Good for you, have fun and enjoy.
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Yesterday we were browsing through the gun shop that we always go to and I saw a little gun that I feel immediately in love with. It's a Taurus PT22/25. It's easy to grip, easy to pull the trigger and best of all (for me) I don't have to rack a slide! The barrel tilts up, I pop the bullet into it, put the magazine in and I'm ready to go!
Finally, something I feel comfortable carrying! It has good safety features too.
This week I'm going to the range and spend some time getting used to it. Yesterday there was an hour and a half wait to use the range so I didn't have time.
I got a nice little holster for it too. Yeah for me!
Good for you, have fun and enjoy.
Wow, that's interesting. I'd never heard of one of these. Kind of cool.
I hope you like, it may be a lot of fun to shoot.
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Congratulations! Tiny thing, isn't it? I had the chance to shoot one at the range a while back, seems like a decent shooter. Enjoy!
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Good for you. Haven't heard of this particular pistol. Hope you'll post a range report with pictures. Enjoy & be safe.
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Thanks everyone. Here's a picture and short review of it: Taurus? ?Get Off Me? Gun - Guns & Ammo
I fully understand that it isn't a gun that has big firepower, but it will be perfect for me. I have a hard time with racking on most pistols and even though I probably could with the adrenaline rush I'd have in a life or death situation...it's something that I have thought of. What good will a gun do me if I can't easily use it? I have a revolver that's nice but it's bigger and heavier. This one should be just right for me.
I had to look it up to see what it was. Should go well with the bear. Careful you don't shoot the stuffing out of it.
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Congratulations! No need to justify buying a small caliber firearm. If your comfortable with it that's all that matters. We should have flashing lights and bells sound every time a member announces they just exercised their 2A rights by purchasing a gun. You'll have to take my word that I'm clapping for you.
Pictures, pictures, pictures.... LOL. Congrats on the pick up! Hope if serves you well.
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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.
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
I looked at one of those for my wife also. After a little more research I found that Beretta makes two models with the tip up barrell. The Bobcat in .22lr. and the Tomcat in .32acp. We looked at those also however they were more expensive, but still nice weapons.
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Congratulations, sounds like you made a great choice. My dad has a Beretta 21A, which is basically the same gun; it is surprisingly accurate for its size.
Being comfortable and confident with your CCW is more important than caliber in my opinion. If you are able to operate it easily (a huge advantage of the PT22/25 & 21A) then you are much more likely to PRACTICE with it on a regular basis.
Remember, a 22 through the nose is much more effective than a 45 that misses altogether. Believe all of the shot placement hype!