With the cost of ammunition these days, it’s no surprise that people are turning to .22 LR for target practice. Some even carry it for personal defense against critters around the property. There are those who even carry it as a self-defense round. For this reason, the Taurus TX22 full-size gained popularity among the concealed carry crowd. As a result, Taurus decided to offer the TX22 in a more concealed carry-friendly compact platform.
The Taurus TX22 Compact .22 LR
Like the TX22 full size, the Compact features a textured polymer grip for solid retention while firing. The smaller frame size is perfect for smaller hands or concealed carry. Riding atop the frame is the high-grade aluminum slide with a hard anodized black coating.
The ported slide features front and rear cocking serrations for easy manipulation, even with wet hands. In addition, an optic cut allows you to install the optic of your choice with Shield RMSc and Holosun K footprint. Correspondingly, it features the same industry-standard sights found on the GX4 family of pistols.
Chambered in .22 LR, the alloy steel barrel features suppressor-ready threading with 1:10 twist rate. Rounds are sent downrange via the TX22 family trigger, with a clean break and no stacking. The TX22 Compact comes with two 13-round staggered column magazines, providing ample shots between reloads.
.22 LR is a great round for saving a few bucks at the firing range. However, it is also great for dispatching wild animals that become a nuisance around the property. But I would recommend something slightly larger if you live in wooded areas where larger critters may wander onto your grounds.
The Taurus TX22 Compact is available now with an MSRP of $399.99. For more info, please visit TaurusUSA.com.
Taurus TX22 Competition SCR Specs
Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 13 rounds
Magazines Included: 2
Firing System: striker-fired
Action Type: SAO
Barrel Length: 3.60 inches
Sights Front: fixed (white dot)
Sights Rear: drift adjustable serrated
Safety: striker block, manual safety, trigger safety
Frame Size: compact
Slide Material: high-grade aluminum
Slide Finish: hard anodize black
Accessory Compatibility: red dot optic, Picatinny rail, threaded muzzle
Overall Length: 6.70 inches
Width: 1.25 inches
Height: 4.90 inches
Overall Weight: 16.50 ounces