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TAURUS
G3 T.O.R.O
Modifying the G3 striker-fi red, polymer-frame pistol for
red-dot optics was a fairly straightforward process when
compared to the TX22. Manufactured in Brazil, this 9 mm
semi-automatic is outfi tted with a short-recoil, lockedbreech
action and a carbon steel slide. This ammunitionand-slide
confi guration allows for a 2 " -long section of the
slide's top edge-between the rear sight and the ejection
port-to be milled, drilled and tapped so that the mounting
plate and optic can be attached directly to it.
Along with the slide cut, the T.O.R.O. arrives from the
factory with a full set of mounting hardware. This set
TAURUS G3 T.O.R.O.
7.30 "
includes four baseplates and three sets of screws that
accommodate a host of red-dot optics. Keeping track of
which parts go with which option would be a bit confusing
if not for the easy-to-read compatibility chart included in
the owner's manual. With that chart in hand, it only took
a few minutes to remove the factory-installed fi ller plate
from the slide and install the Holosun HS507C that was
used throughout the testing process.
Cosmetics and the confi guration of controls on the G3
IMPORTER: TAURUS USA, INC. (DEPT. AR), 100 TAURUS WAY, BAINBRIDGE, GA 39817;
(800) 327-3776; TAURUSUSA.COM
4.00 "
T.O.R.O. remain the same as on previous models. The carbon
steel slide features a matte-black Tenifer fi nish, front
and rear cocking serrations with a beveled nose up front
and a back end contoured to match
the frame. The ejection port is also
beveled to aid spent cartridge cases
in clearing the action, and it's outfi tted
with an oversize extractor claw.
The standard-height sights have been
upgraded from polymer to steel, with
a pinned white-dot sight in front and
a dovetailed, serrated, square-notch
sight at the rear.
Removing the slide from the frame
5.20 "
BARREL: STEEL; SIXGROOVE,
1:10 " RH
TWIST RIFLING
MAGAZINE: 15-ROUND
DETACHABLE BOX
SIGHTS: WHITE-DOT FRONT,
DRIFT-ADJUSTABLE REAR
MANUFACTURER: TAURUS
BRAZIL
ACTION TYPE:
RECOIL-OPERATED,
SEMI-AUTOMATIC,
CENTER-FIRE PISTOL
CHAMBERING: 9 MM LUGER
SLIDE: CARBON STEEL;
TENIFER COATED
FRAME: POLYMER
SHOOTING RESULTS G3 T.O.R.O. (25 YARDS)
ENERGY
9 MM LUGER
CARTRIDGE
FEDERAL PREMIUM HST
124-GR. JHP
FEDERAL PREMIUM
SYNTECH MATCH
124-GR. TSJFP
FIOCCHI PERFORMANCE
SHOOTING DYNAMICS
115-GR. FMJ
AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD
VEL. @ MUZZLE
(F.P.S.)
1,134 AVG.
9 SD
1,136 AVG.
15 SD
1,078 AVG.
33 SD
(FT.-LBS.)
354
355
297
TRIGGER: STRIKER-FIRED;
4-LB., 11-OZ. PULL
WIDTH: 1.25 "
WEIGHT: 24.8 OZS.
ACCESSORIES:
OWNER'S MANUAL,
FOUR OPTICS MOUNTING
PLATES, 17-ROUND
MAGAZINE, LOCK
MSRP: $409
reveals an interior confi guration that
takes its cues from the Glock Safe
Action school of handgun design. The
4 " stainless steel barrel's chamber
features a witness hole at the top of
the chamber, which acts as a loadedchamber
indicator, and traditional
land-and-groove rifl ing. The recoil
assembly captures two round-wire
recoil springs wrapped around a
sleeved steel guide rod.
The polymer frame's dustcover
GROUP SIZE (INCHES)
SMALLEST LARGEST
2.86
3.23
3.08
2.73
3.34
3.06
AVERAGE
3.03
3.21
2.88
3.04
NOTES: MEASURED AVERAGE VELOCITY FOR 10 SHOTS FIRED NEXT TO A LABRADAR
CHRONOGRAPH AT THE MUZZLE. ACCURACY RESULTS FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE-SHOT GROUPS
AT 25 YARDS FIRED FROM A BENCH REST WITH A HOLOSUN HS507C X2. TEMPERATURE: 49° F.
HUMIDITY: 36%. ABBREVIATIONS: FMJ (FULL METAL JACKET), JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT),
SD (STANDARD DEVIATION), TSJFP (TOTAL SYNTHETIC JACKET FLAT POINT).
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features a molded-in 2 " accessory rail
with a serial-number plate. The same
number is engraved in three more
locations: the slide's ejection port, the
barrel's chamber and the left side of
the frame just above the trigger. On
either side of the frame just behind
the rail are indentations that act as
fi nger rests when the trigger fi nger is
held out straight against the frame.
Behind these dimples is the steel
takedown lever.
The face of the trigger guard is
curved to act as a fi nger rest and
is recessed where it meets the grip
frame. The lightly grooved polymer
trigger features an oversize integral
safety lever and an unusual secondstrike
capability. With most strikerfi
red pistol confi gurations, the slide
has to be manually cycled to reset the
striker if it lands on a hard primer.
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