The Taurus G3 was the start of a new lineup. A duty-sized pistol, it was just the item you needed for a daily holster-carry sidearm. But those who prefer a more-compact version are now all set with the G3c.
When it comes to making things people want, there’s nothing like a free-market economy. Today, we are able to carry 9mm pistols that are no larger than the .380s we used to carry, and the new 9s have more features and better functionality than the .380s ever had.