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Model PT-22
Taurus Pistol PT-22 .22 LR Variant-8
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.125-in
Length:5.25-in Height:4.25-in
Barrel:2.75-in Weight:12.3-oz
Variant 8 of 14
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (40 grain bullet)37600
  • Recoil Factor (40 grain bullet)0.86 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor47%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1995 - 2015
Caliber:.22 LR
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:frame mounted manual safety
Frame:nickel plated
Grip:smooth rosewood
Notes:tip-up barrel, gold highlights
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$314.00Used Est:$235.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

The Taurus PT-22 is fashioned after the Beretta Tomcat in style, but is chambered for the .22 LR cartridge rather than the Tomcat's .32 Auto chambering. Like the Beretta, the PT-22 features a blowback action and tip-up barrel for convenient loading and chambering of the first round.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .22 LR
Alias: .22 Long Rifle
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:40 grains
MV:940 ft/sec ME:79 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

The Stevens Arms Co. developed the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge from the .22 Long cartridge case developed 16 years earlier, with a 40 grain round nose bullet loaded to a higher velocity than the older 29 grain .22 Long bullet. Modern .22 Long Rifle High Velocity cartridges drive a 40 grain copper-plated bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1255 fps and muzzle energy of 140 ft-lbs from a rifle barrel. This rimfire cartridge has become the most popular sporting and target shooting cartridge in the world.

User Rating
2 User Ratings
2 User Comments
User Comments

4 of 5 Stars
Good value, Good firearm
By Diecapsule78 on 07 Apr 2020
I purchased this pistol about 7 years ago. At first I had some issues with it due to running the wrong kind of ammo. The previous commentor is dead on, this pistol runs like a top when using CCI & Remington. I personally only run brass ammo through my .22 pistols now.

5 of 5 Stars
Great little gun
By Billy Bob Jo on 16 Dec 2017
The Taurus PT-22 is a great gun. Perfect little 22lr pocket pistol. A lot of fun to shoot, and she shoots accurate to around 20-25yards. Easy to clean, comfortable to handle and light to carry; I'm 6'3" 220lb. Don't let anyone fool you, this little 22 will rise to the occasion if ever needed. It likes to run on CCI or Remington Golden.