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. I’ll cover:
- Tractiongrips Overlay Grip Tape: One of the cheapest Taurus PT111 G2 upgrades you can buy for those slippery hands out there.
- Aimkon HiLight P5S 500 Lumen LED Strobe Flashlight: This flashlight is compatible with most sub-compact handguns with a rail. It is also the brightest subcompact handgun light.
- Truglo TFX PRO Tritium Sights: This sights is made of high-quality Swiss tritium, which provides great brightness in low-light situations.
- Concealment Express IWB KYDEX Holster: This holster is very comfortable to use and excellent for proper concealed carry.
- ArmaLaser Green Laser Sight: This laser is the most technologically-advanced sight. It is designed to fit the most Glock.
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.
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#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 Aimkon HiLight P5S 500 Lumen LED Strobe Flashlight
This flashlight is one of the brightest subcompact pistol lights that is available in the market today. It comes with CREE XM-L2 LED and has a maximum output of 500 lumens. This item has a lot of features, very convenient and affordable.
You will have no hassle when using it because it is easy to install. It is also designed to fit any 22mm rail, that’s why this flashlight is adaptable. The Aimkon measures 2.5 x 1 x 1.25 inches and weighs about 2.8 ounces. It is powered by a single CR2 lithium battery that can only used within 45 minutes of being fully charged. So it’s a good idea to keep an extra battery on hand in case the battery runs out.
- Easy to install
- Comes with two modes – steady and strobe
- Very powerful and effective
- Strobe will disorient assailant
- Battery life is limited
- Additional battery is suggested
- No ambidextrous controls
#3 Truglo TFX PRO Tritium Sights
The lights of the sights are made out of a high quality Swiss tritium material. This ensures excellent brightness in dark conditions. The steel slights themselves are built out of a TFO technology. This 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
#4 Concealment Express IWB KYDEX Holster
This IWB Kydex Holster is made with CAD design and 0.8″ Kydex poured over aluminum molds to carry the G2C securely. It is a great option for Taurus G2C owners looking for an inner waistband holster. It is very comfortable to wear and easy to conceal no matter how you dress.
When it comes to adjustability, you may customize the retention strength and cant according to your preferences. This fiber-reinforced belt clasp keeps this holster in place all day. So if you are looking for the perfect pair for your handgun. We recommend you to try this one.
- Full Length Sweat Guard with Rear Sight Shield
- Very comfortable to use
- With Undercut Trigger Guard for ease of Draw
- Perfectly made from sturdy 0.8” Kydex
- Retention screws can loosen
- Other handgun accessories, such as a laser sight, are not compatible
#5 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.
|Taurus PT111 G2 Accessories||Best Feature||Price|
|Tractiongrips Overlay Grip Tape||Cheap and gives you a good grip||$9|
|Aimkon HiLight P5S 500 Lumen LED Strobe Flashlight||Max output 500 lumens|
Anti-shattering ultra clear lens, anti-scratching and anti-slip
Water and dust resistant to IP68
|Truglo TFX PRO Tritium Sights||Hybrid sight design for excellent visibility both day and night|
Evaluated and recommended by the NTOA
Easy to use
|$76.99 - $153.99|
|Concealment Express IWB KYDEX Holster||With Undercut Trigger Guard|
Fits with Kimber, Colt, Ruger, Springfield 1911 3.5
Adjustable ‘posi-click’ retention & Cant
|$33.95 - $54.95|
|ArmaLaser Green Laser Sight||Made from DuPont Zytel polymer pistol material|
Easy to Install and adjust
Our Favorite Taurus PT111 G2 Accessory
Our favorite Taurus pt111 g2 accessory ended 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 past the barrel. This means there are many holsters that can still 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!
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