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Taurus G2c vs Canik TP9SFx vs Taurus G3 TORO

Picked up the TP9SFx this morning. Did a little shooting.
Thought I’d compare it to my other budget beauty.

First, a bit of information on my heavily modified G2c.
Upgrades include:
Lakeline LLC SS guide rod assembly
Lakeline LLC SS striker guide
Lakeline LLC SS 3.8" threaded target barrel
Keep Tinkering Straight SAO trigger
TruGlo TFX PRO Tritium Night Sights
Lakeline LLC SS 1/2 x 28 Micro Compensator
Running 17 round G3 magazines with filler sleeves
Cerakoted Slide
Total cost: About $660

Now the TP9SFx. Straight out of the box, costs $540.
The features and options are tremendous at this price.
At this point, I see no need for modifications.

I shot both of these today, both slow-steady and rapid-fire.
Surprisingly, the G2c was the better shooter all around.
Maybe the extra $400+ I put in it, was justified, after all.
Or it could just be that I’m way more familiar with the G2c.
The Canik has a slightly better trigger, but more muzzle rise.
The Taurus was definitely faster getting back on target.
And I think Taurus did a better job on comfort and control.

Overall, I’m still very pleased with my new purchase.

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That Canik is a fine looking piece.:+1:t3:

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I love my Canik TP9 Elite SC. It is a little large to truly qualify as a sub-compact but it has a lot going for it. If I did not own the Canik, I would be looking at the new Ruger Max 9.

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I really like my G2c but it is as of yet-‘unmolested.’ Would have preferred a G2s (single stack) but was unable to find one. Bought it for a cheap car gun, but they ain’t nearly so cheap anymore! Have heard very good things about the Caniks-almost everyone loves them. The Turks seem to have it down!

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I learned on and my EDC for years was a .45 1911. My Remington R-1 enhanced is still my favorite. I own a tpsfx with a Holosun red dot and getting back on target is no problem for me. We run drills all the time and I hang right in there with my leo friends. It’s probably not a fair comparison but one of the guys just picked up a G2. I won’t say what I really think, but I wouldn’t buy one! The Canik is every bit as good as the custom Glocks some of my buddies shoot and that’s from them not me.

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Since posting this thread I’ve put a Swampfox Kingslayer on the TP9SFx.
I haven’t shot it with the red dot on there yet, maybe this weekend, I will.
The red dot, if it’s worth a damn, should help with getting back on target.

Even bone stock, my G2c and the G3 I had, were fantastic shooters.
Accurate and 100% reliable. And very comfortable in the hands.
Great texture and contours in all the right places.

I’ll borrow the G3 I gave to my brother and compare it to the TP9SFx.
Should be a closer match up, in size and function, and it’s still stock.

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I sure wish you guys would post images to save me time in doing internet searches. Lol.

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Yes sir, that’s the one. Don’t have my pistol with me at the moment.

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Just post some gun porn after they mate.

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The Swampfox looks like a nice red dot. I held out for the Holosun 507c only because you don’t have to take it off to change your battery and it has a solar function that takes over in sunlight extending battery life. I have relatively big paws, When I got my Canik I put the beefier backstrap in and it fits my hand perfectly .Another nice thing with the Canik is you can change out the mag disconnect to one of three depths with the included buttons. In fact I think my Canik came with more goodies than any of my guns! It’s actually one of the more comfortable pistols I own. I put Pachmeyer Legend grips on all my 1911’s. I live in the Communist state of New York so nearly all my guns are single stack with narrow grips. Some like my Ruger 57 I had to put a rubber sleeve on to fit my hand.

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I consider the Swampfox a budget optic and wanted to try one out.
I guess the Holosuns are kinda budget as well, but not as cheap.
The Holosuns are great optics. Swampfox, I’m not so impressed with.
There’s a lot of red dot glare and the dot is a little fuzzy.

I think I’m using the medium backstrap. Fits just fine. Comfort is great.
The Taurus still beats it in comfort, for me, at least. Every hand is different.
And by about the same margin as the Canik trigger beats the Taurus.

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I found a good deal on a G3 TORO for $379, or $406 after tax.
Taurus G3 T.O.R.O | Sportsman’s Outdoor Superstore
That gives me a budget of $134 to match up with the TP9SFx.

Option 1
It comes with one 17 round and one 15 round magazine.
I already have a couple extra 17 rounders for my G2c.
I’ll swap the 15 rounder for one and add +2 base plates.
That will give me two 19 round magazines to run in it.
So $50 for two +2 extensions and still have $84 left.
Maybe add a decent holster, the G3 doesn’t come with.

Option 2
Buy two Mecgar 20 round P226 mags and filler sleeves.
These run great in the G3 and match the TP9SFx capacity.
Probably not enough money left for a holster or anything else.

I think I’ll go with option one.

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Here’s an odd thing: I shot a Canik (don’t know which one - full size) in a match. It was supplied by the manufacturer, so everyone used the same one. I’ve shot a lot of semi-autos in my day; I shoot 1911s mostly. However, I had a problem with the Canik - many stovepipes. No one else did. The RO talked to me like I didn’t understand semi-autos, since that’s usually caused by holding it too loose. I’ve never ever had that problem, and no one in the squad had any info for me. There was a young woman working at the local indoor range who carries a Canik. She was going to help me, but left when this all started. Anyone have any tips? I will say that on reflection, I bet the pistols I use have all been steel…

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@ColoradoRick My Canik has readily eaten everything including standard 115 gr. Target loads. It does have a very stout recoil spring and I have read that it was designed for the hotter, heavier loads used by the Turkish military. A lighter recoil spring supposedly is available. Alternatively, some finicky firearms might just need to be broken in with heavier loads.

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I hear you. In this case, the ammo and gun were both supplied by sponsors. It was at the NRA World match in 2018. I was an RO, and they let the staff shoot through the stages in the days before the match. So, can’t complain. It worked for the others on the squad, so I was probably doing something wrong. I used the mulligan, and did better the next time through, but still had some stovepipes. Was probably my grip, somehow, and that’s what I was trying to figure out. I don’t really need to know, but was just curious.

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Taurus is selling G3 mags with filler sleeves for G3c/G2c.
They have the 15 round in stock, but also list the 17 round.

These filler sleeves finish and stippling match perfectly to the firearm.
The Lakeline sleeves I have look great, but not a perfect match.
Taurus is selling them cheap. $32 I think. It’s a good deal.

Taurus sleeve:

Lakeline sleeve:

The Lakiline do fit tighter, probably a little too snug.

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I love my Rugers, but OEM mag prices are ridiculous.

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Same with my Sigs. I did find a decent deal on OEM P226 20 rounders.
They were $34 each. Hopefully everything is legit with the order.

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Got all the upgrades done except the barrel, out of stock.
New SAO trigger, slide cuts, recoil assembly, striker guide.
I think it is very close to matching the TP9SFX right now.
Once I get the target barrel and a comp, it’ll be sweet.
Maybe as good as the G2c. Slide cuts on it too.

I sure know how to spend a lot of money on cheap guns.
But I do love the results. They are awesome shooters.

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The Swampfox on the TP9 is junk, maybe Chinese knock-off.
Scrapped it and will get something better to put on pretty soon.

Lakeline got some barrels back in stock for the G3, bought one.
Went with the black nitride this time. I think it looks great.


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