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PRODUCT FOCUS

With the TX22 Competition,
all that's needed is to add
the optic of choice, and
you're off to the races.

take-up and some rough creep, which I found
smoothed up during later use. I have no
doubt that a little tweaking from a competent
gunsmith could smooth and lighten it.
Given the current .22 LR ammunition
availability situation, I was once again
faced with shooting what I had and not my
preferred loads. I found a leftover box of
Eley Practice ammunition with a 40-grain
lead bullet at subsonic velocity that had
worked well in my .22 LR RFPO gun. A box of
Blazer 40-grain lead, a partial box of Aguila
Pistol Match and a partial box of Remington
Target .22 LR that had been sitting around
for a while were also located. There weren't
enough of those to do more than function
and accuracy tests, but I lucked out and
found the remains of a Federal Champion
BYOB bucket-a 36-grain plated HP-that had
enough left to shoot a Steel Challenge match.
I began my backyard range session with
the iron sights to get the feel of the gun. They

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zeroed quickly at 15 yards, offhand. I don't
normally like to compare one gun to another,
but the Taurus felt virtually identical to my
S&W M&P C.O.R.E with its medium backstrap
installed. The grip, grip angle and trigger
reach were close. My plans were to shoot it in
RFPO at an upcoming Steel Challenge match,
so after about 30 rounds, I was back in my
office to check out the optics option.
Mounting a reflex sight proved simple.
The mounting plate is not on the slide. It's
affixed to the top of the non-tilting barrel
just forward of the ejection port, so G-forces
are not an issue. There are a myriad of
screw holes tapped into it to accommodate
the rear mounting screws for Trijicon RMR,
C-More STS, Vortex Venom, Docter Noblex,
Burris FastFire, Sightmark Mini, Holosun
HS507C and Leupold Delta Point Pro sights,
using those makers' mounting screws. The
forward lock-up is provided by two marked
double-sided plates that slip into a mount of
the front of the plate. Pick the correct plate
for the sight, slide it on and insert the rear
screws. I had recently shot the new Burris
FastFire4 on a RFRO gun and was impressed
enough to try it on a pistol. It took all of 30
seconds to install.


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