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Old 07-22-2019, 03:08 PM
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Hey folks,
I've got the itch to get a new .22 pistol and am liking the new TX-22 and the M&P22 Compact. Both are light weight plastic pistols with the Taurus holding 16 rounds and the M&P22 holding 10 rounds. I believe the TX-22 is striker fired and I believe the M&P is hammer fired but not certain. I believe that the Taurus is made in the US and I'm pretty sure that the M&P22 Compact is made here also. The slides of both are made of Aluminum alloy, not pot metal. I can get the TX-22 for $331 out the door and the M&P22 Compact in FDE (which I'm liking a lot) for $375 OTD. Those are the facts as I know them. Almost forgot: both are easy to take down for cleaning.

The subjective elements are hard to pin down. I saw the TX-22 at a gun show so there was a zip tie through the barrel so I couldn't really play with the slide or trigger. I've read good things about the Taurus trigger. Not sure about the M&P trigger. I'm feeling like the TX-22 trigger would be the better of the two. But my gut is telling me that the M&P is probably better built. The Taurus is very new on the market so not a lot of history there, but reviews so far have been very good. Reviews of the M&P are very good also. So I'm not sure which way to go.

Any input from you folks would be appreciated. And don't tell me to get both of them. The wife would shoot me
$331 is way to high a price for the Taurus. Most dealers (I'm in PA also) are selling them for $285 right now and Taurus is offering a $50.00 rebate through September, which brings it down to $235. I plan on purchasing a second one taking advantage of the rebate. That's $262 out the door, can't beat it for that price.
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I was looking at both TX22 and M&P(full size) Went with M&P as its better built and has a better reputation.

The Taurus is having barrel problems, saw one cracked slide. Didnt care for the mags as they are plastic. Its a Taurus, that alone kept me away. Warranty is a nightmare.
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I was looking at both TX22 and M&P(full size) Went with M&P as its better built and has a better reputation.

The Taurus is having barrel problems, saw one cracked slide. Didnt care for the mags as they are plastic. Its a Taurus, that alone kept me away. Warranty is a nightmare.
Not my experience. I could not see any difference in build quality between the two, although in many cases, S&W has a better reputation. The barrel in my TX-22 is perfect. But, based on some of the posts here, you may want to do a visual inspection to look for chattering in the rifling and off center chamber. The dealer where I bought mine is the largest LGS in the state and has sold hundreds of TX-22s in the last few months. They said they have only had one returned. Even S&W produces a lemon once in a while. Whatever you buy, check it over thoroughly before laying down your hard earned cash.
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I’ve had several different manufacturers 22 auto pistols that unfortunately would not run reliably. Finally after many disappointing guns, a few years ago a friend of mine let me shoot his MP22 Compact and I was amazed at how easily it digested even the crappiest ammo I could find. So I sold all those other guns and bought a MP22 Compact and have fired thousands of rounds thru it. It was the 22 pistol I had always longed for.

Then one day I read about the Taurus TX 22. It had rave reviews all over the internet and with various gun magazines. I was all in but soon after I started hearing about the problems with the barrels. So I was discouraged and did not buy one. But then I heard that Taurus would offer the lifetime warranty on the TX22(make sure you go Taurus.com and register it)and I found one online for $232 including shipping, so I said what the heck and rolled the dice. My TX22 barrel doesn’t appear to be chattered, it barely has any rifling marks at all LOL but it shoots amazingly accurate and does not lead foul the barrel so I am happy. I have over 500 rounds thru it with only one misfire due to bad ammo. I love the ergonomics of this gun. It fits my hand extremely well with just the right amount of grip and the undercut trigger guard makes for an excellent purchase. I shoot the TX22 better than MP22 and absolutely love it. 16 rounds is a blast and I bought two 3 round extension base plates so now I have 19+1. My wife loves it too, so much that I buy her one.

I still love my MP22 and won’t sell it. However, the TX22 is one of those guns that just finds it way into my rage bag. When I hold it and shoot it, it leaves a big smile on my face. Pew Pew Pew

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As long as their customer service with limited lifetime warranty for original owner stands fully behind their TX22 product, I can't see another reason to get another .22 LR pistol model unless it is getting one that natively supports a red dot. (S&W victory, Ruger Mark IV).

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Got my wife one because she was breaking me up buying 380 amo. Over a thousand rounds through it and it's fine. It is really accurate too!
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