If you have the Taurus TX22 Compact and are wondering what Holosun Red & Green Dot optics fit it and which sights we recommend then keep reading.
For an optics ready 22LR under $400 the Taurus TX22 Compact is great value. We also have to give credit to Taurus for all their optics ready pistols. They make it easy for many different optics to mount to them without much hassle, and the TX22 Compact is no exception.
What optics footprint is the Taurus TX22 Compact?
The Taurus TX22 comes with a modified RMSc footprint. We are very happy about this because it means any of the Holosun K series optics will fit directly on it with no issues. The modified RMSc footprint has recoil lugs in the front, and none in the rear. Thanks Taurus!
Why do we recommend Holosun Optics vs other options?
We are constantly keeping our eyes out for other optics on the market besides Holosun. What keeps happening though, is when we compare the other options, Holosun keeps winning.
Compared to competitors like Viridian, Crimson Trace, Bushnell, Riton, or even Trijicon the Holosun's have better stats, better features, better user controls, and their price is usually very competitive.
Not to mention Holosun's are reliable, have a great track record, and they are the only micro optic in this category to be waterproof.
Plus they have easily removable batteries and come in green dot reticles and other reticles than just a standard dot.
Top Holosun Optics for the Taurus TX22 Compact
Below are the optics we recommend for the Taurus TX22 Compact. Each of these have their own different features and benefits. We really believe you can't go wrong with any of them.
1. Holosun 407K Green & Red Dot
This is the most affordable micro optic Holosun makes and is available in a 6 MOA green or red dot.
If you are looking for a single dot optic that is very affordable and great for plinking then this might be the one for you.
The 6 MOA dot is a really nice size. It's big enough to pick up rather easily, but still small enough to be precise with.
It has an aluminum housing, side removable battery, manual brightness controls, shake awake, is IP67 waterproof, and has 50,000hrs of battery life.
2. Holosun 507K Green & Red Dot
The next step up from the 407K is the 507K. This has all the same features like an aluminum housing, side removable battery, manual brightness controls, shake awake, IP67 waterproof, and long battery life but it also has Holosun's Multi Reticle System (MRS).
The MRS Reticle is a 32 MOA Ring with a 2 MOA dot. It's really cool when you look at it - it's similar to an EOtech's reticle if you've ever seen them.
The other cool thing is you can toggle the reticle holding down the "-" for 3 seconds. So if you wanted to, you could use just the 32 MOA Ring, the 2 MOA Dot only, or both the 32 MOA Ring + the 2 MOA Dot.
3. Holosun 507K ACSS Vulcan Green & Red Dot
Next on the list is the 507K ACSS Vulcan. This is exactly like the 507K except is has the ACSS Vulcan reticle. This reticle has a 230 MOA dotted outer ring and a 3 MOA center dot.
The purpose of this reticle is to help you find the center dot quickly if you are off center. To learn more about the ACSS Vulcan reticle check out our article here.
The dotted outer ring can be turned off by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.
The main advantage of the ACSS Vulcan reticle is to be able to find the center dot quickly when drawing the pistol.
All the features are the same as the 507K except for the reticle, and this is available in both red & green.
4. Holosun EPS Carry - Closed Emitter Option
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The EPS Carry is very similar to the 407K and 507K except it has one major difference, it is an enclosed emitter optic. This means the laser emitter is protected by a hood. So dirt, mud, or debris will never get in the way of the emitter to distort the reticle.
The MRS version has a solar panel on it which acts as a solar fail safe to power the reticle of the battery dies. It also gives you an extra auto brightness feature which can be toggled on or off.
Choosing between Red or Green Reticles
You may be wondering if you should get a red or green dot reticle. We get this question a lot so I am going to list a few bullet points for you to consider.
- Green reticles are less straining for the eye to see.
- Green reticles can help with astigmatism. If you have astigmatism you will see a blurry dot, we have been told by a few customers that Green dots help with their astigmatism, making the dot look more crisp than the red version.
- Green will not washout on backdrops like green grass, foliage, or green colors.
- In theory Green dots can have a longer battery life because Green is brighter, so for example a green dot on brightness setting 6 may be the same brightness as a red dot on setting 7 - which would save battery life.
If you want to learn more check out our full article about Red vs Green Dot Pros & Cons here.
Choosing between Open vs Closed Emitters
The simplest way we can break down open vs closed emitters is to look at how you plan on carrying the pistol. If you plan on being outdoors in the elements with rain, snow, sleet, then a closed emitter will be beneficial.
If you plan on carrying OWB most of the time and plan on being outside then closed emitter would be beneficial.
If you plan on carrying IWB or don't plan on being outside using your red dot in the pouring rain or heavy snow then an open reflex is fine.
Open reflexes will still work in the rain or snow but the closed emitter will give you extra peace of mind.
An open reflex can collect dust and debris on the inside of the reticle over time, so you'll want to clean it out from time to time. An enclosed emitter is easier to clean in this aspect.
To learn more about Open vs Closed emitters you can check out our Open vs Closed Emitter Guide here.
How to decide which reticle style is best for you
In this guide we covered a few different reticle options. If you need some help deciding which is best for you here are some of our thoughts on each.
The 407K is going to be the most affordable and the 6 MOA dot is a nice size. It's easy to pick up and you can still be precise with it.
The 507K is a little more money, but if you wanted the flexibility of having the Multi-Reticle system, that can be fun too. The 32 MOA Ring makes it easy to pick up the reticle, and the 2 MOA dot will be more precise than the 6.
I hope you found this guide helpful and if you have any other questions please reach out.
Thanks for reading!