This video goes into detail about the differences of these two pistols.
There’s even slow motion video to show recoil.
Taurus G3C VS Sig P365
Neither of these great pistols will do you much good without an amazing holster to carry them in.
This seems to be the biggest question when comparing the Taurus G3C VS Sig P365. Can I trust my life with a Taurus G3C in my concealed carry holster?
I can say that after a couple thousand rounds through the Taurus G3C, it’s just as reliable as my Sig P365.
Also, I have many thousands of rounds through my Taurus PT111 G2. The Taurus PT111 G2 is the gun that the G2C and G3C are “based on”.I use the words “based on” very loosely.
That’s because all three are really the same gun. They really are. Taurus claims to have tweaked the trigger.
In reality, the trigger is very similar amongst all three models: PT111 G2, G2C, and G3C.
The only real differences are as follows:
The G2C dropped the safety lock inside the pistol that used a key to disable the pistol.
The G3C widened the trigger safety lever and added a better finish.
They’re the same pistol. This is a good thing. I say this because the PT111 G2 has been an amazing pistol for me with thousands of rounds through it with zero malfunctions.
Bottom line: the Taurus G3C is reliable. I have also discussed this in detail in my Taurus G3C Review.
Is the Sig P365 reliable? It’s 100% reliable. Plus it has the Sig reputation for durability, engineering, and high quality to go along with its outstanding reliability.
They are both reliable.
However, I would expect the Sig to go many more thousands of rounds than the Taurus before it does finally break (it better had for the price).
We’ve talked about how legendary this Sig is in our Sig P365 Review.
The ergonomics on both of these pistols are top notch. They both feel great in the hand.
However, I will give the slight edge to the Taurus G3C.
It feels better in the hand.Plus, it’s a little bigger. That helps.
The Taurus G3C also has memory pads built into the frame that make it feel amazing in the hands.
Both pistols have front serrations, good stippling, an undercut under the trigger guard, and a decent sized beavertail.
I will say that the grip is a little too small to feel great in my hands. A Hogue grip made it perfect though!
When you do a Taurus G3C VS Sig P365 comparison of the stippling, the G3C has much more aggressive stippling. That can be good and bad. It’s good on the range and a little harsh against your skin for concealed carry.
Although the G3C’s stippling is a bit rough, it’s overall ergonomics are a little better than the P365’s. It’d better be better. It’s bigger!
Ergonomics wise, the P365 is closer to a gun like the Hellcat. You can read all about that comparison in our Springfield Hellcat vs Sig P365 comparison.
Frame and Controls
The G3C has take down levers very similar to Glock. Pull the tabs down to do a field strip. While it’s easier to field strip than some pistols on the market, it’s not as easy as the P365.
The P365 has a lever that you flip down to perform a field strip. It’s just plain easier. Sig employed the same system in their P365XL as well. If you’re interested, you can read all about it in our Sig P365XL vs Sig P365 comparison.
The slide release is a little easier to reach if you have small hands.
The Taurus G3C has a standard Picatinny rail while Sig’s P365 has a proprietary rail. So while you can mount almost anything you want on the Taurus, you’re a little more limited with the P365.Yet, most people won’t attach anything to their concealed carry piece.
Plus, Sig has teamed up with Lima, Foxtrot, and Streamlight to give you plenty of attachment offerings.
Both guns are pretty much equal in the Frame and Controls category.
The sights on the Sig p365 are superior to most other pistols. They’re amazing. The X-Ray3 Day/Night Sights are easy to pick up day or night. The front sight is green and very easy to pick out from the muted black rear sight.
The sights on the Taurus G3C are good too. They just don’t compare to the Sig’s. They are black and muted in the rear. There is also a white dot in the rear.
I can land shots on target fast and accurately with them. They’re very good.
Sig edges out the Taurus in this category.
Both are good. The Sig is better.
The G3C’s trigger is a Double Action/Single Action striker fired trigger. It’s rare. You do get second strike capability but the trigger’s feel is different because of it.It’s a polymer trigger with a safety blade in the middle (similar to Glock’s).
It has a large amount of room before it hit’s “the wall”. After you hit the wall, the break is clean. The reset is short. The follow-up shot’s are short.
Overall, the Taurus’s trigger is good. It just takes a little practice to get used to it.
The Sig P365’s trigger is very good. It’s a rounded metal trigger. It feels really good too. The break is great. The reset is great. It’s everything you look for in a concealed carry trigger.
Sig edges out Taurus here.
Both have internal safeties to keep the gun from firing if it’s dropped.
The G3C has a manual thumb safety. The Sig P365 can be ordered either way. However most people order the Sig without one.
The G3C has a trigger blade safety too. Some people like these extra safeties that Taurus has added and some people don’t.
This category can’t have a winner because these safety differences are subjective to the shooter.
Both of these pistols shoot excellent. They really do. Both are very accurate. Also, both handle recoil very well for their size.
The triggers and sights worked very well on the shooting range to keep the shot groupings nice and tight.
These two pistols tied here. Next to reliability, this is probably the most important category.
It’s interesting that the pistols tied in both of the most important categories by which you’d judge a concealed carry pistol.
You’d expect the P365 to shoot similarly to a smaller gun like the Glock 43 rather than a slightly larger gun like the G3C.
By the way, if you want to read about how the Glock 43 vs the Sig P365 comparison plays out, it on our blog as well.
Sig wins here.
The Taurus is still a good pistol. It’s excellent for $250.
The Sig’s $550 price tag is evident in the quality though.
The attention to details, night sights, Sig’s reputation, and Sig’s expensive branding all add to the cost of the P365.
Both pistols are worth the money.
You’ll have to decide if the details that separate the P365 are worth the price.
Either one will make a fine concealed carry companion.