, the others are frustrating because they do allow you an 18 round mag but failing to lock into the pistol makes their use not very versatile. Is there are solution?

  6. Canik mags, which use the same mag body, do lock in but do not hold back slide on last round.
    Sig 226 mags work 100 percent.

    You can cut new locking ports on the berretta mags and then they will but not lock back on last shot.

  7. I did a few thousand rounds of dry firing with a laser cartridge (using the re-strike feature) and I think it damaged the firing pin, Taurus took about two months but they fixed it at no charge. Other than that, the only misfire was the first round. It’s one of my favorites.

  8. great gun for the price I paid…..way more accurate past 7-10 yards as was mentioned…I generally shoot 20-25 yards and find the G2 great for even rapid fire for accuracy….Love it


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