Taurus has seen wild success with its TX 22 rimfire pistol series in the past two years and has upped the ante for 2021 with the new TX 22 Competition model. 

The newest TX 22 on the block, announced Tuesday, has a distinctive skeletonized slide similar to a Beretta 92/Taurus PT92 with a cutout between the ejection port to just behind the front sight. The pistol runs a 5-inch match-grade bull barrel that is threaded for suppressors and muzzle devices such as compensators. The trigger has been updated for better performance. Best yet, the slide has an optics cut and is ready right out of the box to accommodate a range of popular red dots. 

“The engineers at Taurus definitely thought outside of the box on this firearm, from the beginning of the Taurus TX 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," said Harrison. "That’s important from a competitor's standpoint for speed and rapid-fire." (Photo: Taurus)
The top is machined to accept a base mounting plate. Two small adapter plates are provided to provide four different mounting patterns and is compatible with the Trijicon RMR, C-More STS2, Vortex Venom, Doctor Noblex, Burris Fast Fire, Sightmark Mini, Holosun HS507C, and Leupold Delta Point Pro. (Photo: Taurus)

MSRP for the new Taurus TX 22 Competition is $484.85. 

For those who already have a standard TX 22, Taurus said they have you covered and plan to offer a TX22 Competition upper kit to convert legacy models to the Competition configuration.