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#6493833 - 10/13/16 11:35 AM First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2
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As I mentioned in another post, I got a chance to shoot a Taurus G2 and liked it well enough to buy one of my very own! It showed up yesterday, and I field stripped it a few times, ran a Bore Snake through the barrel a couple of times, greased the rails, and then started gathering ammo together for a shoot out. Went out early this morning and wound up shooting 192 rounds (16 magazines) through it, slow fire and rapid fire. Not a single FTF or FTE's. Shot everything from FMJ's to JHP's; bullet weights from 50 grains to 147; factory loads and hand loads. It ran perfectly. Very pleasant to shoot. I'm going to keep hammering away at it to see if I can get it to fail. I took some pics to compare it in size to my Glock 43.






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#6494282 - 10/13/16 05:38 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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How does it feel in your hand? What mag capacity?

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#6494309 - 10/13/16 06:12 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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#6494332 - 10/13/16 06:26 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
How does it feel in your hand? What mag capacity?

One of the reasons I bought one is because, for my hand, it felt great. And it points "naturally" for me. I really like the strongly stippled patches on the grips. As we say, so far, so good. . . The really important thing to me is the reliability factor, and I'll continue to chase that issue with lots and lots of rounds down range.

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#6494335 - 10/13/16 06:29 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
How does it feel in your hand? What mag capacity?


Forgot to answer: mag capacity is 12 rounds. So one in the pipe and 12 in the mag should meet my social needs at less than 7 yards!

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#6494343 - 10/13/16 06:32 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
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Buzzsaw, so far, so good. But 200 rounds into the testing, and having a sample of only one pistol, isn't a whole lot to go on! But I do intend to pursue this little project and will let y'all know what I find as I work with it.

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#6494345 - 10/13/16 06:33 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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But will it cycle snake shot? I was surprised when my shield 9mm cycled it. Everything I read said semi autos have a hard time cycling it. Nice gun by the way.
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#6494452 - 10/13/16 07:54 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: SapperTitan]
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But will it cycle snake shot? I was surprised when my shield 9mm cycled it. Everything I read said semi autos have a hard time cycling it. Nice gun by the way.

Sapper, I haven't tried snake shot yet. I am primarily focused on what rounds could possibly used in a PD scenario or just out plinking with the family. I'll dig out a few snake shot rounds and see how they do once I think I've about worn out all the other options on this pistol. My Glock isn't real pleased with them, as the shot cap doesn't take to the ramp very well; I wind up with a situation where the pistol doesn't quite return fully to battery, and when I extract the offending cartridge, the cap is noticeably scored. I'll eventually get around to testing everything a 9mm Luger is supposed to be able to digest!

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#6494460 - 10/13/16 08:01 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
But will it cycle snake shot? I was surprised when my shield 9mm cycled it. Everything I read said semi autos have a hard time cycling it. Nice gun by the way.

Sapper, I haven't tried snake shot yet. I am primarily focused on what rounds could possibly used in a PD scenario or just out plinking with the family. I'll dig out a few snake shot rounds and see how they do once I think I've about worn out all the other options on this pistol. My Glock isn't real pleased with them, as the shot cap doesn't take to the ramp very well; I wind up with a situation where the pistol doesn't quite return fully to battery, and when I extract the offending cartridge, the cap is noticeably scored. I'll eventually get around to testing everything a 9mm Luger is supposed to be able to digest!
I was just giving you a hard time about the snake shot but it is a plus when it will cycle it.
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#6494515 - 10/13/16 08:42 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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I agree with you, and it will be tested, I assure you!

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#6494542 - 10/13/16 09:02 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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My son has one. The first hundred rounds or so were frustrating due to a number of FTFs. However, it has since smoothed out and he has pumped hundreds of rounds downrange without incident, even with it extremely dirty. It's really not a bad little pistol
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#6495616 - 10/14/16 05:15 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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Just got back from the range and shot another 16 mags (192 rounds; 318 so far, to date) through the Taurus. This time I did a "scramble;" I poured cartridges from all the factory and home made loads into a pile, scrambled 'em up, and began stuffing them into the magazines without regard to their manufacture or bullet weight/configuration. Again, no FTF or FTE. The reliability, thus far, has been solid. BTW, I did not clean the pistol during the firing of the first and second 192 round range sessions. I field stripped it and cleaned it after I got back home. Next up on my testing will be accuracy and velocity. It will be interesting to see what the MV out of the 3.2 inch barrel is going to be compared to what is published on the box. My off-hand, informal accuracy testing indicates that 3-4 inch groups at 7 yards is the norm in that mode. I'll see how it does off the bench and bags as soon as I can get around to it and will report what I find here.

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#6495668 - 10/14/16 06:12 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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Seems like a nice gun, especially for the price

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#6495839 - 10/14/16 08:07 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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Yep! So far, I'm impressed. And for a street price of around $200, the price is certainly right. (I paid $600 for my Kimber Micro, and a shade under $500 for my Glock 43.) But the proof is going to be in how the piece stands up to lots of rounds being pumped through it, and will it really shoot where you aim it, at 5-10 yards, every time you pull the trigger? I heard one of the gun gurus state that "the purpose of a hand gun is to fight your way to a long gun." I'll be finding out how my tiny sample of one does in making me feel like I can depend on it to do just that over the next week or so. But the bottom line is that it ain't about price, it's about performance/reliability, especially if you are shopping for a PD piece to tuck into your waistband or night stand. This pistol has impressed me, but it hasn't won me over.


Edited by mikei (10/14/16 08:18 PM)

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#6495843 - 10/14/16 08:10 PM Re: First Test of Taurus Millenium PT111 G2 [Re: mikei]
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My Taurus pistols are by far the best combo of price, ergonomics, and reliability. Glad you like yours.

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