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TAURUS GX4
Whether or not the grip's 1.75 " continued
from p. 43
INCREASE AFFECTION
Created by
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tall frontstrap and flush-fit magazine
baseplate are long enough for you
will depend on your hand shape.
With my somewhat-smaller hands, I
was able to squeeze my little finger
onto the grip just enough to form a
three-finger grip. Folks with larger
hands will probably prefer to work
with an extended magazine.
Ammunition selection will play a
key role in recoil management with
any micro-compact 9 mm, including
the GX4. According to the owner's
manual, this model should not be
fired using +P+ 9 mm Luger ammunition
at any time; however, Taurus
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specifically for the shorter barrels of
concealed-carry pistols. The standard
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of felt recoil, while the short-barrel
loads proved to be more moderate and
easier to control.
The GX4 exhibited utterly reliable
performance using both of the provided
11-round magazines throughout
the course of testing. Formal benchrested
accuracy testing conducted
at 7 yards yielded five-shot groups
between 1.61 " and 2.35 " in diameter.
A few informal five-shot groups fired
at 15 yards produced groups that
hovered around the 3.5 " mark.
The new GX4 pistol proved to be
a satisfying concealed-carry gun
to work with. It neatly succeeds in
striking a useful balance between
comfortable carry and ammunition
capacity. Although it's noticeably
less expensive than the competition,
it doesn't look, feel or perform
like a budget gun. Its clean
construction, thoughtful design
and comfortable grip make it a real
contender in the micro-compact,
9 mm Luger pistol marketplace.
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