Taurus launches its first-ever micro-compact in 9mm, the all-new Taurus GX4. The handgun “boldly outclasses anything else in its class—reaching unprecedented new heights in concealed carry firearm engineering, ergonomics and innovation,” according to the manufacturer's claim.
The Taurus GX4 is a striker-fired, polymer-framed semi-auto pistol featuring a flat face, serrated trigger with a GLOCK-style safety blade (no manual safety lever is provided). There is a visual loaded chamber indicator too.
The 1” wide reinforced frame comes with two backstraps (small and large) to better fit any hand size, while an indexing and Recoil Management Pad (RMP) on the sides, above the trigger guard, should allow a better control when firing.
The 3.06”/78 mm barrel has a satin black DLC coating; the slide finish is a gas nitride coating. Controls are Teflon coated. The fixed steel front Sight has a white dot, The rear sight is drift adjustable.
Taurus GX4 in video
Taurus GX4, full-size capacity
“A game-altering combination of full-sized capacity, accuracy and power," this is how Taurus describes the new GX4 pistol. Among the strong points of the newcomer in the busy and competitive market of EDC micro-compact guns are the magazine capacity and price.
The Taurus GX4 can hold 11 9mm rounds, and up to 13 with optionally available extended magazines. Magazine and grip cuts aid in magazine stripping – magazine release is reversible. As for the price, MSRP is $392.42 with 2 magazines included – which makes it quite affordable. The bad news is that, for the moment being, the Taurus GX4 will be offered on the US and Brazilian markets only.
Taurus GX4 specs and price
|Caliber:||9mm Luger (9x19mm)|
Capacity: ||11 rounds|
steel front, white dot; serrated drift-adjustable rear|
Length: ||5.8” w/ Backstrap Small, 6.05 “ w/ Backstrap Large|
|Weight:||18.5 oz/524 g|
|Price (MSRP)||392.42 USD|