2020 - Taurus TX22 .22 LR – Guns & Ammo 2019 Handgun of the Year
The new Taurus TX22 pistol may be affordable, but don’t call it cheap. It’s a plinker. It’s a trainer. And it’s 2019’s best value. This clever, semiautomatic rimfire pistol could be used to redefine the phrase “best bang for your buck.” The TX22 is an entirely new design for Taurus that launched at SHOT Show 2019 and appeared under gun store counters within two weeks. Its $349 manufacturer suggested retail price was reduced to less than $300 by the time the TX22 was tagged for sale by dealers, making this model very attractive to budget-conscious plinkers. YouTube personalities were quick to acquire one and fire hundreds and thousands of rounds, including every variety of .22 LR load available. Its performance quickly made the TX22 a viral sensation that won over skeptics.