Taurus Unveils new G3XL Pistol

Taurus just announced the latest addition to its popular G-Series of personal defense handguns with the new G3XL pistol. A manufacturer of handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting, this is the company’s new take on a striker-fired pistol in an EDC 9mm designed pistol.

Taurus G3XL with ammo
Taurus recently announced their newest personal defense handgun to their G-Series, the G3XL. This full-sized 9mm is Taurus’s new take on the traditional striker-fired pistol in a range-friendly polymer frame.

The new Taurus G3XL pistol was designed to deliver the accuracy of a full-sized pistol in a smaller concealed carry package. The full-sized slide and barrel assembly from the G3 is brought over to the G3XL pistol and has an all-steel slide with a black Tenifer matte finish. The finish helps resist wear and corrosion for the everyday carry option.

Inside the full-sized slide of the G3XL is a four-inch barrel that, together, allow for a longer sight radius. It also helps contribute to a higher degree of shot accuracy and higher velocity for an increase in terminal performance.

Taurus G3XL pistol
According to Taurus, the new G3XL builds on the proven foundation that has made the compact G-series among the most popular personal defense/EDC handguns ever while advancing function, reliability, and durability to the next level.

The polymer frame on the Taurus G3XL has a compact grip that is easily concealed when holstered in either inside the waistband or outside the waistband in casual clothing. The G3XL is has a smooth draw and re-holstering thanks to the engineers at Taurus who reduced the length of the accessory rail and removed the manual safety lever.

The G3XL was purpose-built without the manual safety lever for a faster draw and fire while under duress. It has a six-pound trigger with a crisp, clean break for quick and controlled follow-up shots, according to Taurus.

Taurus G3XL EDC pistol
The Taurus G3XL has all the features of the original striker-fired full-sized pistol, but in an everyday carry friendly compact frame. The full-sized slide and four-inch barrel that work together for a longer sight radius, improved accuracy and higher velocity for rounds fired.

Coming with two 12-round magazines, the G3XL has a good carry size and profile, with a 10-round model available as well. Additionally, if you want more rounds at your disposal, the G3XL also accepts the 15-round and 17-round magazines.

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 — a seemingly good balance of power, performance, and price.

Taurus G3XL finish
Taurus’s new handgun the G3XL has a black matte Tenifer finish that helps protect the handgun from corrosion and wear for the everyday carry purpose.

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: manual, striker block, trigger safety, loaded chamber indicator
  • Frame Size: Compact
  • Grip Material: Polymer
  • Slide Material: Steel Alloy
  • Slide Finish: Tenifer Matte Black
  • Overall Weight: 24.4 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7.28 in.
  • Overall Width: 1.20 in.
  • Overall Height: 5.10 in.
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