Having shot my first real Steel Challenge Competition last year (with some medals), I’m on the lookout to improve the performance of my firearms for this style of shooting. For instance, my .22LR rifle was way too heavy and due to the lack of a proper handgun, I could not compete in a few of the divisions.
The new Taurus TX22 Competition SCR may be the answer to one of those needs. SCR stands for “Steel Challenge Ready” and takes the original RX22 Competition a step further with a new “skeletonized” slide and match-grade bull barrel. The new slide has an enlarged ejection port designed so that a red dot optic can be mounted to the barrel and to help prevent any issues during the ejection of empty shells.
The MSRP is $589.32, so it should fit most people’s budgets.
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Here is the description in Taurus’ own words:
Taurus Introduces TX22 Competition “Steel Challenge Ready” Rimfire
December 2021 (Bainbridge, GA) – Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting, expands the groundbreaking TX22 lineup with the introduction of the most factory-ready Target handgun ever—the TX22 Competition SCR.
The TX22 Competition SCR is the next iteration of Taurus’ standout .22LR semi-auto. This is the full-size rimfire that captured the Guns & Ammo Handgun of the Year award for its exceptional design, reliable performance, diverse applications, and surprisingly low price point. In 2021, Taurus revisited the TX22 platform with a competition-focused version that introduced a new slide and barrel configuration to accommodate red dot optics and to improve balance for faster sight reacquisition.
Now, Taurus moves the TX22 platform to the next level with the TX22 Competition SCR (Steel Challenge Ready).
The TX22 Competition SCR builds on the original TX22 Competition model with its precision engineered slide and match-grade bull barrel. The “skeletonized” slide with enlarged ejection port is designed so that a red dot optic can be mounted to the barrel and to help prevent any issue during ejection of empty shells. This mounting configuration significantly enhances accuracy compared to a slide-mounted optic platform. Two adapter plates each featuring two mounting patterns are included to interface the leading red dot sights on the market today with the barrel.
Two additional factory upgrades elevate the TX22 Competition SCR’s performance credentials. The first is the TANDEMKROSS Game Changer Pro Squared Compensator. This included compensator features dual 45-degree-angle gas venting to counter muzzle rise and recoil for quicker follow-up shots. Furthermore, this compensator helps improve overall gun balance that, combined with the muzzle rise and recoil mitigation, keeps the gun “in the zone” for lightning quick sight re-acquisition in fast-paced competition environments.
Another upgrade found exclusively on the TX22 Competition SCR is a TANDEMKROSS Eagle’s Talon extractor. This custom extractor’s precision-machined out of tool steel, positive hook provides a reliable “grab” on the cartridge rim to reduce and eliminate failure-to-eject malfunctions during high-volume cycling.
Both these factory upgrades, combined with the TX22 Competition SCR’s high-polish custom feed ramp, target trigger system, and unparalleled ergonomics for a full-size, polymer frame platform, deliver a semi-auto rimfire that is ready for pulse-pounding competitive matches right out of the box. And with an MSRP of $589.32, the TX22 Competition SCR is certainly the class leader in the price-to-performance arena.
SKU: 1-TX22C151-T10 (10 round magazine item number)
SKU: 1-TX22C151-T (16 round magazine item number)
To learn more about the Taurus TX22 Competition SCR or to see the complete line of Taurus handguns for personal defense, hunting, and competition, visit TaurusUSA.com.
Taurus TX22 Competition SCR Specifications
- Caliber: .22 LR
- Capacity: 16 rounds – model: 1-TX22C151-T, 10 rounds – model: 1-TX22C151-T10
- Magazines Included: 3
- Firing System: striker-fired
- Action Type: SAO
- Barrel Length: 5.25″
- Muzzle Device: TANDEMKROSS Game Changer Pro Squared Compensator
- Sights Front: fixed (white dot)
- Sights Rear: fully adjustable (white dots)
- Safety: striker block, manual safety, trigger safety
- Frame Size: full
- Grip/Frame: polymer
- Slide Material: high-grade aluminum
- Slide Finish: hard anodize
- Accessory Compatibility: red dot optic, Picatinny rail, threaded muzzle
- Overall Length: 9.37
- Overall Width: 1.25″
- Overall Height: 5.44″
- Weight: 25.84 oz.
- MSRP: $589.32
For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.
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