Taurus just announced the latest addition to the company’s popular TX22 line of semi-auto rimfires. The new Taurus TX22 Compact puts 13+1 rounds of .22 LR into a highly packable, shootable little platform.
Taurus TX22 Compact Details
It’s been a couple of years now since Taurus launched its initial TX22. Priced right and a fun little shooter, the pistol excelled. The company followed it up with the TX22 Competition. Again, folks loved Taurus’ renewed interest in rimfire and the attention to detail in its design. Now Taurus does it again with a compact version, one suitable as a trainer, defender, plinker and more.
The design should prove popular with folks sporting smaller hand sizes. That doubles duty usually as a suitable trainer for new shooters as well. So the compact .22 still delivers tremendous utility and versatility.
Throw in the staggered 13-round magazine, and now you’ve got plenty of firepower as well. A slide-mounted mini-red dot sight mount fits the Holosun K footprint, so carry-optics is in play as well.
Remarkably, the little compact pistol sports a suppressor-ready, threaded barrel as well. The same industry-standard sights found on the Taurus GX4 family of pistols pulls double duty here. And Taurus claims a solid trigger mechanism marks the TX22. It allegedly breaks clean, with no stacking, according to Taurus.
The base Taurus TX22 retails for $399.99. An upgraded pistol with an already-mounted Riton reflex optic retails for $469.99. For more info, please visit taurususa.com.
Taurus TX22 Compact Features
- Caliber: .22 LR
- Overall Capacity: 13 rounds
- Front Sight: Fixed, white dot
- Rear Sight: Drift adjustable serrated
- Magazines Included: 2
- Action Type: SAO
- Accessory Rail: Yes
- Optic Mount: Taurus Optic Ready Option (T.O.R.O.)
- Threaded Barrel: Yes
- Frame Size: Compact
- Overall Barrel Length: 3.6 inches
- Overall Length: 6.7 inches
- Height: 4.9 inches
- Overall Weight: 16.5 ounces
- Twist Rate: 1:10
- Grooves: 6
- Frame Material: Polymer
- Frame Finish: Black
- Slide Material: Aluminum
- Slide Finish: Hard anodized aluminum
- Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
- Barrel Finish: Matte Black
- MSRP: $399 – $469 (with included Riton optic)