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Taurus TX22 Review: Shooting for Perfection in a .22LR Package

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If you're on the hunt for a reliable and fun .22LR pistol, the Taurus TX22 might just be the hidden gem you've been searching for. In this Taurus TX22 review, we'll take a closer look at its design, ergonomics, shooting experience, and the accessories that make it stand out in the crowd.

 

TAURUS TX 22 REVIEW: DESIGN FEATURES AND BUILD QUALITY

 

The Taurus TX22 comes chambered in .22 LR and boasts a sleek design that caught my eye from the get-go. With an overall length of 7.06 inches and a weight of 17.30 oz, it hits that sweet spot between compact and substantial. The polymer grip, reminiscent of some popular models like the PSA Dagger and SIG P320, offers a comfortable and solid feel. Though missing a changeable back strap, the grip texture is impressive, ensuring a secure hold, crucial for a range gun.

 

Taurus TX22 specs

 

Before we delve into particular features that make this pistol stand out, let's have a quick look at the main specs of Taurus TX22, shall we?

  • Model Name: Taurus TX22
  • Caliber:  .22LR (Long-Rifle)
  • Action: Blowback operated, striker single-action (SA)
  • Weight (uloaded): 17.3 oz
  • Capacity: 16+1
  • Overall Width: 1.25"
  • Overall Length: 7.06"
  • Overall Height: 5.44''
  • Barrel Length: 4.1"
  • Frame Material: Black polymer
  • Safety: Frame mounted ambidextrous safety
  • Sights: White 3-dot adjustable
  • MSRP: $350

 

SAFETY FIRST

 

One notable feature is the optional manual safety. Whether you're a fan of manual safeties or not, having the choice is always a plus. The ambidextrous manual safety, located at the rear of the gun, is slim and easy to operate. It's a great addition for those who see the TX22 as more of a range gun than a personal defense weapon.

 

SMOOTH MAGAZINE RELEASE AND SLIDE STOP

 

Moving down, the magazine release, while not ambidextrous, functions smoothly, with the .22LR magazine dropping free effortlessly. The rectangular shape of the release is a deviation from the norm but doesn't compromise functionality. The slide stop, situated just in front of the manual safety, works seamlessly, even with an empty mag.

 

GETTING A FEEL FOR THE TRIGGER

 

The trigger, a crucial element in any Taurus TX 22 review, has its nuances. With noticeable take-up and a somewhat squishy break, it's decent for a .22LR pistol. While it might not rival centerfire triggers, it holds its own and adds to the overall shooting experience.

 

SIGHTS, PICATINNY RAIL, AND AESTHETICS

 

The standard three-dot configuration sights are adjustable for windage and elevation, ensuring accuracy out of the box. The inclusion of a Picatinny rail is a nice touch for those looking to add accessories. Aesthetically, the TX22 doesn't disappoint, with laser-etched slide serrations and an overall sleek appearance.

 

TAURUS TX 22 REVIEWS: SHOOTING EXPERIENCE

 

Now, onto the main event – shooting the TX22. It's a blast, pun intended. Whether shooting slowly or in rapid-fire mode, the TX22 handles like a dream. With minimal recoil, it's easy to stay on target. The pistol easily devours a 550-round box of .22LR ammo, making it not only enjoyable but also cost-effective for those extended range sessions.

 

ACCESSORIES, SUPPRESSOR, AND MAGAZINES

 

The TX22 comes with a pleasant surprise – a suppressor adapter. This thoughtful addition opens the door to a quieter shooting experience. The review dives into the value and performance of adding a suppressor to the mix. The magazines, though plastic, perform admirably, with impressive spring tension.

 

FAQ Taurus TX22 Review

 

Absolutely. The Taurus TX22 has proven to be a fantastic .22LR pistol, offering reliability, impressive aesthetics, and a feature-packed design, all at a reasonable price point.

Yes, indeed. Taurus not only continues to manufacture the standard TX22 but has also introduced a Competition model with four different color options for enthusiasts to choose from.

The MSRP of the TX22 competitionm is approximately $589.00, while Taurus TX22 price is just $350.00, making it one of the most affordable everyday carry handguns currently available in the market.

While the Taurus TX22 is a reliable and enjoyable firearm, it's essential to note that it primarily serves as a .22LR pistol. For self-defense, some users prefer larger calibers, but the TX22 excels as a plinking and range gun.

Finding a suppressor for the TX22 might seem challenging, but the pistol comes with a fantastic built-in feature – an included suppressor adapter. This adapter fits standard .22LR size suppressor thread pitch, enhancing your shooting experience.

While the TX22's compact size makes it a great training companion, it may not be the ideal choice for concealed carry due to its .22LR caliber. Concealed carry enthusiasts often opt for larger calibers for self-defense purposes. However, with the right Taurus TX22 concealed carry holster, it can be concealed effectively.

 

Conclusion: TAURUS TX22 REVIEW - FINAL VERDICT

 

Wrapping up this Taurus TX22 review, I must say, it's a fantastic .22LR pistol, especially considering its price point. If you're in the market for a reliable, exciting, and aesthetically pleasing firearm, the Taurus TX22 won't disappoint. While not a go-to for self-defense due to its caliber, it shines brightly as a range companion. So, if you're considering adding a .22LR to your collection, the Taurus TX22 is definitely worth a shot. Just don't forget to get yourself a proper Taurus TX22 holster.

 

 

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