Three years after the presentation of the new Millennium semi-automatic pistol line, here comes the second generation (to this alludes the acronym “G2”) of the compact defense handguns produced by the Brazilian company now firmly rooted in the US – where in fact many of the new models are developed.
The 9mm Millennium G2 incorporates in a small gun many of the features of the full-size models, starting from the striker-fired system to the unavoidable accessory rail on the front lower frame.
Taurus Millennium G2: technical features
The Taurus millennium G2 is a semi-automatic pistol with a geometric locking system chambered in 9 Luger caliber. The gun is specifically designed for concealed carry and therefore during the design phase all the sharp edges that could influence holster carry and draw were eliminated.
The sights are low profile too, but the backsight is adjustable. The controls have been redesigned to ensure good maneuverability while not significantly protruding from the weapon. The frame is polymer, the slide is made of steel with two deep front bevel cuts that help to keep the weight of the gun under 640 grams with an empty magazine. The latter has a reassuring capacity of 12 + 1 rounds.
The trigger is striker-fired single/double action. The safety level of the Millennium G2 is very high: the gun features a manual safety with a lever control on the frame, an automatic safety on the firing pin, a second manual safety on the trigger and – as if this were not enough – it also features the Taurus Security System (TSS) with a small lock on the right side of the slide. By inserting a small key provided with the weapon into the mechanism, the trigger can be completely locked. A visual loaded chamber indicator further raises the level of safety.
The barrel of the Taurus Millennium G2 is 3 in / 81 mm long, for a total length of 6.2 in / 160 mm and a width of 1.18 in / 30 mm. The finish of the weapon is completely black. On the front of the frame there is a Picatinny rail for the attachment of accessories.
The Taurus Millennium G2 is also available in .40 Smith & Wesson with the same characteristics and dimensions: only the magazine capacity is reduced to 10 + 1 rounds. The price of the Millennium G2 is extremely affordable, at least in the US where the price tag is 319 USD.
Taurus Millennium G2: technical data
9 Luger, .40 S&W
6.2 in / 160 mm
1.18 in / 30 mm
3 in / 81 mm