Following the popularity and competitive success of the TX22 Competition pistol, Taurus doubles down. As the most “factory-ready target handgun ever,” according to the company, the TX22 is a competitor’s delight. However, Taurus felt that more could be done to enhance it, resulting in the TX22 Competition SCR (Steel Ready Challenge) pistol.
The Taurus TX22 Competition SCR
Like the original TX22 Competition, the SCR has a slide and barrel configuration that is competition-focused. As a result, the pistol can accommodate red dot optics and improve the balance and faster sight reacquisition. Additionally, like the original, the SCR features a precision-engineered slide and match-grade bull barrel.
Like the TX22, the SCR features a “skeletonized” slide with an enlarged ejection port. This allows a red dot optic to be mounted directly on the barrel as opposed to the slide. For this reason, empty shell ejection issues are mitigated. Correspondingly, the SCR ships with two adaptor plates, each featuring two mounting patterns to accept the leading red dots on the market.
Where the SCR steps up its game is in two specific factory upgrades and a few minor finish upgrades. First, is the addition of the TANDEMKROSS Game Changer Pro Squared Compensator. The included compensator features dual 45-degree-angle gas venting, resulting in reduced muzzle rise and recoil. It additionally helps with the gun’s overall balance for faster target re-acquisition. It also serves to keep your optic lens clear of gases and debris.
Second, is the TANDEMKROSS Eagle’s Talon extractor. The custom extractor is precision-machined out of tool steel, with a positive hook, providing a reliable grab on the cartridge. As a result, shooters experience reduced failure-to-eject malfunctions during high-volume cycling. Likewise, a high-polish custom feed ramp and target trigger system allow for high-speed competitive running and gunning.
The TX22 Competition SCR ships with 3 magazines in either 10- or 16-round capacity.
The Taurus TX22 Competition SCR is available now with an MSRP of $589.32. For more info, please visit TaurusUSA.com.
Taurus TX22 Competition SCR Specs
Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 16 rounds – model: 1-TX22C151-T
10 rounds – model: 1-TX22C151-T10
Magazines Included: 3
Firing System: striker-fired
Action Type: SAO
Barrel Length: 5.25 inches
Muzzle Device: TANDEMKROSS Game Changer Pro Squared Compensator
Sights Front: fixed (white dot)
Sights Rear: fully adjustable (white dots)
Safety: striker block, manual safety, trigger safety
Frame Size: full
Slide Material: high-grade aluminum
Slide Finish: hard anodize
Accessory Compatibility: red dot optic, Picatinny rail, threaded muzzle
Overall Length: 9.37 inches
Width: 1.25 inches
Height: 5.44 inches
Overall Weight: 25.84 ounces