I own one of these cool looking little .22 pistols.....buying it used, but near new looking from a fellow I know.
Anyhow, if you own one and have reliability issues with it, you might read my story for a possible cause/fix.
So I buy this little PT-22 from an aquaintance. I asked about it working..he saying it worked fine....I trust the guy(knowing him my whole life).
The I try the little Taurus...and it's a POS...a real Jam-O-matic!?? I try several brands and types of .22LR, and the pistol persisted in binding up...the typical jam consisting of the empty case failing to extract, and a fresh cartridge jamming up against the halfway protruding empty!
I asked the previous owner which ammo he fired, and he was puzzled by my reports of the gun jamming up.......offered money back.
I considered the little gun...cleaned and inspected it...nothing noticably wrong with it....previous owner had/has faith in it.....must be me!!!
Checking out how I hold the smallish gun.....it dawned on me that my hold on the gun, along with a lot of vertical play in the magazine/gun, caused the mag to 'ride high' in the magwell. My pinky finger holding the magazine up when held below the mag.
If I squeezed my fingers up above the mag's fingerrest baseplate...the pistol would run with decent reliability, because my grip would hold the mag down against the mag latch.
I made a cardboard shim from a sutably thick piece of cardboard to fit between the pistols mag opening, and the plastic finger-rest baseplate. This fixed the guns problems, while I could still hold the gun comfortably with my pinky under the mag. To replace the temporary cardboard shim...I found a plastic jug made from black plastic, and carefully cut a shim from it to match the mag baseplate, and sanded it thin enough to allow the mag to seat and latch, but prevent it from riding too high and jamming up the works.
This solution works great with my PT-22. The issue being the high riding mag stopping the empty from exiting, and trying to feed another round.
The solution being to prevent the mag from riding too high in the gun with a simple shim. Something to try if you own a Taurus PT-22 that's being troublesome.
What are you using for ammo in it..? Knowing it is a taurus it could just be a taurus and be jamming a lot, but the ammo could be a big part of it too.
A friend of mine just recently purchased a SigSauer Mosquito and it says in the owners manual to use CCI Mini mags but it jams and stove pipes using the CCI Mini mags. it does like the Remington Thundering .22. I have a POS Lorcin L22 that doesnt like American Federal .22 but it does like the Remington.
Mine likes to be clean, clean, clean and fairly wet. It also likes non hyper velocity ammo and a firm grip. It will not tolerate a limp wrist. With that 15 pound DA trigger pull it shouldn't be a problem.