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Glock 44 vs Taurus TX22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunnyUSMC, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. GunnyUSMC

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    I know that there are Glock and Taurus hatters out there, but this topic is not about which is the best of the two. It’s about the last two guns that I’ve bought and what I think about them.
    First off here are the two guns.
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    I find that both guns have their pluses and minuses.
    Let’s start with the magazines. Many people have complained that the Glock only has a 10 round mag. But doesn’t just about every other 22 semi on the market have just a 10 round mag?
    The Taurus gets the thumbs up on magazine capacity. Sixteen rounds vs 10 is always a winner in my book. But that’s were the advantage ends.
    The Glock mag is a better built mag in my opinion. Both have loading tabs on the sides of the magazines to aid in loading. The ones on the Glock is very easy to hold and pull down. The ones on the Taurus are small and hard to hold.
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    The Glock mag has thicker walls and is more rigged and has a stronger spring
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    The feed lips are also thicker.
    But then time will tell which will hold up longer.
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    Next is the mag well. The Glock wins this one hands down. It is flared and nice and wide.
    The Taurus is slightly flared, but nothing to write home about.
    Magazines are easy to insert into both guns , but the Glock does have the advantage.
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    Next is the slide release and mag release.
    I would say that both are equal on the slide release when it comes to location and both easy to operate. Now if you’re a lefty, the Glock has a plus with a slide release on the right side.
    The mag release, I give it to the Glock. It’s bigger and easier to work.
    I found that the ridge on the Taurus frame gets in my way sometimes.
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    Next is the grip. For those that don’t care for the shape of the Glock Gen5 grip, the G44 will not be your cup of tea.
    But the Glock does give you the option of adding a different blackstrap, and the Taurus doesn’t.
    The Taurus grip is shaped very close to the same as a Walther PPQ. This is a big plus for Walther PPQ fans.
    But people can be funny about the shape of handgun grips so, it a toss up for most people.
    I’m not crazy about the big hump of the Taurus grip, but I was never a fan of the PPQ grip.
    Now I do like the texture on the Taurus grip.
    And while we’re at the grip, let’s cover the trigger. The Taurus has a much better filling, and lighter trigger. Hands down the better of the two.
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    Next is the sights the Glock has the standard Glock U with a white dot front and the Taurus has the three dot. I’m not a fan of both. I much prefer a black rear and a dot front. But this will very deepening on the shooter. Both are useable, but the Glock rear sight seems a little heavier.
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    Well that’s all the pics I can put in one post so, standby for the rest.
     
  2. 12Bravo20

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    How is the trigger pull on the Taurus compared to the older Taurus 24/7 pistols? I had a 24/7 Pro C with the Heinie Straight Eight sites. While it was accurate, I never could get over the extremely long trigger pull of the 24/7.

    I'm not a big fan of the sites on the G44. I did put the medium beavertail backstrap with helps.
     
  3. GunnyUSMC

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    Here’s another pic of the sights.
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    Now for disassembly I have hear people say that the Taurus is much easier to disassemble, I didn’t find it so. It does come apart very easy but I find the Glock easier, but then I have been taking apart Glocks a lot longer.
    Basic field strip they have the same amount of parts.
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    The slides have front and rear serrations so for the guys that don’t like front serrations, you’ll just have to live with them if you get one of the guns.
    The Glock has a larger ejection port, but I see no trouble with the Taurus ejection port.
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    Glock uses steel and polymer in their slide and I feel the steel rails are a plus.
    The Taurus slide is aluminum , but it has a steel insert and is pretty well made. Both have the firing pin block.
    I haven’t taken the slides down any farther so, can go into detail on the rest.
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    Next is the inside of the frame. Glock has pretty much stayed with its standard setup with just a few changes. The Taurus appears to be a little more complicated but robust enough.
    I can see aftermarket parts becoming available for the Glock pretty soon.
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    Both barrels look good, but the Glock has a larger feed ramp
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    Now when it comes to shooting, both guns are fun to shoot. My coworker and I have shot both guns a good bit. Here’s one of his targets.
    First is slow fire. The Taurus did better, this has a lot to do with the fact that Taurus has the better trigger.
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    Next was rapid fire on the same target. The Glock did better, my coworker said that the sights on the Glock were easier to pickup and keep on Target.
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    After shooting both guns side by side my coworker and I both decided that we like the Glock better, but we both like the Taurus.
    No matter which one you like more, they are both great guns.
    I’m keeping both of them. :cool:
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  4. GunnyUSMC

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    The trigger on the Taurus has some take up but breaks very nice. The reset is short and works great. The Taurus gets a big plus for the trigger.
     
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  5. Aim1

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    Awesome review and the pics are helpful too!

    If you could only choose 1, which one would it be, the Glock or the Taurus?
     
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    Nice recap. Who would you say wins on factory warranty support and customer service?

    They both are pretty new pistols but I would expect the Glock would do better long term durability when round count gets into tens of thousands of rounds but will probably be at least a year before we know for sure.
     
  7. GunnyUSMC

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    I do prefer the Glock.


    Glock is well known for its customer support.
    Taurus has been up and down over the years.
     
  8. tarosean

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    Glock gives RMAs for shipping, Taurus does not. (least they never used too). Butttt you can buy 2 Tauruses for the price of the Glock. So at least you will have a backup. :evil:
     
  9. Aim1

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    Why do you like the Glock better?
     
  10. GunnyUSMC

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    I listed the pros and cons of both pistols. The Taurus had a great trigger and 16 round magazine, but I found the Glock a little better in just about everything else. And when it came to the mags, I prefer the sturdy 10 round to the not as strong, harder to load 16 round mag.
     
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  11. tarosean

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    Plus he own rose colored glasses!
     
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  12. Mars5l

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    That Glock mag almost looks like it's setup to be a double stack configuration
     
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    Great review. The way all gun reviews should be done. Not sure aluminum/steel etc makes much difference in a 22.cal but this is the way to compare 380,9mm etc. Break the guns down and compare side by side. Where are the steel parts, thickness, magazines quality etc.
    Thanks for the review. Looks like both guns are great for 22.cal plinking and training. Hope others can use your example in the future.
     
  14. Buzznrose

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    It’s the same size as the G19 mags...allows for training with same gear as G19 & mags
     
  15. GunnyUSMC

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    I try to look at it from outside the box and be objective. If there is something I like about a gun or don’t like, I like to state why.
    There are very few perfect guns out there, and one that is perfect for one person will not be perfect for another.

    If there’s more pic you would like to see on the two pistols, I can take some more.


    This is another reason I like the G44.
     
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    Great write up. Really broken down literally and compared well. Sorry if I didn’t catch it reading through, price point on both ?
     
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    The Glock was $359.95 and the Taurus was $299.99. The FDE Taurus was a special run for Academy Sports and was a little more then the standard black. I could have gotten it in black with or without a manual safety for $239, but I wanted one in FDE. I don’t mind paying a little more for something I want.
     
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    Thanks for the great comparison.
     
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    Well done and Gunny and very informative. And greatly appreciated!
     
  20. Wishoot

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    Awesome review Gunny! I appreciate the detail and the pictures.

    I'm not in the market for another 22lr semi auto, but that Glock has me reconsidering.
     
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    And there ya go...
     
  22. railroader

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    Gunny thanks for the review. I have the TX22 and I like it a lot. On the front sight it was hard for me to see at times. I changed it out with a factory front sight that came off of my glock 30. The sight has a larger cleaner dot that is much easier for me to pick up.
     
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  23. bassjam

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    Since the G44 has been announced I've wondered if Glock stuck to 10 rounds mags because of reliability, or if it's because Glock prefers to let everyone else innovate and then eventually they copy the same thing 10 years later.

    I used to be intrigued by the M&P 22 compact, but since the Taurus has been announced its been on my wish list. I have plenty of 10 round target style .22 pistols, I want something fun with more than 10 rounds.
     
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    I also have the new keltec P17. That gun has run great too. It has a good trigger pull of less than 3lbs., adjustable sights with a fiber optic front and it comes with 3 16 round mags. The funny thing is both the TX22 and the Keltec p17 will run ammo that will choke my buckmarks and my ruger 22/45.
     
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  25. Terry G

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    Very fine review. I have handled but not shot the G44. I do like the TX22 grip much more. I bought the first TX22 a year ago and the second one four months later. I really like the .22 handguns and have a number of them both revolver and semi-automatic. The TX22, I have to admit, surprised me with the reliability and accuracy. I quit counting rounds but they're both over three thousand now. I applaud your take on both the G44 and the TX22 without letting brand like/dislike color your judgement.
     
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