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Old 04-04-2021, 10:45 AM
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If you have both, Taurus TX22 or Keltec P17



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They are pretty close for me. Taurus grips better but it is bigger with an aluminum slide. Kel-tec would be a better carry pistol with a steel slide that is very easy.

Dilemma is coming up. Do I keep one of each or go with two Kel-tec P17. If I had two Kel-tecs, I have one for each hand plus parts if needed.

Your take?
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:30 AM
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I have both. IMHO the TX22 is better -- more comfortable to hold, better sights, and less ammo sensitive.

OTOH, the P17 is lighter, more compact, and is very reliable and accurate with CCI Mini Mags. I love the easy P17 takedown.

The P17 goes almost everywhere I go.

I plan to keep both, but if I were to buy another of either the TX22 or the P17, it would be the P17, especially if I could get one in green or tan.

As you said "pretty close". My advice, keep both.

As a qualifier, I don't regularly put a lot of rounds thru either one.

One more thing -- the P17 is almost identical in size to my main carry Glock G43.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:45 PM
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I have both. IMHO the TX22 is better -- more comfortable to hold, better sights, and less ammo sensitive.

OTOH, the P17 is lighter, more compact, and is very reliable and accurate with CCI Mini Mags. I love the easy P17 takedown.

The P17 goes almost everywhere I go.

I plan to keep both, but if I were to buy another of either the TX22 or the P17, it would be the P17, especially if I could get one in green or tan.

As you said "pretty close". My advice, keep both.

As a qualifier, I don't regularly put a lot of rounds thru either one.

One more thing -- the P17 is almost identical in size to my main carry Glock G43.
Agree.. Shot both today. Both are keepers. Took a friend along who put 30 rounds through each and he would have either; yet prefers the TX 22.

Replacement price on the TX 22 would run about $100 more than the Kel-tec. Both are hard to find. For the $100 difference, He would get the Kel-tec. Without a doubt, if you can get a Kel-tec for under $200 do it.

Leaning towards keeping both. Have a curiosity about which will do better over time and like the idea of a rotation. The TX 22 was also my first rimfire and I hate to read posts/threads about the "one" that was sold.
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I'll throw in my .02. I owned one keltec. The firing pin broke the first time I shot it. not the first round, but the first outing. That put a bad taste in my mouth about keltec, makes me think they are junk. Now taurus, Ive owned about 6 taurus units and not one has given me an issue. I have a tx22 currently and its a pretty sweet shooting little gun. Shot about 200 rds through it yesterday. I put a burris fast fire on it and its pretty dang fun to shoot.

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I got a TX22 first because they were available. It's a good gun. It has brands of ammo that it doesn't like, but a good number of one's it does. The stock sights, the back sight wouldn't stay sighted in.

When the P17 became available I got one. I like the P17's smaller size and lighter weight. I have found only one ammo it didn't like. I had no problems with the sights or anything else.

If I had to pick one it would be the P17.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:58 AM
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Replacement price on the TX 22 would run about $100 more than the Kel-tec. Both are hard to find. For the $100 difference, He would get the Kel-tec. Without a doubt, if you can get a Kel-tec for under $200 do it.
I paid about $180 for my P17 about 9 months ago. Saw a $229 TX22 not long ago in the same LGS (was tempted). In this case, only about $50 difference.
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I paid about $180 for my P17 about 9 months ago. Saw a $229 TX22 not long ago in the same LGS (was tempted). In this case, only about $50 difference.
You're living in the right area if you can find those pistols at those price at a LGS.

Whereas if you live in one of the most populous counties in FL, availability is low and prices are high. Maybe I could take a road trip.
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Having both, I like the TX-22’s trigger and ergonomics. The P17 is an awesome suppressor host and I like the slimness of the P17 for carry. I’m waiting to get a TX22 Comp.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:34 AM
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Solved my dilemma by getting two of each. Both are fun and each has a quality to it that I enjoy. Price helps in making the decision. Whichever one is lower priced, I would buy.
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Check this out on the TX22:
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1218643
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:43 AM
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Heads up Taurus TX22 for sale at $349 with free shipping.

https://www.smga.com/taurus/tx22-22l...-rds-mags-5564

Mine shipped the day after ordering one this week.
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