Taurus Launching GX4 Micro-Compact with Lots of Support From Ameriglo to XS

The GX4 is a new micro-compact from Taurus with an 11+1-round capacity using flush magazines. (Photo: Taurus)

Taurus is the latest company to introduce a micro-compact pistol for self-defense and concealed carry, the GX4. And they’re doing it with a ton of support with a full line of upgrades and accessories with the help of big names like Crossbreed and Trijicon among a host of others.

Micro-compacts are a new class of small pistols that blur the lines between sub-compacts and single-stack handguns that are just a tiny bit larger than single-stacks with ammo capacities that rival their double-stack alternatives. These pistols, including the SIG Sauer P365 and the Springfield Armory Hellcat, are quickly becoming the hottest sellers across the nation.

The GX4 falls right in line with the rest with a 3-inch barrel and a standard capacity of 11+1 rounds of 9mm Luger with flush magazines. The GX4 can carry 13+1 with extended magazines and, of course, 10-round mags are available for select markets. Each pistol ships with two 11-round or two 10-round magazines.

Like the bulk of the current crop of micro-compacts, the GX4 is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol that weighs in at just over 18 ounces unloaded. It measures in at around 6 inches long, 4.4 inches tall, and just over 1 inch wide.

The GX4 looks like it will outperform its class with solid features and quality materials and finishes. (Photo: Taurus)

One thing that Taurus has made clear is that they want to make sure the GX4 launch nails it, and it’s not just that they’ve worked with a bunch of top names in the industry to provide GX4 owners with all the accessories they could need without having to wait a while. Taurus is using quality materials and finishes with the GX4 that are not typically found with some other more affordable designs.

The GX4 is offered in all black with a black reinforced polymer frame, a slide assembly with a black nitride finish, a barrel with a black DLC finish, and internal components with nickel and Teflon finishes. The frame is modular and comes with two different size backstraps to suit a wider range of shooters comfortably.

The sights are standard steel white dot sights and the GX4 has a trendy flat-faced trigger with a passive trigger safety. The GX4 does not come with a manual safety but it does feature an internal striker block and has a loaded chamber port for effortless chamber checks. It uses a single-action striker which will help deliver a clean trigger break.

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And Taurus is offering the GX4 at a very friendly price of $392. On top of that, extra magazines run $36 and real-world and online pricing for Taurus products is often even less than their suggested prices, which leaves a lot left over for holsters, extended magazines and more.

Taurus has already set up a full accessory page for the GX4 with night sights and fiber optic sights from companies including Ameriglo, Trijicon, Truglo and XS Sights. They also have holsters from Crossbreed, Mission First and UM Tactical, along with other accessories like red and green Viridian laser sights, range bags and cleaning kits.

This is a big launch for Taurus, and the market could not be more hungry for these skinny little pistols that pack a lot of ammo. And with Taurus’ pricing, people can try out the GX4 without breaking the bank.

For more information about the GX4 and the rest of the Taurus lineup, head over to the website.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Gary Carnline May 28, 2021, 8:40 am

    I want to buy a 9mm for under 500 dollars

  • Gary Carnline May 28, 2021, 8:36 am

    I’m looking for a quality 9mm for under 500 dollars. Does the Taurus fit thd6

  • Alfred Scuderi May 22, 2021, 7:39 am

    Already sold out across the board , WOW!!! Got mine 2 days ago, in fact all Taurus Hand guns are just about sold out, they are not sitting on the shelves ,

  • Mae May 21, 2021, 9:15 am

    Does the Taurus GX4 come in an optics ready version?

  • Blue Dog (he/him) May 19, 2021, 3:24 pm

    Cute toy. Do they make one for men? (and by that I mean one chambered in .45 ACP)

    I kid, mostly.

    • MagnumOpUS May 21, 2021, 7:40 am

      Nah…you’re ALL troll.

      Nothing interesting going on this morning at “The Hill”, eh?

    • Jay Smith May 21, 2021, 8:54 am

      I would have thought you would avoid .45 Bluedog . As Trump was 45th Pres. Any association, even indirect , would be embarrassing . /smirk

    • kc (sire/your majesty) May 21, 2021, 9:47 am

      Why? Following your logic on another thread, you don’t “need” one.

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