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Old 09-09-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Taurus seems to have started it off with the TX22 16 shot magazines and now Kel Tec has a 16 shot P 17 due to come out in November. Rumor has it other companies are right behind. The TX22 shoot's very, very reliably and while it won't scare my Ruger MKII, it's certainly accurate enough for plinking and a woods gun. Yeah, I bought two. The latest is $259.00 with a $50.00 rebate. I alway's pay too much.
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Let us know how they shoot!
 
Old 09-09-2019, 07:49 PM   #3
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The first has almost 2,000 rounds through it. No malfunctions. It needed some minor elevation adjustments, but the groups tightened up (or I did) after four hundred rounds or so. The second already was on as far as windage and elevation, I had a failure to feed at about round 310 with a HP Mini Mag catching the top of the chamber. No problems after that for 90 more rounds. The gun is a pleasure to shoot with an exceptionally nice grip. Both triggers were a little creepy but smoothed out.
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What do you consider the importance of having more than 10 rds in the magazine when its a .22LR ?
 
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Good question. Certainly not self defense although the gun itself speaks more to a self defense gun in it's shape, grip and trigger system than a .22 target pistol. If I were a Glock pistol instructor I would save myself a lot of time using the TX22 first since the operation is identical. One other reason is with 3 magazines you've shot up most of a fifty round box of ammunition. Truth is I can't give you a good reason. A double column magazine just seems right for this pistol.
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Definitely seems like a good beginner pistol for new shooters. Also seems like it could be a lot of fun for a lot of things done competitively with pistols as well. From-the-holster stuff, running plate racks, etc.
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Okay given the price I can see it as a good beginners handgun to start with. If it runs flawlessly with Winchester of Federal bulk pack ammunition so much the better due to the cost. Unfortunately I have found most people I have met while shooting rarely use common sense when doing their initial purchase due to lack of research or/and aggressive sales clerks who just want to move current stock.
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...Unfortunately I have found most people I have met... ...rarely use common sense...
This.

As Dave Ramsey has said, "Our society has devolved to the point where common sense is almost a superpower".
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Okay given the price I can see it as a good beginners handgun to start with. If it runs flawlessly with Winchester of Federal bulk pack ammunition so much the better due to the cost. Unfortunately I have found most people I have met while shooting rarely use common sense when doing their initial purchase due to lack of research or/and aggressive sales clerks who just want to move current stock.
Very good point and I admit to breaking my own rule not to buy a "new" firearm for at least a year after it hit's the dealer shelves. I lucked out on the TX22, but got burned on the Colt Double Eagle and the Polish P-64. The P-64 was actually a C&R, but sold as new when it hit our shores. Both guns no longer occupy my safes.
 
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...the Colt Double Eagle...
Ugghh... Just had an involuntary shudder.

Used to be, all I carried was Colt autos or S&W revolvers, but the Double Eagle was one of the worst guns I've ever encountered. Take a 2x2 block of wood, put a long DA trigger on it, and give it a slick, slippery finish on the frame, and you had the Double Eagle. Yuck.
 
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Ugghh... Just had an involuntary shudder.

Used to be, all I carried was Colt autos or S&W revolvers, but the Double Eagle was one of the worst guns I've ever encountered. Take a 2x2 block of wood, put a long DA trigger on it, and give it a slick, slippery finish on the frame, and you had the Double Eagle. Yuck.
Your being very kind, John. I called it a lot of other things. The other Colt that I thankfully got to try before I bought was the Colt 2000. When the DOJ 9mm trials were going on Colt sent two to the trials for evaluation. They made the Double Eagle look stellar.
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I'd forgotten about the Colt 2000. That was the one with the sliding DA-only trigger and rotating bolt instead of tilting barrel..?
 
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Colt 2000, Nice guns if properly cared for. Mine works great, had it out last week.
 
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Colt 2000, Nice guns if properly cared for. Mine works great, had it out last week.
Big Bass Man, you are the only person that I have ever communicated with that didn't think the Colt 2000 wasn't in the amazingly bad semi-automatic 9MM category. I think of it as the American Nagant Revolver. That trigger still makes me cringe and I think I permanently damaged my vision trying to use the sights.
 
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With PROPER lube the DA on mine is as smooth as the best DA on a Smith! Everyone that has shot it thinks the same. Mine is loaded up to go to range tomorrow. Feels good in the hand an is accurate. If you are ever this way, you would be welcome to shoot it all you want. Maybe something was wrong with the one you tried.
 
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Good on you. None of the instructor's could stand to shoot the 2000. We argued about the others, but nobody wanted the Colt. They are collector's item's as not a whole lot were sold.
 
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There was a version with wood grips, like to find a set of those for mine instead of the black plastic. One I found was unfired in the box with two mags, loader an all papers an a decal. Found two more mags at Nurmich, they were used , one had a little surface rust on one side that came off. Read somewhere the number made but can't remember. It shoots better than my son's Glock an Ford Perfect's Glock. Will save a target from tomorrow. Only thing I have ever shot is my standard load of 4.5gr. Unique with a 120 gr. Lee TC bullet.
 
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Well, Terry, you're a bad person. I don't know that I'd ever heard of the TX22 until you mentioned it, and curiosity got me looking into online reviews and youtube videos. Low price, factory threaded barrel, mostly very positive reviews, a manual of arms similar to most common carry guns nowadays and cheap ammo are all big positives.

After going thru some stuff and making some semi-rigid decisions about what I'm going to be selling off gun-wise, I had a local gunshop order me a TX22; should be here some time this week. Still plan to pare down some things, so will be selling off one or more guns not too long after confirming this Taurus isn't a lemon.

Have you picked up any spare magazines, and if so, where?
 
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Well, Terry, you're a bad person. I don't know that I'd ever heard of the TX22 until you mentioned it, and curiosity got me looking into online reviews and youtube videos. Low price, factory threaded barrel, mostly very positive reviews, a manual of arms similar to most common carry guns nowadays and cheap ammo are all big positives.

After going thru some stuff and making some semi-rigid decisions about what I'm going to be selling off gun-wise, I had a local gunshop order me a TX22; should be here some time this week. Still plan to pare down some things, so will be selling off one or more guns not too long after confirming this Taurus isn't a lemon.

Have you picked up any spare magazines, and if so, where?
Just one spare as with two pistols I now have five magazines. I ordered the spare directly from Taurus. I think $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping. The second pistol recently exploded and embedded the slide in my forehead. My Wife put a band aid over it and she say's it looks fine. Let me know how your TX22 works out for you.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:31 PM   #20
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Taurus seems to be out of the 16 rounder's. Mag Shack has them. Same price with shipping.
 
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