First Shots: Taurus GX4 Carry

by Braxton Taylor

Taurus launched the GX4 Carry as a way to capitalize on the success of other guns in the GX4 family, calling the GX4 Carry “The new everyday defense solution.” The differences between the GX4 Carry from the GX4 and GX4XL include a larger, but still compact, frame, which the company claims will deliver an excellent balance of capacity and concealability for the armed citizen. The addition of the GX4 Carry gives Taurus its own entry in yet another new category of pistol: Between sub-compact and compact.

Key features of the Taurus GX4 Carry include iron sights that can be easily replaced with readily available aftermarket variants, should the end user prefer night sights or another sight picture. Additionally, the GX4 Carry can also be had with an optics-cut slide, red-dot sights with either the RMSc or Holosun K-series footprints to be attached directly to the slide. The GX4 Carry also offers a visual Loaded Chamber Indicator, a small cutout in the barrel hood that reveals whether a round is chambered or not.

Other features of the GX4 Carry are a 15-round capacity, with two 15-round magazines shipping with each GX4 Carry (10-round magazines will be available in localities that so limit magazine capacity). There’s a DLC-coated barrel for durability and performance regardless of how challenging the environment may be. Should a light or laser be desired, there’s a MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dustcover. Controls are Teflon-coated for longevity and durability, the magazine release is reversible and takedown is accomplished via a simple pin.

Taurus GX4 Carry Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Taurus USA,
  • Action Type: Striker-fired, semi-automatic
  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
  • Frame: Polymer
  • Slide: Gas-nitride finish
  • Barrel Length: 3.7 inches
  • Sights: Serrated, drift-adjustable rear; fixed white-dot front; optics-cut models also available
  • Length: 6.4 inches
  • Width: 1.07 inches
  • Height: 5.15 inches
  • Weight: 21.5 ounces (unloaded)
  • Accessories: Two 15-round magazines, three backstraps, lock, manual

MSRP for the GX4 Carry varies between $469.99 to $504.99, depending on the features you choose. For more information on the new GX4 Carry pistol and other products from Taurus, please visit

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