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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|
Im quite suprised by the previous reveiw, I bought one of these originaly to match my Taurus PT1911 .45 wich also had the Rosewood Grips and gold trim
I fired many rounds through both of them and never had a single problem with either of them My little PT22 fired and functioned perfecty everytime I pulled the trigger on it
I eventually traded both of them in and bought the Berretta 21a not due to any fault of the Taurus but because I could buy a threaded barrel to suppress my Berretta that I couldn't get for the Taurus. My only real concern with either of my gold trimmed Taurus pistols was in regards to how long the gold plating would last considering how many rounds I burned up through them I have to admit though that I was pleasantly suprised that when I put them up for sale they both sold in less than a hour at a gun show, despsite numerous rounds being fired through them, controls (Especially the trigger) being handled and cleaned none of the gold plating showed any signs of wear in any way and both guns fired as well the day I sold them as they did the day I bought them
Overall my PT22 was the equal to my current Berretta21a in every way and cost considerably less.
I would recomend this gun to anyone looking for a small dependable pocket sized 22, They are accurate, reliable and the tip up barrel makes it is cinch loading the first round or checking to see if the chamber is loaded
Over all nice little gun, well worth the price
I finally got the PT-22 back. The slide and the hammer was damaged. I got a chance to fire over 100 rounds through it. It jammed up twice, other than that it fired fine. I'm pleased with the turn around time. The waiting time to actually speak with someone with through Taurus needs some serious improvement. I waited one hour before I actually spoke to a live person. (Just a heads up)
Well, I didn't even put 10 rounds through it. I got one round off and it started to act funky. I now have to send it back. I'm very disappointed with not being able to use my new toy. So, now I have to call them to send it back.
Ordered this gun as a little back up to a back up. I havn't had a chance to put it to the test yet. When I do, I will update my review. As far as appearance, it looks nice, the feel is comfortable. For the prce, I'm happy I bought this gun. I will post my update in a few days after a few hundred rounds.