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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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