My new acquisition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybm View Post
    I saw something similar at the range some time ago, thought it was a single shot ?

    Did you opt for the .25 ? I haven't seen any .22LR at Wally World.
    It's the .22...only one he had in stock. I figure I can always upgrade at another time when guns aren't so hard to get into the stores. I felt lucky that he actually had an inventory yesterday. A few months ago his cases were loaded and there were a lot of selections, now you have to grab it when you see it because it won't be there tomorrow.

    I hope in a few more months things will get back to "normal".
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    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onacoma View Post
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    Remember, a 22 through the nose is much more effective than a 45 that misses altogether. Believe all of the shot placement hype!
    Yes, that's my thinking exactly! Reastically, I probably will never be in a shoot out at a distance. As a woman, the most likely scenerio will be that someone will try to physically assult me...up close and personal. Guys are more likely to be shot at a distance due to your physical size and intimidation factor. At least that's my thought. I know there are obvious examples to the contrary (school shooting) but those are not the usual threat to the average woman.

    So, I want a small, easily accessable weapon that I can get my hands on, use and buy myself some time to get out of the situation. I figure a .22 in the eye or mouth should do that.
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    Enjoy. Always fun getting a new weapon.
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    My first gun was a Taurus PT .22 It's an older one - I bought it at a pawn shop, but as soon as I saw that little pop up barrel I fell in love! The guy tried hard to talk me out of it, because it's a .22 but I was sold. It was my "learning gun" Although it's not my EDC, I still love that little gun!!

    I don't know if the newer ones have changed but mine can be temperamental on ammo, I learned to find what it likes and stick with it! (luckily it likes the Walmart 550 box of .22's! :) ) Just thought id throw that out there!
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    Thanks Lish! I agree on the ammo. My "gun shop guy" told me to get good ammo and not cheap out on it. His is $9.40 for a box of 50. I don't know if that's more or less than most .22 because this is the first time I've owned one. The ammo is by "Blazer". Is that a good brand?
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    My new acquisition

    I'm not sure on brands overall, I experimented a bit. I know the big box at Walmart ($20 for 550 rounds) shoot through mine just fine even ough it's cheap and some in a plastic case of 50 - I recognize it when I see it, "stingers" is on the label shoot fine through it. A couple other brands that I've tried would jam quite a bit. I'd say just run some through and see what yours likes. It may not be an issue with the newer ones, I'm not sure.

    Also, unless they've changed the model, it will not fire if the magazine isn't in place. Just an FYI.

    I'd like to get prettier grips for mine one of these days, but it hasn't been a priority.
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    Congrats on your new pisola...
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    Congrats, I've shot a all steel PT-25 and found it to be a good little pistol, hope you like it
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    Great! Congratulations! The "Tip Up" barrels are nice!
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    Very cool. Congrats! I knew Taurus made some Baretta-like pistols but I didn't know they made any with the tip up barrels. Sounds like it's just what you've been waiting for. Enjoy!
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    Well, its a Taurus, but its one of the ones made in the US!

    Hope you have a good range experience with it.
    I must admit, they peaked my interest, when I saw them in the CDNN catalog.
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    Congrats on your purchase! I hope you never have to use it except for fun and practice. Although a .22 isn't ideal for self defense, it sure beats screaming for help and being at the mercy of a criminal.

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    Thanks Lish! I agree on the ammo. My "gun shop guy" told me to get good ammo and not cheap out on it. His is $9.40 for a box of 50. I don't know if that's more or less than most .22 because this is the first time I've owned one. The ammo is by "Blazer". Is that a good brand?
    Generally...no. Blazer is not good ammo. It's fine for practice, but it's on the cheaper end. ($9 for 50 rounds seems outrageous to me... but I've never bought .22 Blazer, just 9mm and .45ACP)

    I'd try CCI brand, or any "match" ammo. (I've had better reliability with "match" marked ammo. Might just be a marketing ploy, but out of thousands of rounds of each, I'd say there's a difference) Now adays, .22 is hard to come by so just experiment, but go with what Taurus recommends. I think they suggest 40 grain?
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