Simplicity and accessibility: in the United States chose the gun of the year


Guns & Ammo American magazine on firearms weapons, called the "gun of 2019". This honor was awarded to Taurus TX22 - a modern small-caliber pistol.


What made the editors of an authoritative publication make such a choice?

First, about the Taurus TX22 pistol itself. It was released by the Brazilian arms company Forjas Taurus SA, which is increasingly gaining a “place in the sun” in the global arms market. So, it was this company that produced the traumatic Taurus LOM-13 revolver and the Taurus Raging Bull hunting revolver.

The new Taurus TX22 pistol is a semi-automatic weapon with a full-sized polymer frame, specially tuned for the most convenient grip weapons. The fuse switch is duplicated on both sides of the gun, however, the shutter delay key is only on the left.

Taurus TX22 - a very light gun. Its mass in the unloaded condition is 482 grams, the length of the pistol is 178 mm, including 102 mm per barrel length.


One of the main advantages of the gun is its simplicity. Weapons experts consider the Taurus TX22 one of the simplest representatives of similar weapons on the market. No complicated automation system, enough free shutter.

By its design, the gun is one of the simplest representatives of its class, which explains its low cost. The simplicity of the design is primarily due to the cartridge, which even in its most “aggressive” versions does not require a complex automation system. The free shutter quite successfully copes with the tasks set. The new pistol single-action trigger mechanism, shock. The single-row Taurus TX22 magazines hold 16 rounds.

A small mass is also an undoubted advantage, although there are some disadvantages - so, it is more difficult to use a gun for people with a small or, conversely, very large palm. Some experts are wondering about the reliability of the plastic gun store, but so far nothing is known about any complaints related to this particular part of the gun design.

But the main competitive advantage of the Taurus TX22 pistol is its low cost. A Brazilian pistol with 2 stores entered the American market with a retail price tag of $ 349. For a new weapon, this is a very low cost, especially by American standards.

The remaining pistols of the same class are sold at slightly more expensive, which makes Taurus a very profitable acquisition. Therefore, it is easy to predict that in the American, and indeed the world market, this gun will be in good demand.

Moreover, if we talk about the United States, in this country the market for semi-automatic pistols of 22 LR caliber is really huge. Most young Americans, acquiring weapons, begin their journey precisely with pistols of this caliber. Of course, they will also pay attention to the Brazilian novelty, especially after the influential mass media enthusiast described Taurus TX22 as the best pistol of the year.
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  1. ssergey1978 13 January 2020 16: 13 New
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    Taurus is a solid company producing high-quality weapons. The pistol is interesting, but would be more interesting in caliber 9x17. The design would not be complicated, and the pistol would become more versatile. Although of course the Americans can afford to have a few pistols. IMHO
    1. Yuriy_999 13 January 2020 17: 55 New
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      If you do not complicate the design, then it just fall apart. At 0,22, the energy is 55-90, and at 9x17 - 220-290. 4 times difference.
      1. ssergey1978 13 January 2020 18: 52 New
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        I think we should not look at the joules, but at the pressure in the table. At nine I think the pressure will not be much higher.
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          bar 13 January 2020 19: 11 New
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          We must look at the law of conservation of momentum. The recoil of 9 * 17 is many times greater, the plastic will not withstand the recoil. And the trunk of which, it is iron
          1. ssergey1978 13 January 2020 19: 14 New
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            The shutter he loves metal, plastic is also reinforced.
            1. Shurik70 13 January 2020 22: 25 New
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              Would Taurus not produce an unreliable gun.
              At least I would not sell it in the USA.
              Healthy competition is a great blessing in ensuring product quality.
              Once you let go of shit, you lose your reputation, and you can close.
          2. Astra wild 13 January 2020 20: 49 New
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            In general, Glock is already made of plastic and metal. Austrian special forces use 9 x19 in the Alps and withstand
            1. Yuriy_999 13 January 2020 20: 55 New
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              only it is not at all simple, it weighs and costs significantly more :)
            2. bar
              bar 14 January 2020 06: 59 New
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              At glock not free shutter
            3. 3danimal 14 January 2020 21: 21 New
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              Moreover, they are produced in .40 and .357Sig calibers, without noticeable differences in mass.
          3. IL-64 14 January 2020 00: 06 New
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            Come on? And then the manufacturers of pistols with polymer shell shells and did not know wink
        2. Captain45 14 January 2020 02: 45 New
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          Quote: ssergey1978
          I think we should not look at the joules, but at the pressure in the table. At nine I think the pressure will not be much higher.

          It is not necessary to look at the joules, but at the real possibility of the cartridge to take the enemy out of 5-8 meters, and this, if for self-defense. And for the army you need 15-25 meters. And so their trunks are unmeasured, everyone does to himself what he wants. We have a standard - either the army or the Ministry of Internal Affairs
      2. L-39NG 13 January 2020 19: 12 New
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        Depends on what cartridges you buy. For example .22 LR. Aquila Super Max. Initial speed 533 m / s, energy 277 J. Bullet weight 1,95 g. This pistol most likely uses cartridges from the .22 LR category. High velocity - the speed depends on the brand, usually 370 - 390 m / s, but some 410 m / s, energy 180 - 190 J. The weight of the bullet is 2,6 g.
    2. KarabasBarabas 14 January 2020 09: 00 New
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      They did everything right, a full-size pistol under a very cheap cartridge.
      Shoot the banks in the backyard.
      Quality and reliability are not about Taurus, so they probably don’t claim more
  2. paul3390 13 January 2020 16: 20 New
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    If you really wanted to melkan - it would be more logical to do it under .22 WMR That is at least significantly more powerful ..
    1. IS-80_RVGK2 13 January 2020 16: 37 New
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      Why is it more powerful? To hunt an elephant? laughing
      1. paul3390 13 January 2020 17: 05 New
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        Well - .22 WMR down to a not-so-large dog. Yes, and he is more persistent.
        1. IL-64 14 January 2020 00: 08 New
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          Up to 50 m, the 22lr has a completely flat trajectory. And where then to shoot with a pistol, especially in this caliber? Self-defense distances - 5-10-15 m
          1. wchin 14 January 2020 00: 27 New
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            Quote: IL-64
            And where then to shoot with a pistol, especially in this caliber? Self-defense distances - 5-10-15 m

            An effective defeat from an army pistol is calculated at 50 m, from a service pistol, at 25 m.
            1. IL-64 14 January 2020 23: 38 New
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              Only in the article is it about a civilian pistol. And the question is not the topic: do you know many cases of using an army pistol in real database conditions at a distance of 50+ meters? Just wondering.
      2. Fibrizio 13 January 2020 17: 16 New
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        So that it doesn’t work out that there are 6 holes in the black and at least henna, but you have one, but 40 ADCs. And you are a corpse.
        The truth is not entirely clear what this gun is for. Sports? Not. Self defense? Yes, no.
        To start as for me - it's generally better with the 12th semiautomatic device. He shoots a bullet with dignity, you can go to the stand, you can go to the shooting range, or you can go on a “budget” hunt for birds and small fluffy rabbits with a shot. And if they call for a bear - no problem, just load the bullets. Try it yourself.
        1. L-39NG 13 January 2020 19: 50 New
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          Just made for self-defense, a thing for working in small rooms. In apartments, in offices. In fact, active pistol combat is conducted at distances up to 10 meters, it’s not for you to shoot at a fixed target and without time limits in a 25-meter shooting range. The stopping effect is small, but it is enough to shoot the lung and the enemy will fail. The head is a guaranteed instant death. A bullet enters the skull box, but does not come out of it, but ricochets inside until it loses the energy of movement.
          1. IL-64 14 January 2020 23: 40 New
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            And to me above about 50 m in real combat broadcast. Apparently, with hits, while
      3. Altona 13 January 2020 17: 18 New
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        Quote: IS-80_RVGK2
        Why is it more powerful? To hunt an elephant?

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        I understand that this thing from the hooligans beat off, just with a stopping effect, if not in the head and not in the heart of course. request
  3. Pessimist22 13 January 2020 16: 45 New
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    Who would send me this from the USA in the package?
    1. Mordvin 3 13 January 2020 17: 03 New
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      Quote: Pessimist22
      from the USA sent such in a parcel.

      Stub on the road.
      1. Prisoner 13 January 2020 17: 07 New
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        Do not be afraid, do not stomp. The watchmen will be. The entire chain will be traced to the recipient. laughing
        1. Lunic 13 January 2020 17: 08 New
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          And they will stop the sender and receiver for 5 years ....
          1. Prisoner 13 January 2020 17: 09 New
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            The recipient is guaranteed.
        2. Mordvin 3 13 January 2020 17: 12 New
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          Quote: Captive
          The entire chain will be traced to the recipient.

          If you send for parts, no one will guess.
          1. Vladimir_2U 13 January 2020 17: 18 New
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            And in different cities! )))
            1. Doliva63 14 January 2020 18: 07 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              And in different cities! )))

              And from different pistols, yeah.)
          2. Catfish 13 January 2020 18: 02 New
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            Having given there almost one plastic at all.
      2. Pessimist22 13 January 2020 17: 13 New
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        It is possible in two parts, first a shutter with shops, and then a frame.
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        2. bar
          bar 13 January 2020 19: 13 New
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          And to cut the frame in half, as enomarks from Japan carry to Vladik laughing
        3. IL-64 14 January 2020 00: 10 New
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          Wang, the frame there is just metal. But the shell of the frame is plastic. Look at the explosion diagram of any pistol that the logs call with a plastic frame.
    2. Altona 13 January 2020 17: 17 New
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      Quote: Pessimist22
      Who would send me this from the USA in the package?

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      Hmm ... There are two killer snags from the USA and a gun to declare you anyone. Today’s schoolchildren can easily print such a thing on a 3D printer, it is also made of polymer, and the metal parts of a dad will be made and polished by a former locksmith from the tool workshops defeated by the liberals at home.
      1. Fibrizio 13 January 2020 17: 18 New
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        And both sit down. Essentially for the toy.
        Cartridge for a makeshift barrel is not suitable. You can’t make such yourself; even conditionally forbidden gunpowder.
        I would say the most unsuccessful cartridge of all for home-made.
        1. Pessimist22 13 January 2020 17: 27 New
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          And in the arms store if you buy?
      2. Prisoner 13 January 2020 17: 19 New
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        And then the baby, the son of the father of the transfer on this printer will print. laughing If the next chamber does not register.
      3. Pessimist22 13 January 2020 17: 21 New
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        I want the original, as I made a smoothbore from PM T wink
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      4. Mordvin 3 13 January 2020 17: 24 New
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        Quote: Altona
        Today’s students can easily print such a thing on a 3D printer,

        Do springs print too?
        1. Altona 13 January 2020 17: 32 New
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          Quote: mordvin xnumx
          Do springs print too?

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          A lathe with a mandrel to help you or an auto parts store to find an analog. You can punch stamped or machine springs in scrap metal, they are all sorts of from 0,3mm wire. Read a lecture on instrumental production for you? In the comments you can’t.
          1. Mordvin 3 13 January 2020 17: 37 New
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            Quote: Altona
            A lathe with a mandrel to help you or an auto parts store to find an analog.

            Well, no. He made vykiduhi, only springs - no. Took from watches, phones, generators ... And what would he - well, no ...
            1. Altona 13 January 2020 17: 41 New
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              Quote: mordvin xnumx
              Well, no. He made vykiduhi, only springs - no. Took from watches, phones, generators ... And what would he - well, no ...

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              I wrote to you that you can pick up an analog. I’ll tell you more, we have one male eagle, sorry 6th grade turner served six months under house arrest for making the barrel (only the barrel, not the whole weapon), just before the New Year the deadline was over, the funniest thing was cutting the bracelet on my own. In general, I wrote just as a technological example. There are 3D home milling machines, they will make both a body and a mechanism.
              1. Mordvin 3 13 January 2020 17: 44 New
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                Quote: Altona
                sorry the turner of the 6th category served six months under house arrest for making the barrel

                I recalled the director’s report to us factory workers:
                "What is this? I walk, and he walks with the trunk here. Dismiss!"
                1. Catfish 13 January 2020 18: 01 New
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                  I recalled the director’s report to us factory workers:
                  "What is this? I walk, and he walks with the trunk here. Dismiss!"

                  Pours into a glass of decanter. laughing

                  Hello, Vold. hi
                  1. Mordvin 3 13 January 2020 18: 06 New
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                    Quote: Sea Cat
                    Pours into a glass of decanter.

                    And his hands were shaking from his hangover ... No, all the same he was good with us ...
    3. Astra wild 13 January 2020 20: 41 New
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      I would be immensely happy with PSM (it’s beautiful and light) or Izh, I read a lot about it and sorted it out once, but I don’t need an overseas one
  4. Altona 13 January 2020 17: 19 New
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    Quote: Fibrizio
    And both sit down.

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    It goes without saying, but it’s clear that the gun is not Newton’s bin.
  5. Sergey Averchenkov 13 January 2020 17: 35 New
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    22LR is not serious, one friend of mine got 5 bullets of this caliber and managed to escape. On capercaillie / roe deer shooting ... maybe - that's all.
    1. Astra wild 13 January 2020 20: 32 New
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      Caliber 22 is a 5,45 metric measurement, and the detailed caliber is used in the AK-74 assault rifle, in pistols, I shot a lot from PSM, and it is considered not a sporting weapon, but a military weapon.
      A colleague, Horse, the Linguist said that it matters: muzzle energy (measured in Joules), and what kind of energy is it?
      1. L-39NG 13 January 2020 20: 44 New
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        It’s not a caliber, but a cartridge. You can compare. To the left .22LR., To the right .223 R. The diameter of the bullet is almost the same.
      2. Sergey Averchenkov 13 January 2020 20: 50 New
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        5,6. You're a girl? So stay a girl. :) Not when I didn’t wonder at the expense of joules ... but I know about it anyway (I heard somewhere) - a 12-caliber shot of about 3000 joules, and a tozovka ... maybe 200 or so.
        1. Astra wild 15 January 2020 07: 47 New
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          And you are a young man and we are equal
          1. Sergey Averchenkov 15 January 2020 14: 21 New
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            I am a grandfather, I have 4 grandchildren (granddaughters). wink
            1. Astra wild 15 January 2020 18: 45 New
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              We are probably close in age. I have grown-up son and pupil, but they don’t have children yet, perhaps, after today's message B. In will be decided.
              R.
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              At work everyone says: if only it would be 5-7 years earlier
              1. Sergey Averchenkov 15 January 2020 21: 47 New
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                And what is there to hide? I'm 64 years old.
    2. Tank hard 13 January 2020 21: 38 New
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      Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
      22LR is not serious, one friend of mine got 5 bullets of this caliber and managed to escape. On capercaillie / roe deer shooting ... maybe - that's all.

      One individual I knew, received 8 bullets from Makarov, almost point blank, and fled another 200 meters to the entrance of his house ... Then he died, the end ... Anything can happen. repeat
      1. Sergey Averchenkov 14 January 2020 02: 13 New
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        Well, you caught me - anything can happen. Then from my personal life ... my brother in my childhood put a bullet in my shoulder from a tozovka (of course I played it) - I didn’t get away, and I was 7 years old. So this is a rifle, not a fart with a 10 cm barrel. And this ... I'm alive. wink
        1. Tank hard 14 January 2020 11: 55 New
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          Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
          And that ... I'm alive.

          Well, well, that’s how we will continue to live. And I was not going to catch you, just in life
          Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
          anything happens.

          All the best! hi
  6. Ural Cossack 13 January 2020 17: 38 New
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    102mm barrel length. Obviously not enough for slow rifle gunpowder. The initial speed of the bullet will be about nothing. A load of gunpowder should burn evenly with acceleration along the entire length of the barrel. On a rifle and designed cartridge 22LR. And here is the stub.
    1. Catfish 13 January 2020 17: 59 New
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      And what about sports pistols: Walter, Ruger, Margolin? Doesn't burn out? winked
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  8. Catfish 13 January 2020 18: 05 New
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    Something, outwardly, he reminds me of another gun. Externally, and not by automation, etc.
    1. Okolotochny 14 January 2020 00: 52 New
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      The title photo also reminded Staer. In the film with Laem Nisson, "Hostage" in my opinion he was shot a lot.
      1. Catfish 14 January 2020 08: 37 New
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        Hi Aleksey. hi For some reason, they shoved two identical photos of the same pistol. Explicitly on the Brazilians, the Austrian acted in the sense of ergonomics and design. But the film, alas, I did not see, I can not say anything. request
  9. Astra wild 13 January 2020 20: 21 New
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    I know that there are various nominations: person of the year or event of the year, but for me the gun of the year is new
    I was also surprised that the article was written by Ilya Polonsky. I got used to the fact that works of a similar plan were Kirill Ryabov. But Polonsky was considered a historian.
    It will be a confirmation that the stereotype of perception is not always good
  10. Tank hard 13 January 2020 20: 56 New
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    But what, Taurus is a respected company in the arms world, whose works are reliable and respected?
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      Quote: Tank Hard
      But what, Taurus is a respected company in the arms world, whose works are reliable and respected?

      To catch up with the video for you, look, draw a conclusion, and yes - advertising is the engine of trade. hi :
  11. Avior 13 January 2020 22: 53 New
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    The purpose of this gun is seen in the nomination “goods for outdoor activities” - to go on a nature outing, to have a drink with barbecue, to drink, to shoot at empty cans and bottles, in general, youth rest.
    For this, the pistol has everything - relatively light weight, simple construction, simple and therefore reliable, without any changes in the feeding, a single-row magazine with 16 rounds to reload less often, a small return so that the hand does not get tired, a small price for the pistol and very cheap cartridges - Probably the cheapest that are.
    Have fun as much as you like, inexpensively and simply.
    It does not appear to be either sporty or self-defense - for the self-defense market there are many models of compact pocket pistols chambered for 9 * 17, or even 9 * 19, even lighter and more compact and adapted to be carried in your pocket, like some kind of Ruger LSP weighing 300 grams.
  12. stroybat ZABVO 14 January 2020 04: 19 New
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    At 7 hi.
    I have a Taurus pistol and revolver in Argentina.
    Very good workmanship and quality steel. But, now, I was interested in this article and I “went over” to local sites .... alas! ... we still don’t sell it, Taurus TX22. I am sure that the price will be much lower than the announced Yankees. Always so, any "our Latin American" trunk at "them" is selling much more expensive. Thanks for the article, I'll be on the alert!
    1. Doliva63 14 January 2020 18: 28 New
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      Quote: stroybat ZABVO
      At 7 hi.
      I have a Taurus pistol and revolver in Argentina.
      Very good workmanship and quality steel. But, now, I was interested in this article and I “went over” to local sites .... alas! ... we still don’t sell it, Taurus TX22. I am sure that the price will be much lower than the announced Yankees. Always so, any "our Latin American" trunk at "them" is selling much more expensive. Thanks for the article, I'll be on the alert!

      Stroybat ZABVVO - in Argentina ... recourse Oh, got it! laughing The gun is not to be afraid of you there! laughing drinks
  13. Pavel57 15 January 2020 16: 07 New
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    I also want such a gun.