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Just got my G2 and have had no problems for the first 150 rounds. Was a little reluctant, what with the usual Taurus complaints, but after watching Hickok45, sootchOO and the the Military Arms Channel videos, I took the plunge. I'm happy I did! It feels good in the hand, looks good-- I have the two-tone model-- and is a good buy: i've seen the blk. model around here for $225 + tax! I paid more for the two-tone gun, but at least I found it: the bigger shops don't seem to have any; tell me why! There are also some good "Torture test" vids on-line and they really give the G2 a going over; one which most of us will never face, most likely. QUESTION: why are they promoted as made in the U.S.A. when the slide clearly states, " Made In Brazil?":image035:
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TDon? Paging "Teflon Don". This guy needs a little Taurus re-enforcement. This is certainly...NOT my JOB! :hand5:
 
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Just got my G2 and have had no problems for the first 150 rounds. Was a little reluctant, what with the usual Taurus complaints, but after watching Hickok45, sootchOO and the the Military Arms Channel videos, I took the plunge. I'm happy I did! It feels good in the hand, looks good-- I have the two-tone model-- and is a good buy: i've seen the blk. model around here for $225 + tax! I paid more for the two-tone gun, but at least I found it: the bigger shops don't seem to have any; tell me why! There are also some good "Torture test" vids on-line and they really give the G2 a going over; one which most of us will never face, most likely. QUESTION: why are they promoted as made in the U.S.A. when the slide clearly states, " Made In Brazil?":image035:
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Yea I've seen threads like yours pop up with happy owners on this and other gun forums a lot lately with the same people who never shot, do not own, and refuse to buy a G2 popping in to complain about it. Just a matter of time before they pop up in this one too... It comes with the territory. Nice to see you did your own research.

As far as I know, the TCP and a couple of others are US made, but the G2 is made in Brazil. Not sure were you heard they were being made in the US from?
 

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I have the 2 tone model as well. I have shot the daylights out of mine w/o a single issue (except empty mags :rolleyes:). Mine still looks pretty much new inside and out.

You can run Sig P226 18 round mags in it - locks back on last round too. Shapeways makes a grip sleeve for this set up - works great.

Lakeline LLC makes a stainless guide rod and night sights if you want to upgrade some parts. I have the stainless steel guide rod - works like a champ. The factory assembly never failed me thru @ 800 rounds but I consider the SS assembly to be an upgrade. I've got at least another flawless 800 rounds on it.

Enjoy your G2 - its a nice little pistol. It compares favorably to pistols that cost 2 and 3 times as much and absolutely blows everything away that's actually at its price point.
 

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I believe I was thinking of the new Spectrum .380 by Taurus. This is the one made in the U.S.A. Sorry; my mistake. There are VERY MANY color combinations for this new Spectrum. Check them out at the Taurus web site.:yup:
 
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I'm glad you like it and I wish you a long, happy shooting experience. Have you seen the NutnFancy review where the trigger safety completely snaps off? Just a personal preference, but I think his shooting environments beat Tims' "duck it in several buckets of water and muck" method of testing. And I think Tim is an extremely cool and knowledgeable guy, a big fan of his stuff.
 

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I'm happy with mine so far. 650 rounds downrange pretty much problem free. I'm kind of new to shooting semis and cannot seem to get the last round in the mag, even using the loader. So instead of 12+1. mine has been carrying 11+1 ... that should be enough anyway.
 

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I'm happy with mine so far. 650 rounds downrange pretty much problem free. I'm kind of new to shooting semis and cannot seem to get the last round in the mag, even using the loader. So instead of 12+1. mine has been carrying 11+1 ... that should be enough anyway.
If you're using the loader that came with it, do yourself a favor and get a Mag UpLULA. One of the best investments you'll make.
 

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S&W mags are so hard to load, they ought to include a UpLula in every box. (Like the prize in Cracker Jacks, never mind, you folks are too young to know about that).

I have heard some of the reports on the Taurus and while there were issues a while back. Most of the people that actually own and shoot them don't seem to be reporting the problems some would have you think.

Some people like to complain, like the person that wrote a review about the All Stainless Steel French press I bought. He didn't like it couldn't be put in a microwave!!

If it works well for you and you enjoy it, smile and don't worry what everybody else says.
 

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S&W mags are so hard to load, they ought to include a UpLula in every box. (Like the prize in Cracker Jacks, never mind, you folks are too young to know about that).

I have heard some of the reports on the Taurus and while there were issues a while back. Most of the people that actually own and shoot them don't seem to be reporting the problems some would have you think.

Some people like to complain, like the person that wrote a review about the All Stainless Steel French press I bought. He didn't like it couldn't be put in a microwave!!

If it works well for you and you enjoy it, smile and don't worry what everybody else says.
Who you aren't lying. I jus brought a Shield and I literally can only hand load one round in the magazine, so I stead on 6+1 it's 1+1 until I find my misplaced UpLula...
 

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S&W mags are so hard to load, they ought to include a UpLula in every box. (Like the prize in Cracker Jacks, never mind, you folks are too young to know about that).

I have heard some of the reports on the Taurus and while there were issues a while back. Most of the people that actually own and shoot them don't seem to be reporting the problems some would have you think.

Some people like to complain, like the person that wrote a review about the All Stainless Steel French press I bought. He didn't like it couldn't be put in a microwave!!

If it works well for you and you enjoy it, smile and don't worry what everybody else says.
Yeah, S&W auto mags are not the most pleasurable experience. As far as Taurus goes, I always consider them as going to the casino. I've given them chances in the distant past because they have a really wide range of revolvers for decent prices. But almost every gun I've had from them, be it auto or revolver, has had some issue crop up. And their CS will make you sit in a corner weeping while pulling your hair out. They just aren't worth the gamble to me. For an extra 100 or so, I can get some Rugers that I am 99.9% certain can hold up to almost anything you put them through and their CS will bend over backward to help and satisfy you.
 

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My PT111 G2 has been flawless. I did get some rust on the left side of the slide one hot summer day from sweat. The stainless slide would be a solution for this. Usually carry this one when I need to leave it in the car.
 
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