Taurus makes quite a few pistols that are ideal for self-defense and tactical use. Their compact handguns are very reliable, and a lot of gun owners 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||
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|Aimkon HiLight P5S 500 Lumen LED Strobe Flashlight||
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|Truglo TFX PRO Tritium Sights||
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|Amberide IWB KYDEX Holster Fit for Taurus Models||
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|ArmaLaser Green Laser Sight||
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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. So, before you buy anything, always do your research and make sure you’re not buying an accessory for an older Taurus
illennium model. The PT111 G2 is also already a great compact weapon, and there isn’t much you need to improve upon. We selected the accessories listed below to improve accuracy for different situations, so your choice will be most affected by what your needs are.
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Tractiongrips Overlay Grip Tape
The overlay decal from Tractiongrips is one of the affordable 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.
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 also semi-permanent, meaning it’s possible to remove it if necessary, but it’s a little tricky.
In addition, 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 an increase in the size of palm swell, so it feels almost as if nothing was added at all.
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 use it as if you never added anything to your gun at all. Even sweat build-up won’t mess anything up here. However, the slight disadvantage is that if 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 buy a special cleaner to remove any leftover adhesive, but you won’t have ruined your gun’s original grip.
- Low cost upgrade
- Won’t slip or slide around
- Highly raised texture improves accuracy
- Not easy to remove
Aimkon HiLight P5S 500 Lumen LED Strobe Flashlight
This flashlight is one of the brightest subcompact pistol lights that are available in the market today. It comes with CREE XM-L2 LED and has a maximum output of 500 lumens. This flashlight also boasts many features. Additionally, it is 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. A single CR2 Lithium battery powers this flashlight that you can only use within 45 minutes of being fully charged. So it’s always a good idea to keep an extra battery on hand in case the battery runs out.
- Easy to install
- Comes with two modes â steady and strobe
- Very powerful and effective
- Strobe will disorient assailant
- Battery life is limited
- Additional battery is suggested
- No ambidextrous controls
Truglo TFX PRO Tritium Sights
The lights of these sights are made out of a high-quality Swiss tritium material, ensuring excellent brightness in dark conditions. The steel slights themselves are built out of TFO technology, also known for being one of the most indestructible sight materials available.
The sights are also further coded in a Fortress nitride protective coating, which makes them impervious to rust and corrosion.
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. They are resistant to cleaning agents, chemicals, and oils, so you may clean your gun without destroying the sights.
The problem with these sights is that they are incredibly pricey, costing almost as much as the PT111 G2 handgun itself. Also, some people say they’re tough to install.
- Evaluated and recommended by the NTOA
- Impervious to chemicals, oils, and solvents
- Rust and corrosion resistant, thanks to its Fortress Nitride protective coating
- Very durable
- Will fit standard holsters
- Snug fit
- Very expensive
- Can be difficult to install
Amberide IWB KYDEX Holster Fit for Taurus Models
This Amberide Holster is made with a strong, waterproof 0.8″ Kydex poured over aluminum molds to carry any of the guns in the G2 family 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 try this one.
- Full Length Sweat Guard with Rear Sight Shield
- Very comfortable to use
- Perfectly made from sturdy 0.8â Kydex
- Retention screws can loosen
- Other handgun accessories, such as a laser sight, are not compatible
ArmaLaser Green Laser Sight
Lastly, 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. But 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.
Although this option shares some similarities with the red laser above, the green option by ArmaLaser offers a different set of purposes. So, 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 differently, but the laser only requires touch activation to turn on.
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 Accessories
Our favorite Taurus PT111 G2 accessory ended up being the Amberide IWB KYDEX Holster Fit for Taurus Models. A laser sight is always a good option and the ArmaLaser Green Laser Sight came in a close second for us. What is your favorite accessory? Let us know in the comments below.
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I have a Crimson Trace Railmaster on my PT111 and i am happy with it, but in my own personal experience, the best possible upgrade for the PT111 G2 is installing a stainless steel guide rod and recoil spring assembly, especially if you’ve put a lot of rounds through your gun. The factory spring and polymer guide rod will begin to wear out with prolonged usage. The gun’s action will begin to feel sloppy, noisy, and have some play in it. It could even eventually cause the gun to malfunction. When I upgraded to the stainless steel assembly, it felt instantly tighter and had a more crisp and fluid action to it, it actually felt like a brand new gun. This will also increase the reliability and durability of the gun. At $28 on lakeline.com, it’s not only a very inexpensive upgrade, it’s also an extremely useful and practical upgrade.
I just picked up a trigger upgrade…for $30. Took an hour to install (it’s the first time I’ve done a trigger). And it already feels SO much better. Anyway…I haven’t gotten to the range yet, but I’m very optimistic. Next has got to be targeting though. These stock sights are not great. Front sight is always getting spun and I can’t seem to get it tight enough to stay in place.
What trigger did u get??
Use blue lock tight
Put the stainless steel guid rod assembly, stainless steel striker guide and TFX Pro nighties as in the article. I turned a great gun for the price into a even better gun. I bought it for my wife. I’m hoping she doesn’t catch on that I took it back.
Where did you get the stainless guide rod assembly and striker guide from? I’d love to look into them.
I got my Striker guide and my recoil spring assembly from Lakeline LLC. They make the gun feel way better.
The grip texture is the best part of the gun. Not sure I would want to cover it up.