New for 2022: Taurus G3X Hybrid Compact Pistol
Taurus has responded to consumer feedback and introduced the new G3X 9 mm pistol.
The new Taurus G3X represents a blend of two of Taurus’ more recent semi-automatic pistols: the full-size G3 9 mm and the compact G3C 9 mm. In listening to consumer input on those popular handguns, Taurus identified the need for a pistol that is both slim and easily concealed like the Taurus G3C, yet features enhanced capacity and a more substantial grip for shooters with larger hands or who simply prefer a fuller grip without giving up comfort or concealability.
The result is the new Taurus G3X in 9 mm.
The Taurus G3X is built on a similar, full-size frame as the G3, with a grip width of 1.1 inches and an overall height of 5.2 inches with the included 15-round magazine. The company says this grip is an ergonomic blend of size, backstrap contour and aggressive stippling that provides the shooter ample control and maximum retention under any shooting condition. With an overall length of 6.5 inches, the Taurus G3X is more than three-quarters of an inch shorter than the G3, putting it on par with the compact G3C and offering a lower profile for concealed carry.
With its shorter length relative to the full-size Taurus G3, the new G3X is compatible with G3 and G3C T.O.R.O. slide kits for those who wish to install a red-dot optic. The T.O.R.O. system features an optic cut with assorted mounting plates that are compatible with common aftermarket MRDS optics. Also, the Taurus G3X comes with a dovetail cut for the rear sight, allowing consumers to install popular aftermarket tritium night sights.
Taurus G3X Specifications
- Caliber: 9 mm
- Capacity: 15 rounds (ships with two magazines and is compatible with Taurus G3 17-round magazines)
- Front Sight: fixed white dot steel
- Rear Sight: serrated drift-adjustable
- Safety: trigger safety, firing-pin block
- Frame Size: compact w/lengthened grip
- Frame Material: polymer
- Slide Material: matte-stainless steel
- Slide Finish: black Tennifer
- Barrel Length:2 inches
- Overall Length:3 inches
- Overall Width:2 inches
- Overall Height:2 inches (15-round magazine)
- Weight:6 ounces
- MSRP: $342.98
- Article by NRA STAFF