Plinking in a compact form? With the new TX 22 Compact, Taurus offers a small and handy version of its successful TaurusTX 22 series, still delivering “class leading reliability, capacity, and shootability” in a .22 LR platform.
TaurusTX 22 Compact in video
TaurusTX22 Compact, optics ready
Taurus introduced the striker-fired TX22 pistol back in 2019 they claiming it as “the most advanced 22 LR pistol on the market”.
Like the original full-size model, the new TaurusTX 22 Compact features a black polymer frame and a hard anodized black aluminum slide, but reduced in size, with an overall length of 6.7”/170 mm instead of 7.06”/179 mm, a height of 4.9”/124 mm instead of 5.44”/138 mm, and weighing unloaded 16.5 oz/468 g (the fill size TX22 is 17.3 oz/490 g). The slide also sports generous lightening cuts.
Barrel length is 3.6”/91 mm (instead of 4.1”/104 mm). Compared to its larger siblings with 16-round staggered column magazines, capacity in the TaurusTX 22 Compact is 3 rounds less, at 13. The TX22 Compact still offers an accessory rail, a threaded barrel, and a fixed white dot front sight coupled to a drift adjustable serrated rear sight. It also comes with the single-action Taurus Performance Trigger System for fast, accurate shots. Moreover, all TaurusTX 22 Compact pistols are optics ready from the factory, with a footprint that matches the Shield RMSc and Holosun K optics.
Besides the customary trigger safety, the TX22 includes a manual safety and a striker block. The intended use is basically leisure shooting at the range, even if Taurus suggests Steel Challenge competition, or even personal protection – in the latter case, careful ammunition choice in terms of effectiveness and reliability is paramount, of course.
Suggested price in the U.S. is $399.99, with two magazines included.
TaurusTX22 Compact specs and price
|Action Type: ||SAO|
|Barrel Length: ||3.60”/91 mm|
|Overall Length: ||6.70”/170 mm|
|Overall Height: ||4.90”/124 mm|
|Overall Width: ||1.25”/32 mm|
|Weight (Unloaded): ||16.50 oz/468 g|
|Sights:||Fixed front, drift adjustable serrated back|
|Frame Material: |
|Slide Material: ||Aluminum|
|Barrel Material: ||Alloy Steel|
|Magazine Capacity: ||13 rounds|
|Safeties: ||Manual safety, striker block, trigger safety|
|Price (MSRP in the U.S.): ||$399.99|