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Taurus PT-22 Handgun

Item # GM443700
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Key Features

  • Ultra light and extremely compact

  • Blowback action and tip-up barrel

  • Low-profile fixed sights

  • Black synthetic grips

  • 2-3/4" barrel


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Product Description
taurus Ultra light and extremely compact, Taurus small frame semi-automatic pistols offer security and reliability you can count on. The .22 LR pistol features a blowback action and tip-up barrel for safety and convenience during loading and chambering the first round. It utilizes low profile fixed sights and is made in the USA. In addition, the Taurus family of semi-auto pistols all feature the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. A fired casing makes this version of the gun legal for New York and Maryland.
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Specifications
Model PT-22
Type Handgun
Action Semi-Auto
Action Type Double Action
Caliber .22 LR
Barrel Length 2-3/4"
Weight 12.3 oz.
Sights Low-Profile Fixed
Finish Nickel Steel
Grips Black Synthetic
Safety Manual
Capacity 8 + 1
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Taurus PT-22 Handgun
 
2.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Accuracy (4)
  • Easy maintenance (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (4), Homeowner (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect concealable pocket pistol

      By DaveDee

      from Florida

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accuracy
      • Compact Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Maintenance
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Protection

        Comments about Taurus PT-22 Handgun:

        Perfect for personal protection, carry anywhere need a good pocket holster and I use ONLY CCI Stingers.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Bought it. Liked it. Recommend it.

        By Fohtey

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accuracy
        • Compact Design
        • Easy Maintenance
        • Easy to conceal
        • Easy To Use
        • Nice Finishgrips
        • Well Priced

        Cons

        • Long Pulltrigger Reset
        • Stiff Slide
        • Very Heavy Trigger

        Best Uses

        • Backup Weapon
        • Plinking
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Taurus PT-22 Handgun:

        I've seen several somewhat negative posts about this gun. I bought mine and ran a couple hundred rounds through it. The only casualty was a sore trigger finger. The gun never failed once. It fired off every shot of Winchester and Aguilar? ammo I put into it. The tip-up barrel is GREAT as are the over-sized rosewood grips that mine came with. Yours may be different depending on which model Gander Mountain is currently stocking. This is a double-action ONLY gun and it also includes a safety that is easily operated via your thumb. Another safety feature is the locking mechanism and key that come with the gun. The gun will not fire if the magazine is not completely engaged and the magazine release is easily actuated with your thumb as well.

        Breakdown is a snap. Tip the barrel up, push up on the slide and you're done. Putting it back together entails placing the slide back on the same way it came off. Easy Peasy!

        Don't attempt to use the slide to load the gun. While this is possible, you need gorilla hands to do it. I've done it a few times and believe me, it's TOUGH!

        A "con" is the heavy trigger and long pull. Trigger "reset" is all the way back to the starting point. For the first time I can remember, my trigger finger got tired LOL!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Depends on the day.

        By Gregg

        from Minnesota

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accuracy
        • Compact Design
        • Easy Maintenance
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Protection

          Comments about Taurus PT-22 Handgun:

          This was like a lot of Taurus products, it depends on the day you buy it. The one I bought was terrible, went back to the factory twice then I got rid of it. The thing with a Taurus is that you can buy the same thing the next day and it could be the best gun you own. I later bought the Ply22 and it's one of the best small guns I own. The question is, do you want to take the chance.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          had problems with mine

          By captain kirk

          from Springfield,Il

          About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accuracy
          • Compact Design
          • Easy Maintenance
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Sent back to taurus
          • So far not dependable

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Ranges

          Comments about Taurus PT-22 Handgun:

          I have trouble getting casins out of chamber many trys of differant ammo. have to pry casings out. fast buildup of lead in barrel. can not get 22 caliber barrel brush through barrell. think that barrell may have been undersize. sent back to Taurus hope for quick turnaround. not sure about recommending it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          A great disapointment

          By Old Man

          from Denver, Co

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Paperweight

          Comments about Taurus PT-22 Handgun:

          I own or have owned 4 Taurus pistols and I have been happy with the quality and the operation of the guns. this pistol refuses to feed more than two rounds before it jams. I will think long and hard before I buy another TAURUS.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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            How many rounds in magazine
            Asked on 4/5/2013 by bob from upstate ny

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              A:

              This will have an 8+1 capacity.

              Answered on 6/18/2013 by Gander Mountain
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