Taurus PT22

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The PT22 is a .22 LR semi-automatic pistol produced by Taurus and features an 8+1 round capacity magazine. The PT22 is often viewed as a Taurus copy of the Beretta 21 Bobcat due to having a similar "tip up" barrel. In fact this small pistol is very different in design and function from the Beretta. The PT22 may have either a cast aluminum or polymer frame, and a steel slide. It is one of an increasing variety of Taurus firearms manufactured in Florida, USA. It has a spur-less hammer, and a long but smooth double action only (DAO) trigger. The "tip up" barrel is useful in that the first round may be chambered directly into the barrel, and the operator does not have to "pull back" or "rack" the slide. Retracting the slide is difficult due to the heavy spring required in this blow-back action. The grip feel of the PT22 is "fat", and fills a normal-sized hand. This width may make the PT22 difficult for some smaller handed people to hold comfortably. The Taurus PT22 is only able to fire standard or high velocity cartridges; while hyper and ultra velocity cartridges will load and fire, they cannot be safely used in the PT22. Taurus also sells a .25 ACP version called the PT25.

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Taurus PT22 Specs

1 Category

Technical Data


.22 LR


Double Action Only







Barrel Length

2 3/4"


11.1 oz


5.25 Inches




1.3 Inches

Taurus PT22 Features

The Taurus PT22 is a semi-automatic pistol that operates on a direct-blowback action and fires from a double-action-only trigger pull.  It can be built on either an aluminum or polymer frame with the polymer frames being available in different colors.  It is built with a 2.75 inch barrel that is paired with iron sights that are machined directly into the slide and barrel.

Taurus PT22 Ballistics

.22 LR Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Taurus PT22 Capacity

The Taurus PT22 is chambered in .22LR and feeds from a single-stack 8-round magazine.  As the slide is incredibly hard to pull back manually, this gun can be breech-loaded by rotating the barrel release lever allowing the barrel to pop up to load a round directly into the chamber.

Taurus PT22 Ergonomics

The PT22 is built with right-handed controls and has a grip that fills the majority of hands surprisingly well.  The amount of room in front of the trigger inside of the trigger guard is small and typically leaves the user with their finger on the trigger when in the trigger guard.  With gloves on, most users won’t be able to allow the trigger to ride forward enough for it to reset.  Also, the trigger pull is long and incredibly heavy.

Taurus PT22 Fit & Finish

There’s something about tiny pocket guns that brings out the creative side in gun makers, and the PT22 is a popular canvas.  Along with frames available in a wide range of colors, many of these pistols are decked out in fancy grips and unique color schemes making the most difficult part of purchasing one finding one that matches your style.

Fit and Finish

Taurus PT22 Concealability

The Taurus PT22 measures 5.25 inches long, 4.3 inches tall and 1.3 inches wide meaning it can fit just about anywhere on your person.  Its wide cross-section can cause a visible bulge, so loose attire and proper placement are made more important for this pistol.  With a proper holster, this gun can easily be carried in a pocket, hand bag or just about anywhere.

How much is a Taurus PT22 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Taurus PT22 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Taurus PT22 and most uncategorizeds. The Price for a Taurus PT22 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Taurus PT22 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $149.15 $195.04 $229.46
Excellent $137.68 $183.57 $206.51
Very Good $126.20 $183.57 $206.51
Good $114.73 $172.10 $195.04
Fair $80.31 $149.15 $183.57
Poor $57.37 $114.73 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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