Strike Industries Introduces New Standard Height Taurus G2/G3 Sights

Strike Industries produces lots of aftermarket handgun and rifle parts for virtually every platform you can imagine at this point. Strike Industries just announced their new Taurus G2/G3 standard height replacement sights. The new sights are intended to be an affordable replacement for your OEM sights that also improve the overall function of your handgun by providing you with a more natural sight picture.

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Viridian Pumps Out GX4 XL Compatible E Series Laser Sights

With the launch of the new Taurus GX4 XL underway, Viridian has already come to the market with GX4 XL compatible E Series red and green laser aiming sights for the pistol. The popular E Series pistol-mounted laser collection has been steadily expanding over the years to cover many popular models of firearm including all of the latest micro-compact 9mm and 380 ACP pistols modern concealed carriers are after.

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TFB Review: The New GX4 XL – GX4's Bigger Brother

The micro-compact 9mm concealed carry pistol market is really starting to give US customers an option for practically every style of concealed carry. Similarly, Taurus has been doing its best to meet the demands of the market while slowly but surely shoring up its quality control which has made them quite competitive despite its past reputation. Today Taurus is bringing a new pistol to market that gives concealed carriers access to yet another option for their daily carry pistol – the GX4 XL T.O.R.O. Similar to the release of the groundbreaking Glock 43X and subsequent release of the Glock 48, the Taurus GX4 XL increases the barrel length to give customers access to a longer sight radius and this time, it’s optics ready from the start. So today we’ll see what the extra inch of length that the GX4 XL has will offer to the customer looking for an affordable carry piece.

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Bigger, Longer, and Optics Cut: The Taurus GX4 XL

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop reviews the Taurus GX4 again! The new GX4 XL model has a longer barrel and slide, mated to the same compact double stack frame as the original GX4. The longer slide and barrel means a longer sight radius and more muzzle velocity, but is it enough difference to make a difference? I dunno, ask Paul Harrel, my chronograph barely works as it is.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: What We Love About Revolvers! What Do You Love?

Revolvers seem to be a controversial topic in the gun community, people either seem to love them or hate them, and perhaps there is a segment somewhere in the middle that looks at them historically. On this week’s Wheelgun Wednesday, I thought we’d take a peek at what we at TFB love about revolvers, and we certainly want to hear from our readers about what you love about revolvers as well.

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NEW Taurus G3 Tactical & Executive Series

In this episode of TFB Showtime, Hop checks out the Taurus booth at NRAAM 2022. This year, Taurus is showing off the G3 Tactical, fully loaded with the TORO optics plate system, suppressor height/co-witness sights, and a factory threaded barrel. They also introduced the first pistol in the new Executive Series, a tuned and customized version of the 6 shot 856 .38 Special. And they had Taurus branded cigars.

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TFB Review: Taurus Executive Grade 856 Revolver

As part of a renewed focus on quality control and enhanced features for its customers, Taurus has just launched a new grade of firearms, their “Executive Grade.”  The first of the Taurus Executive Grade firearms to hit the market, the Executive Grade 856  revolver, looks a bit like a matte stainless 3″ 856 Defender combined with the bobbed hammer of their 2″ 856’s, topped off with square-butt checkered Altamont walnut grip stocks that fully encompass the frame.

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You've Been Promoted! The Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Special +P Revolver

A new first-of-its-kind custom-tuned revolver has just hit the market from Tuaurs – the Executive Grade 856 (eight fifty-six) .38 Special +P revolver. This new revolver features the best craftsmanship and quality control that Taurus has to offer and the folks at Taurus have given special attention to this new revolver by producing it in its own self-contained production room with dedicated product specialists going over every detail of the eight fifty-six.

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Getting Tactical: Taurus Releases the New G3 Tactical 9mm Pistol

If you’re a fan of the Taurus G3 series and have been wanting to take the pistol to the next level, Taurus has got the thing just for you. Taurus is proud to introduce their new G3 Tactical 9mm pistol which is their first factory custom variant of the G3 pistol lineup. The new pistol comes standard with suppressor height sights, G3 trigger, suppressor-ready threaded DLC coated barrel, and a fancy new FDE finish for both the frame and slide.

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New Viridian E Series Green Laser Sights for Taurus G Series Pistols

In a recent Q&A conducted by our beloved TFBTV hosts, Hop mentioned that he actually makes use of a pistol-mounted aiming laser for his home defense pistol. The reasoning behind this is that the laser would offer him both a faster and more accurate target acquisition in a home defense situation if he could not get to his glasses in time. Viridian Weapon Tech has a wide array of pistol-mounted laser aiming devices and they have now released their popular E Series Green Laser for the growing library of G Series pistols from Taurus.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Taurus 66 Review – .357 Magnum Seven-Shooter

Thanks for joining us for another Wheelgun Wednesday at TFB, where we cover all things related to revolvers. This week, we’ll take a look at the Taurus 66, with a satisfying 7-round capacity, chambered in .357 Magnum. The Taurus Model 66 was first introduced in 1978 as a six-shot revolver and gained its plus one capacity in 1999. Let’s dig in.

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TFB Review: Upgrading the Taurus G3XL with Tyrant Designs Glock Sights

The Taurus G3XL is one of the latest offerings in the market of double-stack 9mm concealed carry pistols.  While the pistol isn’t as slim as the Glock 48 or as refined as the SIG P365XL, it’s extremely affordable and still reliable enough for concealed carry on a budget. Taurus made the correct decision to step away from its own proprietary sights and the G3X and the G3XL now offer Glock sight compatibility. This allows you much wider access to a variety of OEM and aftermarket options for sight augmentation including dovetail mounts for red dot optics, night sights for low light shooting, and sometimes even just more aesthetic-looking sights. Tyrant Designs sent me out a pair of their new Two-Piece Glock aluminum sights so I thought it might be fun to replace the factory Taurus G3XL sights with the Tyrant Designs Glock sights to see how well the two products could be melded together and to see if Taurus’ claims of Glock sight compatibility measured up.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Gucci G2 or Gaudy Garbage?

Welcome everyone to the 137th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

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Taurus By the Horns – A new Podcast From Taurus USA

Podcasts are basically what get me through the workday and aside from a few non-firearm-related podcasts, pretty much everything else I listen to is about guns or something firearms-related. The folks over at Taurus have just announced that they will be starting their own podcast dubbed the “Taurus By the Horns.” This new podcast will be hosted by Taurus Shooting Team Captain Jessie Harrison and fellow team member K.C. Eusebio.

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The NEW Taurus G3X and G3XL are Kind of Weird

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop talks about the two newest models in the Taurus G3 series: the G3X and the G3XL. Both pistols omit the manual safety lever, which is a welcome change. The G3X has a short barrel and a full-length grip frame, whereas the G3XL is the other way around. Which do you think will be more popular? Vote with your wallet (or in the comments section)!

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