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Old 05-08-2019, 09:33 AM
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Recently acquired a TX22 and quite happy about almost everything. Able to function with any ammo I've tried so far. Ergonomics have great feel and comfort even for girlfriend with small hands. 16 Rds a plus.

After all the good things Taurus built into this gun.

THE SIGHTS SUCK.

Don't understand after building a completely new pistol why the sights are an afterthought. Need jewelers screwdriver to adjust. So much pretravel and backlash is movement. Elevation is a total joke, would not hold elevation after adjustment and firing one round. I have a 50 year old Daisy air pistol with better sights. Taurus really missed the target with this (pun intended).

Seems to be a great gun but having to spend another $80 or so for decent sights makes it not such a bargain.

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Old 05-08-2019, 09:47 AM
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Recently acquired a TX22 and quite happy about almost everything. Able to function with any ammo I've tried so far. Ergonomics have great feel and comfort even for girlfriend with small hands. 16 Rds a plus.

After all the good things Taurus built into this gun.

THE SIGHTS SUCK.

Don't understand after building a completely new pistol why the sights are an afterthought. Need jewelers screwdriver to adjust. So much pretravel and backlash is movement. Elevation is a total joke. I have a 50 year old Daisy air pistol with better sights. Taurus really missed the target with this (pun intended).

Seems to a great gun but having to spend another $80 or so for decent sights makes it not such a bargain.
That was one of my "constructive criticisms" to designer Jason Pittman recently.

I told him I thought the rear sight was not up to the same level of quality as the rest of the gun - so at least they have heard about it.

I also sent him a quote from another forum member that was also having issues with it.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:24 PM
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My original rear sight had no "clicks" and would not hold an elevation setting... when firing the gun the sight would drop to its lowest setting. Taurus sent me a replacement...it too would not hold elevation adjustment.

I recently sent my TX back to Taurus for a second time with barrel issues and I also requested another sight....we'll see if they come through on both problems
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:02 PM
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Hmmm... Mine seems to work just fine. I had seen some reviews of not enough elevation adjustment, along with some aftermarket options for new front sights to address this. So, I was prepared to do the swap if needed. But, mine came out of the box pretty much spot on for the range that I tend to use the gun for. The smallest bit in my Weaver screwdriver set fits the adjustment screws perfectly although I didn't have to use it. Just checked for fit...

And I have seen some complaints about the rear sight mounting screw coming loose, so I loctited it straight away to prevent an issue.

While perhaps not the "best" sights available, for this guns purpose, I actually like the sights quite a bit. With that said, I only have a bit over 400 rounds through the gun so far. If I start having issues holding zero I'll come back and update my opinion. But so far... no complaints with anything on this gun at all.
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I agree the sights could be better, and just ordered a fiber optic front sight to replace the stock dot. I saw it in a YouTube review, and itís from Lakeline LLC, $19.99, plus they have a Magazine Speed loader for $9.95 which they claim is better and faster than the stock one. We shall see, both just ordered.
Any suggestions on where to get extra 16 round mags. Only place I found in stock is direct from Taurus full pop on price & shipping.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:40 AM
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I'm smacking the 6" dueling tree plates without trouble at 10-15 yds.. I did add some testors flouresent orange to the front dot and made it more to my liking, Now if I could only turn plastic mags into steel, Not impressed with the mags..
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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I agree the sights could be better, and just ordered a fiber optic front sight to replace the stock dot. I saw it in a YouTube review, and itís from Lakeline LLC, $19.99, plus they have a Magazine Speed loader for $9.95 which they claim is better and faster than the stock one. We shall see, both just ordered.
Any suggestions on where to get extra 16 round mags. Only place I found in stock is direct from Taurus full pop on price & shipping.
I'm sure hoping for after market metal mags, Tandemcross is also going to have a loading tool with lanyard..
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:47 PM
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Sight upgrade & mag loading tool Lakeline LLC

Okay, so I got the front optic sight upgrade from Lakeline LLC and installed it with the orange rod (comes with 3 rods to choose from: red, orange and green). Here's some photos of the orange one and it installed. I like it! I noticed the "dot" on the new sight is slightly lower than the dot on the original white dot, but shooting it seems to hit right on at about 15-20 yards, so good to go.





And their magazine tool is quite handy too. It uses two posts extending inside to press down on the tabs of the follower, and it does a good job. has a hole you cold install a lanyard if you so desired. I actually don't mind the polymer mags now, they work fine. You just have to remember to load the rounds with the bullets facing up in front, or it jams the bullet into the front of the magazine interior, not easy to fix, but with a little practice loading I'm getting quicker.



I just ordered two more mags direct from Taurus, nobody else seems to have them in stock
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:05 PM
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Hmmm... Mine seems to work just fine. I had seen some reviews of not enough elevation adjustment, along with some aftermarket options for new front sights to address this. So, I was prepared to do the swap if needed. But, mine came out of the box pretty much spot on for the range that I tend to use the gun for. The smallest bit in my Weaver screwdriver set fits the adjustment screws perfectly although I didn't have to use it. Just checked for fit...

And I have seen some complaints about the rear sight mounting screw coming loose, so I loctited it straight away to prevent an issue.

While perhaps not the "best" sights available, for this guns purpose, I actually like the sights quite a bit. With that said, I only have a bit over 400 rounds through the gun so far. If I start having issues holding zero I'll come back and update my opinion. But so far... no complaints with anything on this gun at all.


I agree that the sights could be better, but for a pistol that you can buy for $250 to $300, I think the sights are workable. I've had no issue with mine holding zero, and I've fired at least 1000 rounds through mine since March.
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I bought a TX-22 a little over a month ago, the kids took it and shot the hell outta it.
They said it shot real fast and didnt jam.
I asked how accurate it was and they kinda hem and hawed about the accuracy.
So I finally got to spend some time firing it.
Its poa and the poi didnt come close.
I adjusted it using the leather awl on my pocket knife (it fit)
Initally it did shoot right on after adjusting.
But then problems with keeping the sights zeroed surfaced.

I can see how Taurus may have kept the price down to a really attractive amount buy going with plastic sights.
So far the cheapness seems to be just the plastic sights.

Other cheap mfg measures might crop up but so far the handgun itself just above the 400 round mark has yet to exhibit any mechanical operating problems other than the wandering plastic sight.

Once back home I had to see what was up with the sight.
The TX-22 sight is all plastic and has very crude shallow detents, prone to movement on recoil.
It might be a great sight on a Air Gun.
The elevation adjustment detent clicks nice and clean but in reality the plastic roller cam is either Full up or Full down.
The detent clicks twice before any elevator Up movement, then takes up slack at third click and rises, it mushes out on the 4th click, as it hits the apex of the cam travel drops down on the other side to the detent, so it wont solidly click at the top most of movement and lock in the detent.
The same with the windage detents, the detents click nice and clean and move the windage nicely.
However after a mag full
The detents release on recoil and the rear adjustable sight wanders around like a grazing cow..

I call the OEM Taurus plastic rear sight the Waltzing Matilda.

The jumping detents allow the sights adjustments to walk-about as each round recoils the sight, so its an adjustable sight in name only.

Your best bet is set the sight to hit as close to POA/POI as possible then remove the sight and crazy glue the internals so it will never wander again.
Or spend $30 to have a Lakeline fiberoptic sight mailed to you.
The Lakeline is a set screw windage adjustable fixed sight you need a tiny trox bit to set the screw.
It has no elevation adjustment.
The OEM Taurus front sight is plastic and should work ok if not abused.
It has one those wierd security torx head screws if you go to replace it.
The Lakeline front sight comes with a phillips head crew to secure the front sight.
You may have to remove a bit off the end of the Lakeline supplied screw as it protrudes up and interferes with inserting the fiberoptic rod.
(Remember to blue locktite the screw threads)


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Old 11-08-2019, 12:11 PM
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Has anyone mounted a red dot on one of these? If so, where did you get the base for it and how do you like it? Thanks!
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Is there any type of rail, or D&T holes for one? I was just over on the squirrel hunters thread posting about a Simmons 2x20 pistol scope I have, but not a dedicated .22 for it.

That TX might be a prospect if there is a rail available for mounting a scope.

VH

I just went back and looked at the pics at the beginning of the post. It doesn't appear to have a rail or provision for mounting one. (: (

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Old 11-12-2019, 03:41 PM
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The thing is your mounting the scope to the slide and the extra weight along for the ride might slow down when the round count is high, being dirty with extra drag you could encounter feed issues?

Im not aware of a frame mounted scope mout as of yet.
Its possible one soon comes out that uses the light mount on bottom the frame infront the trigger guard.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:50 PM
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A generic scope mount.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:17 AM
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The thing is your mounting the scope to the slide and the extra weight along for the ride might slow down when the round count is high, being dirty with extra drag you could encounter feed issues?

Im not aware of a frame mounted scope mout as of yet.
Its possible one soon comes out that uses the light mount on bottom the frame infront the trigger guard.
Good point Rex! I think that would be a deal killer for me. The frame mounted bases just look all wrong to me.
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