More than 60 years ago, Taurus began in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by making revolvers. It started building pistols in 1980 after buying a Beretta factory. Today, it’s known for some truly innovative pistol designs, and the new Millennium G2, based on the original PT-111 Millennium, is no exception. Combat Handguns’ Jorge Amselle was recently able to test one—and the full report is in the upcoming November 2013 issue.

Among enhancements found in the new polymer-framed, striker-fired G2, you’ll find a 3.2-inch barrel, lightening cuts at the front of the slide, aggressive serrations at the rear, an external extractor for greater reliability, sights in a three-white-dot arrangement and a redesigned trigger and grip. As Amselle notes, “Indeed, the trigger squeeze and grip design were my two favorite aspects of this pistol.”

To test its mettle, Amselle took the pistol to the range several times. Did it survive the field-testing? To learn more, check out the November 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally August 6, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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