Gun Report

Taurus PT-22 .22 LR

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This model's trigger didn’t have a single-action mode, but its pull was smooth, a good weight and fairly easy to control.

Taurus PT-22 .22 LR

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Grip Thickness Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The Taurus PT-22 came with an 8-round magazine (left). The Beretta 21A’s 7-round magazine (middle) had a small floorplate. The Walther TPH‘s 6-round magazine (right) didn’t have a loading button.
The Beretta 21A’s very small rear sight (left) was harder to acquire and provided a poorer sight picture than the Taurus PT-22’s larger and taller rear sight (right).
Pop open the barrel and then pull the front end of the slide forward and up, and remove it from the frame. Clean or inspect as you will. To reassemble, reverse the procedure. Be sure the grooves at the rear of the slide engage the ears located at the top rear of the frame, then snap down the front part of the slide onto the frame. This entire process was just as quick and easy as that for the Beretta.

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