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Like the tip up barrel feature. For those who are not strong enough to rack the slide this is a god send. Just put the magazine in and put a Barney Fife bullet in the spout and close up. Mini Mags seem to be the load of choice for many. Remington 36 grain HPs will feed through mine. Makes a nice change if price is an issue.

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Guys and gals, the manual states not to use any hypervelocity round in the PT22.

Quik-shok and Stinger are in the hyper-velocity category. Don't use them in that gun.

I use CCI high velocity rounds, Remington high velocity rounds, and some Federal high velocity rounds. For carry I have the CCI mini-mags. They function in the PT22 just fine.

Oddly enough my PT22 example does fine with Remington Golden ammo.

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Boy-O-boy! Took this baby out for the first time and what a nice little gun! Very accuarte! No recoil. RAther loud, but it does have a short barrel. Really liking this gun. Shot 100rds of mini mags. NO issues at all.

Now to figure out how to conceal that fat grip!;)
A good pocket holster of some kind should help.

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Hey everybody. Long time PT-22 owner myself as it was my first hand gun purchase back in 1994. Still have the same pistol and take it with me every time I go shooting. She's a great little pistol and after thousands of rounds has never failed to perform.
Mine eats anything I feed her but the normal diet is Mini-mags, Winchester White box and Remington. Heck she has ever feed hundreds of rounds of LRN Russian (friend gave me several bricks) without a single FTF. They wouldn't cycle in his Ruger but the little PT-22 eats right through them. Anyway she's been a great gun and has brought me years of shooting fun. Might even pick up a second if I ever come across a stainless steal one. Plus my wife keeps taking it and sneaking off to the range so maybe she needs her own as well.


Nice report. Never tried the Russian Tula ammo or Wolf with that puppy. Might be interesting to pick up a box and see what happens.

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Sorry Jim 57 but you can't do that kind of thing just yet.

After 25 posts the "CLASSIFIEDS- FIREARMS" board will become apparent and then you can put a want ad in their for the screws.

Selling and dealing go there and not here.

This is in the Site Guidelines. Thanks.

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PT-25 and others do not need to worry too much about things. I say that as the owner of the PT-22s and a PLY model.

The .25 ACP like the other cartridges and calibers means one has a gun for protection than just a sharp stick or nothing at all.

The .25 ACP pistol users have a large number of documented cases where violent happenings were brought to a screeching halt by being armed. This is whether the gun had to be shot or not.

Years of documentation has been done by the NRA in their guns used for defense column that comes out once a month. Mas Ayoob and other gun gurus have done the same thing. A lot of these cases had to do with elderly people. Many of the miscreants shot did die. Many others did not, but the miscreants were caught later with wound/s, usually at a local hospital.

One of the recent gun magazine articles on mouse guns had a part of his article where a miscreant was shot with a .25ACP. Granted, the guy acted like nothing had happened, fought with police for a few minutes, and after less than 40 minutes wound up on the slab.

The idea is to STOP a attack. The .25ACP gives one that ability up to a point.

Here's this from another gun forum.

Quote:Qwiks drawMay 28, 2008, 08:42 AM
I don't own a PT25, but do own the PT22. Figures, eh?:rolleyes::D:D

They are similar except for the obvious caliber differences.

While some scoff at the mouse gun principle, it's the person behind the gun, not necessarily the caliber.

Mousegun decrier Mas Ayoob has actually grudgingly accepted the fact there are times that .22lrf, .25ACP, and even .32 ACP pistols have saved many lives.

He's still for carrying the most powerful piece that each individual can carry. In otherwords what caliber one can handle the best that's a good fight stopper.

In the last few years in his books and magazine articles he drives home the point.

For example. Horribly physically abused wife finally has enough when here estranged husband comes to try and beat her up and kill her. She uses a RG10 revolver in .22lrf of all things,to defend herself. She succeeds in defending herself from a 240lb.+ guy. He winds up deader than a mackerel.

Old man and wife are attacked in their home and a .22lrf pistol is used to stop the attack. Hefty attacker takes one shot and dies. Other miscreant runs away to be caught later.

There are even two other stories where a .25 ACP pistol is used to stop vicious criminals.So there is precedant for this kind of thing.

Maybe these aren't the best tools for the job, but any handgun is puny in power. Even the larger calibers are small compared to even the thorax area or chest.

There was a case here in Milwaukee a decade or so ago where a truck driver used a .25 ACP pistol he kept out in plain sight to stop a voilent robbery upon himself. Bad guy lived, but just barely and the attack was stopped cold.

Shots in most of these cases were either hits in the neck or in the torso. One was to the head and entered the brain.

If the older,less physically capable,infirm, or of other physical problems, not to mention desparity of force troubles ( women defending against stronger males), need a way to defend themselves, these may be their only options by going to the mouseguns.

I was in the South for most of my military career. When the days hit the 90 degrees +, with humidity to match, there are times that having only a mousegun in stainless steel was a good idea. Shorts,swimsuits, and very lightweight shirts do not work well with carrying a major sidearm.

Granted there are ways to handle carrying something more substantial.

Back to the gun.

What I like about the Taurus PT25 and PT22 are the tip up barrel,ease of loading and unloading,the DAO trigger, the safety,and the ease of carry.

Normally I do carry something more powerful than the little PT, but it makes a good answer the door gun in a pocket or a backup gun.

The PT22 can take most high velocity ammo. Stay away from the
hypervelocity stuff. The owners manual states that. Harm can come to the user and the gun. Has been documented.

Mine PT22 runs on CCI Mini-mags either in round nosed or hollowpoint ammo.

Remington Golden fodder works okay. Stay away from other bargain priced .22lrf ammo for this puppy.

Federal high velocity ammo works.

The DAO trigger takes some getting used to, but practice and technique can take care of that. Yes, the trigger takes extra effort, but not that much. The advantage is that women and men can use this gun. Same trigger pull for each and every shot.

No change between a very hard double action triigger pull and then having to transition to a light single action pull for each shot afterward.

Here's some links to back things up or of interest.
PT22, thoughts? Reviews?
PT22 defensive ammo..........
PT22 Corner
Observations About Shooting Compact Pistols
Taurus handguns you own

Tauru PT-22 Gun Holster?

If these don't float your boat there is the Beretta 21A that comes in .25 ACP or .22lrf. These have the tip up barrel, but have the traditional hard double action trigger pull and then the light single action trigger pull.
Here's some PT25 stuff.
I guess I'm a huge Taurus fan...

Taurus handguns you own
do pt25's work?

What can be said for the .22lrf has a lot to do with the .25 ACP as well.

No, it is not a power house, but it is available and has a niche in the great scheme of things.

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No problem. Some things I felt just needed saying to cover the bases.

I do believe the .32 ACP is a better caliber and cartridge combo for defense than the .22lrf under most conditions.

Otherwise I would not have 2 Taurus 732s, a Beretta Tomcat, and a NAA Guardian. :) Thrown in 2 Taurus PT132 Millennium Pros and a CZ-83 and all are in .32ACP.

The PT-22 series came first with the mostest (read that "it got there first) and I just got the PT-22 bug after that.

Most .25 ACP pistols fit places where the .32ACP pistols would not. Easier to hide and forget about. Vest pocket pistols were all the rage once and in some cases still are.

If the caliber "works" for the user then that is all I care about. There is not necessarily an major advantage.

In practical terms the .25 ACP may well be all that a person can handle or wants to handle. I won't look down on somebody's choice. No reason to.

For example there are a few ultra small .25 ACP pistols out there to be had and made by hand.

Precision Small Arms Store

I've toyed with idea of getting one or two just out of " those are nifty and a piece of history" pieces.:)
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