Taurus Introduces New Compact G3c 9mm Pistol
By Chris Eger
Taurus this week announced their newest 9mm polymer-framed striker-fired pistol, the G3c, pitched to personal defense and EDC users.
The $350-ish G3 was introduced late last year, essentially as a more full-sized version of the company’s successful G2c series pistols. Whereas the Glock G19-sized G3 runs a 4-inch barrel and 7.28-inch overall length, the new G3c is more compact due to its 3.2-inch barrel and resulting 6.3-inch overall length. Likewise, the smaller frame height trims the magazine well slightly, with the G3c able to use 10- or 12-round mags as well as the standard G3’s 15- and 17-round sticks.
Weight of the new Taurus G3c is 22-ounces, unloaded, and will be available with 10- or 12-round magazines, depending on state limits. It is just slightly larger than the Springfield Armory Hellcat but costs about $200 less. (Photo: Taurus)
While Taurus has its roots in Brazil, the company has been expanding in the U.S. for years and has a new production facility in Bainbridge, Georgia. (Photo: Taurus)
Standard features include dovetailed all-steel adjustable sights that are billed as “accepting common aftermarket” replacements– Rival Arms points out that most standard Glock-pattern sights work– as well as a Tenifer finished slide, Teflon-coated internals, and a stainless steel