Newton, NC – If you watched this year’s Virtual SHOT Show episode with Taurus, you were the very first to hear of the new TX‐22 Competition pistol from Taurus.

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 focusing 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 four 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 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 hand. Unlike any other Taurus firearm, the trigger system is 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 double 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 website for those who wish to convert their TaurusTX™ 22 to the Competition configuration. 

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