On Monday, Taurus made the announcement they had a new, smaller version of the well-liked TX22 rimfire semi-auto pistol ready for the market. 

The palm-sized TX22 Compact follows in the footsteps of the standard and competition models of the pistol with a flush-fitting 13+1 round magazine (10 rounds in restricted states) as well as an optic-ready cut that is compatible with the slimline Holosun K footprint. The sights are the same standard Glock pattern as used on the Taurus G3 and GX4 series. 

Taurus TX22 Compact
The overall length of the TX22 Compact is 6.7 inches due to its 3.5-inch barrel. Unloaded weight is 16.5 ounces. Viridian red dot not included. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) 
TX22 Compact
The footprint is common for subcompact guns, using the same Shield RMSc/RMS/RMSw/SMS pattern that works across the Holosun 407/507K, SIG Romeo Zero, and JP JPoint Optic footprints. (Photo: Paul Petersen/Guns.com)
TX22 Compact
And yes, we have a 1/2-28 TPI threaded barrel via a suppressor adapter collar as seen with the full-sized TX22. (Photo: Paul Petersen/Guns.com)

Taurus plans to release the TX22 Compact in both 10- and 13+1 round variants, with and without an installed Riton optic. The MSRP is $399 for standard models, bumping up to $469 for the Riton-included models.

TX22 Compact
We got a sneak peek of the TX22 Compact late last year while visiting Taurus's facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, a well-tested prototype gun seen here. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Caleb Giddings walked us through the gun briefly in the below video. 


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