The Taurus PT-22 is a semi-automatic pistol that utilizes a blowback action and is, as noted, chambered for the .22 LR cartridge. Its ultra-light weight and extremely compact frame make concealment a non-issue, while its security and reliability serve as big check marks. Each pistol includes one 8-round magazine and comes packed in a hard plastic case.
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. has an interesting history. It began in 1939, when a small tool and die company was founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The company began by producing small tools designed for use in manufacturing processes. In the years that followed, the company branched out to include divisions focused on metals manufacturing, plastics, body armor and, most importantly, firearms. That company is Forjas Taurus, what we commonly refer to as Taurus International. Since its inception, Taurus has had ties to both Smith & Wesson and Beretta, which allowed the company access to information related to the design, manufacture and tooling of some of the world's most popular pistols – including Beretta's 92 series. Since then the company has learned a thing or two and is now one of the largest manufacturers of small arms in the world.
Today, Taurus International offers a wide range of products from revolvers to both steel- and polymer-framed pistols. The company seeks to bolster their lineup with the new Taurus PT-22, a lightweight, compact-frame pistol whose design provides for care-free concealment. As if that were not enough to grab your attention, perhaps its reliability, ease-of-use and safety features will have you considering it for a back-up role in your concealed carry plans.
As noted, the hallmarks of the Taurus PT-22, aside from its size and weight, are its reliability and safety features. The reliability of the PT-22 stems from its simplistic blowback action, which utilizes a fixed barrel and provides for more accurate discharges that other systems of operation. As for safety, the PT-22 includes both a manual thumb safety as well as the Taurus Security System, an integral security system that prevents the pistol from being fired or cocked when engaged. The pistol also features a unique tip-up barrel, which not only makes hand-loading a cartridge directly into the chamber simple, but also aids in visual and tactile inspection of the barrel. This virtually eliminates all jamming and stovepiping issues while adding a less-than-conventional safety feature.
The Taurus PT-22 features a 2.75-inch stainless steel barrel and an overall length of about 5 inches, making it one of the most easily concealed pocket pistols on the market. Its corrosion-resistant nickel frame contributes to the all-around light weight of the pistol, which is just 12.3 ounces. Like the barrel, the machined slide is also manufactured using stainless steel. And because it is a pocket pistol, it features a snag-proof profile with smooth contours that permit quick and easy draws. As noted, the pistol includes a single 8-round magazine, which provides for an "8+1" capacity when a cartridge is inserted directly into the tip-up barrel.
You are not likely to find a pistol with such quality as the Taurus PT-22 for a lower price, which is why you should just buy it right now without further thought. Consider the PT-22 for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Target shooting
- Much more…
|Action Type||Double Action Only|
|Barrel Length||2.75 Inches|
|Number of Mags||1|
|Manufacturers Part Number||1220035G|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|