Taurus G3C 1000 Round Review: Best Pistol Under $300

Taurus G3C 1000 Round Review: Best Pistol Under $300

The Taurus G3C is the best new budget handgun of 2020. A striker fired polymer frame pistol that works great for any use, lightweight, accurate, reliable, and very affordable.

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  1. Freemaysin on December 9, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    The worst "lemon" gun i’ve ever owned was a Springfield M1A "socom cqb"
    it went back to springfield 3 times and constantly had ejection problems, and at least 3 FtF’s per mag. I eventually got it lemon law refunded (thanks kentucky)
    since then rather than look to the high end first, i find what people seem to like and have good things to say about. I know this is a pistol & that was a rifle but, i think my choice with a G3c for my everyday carry was a good one. Of course I still have an FNX 45 tactical, and its never had a single malfunction but, hard to pack that sum’bitch around.

    close to 1k rounds through my G3c and also, not a single malfunction.

  2. salinagrrrl69 on December 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve only had/have PPK knock offs. Not encouraged to send hollow pt thru those – Astra, Bersa, Feg, etc. So I got a G3C at Cabelas. Home defense important.
    I am OK with the safety though its design seems like a flimsy after thought.

  3. John Taylor on December 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    You Tha Man

  4. Richard Rogers on December 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Heard the Sig P226 mags work in it. Lakeline makes aftermarket parts.

  5. CrosseyedTenFour on December 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I just picked this one up yesterday at academy based on your recommendation. $349.00 but it came with a red laser that attaches to the trigger guard. Pretty slick.

  6. Tim Armalite on December 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Nice review. Over 1000 rounds through mine, zero malfunctions.

  7. Bob C on December 9, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Great review.

  8. David Duke on December 9, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Mine came with a laser cut out on the slide for a Red Dot

  9. Kevin Uhlin on December 9, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I own FN9S & 40, SW MP 9 & 45’s (a ton of others & revolvers also) & honestly this is now my Christmas Gun for my wife to buy me this year. I steered a new gun buyer friend of mine to the G2c last year & she has had zero issues and is completely happy. It would be nice if you tossed in IWB recommendations

  10. Donny L on December 9, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Ill be 21 in 3 days debating on if a good christian should buy a gun and if so what should i get as a started i dont want to F up and buy the wrong thing

  11. Mark Field on December 9, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Excellent analysis of the good & the bad. I’m going to be a first time buyer. Nagel’s Gun Shop here in San Antonio has the Taurus G3C factory new in stock and the price is marked down from $339.65 to $259.99. Don’t see how I can go wrong. Thanks so much.

  12. Lucifer C on December 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I put a red dot on mine

  13. all pro on December 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    So nor accurate. So sucks out of the box

  14. John Owens on December 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    My daughter has a G3c and the only issue was with flat tipped ammo, would not chamber a round. I cleaned up the feed ramp with my rotary tool and lubed it up good and that helped but not 100%. Tried Winchester and CCI Blazer brass 147gr ammo. The odd thing is my G2c, G3, Hellcat and Canik TP9SA all eat the same ammo with no problems. Anyone else have this happen? After hearing some CS horror stories I’m hesitant to send it in. May just buy a new barrel, I tried my G2c barrel in it and manually working the slide it worked.

  15. 11AI on December 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Literally not too small to where my big dumb hands cant grip it. Lcp is too small it snaps like an asian carp.

  16. Richard Schumpert on December 9, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I just paid 335 Brand new at my local pawnshop first pistol i ever purchased now gotta find a Good HOLSTER

  17. 8dukesbats4 on December 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    taurus is killin the game these days

  18. Ibsen Perdigão on December 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Brazilian guns which we, Brazilians ,do not have access…

  19. all pro on December 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Would never buy one

  20. Robert Bachelder on December 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    "I am not very accurate with this"…proceeds to hit all the small plates. LOL

  21. Nimbly on December 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Cheaper you go, the more likely you are to get a lemon.

    Sig O_o

  22. 13B Gun Bunny on December 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Can a red dot optics be mounted on it?

  23. Mitch on December 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Looks like it scratches easy.

  24. Brian Manners on December 9, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    FYI you can use SIG 226 magazine’s in the G2C and G3C . 😎👍🏻

  25. Alexander King on December 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I buy all my guns based off of your reviews and so far I have bought 5 guns because of you. Thank you and keep up the honest reviews my friend.

  26. Light of Awakening Q on December 9, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Getting my gun this weekend… excited for first pistol. G3c

  27. Pfd51ff on December 9, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Just won one of these in a gun raffle can’t wait to go to the range with it.

  28. William Swan on December 9, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Yeah but today in Bank of four and a half for 5-in threaded barrel it’ll fit in the G2 and the G3 ❓ inquiring minds want to know ‼️👀🙉🙊🙈

  29. OMEGA-P _74 on December 9, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I sent my Recall G1 back for a replacement. I’ve heard it could take up to a year before I get a new one. Hopefully I get the G3C.

  30. Randy on December 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I can get one for $290

  31. nscurge on December 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Best $269.00 I’ve ever spent

  32. Timothy Williams on December 9, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    I never owned a Taurus back in the old days when they had quality control issues, so I don’t know what others’ experiences were with the brand. But I own two Taurus pistols bought within the past three years and they are both outstanding. In particular, my G2C is the most reliable semi I have ever owned. I would estimate that I have put at least 2,500 rounds through it, all types of ammo, including cheap Russian crap. It has yet to misfire. Not one single malfunction. It is also the 2nd most accurate handgun I have ever used. The ONLY semi I would rate above it for accuracy it is my Llama mil spec 1911. I’m definitely going to pick up one of these smaller Taurus G3Cs.

  33. Greg Hartzell on December 9, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    My made in Brazil, 2014 taurus 85 has been amazing over 600+ rounds. Im sure the made in USA taurus pistols are fantastic. I held a G3 and was really impressed. This might be my next gun

  34. Juan Sanchez on December 9, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I bought one as my first legal gun under my name at Academy sports and outdoors for $329.99 with a Viridian laser, now got it decked out with a Lakeline gold threaded barrel and a Tyrant black and gold compensator!

  35. Solid Penny Stocks & 52 Week Lows Rebounds on December 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the video. I just wanted to confirm that the only difference between the Taurus G2C and a G3C is the sight. I do not care about the site. I will be using the red dot.

  36. Jerrod Dooley on December 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    The only thing budget about them is the price. I switched from Glock to Taurus a couple years back. Best decision I’ve ever made, when it comes to firearms. They’re just as dependable as Glock and You can buy two of them for the price of one Glock.

  37. David Puglia on December 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    A few suggestions for the G3C after using it for some time. The sights are Glock compatible so I put Tru-Glo sights on mine that are better than the Taurus stock sights. Big improvement from my perspective. Also, Taurus makes a black anodized upgraded barrel ($69) for the G3C so I swapped that with the stock barrel. In my case, the new barrel shot tighter groups with better accuracy. Prior to buying the G3C I only bought Glocks. So far the G3C is a good reliable gun. I’m still biased towards Glocks but happy with the G3C.

  38. ainetmonroe on December 9, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for the review. You’ve helped me decide on my first gun

  39. Stanley Chamallas on December 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Excellent video thanks for stating how great a firearm it is I agree well built reliable and yes gun to shoot for a 299.00 firearm a Taurus knocked it out of the park

  40. John Pelszynski on December 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    I spent 8 months in Vietnam combat.. I never needed a pistol.

  41. Double Tap on December 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    this dude is an awesome shot.

  42. Jojo Crazy Cat on December 9, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    The gun shop near me charged me close to $400 for mine, but it was in 2021.
    Maybe they went up in price sense then.

  43. HotShot Couple on December 9, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Great video

  44. Doesn't Matter on December 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Love Taurus’s anyway, but just bought a new G3C. LOVE IT…

  45. James Walker on December 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Great, helpful, & informational video review. Impressive shooting, wow!

  46. Greg Shanor on December 9, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I’ve got a G2C & I had to replace the recoil spring to a metal recoil spring to help with the malfunctioning issues I had works better now

  47. Jt on December 9, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    That boy got aim

  48. BERT on December 9, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    "Honest Outlaw".. pretty dope handle..

  49. Buck Melanoma on December 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    not enough has been written about the G3c…it has been my daily carry since i was finally able to find one several months after they first came out…thank you, pandemic…i’ carry in the 12+1 configuration…a big THANK YOU to taurus for having an external safety on all of their products…i will NOT buy any gun that does NOT have the thumb safety…i have big hands and the 3c fits me perfectly…our state has no-license open-carry laws, but i still carry concealed as i have since we got our first CC laws in ’96…for me, it’s the perfect weapon…thanks, guys…

  50. Lawrence Hillman on December 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I have a gen 1 pt111 9mm and its been a good gun. Thinking about getting this one after watching your video