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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Grognard Gunny View Post
    The P22 IS a rather nifty (and accurate) little popgun. I bought one a while back to let my wife practice her marksmanship at the range without breaking the family shooting budget with higher priced ammo. Unfortunately, it has not had much use lately. She "picked up" on accurate shooting very quickly and didn't need excessive amounts of ammo to pick up on the accuracy at all. (In fact, with her S&W .357 "snubbie" her shooting is scary accurate! She can cover my six with no reservations.)

    I HAVE toyed with carrying the Walther .22 concealed, but I would have to shell out over a C note for the sorter barrel (I got the target version.) and I have better things to do with $100 bucks plus. Besides, carrying a .22 versus something a little "heavier" would just be a "lark" anyway.

    Since we are in the "neighborhood", I do note that Walther has a 380 in the same design as the P22. Anyone have any experience with it as yet? Now THAT I might be encouraged to shell out my hard earned moola for. LOL! (Always more "toys"!)
    The P22 is a nice little gun, and very sexy. Ive carried it a few times but I do not prefer carrying a .22
    I have seen the Walther in .380 but its harder to find, and there are not enough funds in the bank to purchase this among every other gun I want right now unfortunately

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  3. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    There's no need to get butt hurt because you buy cheap guns that some people feel are crap. Also, my comments were based on feedback from other people as well as my experience. Is this a 92fs?

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/i...1/13/13586.jpg

    No...it's a cheap azz knock off.
    It's a PT-92 AFS, not that it makes any difference to me at all. Further, I believe it is made under copyright agreement with Beretta. As for "cheap azz", I believe the materials and quality thereof of the Taurus brand, in general, will compare favorably with US manufactures.... most of the price differentiation is found in the relative cost of labor US verus Brazil.

    Considering the market share that Taurus has been able to gain over the past number of years, I'm not willing to concede that Taurus makes "junk". Certainly a discerning and circumspect average American gun buyer would have shunned the brand by now if it is as bad as you try to report. Be it noted that Taurus "cleaned up their act" in the expressed effort to gain market share in the US. I've always had an affinity for companies that "try harder" rather than try to rest on their past successes (or failures).

    I am not "butt hurt" by your commentary. More like mildly amused would be a better description.

    Don't know about you but I make my "purchases" only after finding and reading ACTUAL field testing of a given weapon. If I find no glaring fault, I go ahead with the purchase. REST ASSURED I would not base a buy/no buy decision based on your opinion alone, "Instructor" credentials notwithstanding, even if contrived from "other people's" opinions that happened to coincide with yours.

    I buy to accomplish the mission at hand, in ANY product or service. I also go for the best "bang for the buck" (to toss in a double meaning there). For me, it's wise purchasing. I am not so rich as to be able to spend money for "prestige" items. I leave that to the more gullible.

    GG
    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

  4. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Deserteagle View Post
    The P22 is a nice little gun, and very sexy. Ive carried it a few times but I do not prefer carrying a .22
    I have seen the Walther in .380 but its harder to find, and there are not enough funds in the bank to purchase this among every other gun I want right now unfortunately
    Yeah. Been there. Done that! LOL!

    Just ask the old guy with 10 pistols in his (and "better half's") possession! Including two "antiques" I purchased 30+ years ago, before FPW (Fed Paper Work), that I intend to still have should the Government decide to deprive us of our 2nd Ammendment rights (and weapons) some time in my remaining years.

    Just sayin'.

    GG
    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

  5. #24
    I for one chose my 24/7 OSS DS .45 on it's balance, ergonomics...and "feel" over more boxy and angular designs. 1,000 plus rounds from various manufacturers and grains. All I can say it is perfect for me! I LOVE my Taurus. So do my wife and 13 yr old daughter. Yes...my daughter...she has constantly grouped COM at 25' at the range with my .45. (So Proud!!!) She wants her permit as soon as she of age to get one.

    We (my wife and I) have been looking at ALL the makes in .22 for BUG and "I" keep coming back to Taurus.
    I doubt you will go wrong choosing one!
    Taurus 24/7 OSS DS .45
    Ruger LCR .357
    Remington 870 Tactical 12 ga

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    I have 2 of the PT22 from Taurus.. Awesome little firearms!!! I do suggest the Rosewood grips vs the flat, stock grips on the all-metal model (they just came out with a poly frame model that has approx the same feel in the hand as the rosewood grips, same model #, and the barrel is a little shorter). Both are very accurate and reliable... only had 2 FTE when my wife was shooting it, which I attribute to her grip, not the firearm... Never had ANY problems with either one when I was shooting them... (once I showed her how to hold tighter, she had no further problems/malfunctions)

    I had been looking for one locally for a few months (PT22) and finally found one... The wife was in the car with me and wasnt too happy when I stopped at the local gun store..... Long story short, the next day was my birthday and she FINALLY (after 24 yrs of marriage) said yes! when I asked her if she wanted to go to the range with me.... AND SHE STOLE MY NEW GUN BECAUSE SHE LIKED IT SO MUCH!!!!

    (shhhh.... she doesnt know about the other one yet, lol) Well? she took mine, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grognard Gunny View Post
    It's a PT-92 AFS, not that it makes any difference to me at all. Further, I believe it is made under copyright agreement with Beretta. As for "cheap azz", I believe the materials and quality thereof of the Taurus brand, in general, will compare favorably with US manufactures.... most of the price differentiation is found in the relative cost of labor US verus Brazil.

    Considering the market share that Taurus has been able to gain over the past number of years, I'm not willing to concede that Taurus makes "junk". Certainly a discerning and circumspect average American gun buyer would have shunned the brand by now if it is as bad as you try to report. Be it noted that Taurus "cleaned up their act" in the expressed effort to gain market share in the US. I've always had an affinity for companies that "try harder" rather than try to rest on their past successes (or failures).

    I am not "butt hurt" by your commentary. More like mildly amused would be a better description.

    Don't know about you but I make my "purchases" only after finding and reading ACTUAL field testing of a given weapon. If I find no glaring fault, I go ahead with the purchase. REST ASSURED I would not base a buy/no buy decision based on your opinion alone, "Instructor" credentials notwithstanding, even if contrived from "other people's" opinions that happened to coincide with yours.

    I buy to accomplish the mission at hand, in ANY product or service. I also go for the best "bang for the buck" (to toss in a double meaning there). For me, it's wise purchasing. I am not so rich as to be able to spend money for "prestige" items. I leave that to the more gullible.

    GG

    Well, then you may find some interesting reading here:

    "Conclusion -
    In my opinion, the decision here is going to be between the Phoenix Arms HP22 and the Walther P22. The Taurus PT-22 should not even be considered."

    Genitron.com: Handgun Reviews-22LR's

    Hmmmm....go figure. I found that in seconds with a google search. BTW: When the mission at hand is protecting my life I buy the quality items. It's worth a few extra bucks. YMMV

  9. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    but how many times have you ever had a misfire with premuim JHP self defense ammo?
    Wish I could test out my JHP a little more but its too expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Well, then you may find some interesting reading here:

    "Conclusion -
    In my opinion, the decision here is going to be between the Phoenix Arms HP22 and the Walther P22. The Taurus PT-22 should not even be considered."

    Genitron.com: Handgun Reviews-22LR's

    Hmmmm....go figure. I found that in seconds with a google search. BTW: When the mission at hand is protecting my life I buy the quality items. It's worth a few extra bucks. YMMV
    So, YOU have never shot one, yet they are junk because someone else that YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW didnt like the way it fit in HIS hand? You are soooooo easily swayed by others that I am amazed that you havent jumped off a cliff yet.....


    I guess someone like me should not be trusted even though I actually own 2 of them (well, like I said, 1 belongs to the thieving wife...), and have ACTUAL experience with the firearm being discussed.......

    BTW, in my experience with the Taurus, it is VERY accurate and fits superbly in my hand (that is the main reason I wanted one.... ) 5 of my family shot my wife's PT22 on Thanksgiving and all of them loved it too....

    The article also went to the "a 22 is not a self defense round" area....., the mark of a true gun snob.... If it is such a weak caliber, why dont you let me shoot you with it?

    (I carry my PT22 as a B/U to my 357..., but would NOT feel under-armed if for deep concealment I could only carry a .22)

  11. #30
    To the original poster...If you haven't purchased the Taurus already, and are open to other small 22's check out the Bersa Firestorm. Firestorm 380/22 Semi-Automatic Series
    I had the pt22 from Taurus, and while it is a decent weapon with a great warranty, I found the bersa to be so accurate that I now have two of them. I also carry it as my primary weapon at times.

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