Taurus G2c vs G2s Comparison – What’s The Difference

There isn’t anything wrong with wanting to stay on a budget when firearm shopping. No matter what anyone says about a Taurus brand firearm, they have become a popular, dependable choice for anyone who needs to save a few bucks. Their sub-compact models in particular are an excellent choice for concealed carry options. 

Available in both 9mm and 40 S&W caliber choices, the differences between the Taurus G2C vs G2S models are worth taking a closer look. Both are incredibly affordable and provide enough differences that make one a better choice over the other for your needs.  

What’s The Difference Between The Taurus G2C and G2S?

The difference between the G2C and G2S firearm models are specific to overall weight and size, despite both being a sub-compact, conceal carry options. The G2C can also hold more ammo compared to the G2S due to boasting a double stack magazine. 

Comparison Of The G2C and G2S

These two models are just different enough to provide a decent overall comparison. The G2C is the upgraded PT111, a dependable and popular compact option that just needed a few tweaks for marketing purposes. The G2S is a slightly lighter and more narrow option, which is no surprise as it replaced the PT709 Slim.

Specification

Taurus G2C

Taurus G2S

Taurus G2C 9mm Pistol, Black & Stainless Steel
Taurus® G2s Matte Stainless 9mm Luger Compact 7 Rds. Night Sights

Caliber

9mm, 40 S&W

9mm, 40 S&W

Capacity

12 +1

7

Overall Length

6.25 inches

6.3 inches

Width

1.25 inches

1.1 inches

Weight

21.15 ounces

20 ounces

Taurus G2C

Caliber

9mm, 40 S&W

Capacity

12 +12

Overall Length

6.25 inches

Width

1.25 inches

Weight

21.15 ounces

Taurus G2S

Caliber

9mm, 40 S&W

Capacity

7

Overall Length

6.3 inches

Width

1.1 inches

Weight

20 ounces

Taurus G2C

Taurus G2C 9mm Pistol, Black & Stainless Steel

The G2C was arguably the most svelte and sleek design made specifically for conceal carry purposes years before more recent, more expensive models. Taurus saw the consumer need for a smooth, simple design that would fit comfortably against the body and provide a dependable draw and accurate target. At only 21.15 ounces and a 6.25 inch length, it is one of the smallest sub-compact, semi auto pistols available in a 9 mm or 40 S&W caliber strength. 

Features

The polymer body comes in a range of colors with textured panels and thumb relief divots. The magazine catch is reversible, a Picatinny rail is available for added accessories, and the sights provide a conventional three white dot option. The rear sights are adjustable as well. 

The double stack magazine allows a 12 + 1 capacity, and easily accepts an aftermarket extended magazine. As mentioned, the catch is reversible for personalization and comfort, and the trigger is tabbed as an added safety feature. 

Pros

Owners of the G2C appreciate the smaller size and narrow grip, making it a comfortable choice for all hand sizes. The reliability of the gun is also often commented on, calling it a dependable choice that will feed all sorts of ammo through it without issue. Plus, it comes at an awesome price point, making it an option that is approximately $100 less than its closest budget competitor. In short, that’s a hard price point to beat.

Cons

As with any firearm that is mass produced, there are issues that may arise from time to time. The good thing is these are few and far between, but if they do occur- can be annoying and very inconvenient. Mechanical issues with the trigger have occurred, creating a scenario in which the gun doesn’t shoot when the trigger is pulled. Fortunately, Taurus offers a lifetime limited warranty that replaces a firearm that is found to be defective.

Taurus G2S

Taurus® G2s Matte Stainless 9mm Luger Compact 7 Rds. Night Sights

As mentioned, the G2S replaced the PT709 Slim. It mimics the overall design of the G2C, but is simplified even further to provide an even more compact choice for day to day carrying purposes. At 20 ounces and a 1.1 inch width, it is a very narrow option and provides a quick, reliable draw and comfortable grip for even the smallest of hands. It also comes in 9mm and 40 S&W caliber choice, which is impressive for the overall size. 

Features

The G2S and G2C are very similar in their overall structure and design. Both are made for concealed carry, compact sizing, and comfort. It also boasts a polymer body that is offered in a fun range of colors, and has textured panels and thumb relief divots. A Picatinny rail allows you to add accessories, such as laser sights and flashlights, and the three white dot conventional sight is standard. 

The magazine is a single stack and only loads 7, and aftermarket magazines aren’t as easy to acquire as the G2C, but they do exist. Plus, the trigger is an internal DA/SA  design, and you cannot decock it once you rack a round into the chamber. 

Pros

Aggressive slide texture makes it a cinch to work, and it is a great size for a smaller hand to shoot comfortably with. It is functionally accurate, which is exactly what you want for self-defense purposes, and will feed just about anything you put through it. The price point is impressive, and comes in at approximately $100 less than its closest competitor.

Cons

Like the G2C, mass produced firearms have an issue or two from time to time. Many of these are manufacturing defects, such as a rough burr, or unfinished edge that creates problems with feeding or triggers.

G2C Stand Out Features

Honestly, it is hard to pick one over the other simply due to the fact that they offer almost exactly the same experience. The G2S is slightly smaller overall, and might be the better conceal carry choice, but the double stacked mag of the G2C makes it the more valuable and obvious pick- in my opinion. Less ammo to load, and a better shooting experience on the range is a perk in my books, especially since it isn’t likely you will be placed in a self-defense situation, and you definitely want to get your money’s worth out the firearm!

Conclusion

Taurus truly does offer a crazy affordable, sub-compact choice with these two models. Both are dependable, lightweight, and provide a comfortable grip for just about anyone who picks one up. 

If you want a good day to day carry option that you know will fire reliably and makes acquiring a target easy, these both fit the need, but the G2S is slightly smaller overall – although it only fits 7 rounds at a time. It is the less expensive choice as well, however. 

Taurus® G2s Matte Stainless 9mm Luger Compact 7 Rds. Night Sights

G2S Overview

  • Smaller and lighter
  • Holds 7 Rounds
  • Less expensive
  • Perfect for conceal carry, but not as great on the range for plinking
Taurus G2C 9mm Pistol, Black & Stainless Steel

G2C Overview

  • Accomidates 12 + 1 rounds
  • Cheapest sub-compact compared to its competitors
  • A lightweight and compact design 
  • Perfect for conceal carry, and great for range shooting

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