Introducing the G3X: Taurus’ New Hybrid Compact Pistol

Taurus has new blasters for you all! They’re taking two of their more popular pistols and building something new, hopefully using the best of both worlds. They’ve announced their new G3X; it is supposed to be a solid hybrid of their G3 full-sized 9mm and their G3C. (C being compact.) It’s also supposed to be readily upgradable to be optics compatible, which seems to be more and more a must in the industry. But here’s what Taurus themselves had to say about the new pistol.

Taurus G3X

Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting, once again responds to consumer feedback. To better meet its diverse consumer base’s comfort, performance, and carry style needs, Taurus introduces the new G3X 9mm pistol.

G3X Taurus
The new Taurus G3X represents a design blend of two of Taurus’ more recent semi-auto pistols.

The G3X is a hybrid of the G3 full-size 9mm and the G3C compact 9mm. Listening to consumer input on the company’s popular G3 and G3C handguns, Taurus identified the need for a pistol that is both slim and easily concealed. In the spirit of the Taurus G3C, the G3X features higher capacity and a more substantial grip length for shooters with larger hands or who simply prefer a fuller grip without giving up EDC comfort or concealability.

Taurus New G3X
The result is the new Taurus G3X in 9x19mm.

The Taurus G3X is built on a similar full-size frame as the G3, with a grip width of 1.1 inches and a height of 5.2 inches with the 15-round magazine. This grip is an ergonomic and functional blend of size, backstrap contour, and aggressive stippling that provides the shooter uncompromised control and maximum retention under any shooting condition. The critical difference is the overall length of the Taurus G3X. 

G3X Facing Right
At 6.5 inches, the Taurus G3X is more than three-quarters of an inch shorter than the G3, putting it on par with the compact G3C model and offering a lower profile for concealed carry duty.

With its shorter length relative to the full-size Taurus G3, the new G3X is compatible with G3 and G3C T.O.R.O. slide kits. The latter is the perfect upgrade option (available through Taurus USA) for those who wish to install a red dot optic. The T.O.R.O. system features an optic cut with assorted mounting plates that are compatible with common aftermarket electro-optics. Also, the Taurus G3X comes with a dovetail cut for the rear sight, allowing consumers to install popular aftermarket tritium night sights for enhanced low-light performance.

Taurus G3X Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 2×15 (compatible with Taurus G3 17 rounds magazines)
  • Firing System: striker
  • Action Type: single action only with restrike capability
  • Front Sight: Fixed white dot steel
  • Rear Sight: Serrated drift adjustable
  • Safety: Trigger safety, firing pin block
  • Frame Size: Compact w/lengthened grip
  • Frame Material: Polymer
  • Slide Material: Matte stainless steel
  • Slide Finish: Black Tennifer
  • Barrel Length: 3.2 in.
  • Overall Length: 6.3 in.
  • Overall Width: 1.2 in.
  • Overall Height: 5.2 in. (15-round magazine)
  • Weight: 22.60 oz. (w/15-round magazine)

To learn more about the new Taurus G3X or to see the complete line of Taurus revolvers and semi-auto pistols for personal defense, hunting, and competition, visit The G3X MSRPs for $342.98

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One thought on “Introducing the G3X: Taurus’ New Hybrid Compact Pistol

  1. I think they should have gone with a longer barrel at 3.6 inches. this would have truly put it in the middle of the g3 and g3c. but alas, it is a hybrid of the two now or a g3c with a longer grip. you can already put a bigger mag w grip extension in the g3c right? it could have been a real P365xl competitor this way and more accurate also. w less recoil.

    tsk. what were u thinking Taurus?

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