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Introducing the G3 T.O.R.O. and G3c T.O.R.O.

Given the growing penchant for shooters to include micro red dots on their semi-autos—be it for personal defense, recreational shooting, or competition work—Taurus brings the G3 series pistols into the optic arena for 2021 with the release of the full-size G3 T.O.R.O. (Taurus Optic Ready Option) and the compact G3c T.O.R.O.

Both the G3 T.O.R.O. and the G3c T.O.R.O. are similar to the G3 and G3c, respectively, except for their slide configuration. The slides for the T.O.R.O. series feature a factory optic cut so that consumers can immediately add their choice of micro red dot without the expense of custom gunsmith work or “downtime” of their handgun. What’s more, the T.O.R.O. system’s design accommodates a broad range of popular optics on the market today, thanks to an ingenious interchangeable plate mounting system.

Four different mounting plates, along with four different sets of screws and L-Key are included with the G3 T.O.R.O. and G3c T.O.R.O.—each with a different mounting pattern that is specific to common aftermarket optics.

Optic systems compatible with the G3 T.O.R.O. and G3c T.O.R.O.  (but not limited to):

  • Trijicon RMR
  • Noblex-Docter
  • Vortex Venom
  • Burris FastFire
  • Sightmark Mini
  • Holosun HS407C
  • Leupold Delta Point
  • C-More STS2
  • Bushnell RXS-250
  • TRUGLO TRU-TEC Micro

The G3 T.O.R.O. and G3c T.O.R.O. come from the factory with a steel slide cover plate to provide a “clean” slide surface when employing the installed open sights. To add an optic, remove the cover plate and install the appropriate mounting plate for the desired optic brand. The Owner’s Manual includes easy, step-by-step instructions for installing an optic system on the G3 T.O.R.O. and the G3c T.O.R.O., which the consumer can do themselves with basic tools and supplies.

Since many shooters who install optics on their pistols also prefer to run elevated open sights for backup, the G3 T.O.R.O. and G3c T.O.R.O. rear dovetail cuts are machined to accept common elevated- or suppressor-height aftermarket sights, depending on the manufacturer’s specifications.

A Full Stable of Premium Performance Handguns

With the introduction of the G3 T.O.R.O. and the G3c T.O.R.O., Taurus rounds out the G3 series of 9mm semi-auto striker-fired pistols with a model for every need and with performance and a price point to meet every budget. Whether intended for personal protection, recreational shooting, or competition, the G3 T.O.R.O. and G3c T.O.R.O. deliver factory-tuned performance while providing customizing options for individual shooter’s tastes.

Taurus G3 T.O.R.O. Specifications

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Capacity: 10, 15, or 17 (with extended magazine)

Finish: Matte Black / Matte Stainless

Grip/Frame: Polymer

Firing System: Single Action with Restrike Capability

Action Type: Striker

Safety: Manual and Trigger Safety, Striker Block, Visual Loaded Chamber Indicator

Sights Front: Fixed (White Dot)

Sights Rear: Drift Adjustable Serrated Matte Black

Slide Material: Carbon Steel

Slide Finish: Matte Black

Optic-Compatible Steel Cover Plate:  Cover plate, four mounting plates, and hardware

Overall Length: 7.30″

Overall Width: 1.20″

Overall Height: 5.20″

Barrel Length: 4.00″

Weight: 25 oz. (unloaded)

Magazines Included: 2×10, 2×15, or 1×15 and 1×17

Packaging Size: 12.5″ x 6″ x 1.75″

Packaging Weight: 2.75 lbs.

Additional Feature: Picatinny Rail (Mil-STD 1913)

MSRP: $408.77

Taurus G3c T.O.R.O. Specifications

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Capacity: 10 or 12 rounds

Finish: Matte Black / Matte Stainless

Grip/Frame: Polymer

Firing System: Single Action with Restrike Capability

Action Type: Striker

Safety: Manual and Trigger Safety, Striker Block, Visual Loaded Chamber Indicator

Sights Front: Fixed (White Dot)

Sights Rear: Drift Adjustable Serrated Matte Black

Slide Material: Carbon Steel

Slide Finish: Tenifer Matte Black

Optic-Compatible Steel Cover Plate:  Cover plate, four mounting plates, and hardware

Overall Length: 6.30″

Overall Width: 1.20″

Overall Height: 5.10″

Barrel Length: 3.2″

Weight: 22 oz. (unloaded)

Magazines Included: 3×12 or 3×10

Packaging Size: 9.8″ x 6″ x 1.8″

Packaging Weight: 33.20 oz.

Additional Feature: Picatinny Rail (Mil-STD 1913)

MSRP: $408.77