NEW: Taurus Introduces TX22 Pistol

    Taurus TX22 (Taurus)

    Taurus TX22 (Taurus)

    Taurus have introduced their new .22LR striker fired pistol, the TX22. Designed as a competition ready .22 pistol with a 16 round magazine, Taurus boast that the TX22 is a competitively-priced pistol that straight “out of the box, runs like a custom-tuned pistol”.

    The new TX22 is a striker, rather than hammer fired, it has a 5lb trigger with internal safety, it is also suppressor ready – shipping with a 1/2×28 thread suppressor adaptor. The gun has a polymer frame with proprietary Taurus grip texturing, and an aluminum slide, the pistol weighs in at 17.3 ounces.

    Taurus TX22 (Taurus)

    Taurus TX22 (Taurus)

    Here’s what Taurus have to say about their new pistol:

    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.

    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 (Taurus)

    Taurus TX22 (Taurus)

    Taurus have put out a video explaining some of the TX22’s features and showing the gun in action:

    The TX22 has an MSRP of $349, you can find out more about the new pistol from Taurus at

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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