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Old 10-22-2019, 06:16 PM
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I recently purchased a Taurus TX22 with some amount of trepidation. Anyone who has spent time reading online reviews of Taurus products is likely to have come across a fair number of negatives. “I had a Taurus [Fill in the Blank] and it was a piece of [Fill in the Blank]” is a phrase often encountered.

As for myself, I have not had much experience with Taurus. At one time, I did own a Taurus Model 85 .38 Special. A few light primer strikes later, I soon sold it in the pursuit of another firearm. I didn't feel I could trust it after that. It didn't make me a hater, but not a fanboy either.

I took the TX22 to the range, not knowing what to expect. The price was very good, and the $50 mail-in rebate made it better. It comes standard with two, 16-round magazines, and a threaded barrel adaptor. If it was faulty in some fashion, I told myself I wouldn't be out much.

Silly me. The TX22, thus far, has exceeded all expectations. Is it unbecoming to say I “love” this gun?

To begin with, this is a really light gun. According to Taurus, it weighs 17.3 ounces unloaded. Furthermore, I enjoyed the ergonomics of this gun. It felt good in the hand. Handling it felt like second nature.

At the indoor range, I shot at a profile target from 7 yards. I was shooting a little left and high the first few magazines through it. With a small screwdriver I had brought along, I adjusted the rear sight and was soon hitting where I was aiming. The TX22 rear sight can be easily adjusted for height and windage.

I brought along these types of .22lr to test fire:
CCI Blazer
Remington Yellow Jacket
CCI Minimag
CCI Stinger
Federal Champion
Winchester Super X
American Eagle
CCI Velocitor
CCI Standard Velocity

With the exception of the American Eagles, each type fired perfectly. In that instance, I had a failure to eject the first three rounds, but then fired the remaining American Eagles without incident. I won't blame the gun for this.

I also fired 16 rounds of every type mixed together in one magazine (minus the American Eagles) and this too functioned flawlessly. In all, I shot 224 rounds.

Afterwards I inspected the gun. Everything seemed to be in good shape, although there were some small marks on the edge of the ejection port (shown in photo below). Not a big deal to me. This is a shooter, not a showcase gun.

Would I conceal carry the TX22 or use it as a home defense weapon? I have other options for those tasks at the moment, but for those who do not, or those who cannot shoot a higher caliber sidearm due to recoil or handling issues, the TX22 would not be a bad option. Sixteen rounds of Stinger or Velocitor in the face would likely have most would-be assailants/home invaders questioning their life choices, albeit briefly.

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I've been looking at buying a TX22 also. I've purchased 4 Taurus pistols over the years and never had an issue with any of them. I gave the PT22 to my son but still own the others. Thanks for the report.
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