My Two Cents – Taurus PT-22 Poly Review (.22 LR)
Shooting and reviewing the Taurus PT-22 Poly chambered in .22 Long Rifle. For what it is – an affordable, well-made, pocket-sized .22 semi-auto pistol – it’s a pretty great value. It’s not a jack of all trades, it’s not a competition or target pistol, and it’s certainly not my first pick for a primary concealed carry option, but it does make a dandy little plinker, a decent CCW backup pistol, and a “something to help you fight your way to a better gun” around-the-house defensive option. (Y’know, something you can drop in your pocket while milling around the house in a robe and slippers or whatever.) Yes, it’s a little picky about ammo types by design. Yes, the trigger is long and heavy, and a little narrow and uncomfortable on the finger. Yes, the magazines are chintzy, overpriced, hard to find, and uncomfortable to reload a lot. Yes, it has some stupid and completely unnecessary lawyer-mandated safety features. And yes, it’s a Taurus (which is, in itself, a problem for some people). However, it’s made in the USA, available in stainless, comfortable to hold, points easy, feeds/fires/ejects most ammo without issue (including cheap Federal bulk stuff), has a lifetime warranty, is surprisingly accurate in spite of its size and trigger, and costs less than 0 brand new. Sure, there are better guns that can do certain things more effectively, but all in all, the Taurus PT-22 Poly is still a good little shooter and a good value.