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Taurus Debuts New TX22 Pistol

January 18, 2019
From The Shooting Wire

Miami, FL – Taurus® continues its mission of delivering premium handgun performance and technological advancements to the shooting enthusiast market with the all-new Taurus TX22. The TX22 is a.22LR semi-auto that, out of the box, runs like a custom-tuned pistol but comes at a price point that puts a competition-level handgun squarely in the budget of the mainstream shooter.

Designed and engineered from the ground up to maximize fit, function, and comfort for shooters of all statures and levels of experience, the TX22 is a full-size polymer handgun that is ready from the outset to deliver success for competitive shooters as well as those just learning the art of pistol shooting. Boasting all the familiar features of larger-caliber semi-auto handguns yet in a rimfire chamber and with a class-leading 16-round capacity, the TX22 sets new performance standards and shooter expectations across the .22LR category.

The "human factor" was integrated into every aspect of the TX22 development process, allowing ergonomics to set the design parameters. The result is a full-size polymer frame handgun that is both comfortable and functionally efficient for a broad range of shooter sizes and shooting styles.

The short, smooth pull of its precision-designed Taurus Pittman Trigger System (PTS) utilizes a trigger reset that short and spring-assisted, allowing the shooter to deliver quick follow-up shots while maintaining good sight alignment. The audible trigger reset lets the shooter know once the sear is re-engaged and the TX22 is ready to fire the next round.

Key features of the TX22 include:

Single-action only striker-fire system
16 round magazine capacity
Crisp, 5-lb. trigger pull with short reset
Optimized slide weight for minimal recoil and fast target reacquisition
Proprietary grip texturing for positive hand placement
Fully adjustable rear sight
Suppressor-ready muzzle threading
Reversible mag release
Integrated accessory rail
The TX22 weighs 17.3 ounces, thanks in part to a 7075 aluminum slide that includes front and rear serrations and features a hard-coat black anodized finish. The comfortable grip and smooth operation combined with the .22LR chambering makes for a pistol that won't wear you out during extended target sessions.

In sum, the new Taurus TX22 design satisfies the needs of shooters of all sizes and experience levels without compromising in any area. This pistol meets the expectations of competitive-level shooters while providing the ideal platform for smaller-framed and beginning shooters—doing so at a viable price point that fits every budget.

Taurus TX22 Specifications

Caliber: .22LR

Capacity: 16 round Magazine

Finish: matte black

Grip: textured

Firing System: striker

Action Type: SAO (single-action-only)

Trigger Pull: 5 lbs.

Safety: ambidextrous manual (optional), firing pin block, trigger safety

Sights (front): white dot (1)

Sights (rear): adjustable white dot (2)

Slide Material: 7075 aluminum

Slide Finish: black hard-coat anodized

Overall Length: 7.06 inches

Overall Width: 1.25 inches

Overall Height: 5.44 inches

Barrel Length: 4.1 inches

Mag Release: reversible

Weight (w/empty magazine): 17.3 ounces

Magazines Included: 2

Accessories: Suppressor ready thread adaptor, lock, owner's manual

MSRP: $349

About Taurus:

Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Miami, Florida. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.

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