The PT22 is a fun gun to shoot. Magazine holds 8 rounds.
The DAO trigger takes some getting use to, but is functional and not hard to use.he trigger is stiff at first, but smooths out over with use.
Have had mine know for over 5 years and had nothing but excellent service from it.
Easy to take apart for maintenance, easy to load, and not having to rack the slide to load are some of the good points. CCI standard, CCI Mini mags, Fedral generic, and Remington Golden Bullet .22lrf all function well. Definitely stay away from the hyper-velocity rounds such as Remington Yellow Jacket or CCI Stingers. Same goes for Quik Shok. Batters the gun and can cause malfunctions. This also causes timing out of battery.
This gun does not have an extractor, but relies on the gas blow back to eject the shell casing. Do not rack the slide to clear a jam as this could set off the round. One has to remove the mag and then hit the spring loaded button that releases the barrel to pop up and open. Then the gun needs to be turned upside down safely and the round removed by gravity or pulling it out with the fingers. Same goes for Beretta 21A models.
A person's hand size may play into this. Having small hands I can get a good purchase on the grip.Large hands may have some problems. There are those who use the middle finger to set off the trigger, because of this or just because they can. Don't do it. It is unsafe and detrimental to accurate shooting with pistols this small.If and when gripping with two hands, watch how close the secondary hand comes to the muzzle while shooting. Some people have let the left hand drift towards the slide or muzzle of these short barreled guns.
Like mine for plinking or as as a backup to a primary arm or last ditch weapon. It does hide well in a pocket holster and disappears completely. There is some heft to the PT22. It does make the PT22 sit rock still in the hand for so small a pistol. The bark of the cartridge from an abbreviated barrel does take some getting used to. Minor, but there to be sure. That about sums that up.