The Taurus G3 9mm Tenifer Matte Black Full Size 17-Round capacity pistol made from high-durable Polymer frame with generous stippling patches across the grip for maximum control and retention in any shooting condition, an ergonomic palm swell and side-frame Memory Pads that provide quick and positive hand positioning.
The frame has an integrated Picatinny rail. A manual safety and slide release lever are optimally positioned above the thumb for easy manipulation.
A refined element of the Taurus G3 9mm is the 6-lb. Trigger, designed with a smooth take-up and a surprisingly crisp, clean break exceeding that of typical striker-fired pistol trigger performance. A short reset promotes quick, controlled follow-up shots.
- Extremely durable Polymer Frame, Steel Alloy Slide, Stainless Steel Barrel, the combination to provide an affordable yet reliable and highly-durable pistol.
- Picatinny Rail allows many flashlights and laser pointer combinations to be used under the muzzle.
- Short-reset, Re-Strike capability
- 2, 17-Round Magazines Included
Founded in 1982, Taurus Holdings Inc. is a Georgia based holding company which owns some of the most robust firearms brands currently available on the US Market. Taurus Holdings is owned by the famous publicly Brazilian firm Taurus Armas, S.A. Taurus Armas not only builds the firearms for which it is rightfully famous, but also an incredible array of globally distributed consumer and industrial products.
Based in Porto Alegre, Brasil, Taurus Armas is a diversified, international company and one of the largest small arms manufacturers in the world. The company produced its first revolver in 1941. In 1970, Bangor Punta, which owned Smith & Wesson, purchased a controlling interest in Forjas Taurus. During the next seven years, a great deal of technology and methodology was passed between the two companies.
In 1974 Beretta had won a contract to produce small arms for the Brazilian Army. The contract required Beretta to build a Brazilian factory and use Brazilian labor. When the contract ran out in 1980, Beretta sold the plant to Forjas Taurus. By that time, Forjas Taurus had new Brazilian controlling owners that had purchased Forjas Taurus from Bangor Punta in 1977. Forjas Taurus now owned everything that once belonged to Beretta, including drawings, tooling, machinery, and employed a very experienced work force. Forjas Taurus was in the pistol business, and immediately sought to improve on the Beretta design, resulting in the popular and acclaimed Taurus PT-92 and PT-99 9mm pistols.
The next milestone for Taurus Armas came in 1982. Taurus Armas formed Taurus Holdings, Inc., in Miami, Florida. Taurus Holdings, in turn formed Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. The Taurus brand was unknown in the United States at that time. This situation was to change dramatically in the next few years.
In 1984, Taurus Holdings made an announcement that had a tremendous impact on the entire industry. Taurus Holdings became the first company to offer its customers an unqualified LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY. This changed the course of the company in the U.S. market. Only recently has this policy been matched. It has never been exceeded. This innovative policy made everyone sit up and take notice of Taurus brand firearms.
About 9×19 Luger
The 9×19 mm Parabellum, 9 mm Parabellum, or 9 mm Luger is a firearms cartridge that was designed by Georg Luger and introduced in 1902 by the German weapons manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) (German Weapons and Munitions Factory) for its Luger semi-automatic pistol. For this reason, it is designated as the 9 mm Luger by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI), and the 9 mm Luger by the Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives (CIP). The name Parabellum is derived from the Latin motto of DWM, Si vis pacem, para bellum (“If you seek peace, prepare for war”).
The round was originally designed to be lethal to 50 meters, but is still lethal at longer ranges. The 9×19 mm Parabellum cartridge combines a flat trajectory with moderate recoil. According to the 1986 book Handloading: “the modern science of wound ballistics has established beyond reasonable doubt that the 9 mm cartridge is highly effective.”
In 2014, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a report detailing the potential combat effectiveness of the 9×19 mm Parabellum cartridge when compared to other calibers such as the .45 ACP and the .40 S&W cartridges that were specifically developed for use by the FBI. The report indicated that the new powders and more advanced bullet designs used in current 9×19 mm Parabellum defensive loads allowed for the caliber to deliver similar performance to other calibers, like the .45 ACP and .40 S&W. In addition to this, the lower recoil, less wear, cheaper ammunition, and higher capacity were all reasons that the report cited for the recent surge in orders of the ammunition from various police agencies. With a wider selection of officers being able to shoot handguns chambered in 9×19 mm Parabellum, many departments choose this caliber so they could standardize a single firearm and loading, making logistics and supply easier. Due to all of these factors, law enforcement orders of 9×19 mm Parabellum ammunition from all major ammunition manufacturers have risen significantly.
The FBI report made it clear that the more consistent accuracy in the hands of their less experienced shooters was a factor in their returning to 9×19 mm Parabellum as their standard handgun caliber. It was also stated that the nearly-same effectiveness of 9×19 mm Parabellum compared to .40 S&W and .45 ACP was due to the high quality of 9×19 mm Parabellum ammunition available.
If you want something incredibly reliable, full of features, impeccable safety mechanisms, but at the same time affordable, the Taurus G3 9mm is a pretty good choice and it definitely won’t dig a hole in your wallet.
Taurus G3 9mm Specifications
Frame: High-durable Polymer
Slide: Steel Alloy
Slide Finish: Tenifer Matte Black
Frame Finish: Black
Barrel Finish: Matte Stainless
Tenifer Matte Black
Single Action with Restrike
Loaded Chamber Indicator
Frame Size: Full Size
Barrel Length: 4.00 in.
Overall Length: 7.28 in.
Overall Height: 5.20 in.
Overall Width: 1.20 in.
Weight: 24.83 oz