Taurus makes quite a few pistols that are really ideal for self defense and tactical use. Their compact handguns are very reliable, and a lot of gunowners turn to the brand for concealed carry. We made this review of the best Taurus PT111 G2 accessories and upgrades, and we’ll let you know what our favorite option was at the end of the article.
Shopping for this model has proven to be a little difficult, which is part of why we made this review for you. Especially when it comes to aftermarket parts, not too much has been made that will accommodate the G2. Before you buy anything, always do your research and make sure you’re not buying an accessory for an older Taurus Millennium model. The PT111 G2 is also already a great compact weapon, and there isn’t much you need to improve upon. The accessories listed below were selected for improving accuracy for different situations, so your choice will be most affected by what your needs are.
#1 Tractiongrips Overlay Grip Tape
Materials – One of the cheapest Taurus PT111 G2 upgrades you can buy is a grip decal from Tractiongrips. The overlay comes as a set of three pieces, in all black, and they stick with an adhesive around the original grip of your pistol. The grip is semi-permanent, meaning it’s possible to remove it if necessary, but it’s a little tricky. There is a tough, raised bump texture across the entire overlay, allowing the shooter to have a firm hold on their weapon the second they touch it. The overlay hardly adds any increase in size of palm swell, so it feels almost as if nothing was added at all.
Performance – There are pros and cons when it comes to using a grip decal on your pistol. The advantages are that your grip upgrade isn’t going to slide around or become loose, even after rounds and rounds of firing. You can basically use it as if you never added anything to your gun at all. Even sweat build up won’t mess anything up here. The slight disadvantage is that if for any reason you decide you don’t want to have it on your weapon anymore, you’re going to have a bit of a clean up process. You’ll need to by a special cleaner to remove any leftover adhesive, but you won’t have ruined your gun’s original grip.
What we say – The overlay decal from Tractiongrips is one of the best Taurus pt111 g2 upgrades for anyone who simply needs a better grip. If you find your hands slipping on the smoother areas of the weapon, then this is a good start for customizing your weapon.
- Low cost upgrade
- Won’t slip or slide around
- Highly raised texture improves accuracy
- Not easy to remove
#2 Truglo TFX PRO Tritium Sights
The lights of the sights are made out of a high quality Swiss tritium material, which ensures excellent brightness in dark conditions. The steel slights themselves are built out of a TFO technology that is known for being one of the most indestructible sight materials available. As an added bonus, the sights are further coded in a Fortress nitride protective coating, which basically makes them impervious to rust and corrosion.
Performance – These American made sights feature tritium green front and rear sights, with a red circle surrounding the front green sight for better contrast against the rear sights.
As was discussed previously, these sights are extremely durable and designed to provide the shooter with bright visibility 24/7, including in very dark conditions. These are impervious to cleaning solvents, chemicals, and oils, meaning that you can clean your firearm without running the risk of damaging the sights.
If there’s a downside to these sights, it’s that they are very expensive at over one hundred dollars, and will actually end up costing nearly as much as the PT111 G2 pistol itself (which is already routinely available for less than $200).
The Truglo TFX Pro Xtreme Handgun sights have been thoroughly tested and evaluated by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and are designed to fit in all standard holsters that the Taurus PT111 G2 or G2C pistols fit.
Some users have reported that they can be difficult to install. For example, the front sight may have to be slightly filed down in order to fit in.
That being said, the sights are designed to be a very tight fit, which explains the difficulty that can be encountered when fitting them into your weapon. Some reviewers have reported having to set the slide into a vice and then tap the front sight into the slot with a hammer in order to get it to finally fit and set.
What We Say – One of the most important upgrades that you can make to any pistol are the sights, and while the standard factory sights on the Taurus PT111 G2/G2C pistols work, they could definitely be upgraded to much higher quality and more durable alternatives.
The Truglo TFX Pro Tritium & Fiber Optic Xtreme Handgun Sights are easily some of the best sights that you can upgrade to so long as you are willing to contend with the slight to moderately difficult installation process.
- Evaluated and recommended by the NTOA
- Impervious to chemicals, oils, and solvents
- Rust and Corrosion Impervious Thanks To Fortress Nitride Protective Coating
- Very Durable
- Will Fit Standard Holsters
- Tight Fit
- Very Expensive
- Can Be Difficult To Install
#3 ArmaLaser for Taurus PT111 PT140 Millenium G2 G3
Materials – This is one of two options from ArmaLaser featured within this review. This compact laser attaches to your Taurus PT111 G2’s Picatinny accessory rail. It emits a 635nm red laser, which can be seen during both day and night, but of course it’s visible the best during low light situations. To activate the laser, simply grasp your pistol’s trigger guard as normal. The human touch activation pad senses your touch and will automatically turn on. There is a master kill switch provided. You can adjust the laser’s beam, and the battery compartment is easy to access. All the technology is housed in DuPont Zytel polmer.
Performance – No matter what purpose you have in mind, a red laser is almost always a great upgrade to attach to your Taurus. You’re going to increase your accuracy and your quick aim in general, since you’ll be improving your target acquisition. Since this is a red laser, it may be better for self defense needs. It’s visible at night, but it’s not quite so great during the day, so it won’t be best for daytime tactical or competitive means. However, the laser is very strong and bright, and the battery will last you for a few hours of use. The best part about this laser is the simple touch activation – no special holsters, no switches, and no fussing with the laser when you need it most and its low profile barely adds bulk to your pistol.
What we say – This is one of the best Taurus PT111 G2 accessories for those that need a low profile laser to improve their target acquisition during tricky low light situations.
- Highly visible at night for self defense
- Simple touch activation
- Doesn’t overlap trigger guard
- Not very effective during daylight
#4 ArmaLaser Green Laser Sight
Materials – Last but not least, we have the second option from ArmaLaser, which has a few different features from the previous choice. This laser is custom made to fit over your Taurus PT111 G2’s trigger guard. The 520nm green laser is crisp and bright, and it is best visible during daylight use. However, it is somewhat visible at night as well. The activation is the same: simply grasp the trigger guard normally, and your touch will automatically turn the laser on. Again, the technology is enclosed within DuPont Zytel polymer. Get up to over two hours of continuous use, and point your laser at targets up to fifty feet away.
Performance – Although this option shares some similarities with the red laser above, the green option by ArmaLaser offers a different set of purposes. If you need a laser for tactical or outdoor range use, then this is your best bet. We preferred the other laser’s installment to only the accessory rail, instead of over the trigger guard like this one, but that’s not a deal breaker. This laser won’t be as visible as a red one at night, but the light emitted is very bright and crisp. You’ll grasp your weapon a little differently, but the laser still only requires touch activation to turn on.
What we say – A great Taurus upgrade for someone who plans to use the laser during daylight. If we didn’t make it clear by now:
Daylight = Green Laser
Nighttime = Red Laser
- Very crisp green laser visible up to fifty feet
- Simple touch activation
- Adjustable beam and easy access battery compartment
- Adds a little more bulk to your Taurus.
Our Favorite Taurus PT111 G2 Accessory
Our favorite Taurus pt111 g2 accessory wound up being the ArmaLaser Red Laser Sight. It’s very convenient that Taurus provides an accessory rail on their subcompact gun, so why not use it? We love that the red laser option doesn’t cover the trigger guard, and it doesn’t extend pass the barrel. This way, there are many holsters that will still be accommodate your compact handgun. We also figured that many purchase the Taurus PT111 G2 for self defensive purposes, so choosing a red laser to use at night seemed like the most logical choice. ArmaLaser is a well known brand that provides one of the most reliable laser beams on the market. You can expect an accurate laser every time you turn it on and that’s another huge plus for self defense. Yes, your Taurus can’t get much better than it already is, but this is a great accessory to look into!