By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Taurus has taken their full size, striker fired, rim-fire TX22 pistol and re-engineered it as a custom-tuned mod of their award-winning, polymer, sporting pistol, creating the TX22 Competition. Taurus uses a skeletonized slide and unique frame to give it a race-gun look. Let’s check it out!


The TX22 features a hard anodized aluminum frame that retains trigger, striker block, and ambidextrous safety. The TX22 has a nice stippling on the grip and a flat face trigger, as well as an accessory rail for lights or lasers.


The slide has been upgraded and skeletonized. The TX22 is optics ready as the five-inch, bull barrel has been machined at the breech end for optics mounting to give you match grade accuracy. Two double-sided adapter plates are included to easily mount almost any red dot sight on the market. It’s also been ½ x 28 threaded for suppressor mounting.


Type: Single Action Only, Striker Fired, Rimfire

Caliber: .22LR

Magazine capacity: 10 or 16 Rounds

Sights: Fixed White Dot Front, Fully Adjustable White Dot Rear.

Barrel Length: 5 Inches

Overall Length: 8.15 Inches

Overall Width: 1.25 Inches

Height: 5.44 Inches

Weight: 23 Ounces

MSRP: $ 533.33



Taurus has re-designed their TX22 for competition. The pistol is a great value as the features on this gun would cost you a lot more if you added them later. Taurus has created a great competition pistol that won’t break the bank! Check one out and see if it’s right for you.

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at