January 2021 (Bainbridge, GA) – Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting, announces the next iteration of the ground-breaking TaurusTX™ 22 semi-automatic sporting pistol. The new TaurusTX™ 22 Competition builds on the original TaurusTX™ 22 with a slide assembly engineered for optic compatibility.
The TaurusTX™ 22 platform, introduced in early 2019, set a new standard for rimfire pistols. Taurus developed this full-frame polymer handgun with a focus on ergonomics and “custom-tuned” performance to deliver an out-of-the-box competition level pistol that is both budget-friendly and that can serve as a training platform for experienced and novice shooters alike. The TaurusTX™ 22 proved to be a big hit with rimfire fans right out of the gate, with the pistol being awarded “Handgun of the Year” by Guns & Ammo magazine.
For 2021, Taurus advances the TaurusTX™ 22 platform with the all-new TaurusTX™ 22 Competition chambered for .22LR. The TaurusTX™ 22 Competition is built on the same proven full-size polymer receiver as the TaurusTX™ 22 but features a newly engineered slide and barrel assembly designed to work with red dot optics.
The TaurusTX™ 22 Competition features a “skeletonized” slide with a cutout between the ejection port to just behind the front sight. Part of the TaurusTX™ 22 Competition platform is a 5-inch bull barrel with the breech end machined to accept a base mounting plate. 2 small adapter plates are provided to provide 4 different mounting patterns. this mounting system allows the use of the following (but not limited to) sight models:
- Trijicon RMR
- C-More STS2
- Vortex Venom, Doctor Noblex, Burris Fast Fire, Sightmark Mini
- Holosun HS507C
- Leupold Delta Point Pro
The match-grade bull barrel comes threaded from the factory to accept a suppressor or muzzle device and includes a thread protector.
“The engineers at Taurus definitely thought outside of the box on this firearm, from the beginning of the TaurusTX™ 22 to this competition model,” said Jessie Harrison, world-champion shooter and Captain of the Taurus Shooting Team. “They put a lot of thought and research into the ergonomics of the grip and designed something that feels natural in the hand. The trigger system is unlike any other Taurus firearm — a single-action-only striker-fired trigger that feels smooth and breaks crisp. That’s important from a competitor’s standpoint for speed and rapid fire. The threaded barrel that would be typically used for a suppressor doubles for a compensator, if you so choose. All that’s needed is to add your optic of choice and you’re off to the races!”
MSRP for the new TaurusTX™ 22 Competition is $484.85. The company will also offer a TX22 Competition upper kit available through the Taurus webstore for those who wish to convert their TaurusTX™ 22 to the Competition configuration.
For more information, please visit TaurusUSA.com.
Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.
For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.