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From Taurus . . .

Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting, announces the next iteration of the ground-breaking TaurusTX 22 semi-automatic sporting pistol. The new TaurusTX 22 Competition builds on the original TaurusTX 22 with a slide assembly engineered for optic compatibility.

The TaurusTX™ 22 platform, introduced in early 2019, set a new standard for rimfire pistols. Taurus developed this full-frame polymer handgun with a focus on ergonomics and “custom-tuned” performance to deliver an out-of-the-box competition level pistol that is both budget-friendly and that can serve as a training platform for experienced and novice shooters alike. The TaurusTX™ 22 proved to be a big hit with rimfire fans right out of the gate, with the pistol being awarded “Handgun of the Year” by Guns & Ammo magazine.

For 2021, Taurus advances the TaurusTX™ 22 platform with the all-new TaurusTX™ 22 Competition chambered for .22LR. The TaurusTX™ 22 Competition is built on the same proven full-size polymer receiver as the TaurusTX™ 22 but features a newly engineered slide and barrel assembly designed to work with red dot optics.

The TaurusTX™ 22 Competition features a “skeletonized” slide with a cutout between the ejection port to just behind the front sight. Part of the TaurusTX™ 22 Competition platform is a 5-inch bull barrel with the breech end machined to accept a base mounting plate. 2 small adapter plates are provided to provide 4 different mounting patterns. this mounting system allows the use of the following (but not limited to) sight models:

  • Trijicon RMR
  • C-More STS2
  • Vortex Venom, Doctor Noblex, Burris Fast Fire, Sightmark Mini
  • Holosun HS507C
  • Leupold Delta Point Pro

The match-grade bull barrel comes threaded from the factory to accept a suppressor or muzzle device and includes a thread protector.

“The engineers at Taurus definitely thought outside of the box on this firearm, from the beginning of the TaurusTX™ 22 to this competition model,” said Jessie Harrison, world-champion shooter and Captain of the Taurus Shooting Team. “They put a lot of thought and research into the ergonomics of the grip and designed something that feels natural in the hand. The trigger system is unlike any other Taurus firearm — a single-action-only striker-fired trigger that feels smooth and breaks crisp. That’s important from a competitor’s standpoint for speed and rapid fire. The threaded barrel that would be typically used for a suppressor doubles for a compensator, if you so choose. All that’s needed is to add your optic of choice and you’re off to the races!”

MSRP for the new TaurusTX™ 22 Competition is $484.85. The company will also offer a TX22 Competition upper kit available through the Taurus webstore for those who wish to convert their TaurusTX™ 22 to the Competition configuration.

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    • What a insightful, well thought out comment. Thank you for your contribution to the conversation.

      • You are welcome. Its always best to learn from the experience of others. A wise man would seriously consider the advice. Are you wise, Mr. Dullard?

        • “ Its always best to learn from the experience of others. A wise man would seriously consider the advice.”
          Sooo you want someone to learn from your experience, but you don’t put your experience, then criticize because they didn’t learn from the experience you didn’t give? Your partner is a very brave man/woman

        • You do realize this is a .22LR, right? Last I checked Sig doesn’t make a P320 in .22, and the S&W M&P .22 isn’t a great gun. The TX22 reviews compared to the M&P regularly come to the conclusion the Taurus is the better gun.

          A multiple M&P owner who gave the TX22 a try and liked it…

    • The G2C, G3, and TX22 have by most accounts resolved the drop safety (and other) issues of the millenium series. I have a G3 and a TX22, the TX22 especially is a damn fine gun.

      Now their warranty service tends to still be pretty shit, but the gun quality has improved.

      • I just got my TX22 and I love the feel about it. The only minor complaint that I have is that I wish the mag release stuck out a little bit further but, other than that, I love the feel of the gun in my hands. Really light and ergonomic, especially for someone with bigger hands. I’ve had other Taurus guns in the past and, I agree that they weren’t the best. I’m interested in seeing how this shoots and reliability. My thoughts at this moment are only based on pulling it out of the box.

    • That line “Taurus – premium” really jumped out at me as well. I’m not knocking Taurus. They are generally ok, and seem to be improving. I just wouldn’t call them “premium”.

      How about Taurus = “pretty decent, and rapidly improving firearms at a great price”.

    • That was a press release; in other words “Staff Writer” just lazily cut-n-pasted it.

    • Seriously, I just pulled out my C9 for comparison, and the C9 is like a chubby butterface, where this Taurus is just straight up fugly… I get the form follows function bit, but it’s like they just dug out some ZEV reject slide and then tack welded whatever mount they had lying around to the exposed barrel.

        • Nothing short of blindness makes a hi-point attractive. Would I pick a hi-point over a Taurus for reliability, probably, but for style, Hi-Point is the all time loser, by a looooooong margin. However, there’s no accounting for taste.

  1. Still waiting on the settlement from the Rossi revolver debacle.
    After experiencing Taurus customer service, I’ll never own one again.
    Sorry Dan I know they may help pay the bills, and if you never need service they may be great, but I learned my lesson with this fly by night outfit….

  2. Kind of looks like the father was a beretta 92 and mother was a tx22 that drank all through pregnancy. But if runs as half as good as the original tx22 then it will still be a better buy then the glock 44

  3. Open carrying a Taurus is a great way to let the world know you’ve given up on all your hopes and dreams.

    • I own a few Tauruses. They run great because I’m not inept like you. Oh and my wife & son’s fulfilled a lot of my hopes & dreams. Unlike your boyfriend…my identity isn’t wrapped up in a polymer gat.

  4. Hahahaha.. he said Taurus and premium handguns.. GTFOH.. Taurus semi-autos are junk..they don’t even make a good hammer

  5. All you need to know “Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns” SURE. They are not horrible but certainly not “premium” even if they charge premium price of $484.85, considering a Ruger Mark IV is $449.00 and much better quality.

    • Capacity sucks for the Ruger. I own a Mark pistol and love it (and don’t own the TX22). It would be nice if the Ruger carried more rounds.

    • I own a Taurus TX 22 and have found it to be fantastic pistol. Very fast, very accurate, very comfortable, and very reliable. We both love it.

  6. My TX-22 has been reliable and accurate. If my LGS gets one in stock I’ll consider it. Always room for another .22 LR!

    I wonder what the street price will be?

    Taurus, Glock, Springfield, etc. All the manufacturers have their dedicated haters…meh!

    • Gotta agree here. My TX22 has seen 700? rounds so far of various manufacturers and zero malfunctions of ANY KIND.

      Can’t say that about my Rugers, Smiths, GSG or hell, even my wife’s Charter Arms revolver!

      Having said all that, I have to admit that I find this particular version pretty ugly.

    • This gun is aimed directly at Steel Challenge RFPO or RFPI classes ; currently dominated by
      Volquartsen space ship guns (basically heavily re-worked Rugers).

  7. “The TaurusTX™ 22 platform, introduced in early 2019, set a new standard for rimfire pistols.”

    hahaha, oh man stop.

  8. Competition weapon, no mention of fully adjustable rear sight (elevation and windage), SAO that is good but what is the trigger pull poundage and how much take-up, is there an adj screw to take out the take up???? IF NOT THEN THIS IS JUST A WANNBE COMPETION GUN.

    • @The SGM

      Zooming in on the article photo shows that the rear sight is fully adjustable.

      Article mentions that the lower is pretty much a stock TX-22 frame. I just measured my trigger pull (Timney High Range Trigger Tension Scale) and it was a consistent 4.75 – 5 pounds. Take up is not bad and the break is clean. There is no adjustment for take up on my model.

  9. Show us on the doll where Taurus’ recent success touched you…
    Bunch of butthurt haters on here…
    Except for those who’ve actually owned a Taurus in the last decade, then you realize they’ve made significant improvements.

    • I had a PT1911 5 years ago. Reliability issues aside (which I attributed to the 1911), when the safety fell off in the middle of a night drill it was the last straw.

      • Good point. I never had a safety fall off my glock or ruger. ALso never had one fall off either of my Tauri.

  10. There are 22’s that are still on my to-get list. I don’t see this one happening. I haven’t seen any .22lr on the shelves in months. The Taurus firearms I’ve experienced have been acceptable but not what I call great. I simply think there is better.

    • Got a Grand Power X-Trim .22 and I love it. BUT….. Factory 10 round magazines. Had to get the +6 mag kits from the UK. Which more than doubles the cost of a magazine. The TX-22 comes stock with 16 round mags, with +5 kits available from the U.S.
      With ammo prices the way they are, most of the Action Steel shooters I hang with have gone to .22
      I see TX-22 guns all over, I’ve only seen one Grand Power X-Trim….. mine.

  11. Does any other pistol have the red dot mounting plate bolted to the barrel? Seems to be an interesting choice. No Gs from the slide reciprocating but vibrations from the barrel might not be so great for the red dots out there.

    • That’s the first thing I noticed too. I also had to remind myself that this is a .22 so recoil forces are going to be negligible on the optic (assuming one did not mount a $15 Amazon special on it).

      From a competition standpoint, not having one’s sight moving back-n-forth when shooting is highly desired. That’s one of the reasons guns like the Ruger Mark series, S&W Victory, and Browning Buckmark are used in .22 competitions so much (that and only having the bolt at the back of the gun moving instead a whole slide).

      Friend loves his TX 22. It does have a very nice trigger for a .22 from the couple times I’ve shot it. It blows away the trigger on my Ruger SR22 and the Walther P22’s I’ve shot. Would love to see a comparison video of the TX22 vs. the Walther PPQ 22.

      Designed & made in the U.S.A., full-sized frame gun, comes from the factory with magazines holding more than 10 rounds, threaded barrel. Now with an option to mount an optic. I just may have to pick one up myself…

  12. Anyone who’s owned a TX-22 already knew this was coming. Taurus mentioned it in the instruction manual.

  13. Don’t know much about any of the Taurus’. But I like the idea of 16 round mags. in a new model. The old Walther P22’s used to come with 12 round mags. which disappeared from the market with the political drive towards 10 round limits.

  14. I have a Taurus TX22 and a Glock 44, I shoot, GSSF and Steel Challenge, the Taurus is my iron sight Steel Challenge gun. After many thousands or rounds with both guns, the Taurus TX22 will shoot rings around the Glock 44.

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