All-New 2022: Taurus' G3X Hybrid Compact Pistol

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posted on January 18, 2022
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It seems everyone's talking about hybrids these days, and at SHOT Show 2022, Taurus joined the chorus. No, the all-new G3X 9mm hybrid compact pistol doesn't plug into the wall and it doesn't need to be charged ... but it is a hybrid of some of customers' most requested features from Taurus' hottest existing lines. The G3X represents a design blend of two of Taurus’ more recent semi-auto pistols—the G3 full-size 9mm and the G3C compact 9mm. Shooters enjoy the quality and concealability of each, and Taurus identified the need for a pistol that is both slim and easily concealed (in the spirit of the Taurus G3C), yet has a little extra "oomph" in the form of higher capacity and a more substantial grip length.  

What's nice about this beefed-up grip is that it both serves to reduce recoil and allows shooters with larger hands to get a more positive grip on the gun. 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 key difference is the overall length of the Taurus G3X. At 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 model and offering a lower profile for concealed carry duty.

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. The latter is the perfect upgrade option (available through Taurus USA) for those who wish to install a red dot optic. The Taurus G3X also comes with a dovetail cut for the rear sight, allowing consumers to install popular aftermarket tritium night sights for enhanced low light performance. TaurusUSA.com

Taurus G3X Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 2x15 (compatible with Taurus G3 17 rounds magazines)
  • Firing System: striker
  • Action Type: single action only with restrike capability
  • 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 in.
  • Overall Length:3 in.
  • Overall Width:2 in.
  • Overall Height:2 in. (15-round magazine)
  • Weight:60 oz. (w/15-round magazine)
  • MSRP: $342.98

 

 

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