Taurus' micro-compact 9mm just got a little better as the company on Friday announced a new optics-ready TORO model addition to the line. 

The increasingly American-based company debuted its new micro pistol in May with an 11+1/13+1 capacity and a sub-$400 asking price. This made the gun – which we found dependable in testing – a budget competitor against similarly-sized contemporaries such as the Sig P365 and Springfield Armory Hellcat, with about the only rock that could be thrown against it being the fact that it did not come with a slide cut to support popular micro-red dot carry optics. 

Well, that has now changed as the new Taurus GX4 TORO series has a factory cut and mounting pattern that supports Hex Wasp GE5077, Holosun HS507K/HS407K, Riton 3 Tactix MPRD2, Trijicon RMR, Shield RMSc, Sig RomeoZero, and Sightmark Mini Shot A-Spec M3 sights.

Taurus GX4 TORO
Specs on the "palm-sized" Taurus GX4 TORO (Taurus Optics Ready Option) include a 3.06-inch barrel, 5.8-inch overall length, 4.4-inch height, and a weight of 18.7 ounces. (Photo: Taurus)
Taurus GX4 TORO
In addition to the optics cut, it comes with fixed steel white dot front sights and drift adjustable rear. (Photo: Taurus)

MSRP on the Taurus GX4 TORO is $468.18, and it ships with extra backstraps for the grip, two 11+1 mags – with 13+1s sold separately – and a flush-mount slide cover plate for use when not carrying an optic.

How does it shoot? Beyond Seclusion got his hands on a pre-release model equipped with a Holosun and ran 2,000 rounds of mixed 9mm through it in a torture test, so check that out below.


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