5 Taurus G2C Problems To Be Aware Of!

The Taurus G2C is a very popular lightweight handgun. Due to its compact design, this firearm is frequently used as an everyday carry pistol.

However, there is no perfect handgun. There are a few common issues that Taurus G2C owners frequently run into. The most common issues include trigger problems, extraction problems, and slide jamming problems.

In this post, we’ll break down these common Taurus G2C problems & explain how you can fix them!

1. Bad Iron Sights

taurus G2C pistol issues

Shooters can have trouble aiming if the stock iron sights are low quality on a pistol. More specifically, their aiming speed, accuracy, and sight picture can be negatively affected.

Many shooters are not a fan of the Taurus G2C stock sights. This means they are required to use aftermarket solutions like pistol red dot sights to improve their performance. Although red dot sights are great, it would be better if the Taurus G2C was equipped with better sights similar to other concealed carry pistols.

2. Trigger Problems

Every concealed carry striker-fired handgun owner has run into their fair share of trigger issues. A malfunctioning trigger can lead to accidental discharges & create a safety issue. Also, having a trigger issue during a self-defense situation, where split-second decisions may be required, could be life-changing. Many shooters also encountered similar hk vp9 problems as well.

The Taurus G2C trigger is fine for most beginners but may be too rough for experienced shooters. If your trigger is too difficult to pull, consider modifying your Taurus carry pistol (add SAO short stroke trigger) to meet your specific needs.

3. Extraction Problems

Extraction problems are when a firearm fails to discharge a previously fired round. This means that the spent cartridge casing remains in the chamber after firing instead of being extracted. There are similar problems with the Ruger EC9s pistol as well. Here is a list of reasons why extraction might occur.

  1. Extractor Issues: Damaged or poorly aligned extractor.
  2. Dirty or Corroded Chamber: Carbon buildup, debris, or rust in the chamber can create friction & uneven surfaces.
  3. Weak or Damaged Extractor Spring: A weak or damaged spring will not be strong enough to extract a fired round.
  4. Ammunition Issues: Using the wrong-sized ammo can cause issues. Check the specifications of your firearm before picking the correct round.
  5. Limp-Wristing: Limp-wristing can make your Taurus move excessively when being fired.

4. Feeding Problems

feeding problem in Taurus G2C pistol

Feeding problems in the Taurus G2C is when the pistol does not feed ammunition into the chamber during the firing cycle. This is also a Ruger CP max problem as well. Here are some reasons why feeding issues occur.

  1. Magazine Problems: Most commonly caused by a malfunctioning or damaged magazine.
  2. Improper Ammunition: Using the wrong size ammo can cause a variety of problems.
  3. Dirty Gun: Dirt & debris can build up after firing just a few rounds. Clean your gun on a regular basis to avoid rounds getting stuck between the slide breech face and feed ramp.
  4. Weak Recoil Spring: If the recoil spring is too weak it will not be able to chamber the next round after the trigger pull.

If properly cleaning your Taurus G2C does not fix the issue, consider seeking out a professional gunsmith or contact Taurus customer service. Regular cleaning dramatically improved my PSA dagger reliability as well.

5. Slide Jamming Issues

The Taurus G2C slide houses the barrel and facilitates the cycling of the gun. Here are the 3 most common reasons why the slide might jam.

  1. Dirty Slide Rails: The slide moves back and forth on the frame’s rails during the firing cycle. If the slide rails are dirty it can cause problems. Clean your gun!
  2. Weak Recoil Spring: If your recoil spring is broken it will not be able to return the slide to its forward position after each shot.
  3. Slide Stop Issues: Problems with the slide stop can also cause slide jamming.

In most cases, it is best to contact Taurus customer service to get your broken or defective guns fixed.

6. Incomplete Bullet Discharge

When a bullet does not discharge this means it remains stuck inside inside the barrel after firing. This can be very dangerous & result in a variety of malfunctions.


Incomplete discharges of your Taurus G2C can cause a range of potential safety risks, reliability issues, and malfunctions. This can cause misfires, compromise the firearm’s dependability, and limit self-defense capabilities.

Be sure to always perform proper maintenance & inspections of our carry gun. And contact a professional gunsmith or Taurus customer service if the problem can’t be fixed on your own.

Is A Taurus G2C Worth Buying?

The Taurus G2c is a great gun & is worth buying for new gun owners. This Taurus pistol is a great choice for a few main reasons.

The decision to purchase a Taurus G2C ultimately depends on individual preferences and needs. However, here are four points to consider:

  1. Affordability: Fair pricing compared to other concealed carry handguns.
  2. Compact and Concealable: The small and compact design makes it the perfect everyday carry gun.
  3. Reliable Construction: The Taurus G2C is constructed with lightweight and high-strength materials that will last.

Upgrading Your Taurus G2C

Although the Taurus G2C is a great concealed carry pistol as is, I still recommend adding an optic. More specifically, the Holosun 507K & 507c are great red dot sights for this size firearm. Depending on your personal budget, both optics can work great.

Many shooters also like to purchase an aftermarket grip sleeve to their handgun. You could also add a Pistol Laser to make your gun even more effective in self-defense situations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Taurus G2C a reliable gun?

The Taurus G2C is a reliable gun that is used by many as a everyday carry gun. However, there are issues with the manual safety, slide, and extractor.

What is the Taurus recall?

The Taurus recall occurred between 1997 and 2013. Taurus was forced to recall a variety of their products due to defective parts.

Does the Taurus G2C have a lot of recoil?

The Taurus G2C does not have a lot of recoil. However, for new gun owners, it may feel like a lot of recoil due to the heavy slide.

Does Taurus guns have a lifetime warranty?

Only certain Taurus guns have a lifetime warranty. The Taurus G2C is one of the firearms covered under their lifetime warranty policy.

The Bottom Line

The Taurus G2C is a great concealed carry pistol used by thousands of Americans. This compact & lightweight design is ideal for self-defense. However, just like other guns there is a list of issues that shooters encounter. Many of these problems can be prevented with basic gun maintenance. But if you can’t find a quick fix don’t hesitate to invoke your warranty or find a local gun smith!

About the author

Patrick Howard

I have been working as a gunsmith for 20 years. Rain, fog, moisture, high temperature, or even snow are all the things a product must withstand in order to be recommended by me.

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