Taurus is a Brazilian manufacturing conglomerate based in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul and Albany, New York. Also, founded in 1924 as a tool and die forging plant, the company now consists of Taurus Armas, its firearm division, as well as other divisions focusing on metals manufacturing, plastics, body armors, helmets and civil construction.
However, taurus produced its first revolver, the Model 38101SO, in 1941. Beginning in 1953, it exported revolvers to the U.S. market through a series of importers.
Furthermore, in 1962, the Bangor Punta Corporation, then the parent company of Smith & Wesson, purchased 87 percent of Forjas Taurus, allowing the two firearms manufacturers to easily share information regarding design and manufacturing. Also, in 1973, Taurus was purchased from Bangor Punta by its current owners, and its ties to Smith & Wesson were severed.
Furthermore, in 1981, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil’s military, Taurus purchased Beretta’s São Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs.
However, in order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA, in 1988.
Also, in 1995 Forjas Taurus purchased the rights & equipment to manufacture Rossi brand revolvers. They currently manufacture three .38 Special models and four .357 Magnum models under the Rossi name, manufactured in São Leopoldo, Brazil. In 2009, Heritage Manufacturing was also purchased and its production later moved to Taurus’ Miami, Florida plant.2
The highly praised Taurus GX4, Taurus’ first high-capacity, full-feature micro-compact polymer frame handgun chambered for the 9mm Luger, debuted with a durable black gas nitride finish. Also, now the Taurus GX4 is available with an elegant Tungsten Cerakote® slide finish that offers an aggressive contrast to the black polymer frame.
However, exceptionally rugged and reliable, and pushed to the limits of traditional testing with more than 20,000 rounds delivered downrange, the Taurus GX4 is unlike any micro-compact on the market. Also, and it shows.
Furthermore, on the outside, there can be no doubt that every streamlined inch of this striker-fired semi-auto was meticulously crafted for EDC readiness and reliability. Moreover, while a game-altering combination of full-sized capacity, accuracy, and power resides within its ultra-concealable, one-inch-wide reinforced frame.
However, from its no-snag profile, to its short trigger reset, to its simplified, lightweight design, the Taurus GX4 delivers the concealability of a 380 with the power and performance of a full size, offering everything you would expect from a full-frame defensive handgun, all at a fraction of the size and weight.
- Flat Face, Serrated Trigger for Better Comfort and Control
- Signature Indexing and Recoil Management Pad (RMP)
- Magazine and Grip Cuts to Aid in Magazine Stripping if Required
- Visual Loaded Chamber Indicator
- Reversible Magazine Release
- White Dot Steel Front Sight and Serrated Drift Adjustable Rear Sight
- Easy Take Down Pin for Disassembly
- Manufacturer: Taurus
- Model: GX4 Micro Compact
- Model Number: 1-GX4M93C
- UPC: 7-25327-93539-1
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
- Barrel Length: 3.06”
- Overall Length: 6.05”
- Overall Width: 1.08”
- Slide Material: Alloy Steel
- Slide Finish: Tungsten Cerakote
- Barrel Finish: DLC-Coated
- Grip Material: Polymer
- Front Sight: Fixed White Dot Steel
- Rear Sight: Serrated Drift Adjustable
- Magazine Capacity: 11 Rounds (Comes with Two)
- Safety: Striker Block; Trigger Safety; Visual Loaded Chamber Indicatior
- Weight: 18.5 oz. (Unloaded)