By Bob Walsh
The Gun of the Week this time around is the Taurus TX-22 pistol
This is a full-size polymer framed .22 pistol with a 16-round magazine. Most similar pistols hold only ten rounds, to keep the anti-gun psychopaths happy.
This pistol weighs 17.3 ounces with an empty magazine. It is 1.25 inches wide, 7.06 inches long with a 4.1 inch barrel. It does have an adjustable rear sight. It is striker fired as opposed to hammer fired. It is interesting in that the design has the striker fully cocked before the trigger is taken up. Many people do not realize that a rimfire cartridge actually takes more oomph to ignite than a centerfire cartridge. If the trigger in any way supplies energy to cock the striker it tends to make the trigger pull both heavy and mushy. This one doesn’t due to the design.
The trigger guard is significantly undercut giving a good high grip on the pistol The frame appears to be textured enough to give a good grip without making hamburger of your fingers. The magazine release is reversible. It also has an ambidextrous thumb safety.
It is available with ten-round magazines in those places, like the People’s Republic of California, where they believe that any weapon that holds more than ten rounds is inherently evil, as is anyone who owns or wants to own one.
As a nice plus the price is good. The MSRP is $350, with two 16-round magazines. The weapon is even set up for use with a suppressor, for those of you who live in states where such things are possible. If you are in the market and they are available in your neck of the woods you should check one out.