September 2019 (Miami, FL) – Taurus®, a leading innovator in handgun technology for personal defense, hunting, and competition, has received tremendous response from dealers, consumers, and the firearms media to the recent launch of its all-new G3 9mm semi-auto pistol. The company is pleased to announce that shipments of the G3 are underway across the Taurus dealer and distributor networks. The new G3 9mm semi-auto represents the next generation in the Taurus G-series polymer-frame handguns, being the first full-size pistol in the series.
For the last several years, the Taurus G2c pistols have been among the most popular everyday carry 9mm handguns due to their ergonomic design, reliable performance, ease-of-operation, and class-leading cost-to-performance ratio. Since the G2c series debut, consumers and dealers have been asking for a 4-inch barrel version of this innovative pistol. Those calls have now been answered with the release of the new Taurus G3.
The G3 continues the proven polymer-frame profile of the G2c but in a full-frame configuration. Highlights include generous stippling patches across the grip for maximum control and retention in any shooting condition, an ergonomic palm swell and side-frame Memory Pads that provide quick, positive, and repeatable hand positioning. The frame also incorporates an integrated Picatinny rail. A manual safety and slide release lever are optimally positioned above the thumb for easy manipulation.
Another refined element of the G3 is the 6-lb. trigger. It is designed with a smooth take-up and a surprisingly crisp, clean break exceeding that of typical striker-fired pistol trigger performance. A short reset promotes quick, controlled follow-up shots. Unlike most single-action firing systems, the G3 offers second-strike capability.
Although full-frame in size, the G3’s profile makes it well-suited for concealed carry. Uniform beveling along the front of the slide and frame combined with a steep contoured bevel along the back of the slide minimize clothing snags. Generous front and rear machined serrations along the slide ensure a no-slip grip for cartridge chambering and slide manipulation. Additional slide features include a drift-adjustable rear sight, loaded chamber view port, steel guide rod and spring assembly, and the choice of carbon steel or stainless-steel finish.
The Taurus G3 will be available in Matte Black (with either 15 or 17 round mags – i.e. two 15-round mags, or one 15- and one 17-round mag), with MSRPs of $345.23 or $360.70, depending on the model configuration.
Taurus G3 Specifications
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
- Capacity: 15, or 17 (with extended magazine)
- Finish: Matte Black
- Grip/Frame: Polymer
- Firing System: Single Action with Restrike Capability
- Action Type: Striker
- Safety: Manual and Trigger Safety, Striker Block
- Sights Front: Fixed (White Dot)
- Sights Rear: Drift Adjustable (White Dots)
- Slide Material: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel
- Slide Finish: Matte Black / Matte Stainless
- Overall Length: 7.30″
- Overall Width: 1.25″
- Overall Height: 5.20″
- Barrel Length: 4.00″
- Weight: 25 oz. (unloaded)
- Magazines Included: 2×15, or 1×15 and 1×17
- Packaging Size: 12.5″ x 6″ x 1.75″
- Packaging Weight: 2.75 lbs.
- Additional Feature: Picatinny Rail (Mil-STD 1913)
For more information on the all-new Taurus G3 full-size semi-auto handgun, visit taurususa.com.