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From Taurus . . .

Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting, is pleased to announce the latest model in the growing G-series line of personal defense handguns—a sleek EDC 9mm designed to deliver the accuracy and confidence of a full-size pistol in a package that is ideally suited for comfortable concealed carry.

The new Taurus G3XL carries over the G3’s full-size slide and barrel assembly. This all-steel slide features a durable Tenifer black matte finish to resist the wear and corrosion of everyday carry and houses a precision-machined stainless-steel barrel. The four-inch barrel, working with the slide’s long sight radius, provides the accuracy serious shooters demand in a defensive handgun and maximizes bullet velocity for increased terminal performance.

Taurus G3XL 9mm pistol 4" barrel

Moving to the frame, the G3XL distinguishes itself with a compact grip that easily conceals when holstered inside the waistband or while carrying OWB under casual clothing. To ensure smooth draw and re-holstering, Taurus engineers streamlined the G3XL polymer receiver by reducing the length of the accessory rail and eliminating the manual safety lever.

The G3XL comes with 2 x 12-round magazine to further the pistol’s discrete carry size and profile. If higher cartridge capacity is desired, the G3XL will accept available 15- and 17-round magazines.

Taurus G3XL 9mm pistol 4" barrel

In keeping with the Taurus G-series reputation for class-leading performance-to-cost ratio, the new G3XL features an MSRP of only $342.98—the ultimate balance of power, performance, and price.

Taurus G3XL 9mm pistol 4" barrel

Taurus G3XL Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 12 Rounds
  • Magazines: 2
  • Firing System: Striker
  • Action Type: Single Action with Restrike
  • Front Sight: Fixed Steel
  • Rear Sight: Drift Adjustable
  • Safety: striker block, trigger safety, loaded chamber indicator
  • Frame Size: Compact
  • Grip Material: Polymer
  • Slide Material: Steel Alloy
  • Slide Finish: Tenifer Matte Black
  • Overall Length: 7.28 in.
  • Overall Width: 1.20 in.
  • Overall Height: 5.10 in.
  • MSRP: $342.98

For more information on the new Taurus G3XL or any of the company’s line of pistols and revolvers for personal defense, hunting, and competition applications, visit TaurusUSA.com.

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    • Indeed, it does look like a nice option. I really like my recently purchased Taurus G3C. So far, it seems like a really solid little pistol.

      I did get a chuckle out of the article saying that Taurus is a maker pf “premium handguns”. A few years ago, I would have said that Taurus was a maker of gimmicky guns of variable quality.

      With the great success of the G2C, G3, and G3C, I now consider Taurus to be a maker of “solid good quality affordable handguns”, but not quite “premium handguns” yet. 😉

      Still, well done recently Taurus.

    • Agreed…Interested until the Safety was eliminated probably on the behalf of bravado keyboard moncho men who actually believe the gizmo in the trigger is the safety.

      • I had a finicky Taurus 1911 with the manual thumb safety. I got really good at disengaging the safety on that gun, as well as clearing malfunctions. Then the manual thumb safety popped off the gun during night fire drills and was lost forever.

        The pawn shop got the Taurus and I got a Glock. I’m no longer as experienced in malfunction drills.

        Moral of the story: if you’re buying a Taurus based on the presence of a thumb safety, don’t get used to it.

        • So you went from a single action pistol with a malfunctioning manual safety to a single action pistol with no manual safety at all.

          That story has questionable morals…

        • The Taurus safety worked until it was gone. When the safety went so did the gun. That was the last straw. No dealing with Taurus or trying to repair. Straight to the pawn shop it went, missing thumb safety and all. Just the facts. Here’s a f’d up Taurus, what’ll ya give me for it? Result: not much cuz he had display full of Taurus trade-ins, what does that tell you?
          My gun trainer had previously told me stories of manual safeties breaking or flying off. He said it was more common than you’d think. I didn’t believe him until it happened to me. Now I don’t really care about them.
          I feel like the safety is less about a switch on a gun and more about a switch in your brain. By disengaging the safety it’s like I was checking a box in my head. But if you train to drop the safety on the draw then you’ll have no safety before the gun is on target. Now you’re holding a gun with safety off. Are you safer?
          My preference, having learned both, is to have one switch. I’d hate to, in a moment of profound stress, mistake the safety for the trigger. I know different fingers, but watch videos of police shootouts. Those guys occasionally activate the mag release because they’re so wired.
          But whatever. Safety if you like it.

      • Interesting. The fact that it doesn’t have a manual safety makes me more interested in it. I’m a left handed shooter, so don’t like right handed safeties. Besides that, the primary safety is in one’s head, not on the gun. I prefer defensive handguns without manual safeties.

        To each their own. I know many shooters like manual safeties. There are plenty of great guns with them, and without them.

        FWIW, I really like my G3C, even though it has the manual safety. I don’t carry it, but still think it is great.

      • Good God I cannot believe we actually all agree the safety was a good idea that should have been kept on the new gun.

        By the way my Glock 19 had a custom manual safety installed. No it was not cheap but what is your life worth?

        • Why would you buy a gun you felt was unsafe that needed a workaround to make it to your standards. There are plenty of ‘safe’ guns with manual safeties.

          Sounds like another of your ‘cool stories, bro’ moments. dacian the nazi always has ‘cool story, bro’ stories about guns he don’t own.

        • My Glock 23 has a Siderlock safety trigger installed. Simple cross bolt that takes one second to disengage.

  1. Carrying a Taurus is a great way to let the world know you’re a Lamp level loser who’s given up on all your hope and dreams

    • Agreed! Poorest qc and worst after-the-sale service of any current manufactor. More likely to have gun go off on its own via a slight bump or shake, if not explode.
      So much better options for around the same money. Ruger and the lower priced Turkish guns.
      Even the lowily 4th Gen DB9 micro is a vastly superior, albeit painfully snappy, option to ANYTHING coming from The Bainbridge Bull.
      (I’d trust my life to a HiPoint 10 times over a “Tauri”)

      • Sounds like somebody who doesn’t do their research. I admit I don’t like Taurus but when they built their latest G2 and G3 series they did a spectacular job. It’s the first gun they have produced that will consistently meet high round count without failure. There’s many videos of people running them over 10,000 rounds without failure. The G series actually is drop safe unlike the Sig P320 and has the better grip texturing than an M&P 2.0. I don’t like manual safeties but it has best manual safety there ever was, easy on and off, no need to move your thumb to reach, but still minimal size. And to top it the G2/3 has great mag capacity and excellent accuracy. I hate Taurus, especially their…. well everything else they make. But for real the G series is one of the best values on the market. Because they are so cheap I use them for truck guns, the Beretta M9A3 stays home and safe.

        • It’d be great if that slide assembly worked on a G2C frame- if so, I’d buy a “slide assembly kit” if Taurus offered one…

        • “There’s many videos of people running them over 10,000 rounds without failure.”

          Really? Where? I know of a video of a guy shooting a SIG SP2022 for 5000 rounds straight but never seen anything like that with a Taurus.


    • Really, all the Taurus’s I had seemed okay.
      Cept for the one in .45 would got into double action mode when it was supposed to stay single action because a spring was to weak. Fixed that with the spring from a Bic lighter and gave it to my son for birthday present.

      • I’ve got a CZ82 that does that. I don’t shoot it for fear that it may go full auto slamfire. I really need to fix that little puppy. Generally speaking,.I like the CZ82.

  2. I’m not raging on Taurus but it looks like they had leftover G2 frames and have a rail that won’t attach a full size light. Poor execution.

  3. Hmmmmmmm. Premium. The slide of my 3C with a sizable internal chip on the slide rail would beg to differ. Maybe 150 ends…..RMA? Oh sure. But I’m on the hook for the shipping cost and FedEx hassle. Still functions, but WTH.

  4. Huh, looks intriguing.

    I have had several Taurus handguns manufactured in the last 10 years and all of them have functioned flawlessly.

  5. i own:
    24/7 g2
    the pt92c doesnt seem to like some 147 grain hollowpoints
    but other than that
    no problems with any of them whatsoever

  6. Basically, it’s a G3 slide on a G3c grip module. If you want to replicate it, but with a safety, but a G3c and then get a G3 slide. Unfortunately, this won’t work with the G2c grip module but you get the improved G3c trigger.


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