New from Taurus: 22PLY and 25PLY Pistols

According to their press release, “Taurus is revolutionizing concealed carry with the 22PLY and 25PLY.” Are they saying that their new polymer (hence PLY) pocket pistols are revolting? Obviously not. These widdy biddy guns are so cuuuuute! What’s more they’re now lighter than a supermodel made of hydrogen. “The Taurus 22PLY and 25PLY in polymer frames make the already light guns into super-light guns weighing only 10.8 oz.” Is it possible? Has Taurus made the first .22 and .25 caliber weapons that are painful to shoot? Still, there’s something to be said for a puny pistol with a “tip-up barrel design for the added convenience of not having to rack the gun before shooting.” I’m not sure what, exactly. Meanwhile . . .

The reverse fish-scale serrations on the slide add to the sleek look of the gun. The extended magazine base and full body contouring provides a larger, improved and more comfortable grip.

The trigger guard is designed for added finger purchases. The magazine release is conveniently located on the trigger guard for quick changes. Taurus is constantly mindful of safety and has incorporated the magazine disconnect and a manual safety on the 22PLY and 25PLY.

A magazine disconnect and a manual safety on a tiny pocket pistol with a big ass mag release? What could possibly go wrong?

If women start buying these in droves and stuffing them into their handbags, we here at TTAG will have failed in our mission to make sure that Americans are effectively tooled-up for a concealed carry crisis. Then again, as a back-up gun, the new Taurii make the venerable Smith & Wesson 642 and triggertastic Ruger LCR look like . . . the correct answer. That is all. 

22/25 PLY Specs

  • Caliber: .22 LR or .25 ACP
  • Action: DAO
  • Frame: Polymer Frame with Steel inserts
  • Barrel: Tip-Up barrel (for convenience and safety)
  • Finish: Matte Black or Stainless Steel
  • Sights: Front/Rear –Fixed
  • Weight: 10.8 oz.
  • Capacity: 8+1 (.22 LR) or 9+1 (.25 ACP) Overall
  • Length: 4.8” Grips: Polymer