Taurus has launched the second model iteration in its popular GX4 series pistols, combining the performance features of the original GX4 micro-compact 9 mm with a new slide and barrel configuration for enhanced accuracy and performance.
The GX4XL is built on the same polymer receiver as the GX4 micro-compact, the GX4XL's hybrid stainless steel and polymer receiver includes a modular grip with standard or high-swell backstrap options for a custom fit, grip texturing for optimal firearm control, an ergonomic and reversible magazine release to promote no-fumble mag swaps, and a flat-face target trigger with a generous trigger guard to accommodate all hand sizes.
The GX4XL differs from the GX4 in its extended barrel and slide assembly, offering .64 inches in length over that of the GX4. This translates to an increase in muzzle velocity and harder hits downrange. With this increased barrel length comes a longer slide profile and subsequent extended sight radius. The GX4XL further tightens the point-of-aim/point-of-impact ratio.
The carbon steel slide is treated with a gas nitride finish, designed to enhanced surface hardness and reduce wear. Equally protected from wear and corrosion is the DLC-coated stainless-steel barrel. Not only does the diamond-like coating boost surface durability, the coating's inherent lubricity also reduces friction, designed to yield a smooth, reliable operation.
As with the GX4, the GX4XL comes with a serrated blackout steel drift-adjustable rear sight and a fixed white dot front sight. The rear sight dovetail cut and front sight mounting hole are compatible with that of common aftermarket sight systems, making tritium night sights an upgrade option.
For those who favor a micro red dot for their EDC handgun, the GX4XL is also available with the T.O.R.O. (Taurus Optic Ready Option) slide. This optional slide features a direct-thread (no plate) mounting system that accommodates the most common micro red dots on the market today:
- Shield RMSc
- Holosun HS507K X2
- Sightmark Mini Shot A-Spec M3
- Trijicon RMR cc Red Dot (with adapter plate P/N: 10028170)
The GX4XL comes with two magazines—one 11-round and one extended 13-round magazine—in both standard and T.O.R.O. slide configurations, and two 10-round magazines in standard and T.O.R.O. configurations for capacity-restricted states. All feature magazine and grip cuts to aid in magazine stripping, if necessary.
MSRP for standard slide models is $429, and $459 for the T.O.R.O. slide option.
Taurus GX4XL Specifications:
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Capacity: 10/11/13 rounds
Magazines: 1x11 + 1x13
Firing System: striker
Action Type: SAO
Front Sight: fixed
Rear Sight: serrated drift adjustable
Safety: striker block, trigger safety
Frame: stainless steel frame insert and polymer grip
Grip Material: polymer
Slide Material: carbon steel
Slide Finish: gas nitride coating
Barrel Finish: black DLC coating
Barrel Length: 3.7"
Overall Length: 6.43"
Overall Width: 1.08"
Overall Height: 4.40"
Weight: 20 oz.
For more information, go to TaurusUSA.com.