The micro-compact Taurus 22PLY weighs only 11.27 ounces empty, has an overall length of 4.75 inches and is equipped with snag-free sights, making it extremely easy to carry in a pocket. On top of that, the 22PLY has an 8+1 capacity, a smooth trigger and a comfortable grip.
Taurus equips the 22PLY with a long, double-action-only trigger operates smoothly and breaks at approximately 10 pounds of pressure.
Releasing the catch at the rear of the triggerguard allows you to raise the 2.33-inch barrel for easier loading. This means you won’t have to retract the slide.
The pistol cannot be fired if the eight-round magazine is removed.
Closely resembling the Beretta Model 21A Bobcat, introduced in 1984, the Taurus 22PLY is the latest variation of the Taurus PT22. While the PT22 features a metal slide and frame, the Taurus 22PLY has a polymer frame and is slightly lighter and more compact. The company also offers the 25PLY, which is chambered for the .25 ACP.
Intended purely as a pocket pistol, the 22PLY is built for maximum concealability. Its controls are simple and easy to operate, consisting of a frame-mounted thumb safety on the gun’s left side, a double-action-only (DAO) trigger and a magazine-release button at the rear of the triggerguard. These controls are not ambidextrous. A magazine-disconnect safety prevents the gun from firing if the magazine is removed.
Like the Beretta Bobcat and the Taurus PT22, the Taurus 22PLY features a hinged barrel that pops up when a lever at the upper rear of the triggerguard is thumbed forward. This allows shooters to immediately determine if a round has been chambered. It also simplifies bore cleaning from the chamber end. To complete the disassembly process, you need only to pull the front of the slide up and forward, then dismount the slide from the gun. No further disassembly is recommended without the services of a gunsmith.
Read more in the August 2013 Issue of Combat Handguns
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Closely resembling the Beretta Model 21A Bobcat, introduced in 1984, the Taurus 22PLY is…
by David Bahde / May 8, 2013