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Tell me about the Taurus PT22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by grock5k, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. grock5k

    grock5k Member

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    Anybody know anything about these? Any common problems I should know about or anything. I've never owned a Taurus before but I have heard some bad things about them. I traded a tacticool sks stock and a few other sks parts that came with my sks for a pt22 with only about 50 rounds through it.
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  2. jonnyc

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    I liked mine, but it wasn't as reliable as I'd like, and I just really had no use for it. I traded it for a .22 Buckmark, much more practical for what a .22 auto-loader is good for.
     
  3. grock5k

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    Yeah I'm thinking about trading it. I haven't shot it yet so hopefully that will change soon. I have a Sig Mosquito that I love.
     
  4. MedWheeler

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    Love mine. Click here for my initial-impression range report:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=663829

    I've shot it quire a bit since then, and still have had no malfunctions with quality ammo. Not a defensive gun for me, as I have more suitable options, but wouldn't "shake in my boots" if I went out one day with only it on board.

    And some more info I provided in that thread:

     
  5. Utryme

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    Mine was garbage. The worst auto I ever had. Jammed at least once per clip. Couldn't wait to rid myself of it.
     
  6. JERRY

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    i have two coworkers with them. both are junk and im lucky i wasnt the third. im disappointed because i wanted one pretty bad until i saw their problems first hand.

    one can be fired with the thumb safety on. the other ones back of the slide comes off the frame some times during recoil. both are jamomatics with cci, fed, and rem. ammo.
     
  7. BCCL

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    Bought one for my Mother, because she wanted a gun and because of arthritis, could not find a .22 revolver that she could pull double action, or an auto that she could rack the slide.

    Shoots fine, as long as we stick with CCI mini-mags. El Cheapo bulk stuff gets "iffy" on ejecting.
     
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    I have the PT22PLY. Have just shot it maybe 300 rds but it has never vapor locked and is pretty accurate for what it is.
     
  9. toivo

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    Mine works pretty well. I never use anything but Mini-Mags in it. Its bolt buffer self-destructed the first time I fired it, but the replacement one has been in there for several hundred rounds with no issues. They might have just had a bad batch of plastic for one production run.

    I just use it for fun at the range, and wouldn't really consider it as a serious self-defense gun. Once my friend used it for bullseye practice when his target gun malfunctioned. He didn't do so well ... :D
     
  10. Kiln

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    Get the PLY22. They're extremely light and so far mine has been awesome. The DAO trigger pull is pretty long but isn't too bad at all IMO. The ergonomics are great on it too and unlike many other small pocket pistols, you won't suffer from slide bite due to the grip being too small.

    Just stick with CCI ammo and you'll be happy. If you try shooting cheap bulk ammo through it, you're more than likely going to have issues.

    My first range trip I tried several different types of bulk ammo and wanted to throw my new gun into the woods. I thought it was a massive POS and was just about to join all the people talking bad about Taurus guns. Then I switched to CCI minimags and haven't had an issue since then.

    Feed it quality ammo and it'll do what it is supposed to do. The design lends itself to easy disassembly/reassembly when cleaning so that is another big bonus.
     
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    Mine was the best looking, worst performing gun I have owned. Junk.
     
  12. pockets

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    My own Taurus PT22 cycles just fine with CCI Mini-Mags. Never had an issue with it.
    It was a little gritty out of the box, but it's smoothed-out some over time.
    That said, I much prefer my Beretta 21A over my Taurus PT22 for a tip-up .22LR pocket pistol. I just prefer the Beretta's SA/DA action over the DAO/bobbed-hammer of the Taurus. That's just my own preference.
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  13. Kiln

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    They're pretty ammo sensitive. This was probably your problem.

    I love how some people take a gun to the range, fire it with one type of ammo, then go around the net proclaiming it to be junk.
     
  14. MedWheeler

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    People gotta remember that these little blowbacks need a stiff recoil spring to protect the slide from damage. Having a weaker one might make the gun function a little better with bulk ammo, but could subject the gun to damage should the shooter load up with good stuff (such as CCI MiniMags.)

    I think the problem many have is they "cheap out" on the ammo purchase, then complain the gun's a POS when it won't run it.

    This goes for all the small .22 pistols, not just the Taurus.
     
  15. Kymasabe

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    Not a bad gun.

    I had one, and honestly, it took some trial and error to figure out what ammo the gun liked. But once that was ironed out, it ran GREAT and we put a couple thousand rounds thru it.
    Most people say they run lousy with cheap bulk ammo. Many shooters are reporting having pretty good luck with CCI MiniMags. Mine ran flawlessly with Velocitors and nothing else.
     
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