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Taurus G3XL 9mm Everyday Carry Compact Pistol: First Look

The Taurus G3XL 9mm incorporates the full-size slide and barrel assembly of the G3-Series, ensuring full-size accuracy and reliability in a sleek compact for everyday carry—all at an affordable price.  

Taurus G3XL 9mm Everyday Carry Compact Pistol: First Look

(Photo courtesy of Taurus)

Taurus has announced the latest model in the growing G-series line of personal defense handguns—a sleek EDC 9mm designed to deliver the accuracy and confidence of a full-size pistol in a package that is ideally suited for comfortable concealed carry.

The new Taurus G3XL carries over the G3’s full-size slide and barrel assembly. This all-steel slide features a durable Tenifer black matte finish to resist the wear and corrosion of everyday carry and houses a precision-machined stainless-steel barrel. The 4-inch barrel, working with the slide’s long sight radius, provides the accuracy serious shooters demand in a defensive handgun and maximizes bullet velocity for increased terminal performance.

Moving to the frame, the G3XL distinguishes itself with a compact grip that easily conceals when holstered inside the waistband or while carrying OWB under casual clothing. To ensure smooth draw and re-holstering, Taurus engineers streamlined the G3XL polymer receiver by reducing the length of the accessory rail and eliminating the manual safety lever.

The G3XL comes with two 12-round magazines to further the pistol’s discrete carry size and profile. If higher cartridge capacity is desired, the G3XL will accept available 15- 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—the ultimate balance of power, performance and price.


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

For more information on the new Taurus G3XL or any of the company’s line of pistols and revolvers for personal defense, hunting, and competition applications, visit TaurusUSA.com.

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