Taking the company's already popular G3C series and stretching the grip and magazine capacity, Taurus announced the G3X on Tuesday.
Fundamentally a hybrid of the full-sized Taurus G3 and the more compact – and crowd-pleasing – G3C, the G3X gives the user a 15+1 magazine capacity that is compatible with the company's 17-round mags. This gives the new G3X a full-sized grip but a shorter overall length, akin to the same thing that Glock did a few years ago with its "crossover" G19X and follow-on G45, which blend the full-sized G17 frame with the top half of the shorter G19.
The G3X is a couple of ounces lighter and about an inch shorter in overall length when stacked against the legacy G3, with about the same width and height. This cuts down on the length of the accessory rail on the frame, dropping from a three-slot on the G3 to a single slot on the G3X, comparable to the G3C.
While the G3X is not optics-ready, it is compatible with the company's TORO slide kits, so that is easily fixable.
Stay tuned as we push this little guy past 500 rounds. So far, we are about 150 in and have no problems other than a frame pin that walked out about 2mm and had to be tapped back in.