NEW GX4 XL Pistol from Taurus

taurus GX4 XL

Yesterday Taurus announced their latest addition to the GX4 line, the XL. The GX4 XL offers a longer slide and barrel, along the lines of the P365XL, in both optic ready and iron sight only variations. Unlike other XL variant pistols, the frame has stayed the same size, providing 11 round flush fit, or 13 round extended magazines. You can check out the details below, or on the Taurus website.

Taurus GX4 XL Specifications

The GX4XL is built on the same award-winning polymer receiver as the GX4. Hailed for its exceptional handling characteristics in a micro-compact profile, the GX4XL’s hybrid stainless steel and polymer receiver includes a modular grip with standard or high-swell backstrap options for a custom fit, industry-leading grip texturing for optimal firearm control, an ergonomic and reversible magazine release to promote no-fumble mag swaps, and a class-leading flat-face target trigger with a generous trigger guard to accommodate all hand sizes.

What separates the GX4XL from the GX4 is its extended barrel and slide assembly. The GX4XL barrel is .64 inches longer than that of the GX4. This extended length 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. Already noted for its remarkable accuracy, the GX4XL further tightens the point-of-aim/point-of-impact ratio. In short, the deep-conceal GX4XL’s micro-compact design gives up nothing in the kind of terminal performance, accuracy, and handling serious EDC practitioners demand.

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 10/11/13 rounds
  • Magazines: 1×11 + 1×13
  • 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 in.
  • Overall Length: 6.43 in.
  • Overall Width: 1.08 in.
  • Overall Height: 4.40 in.
  • Weight: 20 oz.

MSRP on the GX4 XL is $429 iron sight only models, and $459 for optics ready.

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Daniel holds instructor certifications from Rangemaster, Agile Training & Consulting, and the NRA. He has received training from Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, and Steve Fisher among others. He also has experience competing in USPSA, CAS, 3 Gun, and Steel Challenge. In his free time Daniel enjoys petting puppies and reading the Constitution. His work is also published by AmmoLand, Recoil Concealment, and Air Force Times. Daniel has also written and edited for The Kommando Blog.

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