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T

aurus's mid-size TX22 pistol proved
popular with many shooters looking
for a .22 LR trainer to complement
their similar-sized centerfire personal
defense handgun. It was inevitable that a
competition version would be offered, and
early 2021 saw that happen.

THE GUN
Built on the same polymer frame as the
original, the Taurus TX22 Competition
($484.85, taurustx22.com) includes a hardanodized aluminum slide, along with a 5.25inch fixed steel alloy barrel that is threaded
1/2x28 to accept standard suppressors or
muzzle brakes. A protective thread cap
comes installed. The Picatinny rail on the
forward dust cover allows light or laser
mounting. This gives it an overall height of
5.44 inches, an overall length of 8.15 inches,
a width of 1.25 inches and an empty weight
of 23.2 ounces.

Operating controls consist of ambidextrous
frame-mounted thumb safeties, a leftside slide release and a left-side magazine
release that is reversible to the right side.
Shooters will have an easy time selecting
iron or optical sights. The factory-installed
iron sights consist of a fully adjustable
rear with a front blade in a three-white-dot
pattern. Included mounting plates allow for the
installation of a reflex sight, although optics
installation won't allow the irons to co-index.
Two models are available, differing only in
the supplied magazines. Model 1-TX22C151
ships with three 16-round magazines, while
1-TX22C151-10 includes three 10-round
magazines. Both models are packaged in a
lockable foam-fitted hard-plastic case, plus a
trigger lock, two optics-mounting plates and
the owner's manual.	

ON THE RANGE
Out of the box, I ran a dry swab through
the barrel, applied a bit of lube and then
measured the trigger pull. It registered
5.2 pounds on my gauge, which is pretty
standard for any pistol of this type coming
from the factory. There was a degree of
The Taurus TX22 Competition we
tested came with three 16-round
magazines. Side windows provide for
quick ammo checks with a glance.

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