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Product Review: Taurus GX4 Micro Compact

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Taurus Firearms has a new pistol out for the Micro Compact Striker-Fired Everyday Carry field; the GX4 9mm!  

The GX4 is the first-ever micro compact 9mm for Taurus. For those who think the GX4 is just an update of the G3C, think again! It’s a new design. Taurus listened to its customers (what a concept) and started with a clean slate. The GX4 is mechanically and cosmetically different. Taurus took the best features from their other models, added a few new ones, and created the GX4.

The frame is polymer and set up for concealed carry. There are no sharp edges snagging on clothing or slowing down your draw. The grip has a great texture to it, and it comes with two backstraps for a better-fitting grip. The slide is made from steel alloy and can be ordered in Cerakote Troy Coyote Brown if you like your pistol two-tone.

The sights are white front and serrated drift adjustable rear. The GX4 is not set up for a micro red-dot at the moment, but Taurus is working on the GX4 TORO with the red-dot sight. I personally do not care for a red dot on a micro compact pistol, but use what works for you. Taurus is also following other manufacturers with the announcement of their “Black Label” brand custom shop.

Magazines are double stack and capacity is 10 rounds with flush mount magazine, 11 rounds with pinky extension, and 13 with the + 2 extension. All magazines are high-quality and produced by Mec-Gar, which manufactures magazines for many other firearms.

For safety features, Taurus used a striker block, trigger safety, and a visual loaded chamber. Safety is job one, never forget that!

SPECIFICATIONS

Action Type: Striker-fired, semi-automatic

Caliber: 9mm

Magazine capacity: 10, 11 or 13 rounds

Sights: White front, serrated drift adjustable rear

Frame: Polymer with a one-piece, stainless-steel chassis.

Slide: Alloy steel

Barrel Length: 3.06”

Overall Length: 5.8”

Width: 1.08”

Weight: 18.5 oz.

MSRP: $392.42 – $410.61

URL: www.taurususa.com

The GX4 offers concealment, full size capacity, and with an MSRP of $392.42, the GX4 is a couple hundred bucks less than its competitors like the Hellcat, Shield, etc.

Taurus already has a large assortment of accessories for the GX4, and the aftermarket is ramping up also. Accuracy is quite good, and it’s a dependable gun that goes bang when it should. That’s important, because Product Review: Taurus GX4 Micro Compact. That’s important because the loudest sound you’ll hear in a gunfight is "Click."

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at polizei22@msn.com.

 
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