Taurus TX22 .22LR Pistol

The new TX22 .22 LR pistol from Taurus may be the most advanced, highest-capacity (16-round magazine) .22LR auto-pistol available today. Engineered to deliver best-in-class accuracy and reliability, this rimfire polymer-frame sporting pistol shoots and feels every bit like a custom-tuned competition model-without any costly upgrades or modifications. 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 .22 LR pistol that’s ready to race right out of the box. Priced at $349, its available in in a full-capacity model, or for those of who persist in living in Socialist states, a politically correct, reduced-capacity 10-round model is also offered at the same price. Sights consist of a ramp mounted, fixed, single white-dot front sight, and a windage and elevation adjustable two-white-dot rear sight. It should be noted that this is not a “mini .22”, but a .22LR pistol built on a full-size polymer frame, which lends itself to inexpensive defensive-pistol practice. This single-action-only, striker-fired pistol offers a striker block safety, external manual safety, trigger safety and slide serrations front and rear. Barrel length is 4.10 inches, overall length is 7.06 inches, overall height is 5.44 inches, width is 1.25 inches and empty weight is 17.3 oz. One magazine is included with each model. You’ll be able to read a full feature review in On Target’s annual Defensive Handguns issue. Contact Taurus USA; Tel.: (800) 327-3776; Web: www.taurususa.com