Taurus TX22 For Sale
The Taurus TX22 22LR is the newest rimfire offering from Taurus. The TX22 is the most advanced 22LR rimfire pistol on the market. Engineered to deliver best in class accuracy and reliability, this rimfire polymer sporting pistol shoots and feels every bit like a custom-tuned competition model without any costly upgrades or modifications. Taurus TX22 For Sale at springfield shop
From the short, smooth pull of its precision-designed Taurus Pittman Trigger System (PTS) to the built-in comfort of its ergonomic grip, the TX22 is one performance-driven full-size rimfire pistol that is ready to race right out of the box.
- 4.1″ barrel.
- Single action only trigger.
- Striker block, manual safety, and trigger safety.
- Adjustable rear and fixed front white dot sights.
- Two 16 round magazines.
Taurus TX22 22LR with two 16 round magazines
Taurus-TX22 For Sale with 3 Days Delivery
First of all, .22 LR ammo is inexpensive. When I was a boy I remember going to the local hardware store with my brothers where each shelled out thirty-five cents for a box of fifty .22s. This portion of our weekly allowance enabled the three of us to enjoy an afternoon of plinking with our single shot .22 rifles. While the price of .22s has gone up since then, even the most prudent shooter can afford them without engendering the displeasure of their bank manager.
And .22s don’t make a lot of noise which means they can be fired in areas where letting a round off from a centrefire handgun or rifle might irritate the local residents, their pets or livestock — and result in a visit by a member of the local constabulary.
Taurus-TX22 Hi-Standard Model
The Taurus TX22 certainly isn’t your granddaddy’s .22 pistol with its modern polymers and CNC manufacturing, but this Hi-Standard Model GD certainly was. It was owned by Firearms News Editor Vincent DeNiro’s grandfather.
Some .22 LR ammunition offerings back in the 1950s and 60s were from Remington, Peterson, and Revelation.
.22 firearms produce almost no recoil making them a natural choice for teaching new shooters … and enabling experienced shooters to practice more.
And while one must still observe the rules of safe gun handling, over penetration is not normally a concern with .22s which makes them especially practical for use on indoor shooting ranges. Hunters know it is powerful enough for taking small game and — within limitations — larger vermin such as fox and prairie dogs.
Becky Scarlata found the TX22 to be a light recoiling, accurate and fine handling pistol.
And did I mention accuracy? With match grade ammunition, a .22 firearm is capable of extraordinary accuracy and it is no fluke that some of the most accurate competition rifles and pistols are chambered for the .22LR.
I cut my hand gunning teeth on a .22 revolver; the first game animal I took with a handgun was a rabbit that fell prey to my .22 pistol; I have dispatched uncountable numbers of tin/aluminum cans with various .22 handguns; taught my daughter and several nephews the basics of gun safety and shooting with .22 pistols and rifles; continue to use them for taking small game in season; and they serve as light weight trail guns in case I encounter one of the venomous reptiles that are common in North Carolina during the warm months of the year.
It will come as no surprise to our handgun savvy readership that the TX22 uses an injected molded Polymer frame. This helps keep the pistol’s weight down while providing improved resistance to moisture, salts, solvents, wear and abuse and has the added benefit of reducing manufacturing costs which saving is passed along to the customer.
When I picked the TX22 up for the first time it was evident that a lot of thought went into the ergonomics of the grip frame. I had several persons, with different sized hands, handle the pistol and all said it fit their hands well and provided excellent “pointability.”
The grip’s exterior has a unique form of, well it’s not really checkering or texturing, but it provides a secure, non-slip purchase even with wet or oily hands. Two small scallops at the bottom of the grip frame make it easy to extract a magazine that fails to fall free.
The TX22 displayed above average ergonomics and reliability
The magazine release can we switched from port to starboard side for the Southpaws out there, although I found it recessed a bit too much for fast operation. The ambi safety levers are close to the frame which is a plus and a negative. They won’t hang up on a holster, belt or other gear but they are a bit difficult to manipulate.
Another benefit of its low operating pressures is that the TX22’s slide is machined from light weight aluminum. To calm those who might be concerned about how the aluminum slide would stand up to extensive firing, Taurus’ engineers solved the problem by installing a separate steel breech face (which the owner’s manual refers to as an “impact insert”).
Taurus-TX22 with FFL
Visible here are the TX22’s magazine release, take down catch and the dual grasping grooves on the slide.
To reassemble line up the slide cut rail openings with the rails on the frame, gently push the slide down and rack it back. The disassembly latch will return on its own.
Taurus USA provided me with a TX22 to evaluate for the Firearms News’ information hungry readers (well, you are. Aren’t you?). Accuracy testing was performed from an MTM K-Zone shooting rest at 15 yards.