Event: 50m prone rifle
The 38-year-old is one of the most experienced members of the Commonwealth Games squad. Taylor competed at the Athens Olympics in 2004, and has since earned selections for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
The Palmerston North local will compete in his favoured 50m prone rifle event.
Taylor owns his own construction business back home, but work will be put on hold as he looks for a career-defining performance in the Gold Coast.
Taylor has struggled in the past on the big stage - his best result was 25th at the 2012 Olympics on London.