GENERAL SAFETY OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Firearms Safety 8,Get To Know Your Pistol 13,Ammunition 18. Operating Instructions 22,Disassembly 26,Assembly 28. Care and Maintenance 29,Exploded View 30,Taurus Service 32. TaurusUSA com TaurusUSA taurususa TaurusUSA,Limited Warranty 34. Available in 22 LR,Matte black or matte stainless finish.
Tip up barrel for convenience and safety, Magazine disconnect The safety warnings in this booklet are important By understanding the dangers inherent in the. Manual safety use of any firearm and by taking the precautions described herein you can safely enjoy your. Taurus firearm Failure to follow any of these warnings may result in serious injury to you or. Extended magazine base for comfortable grip purchase. others as well as severe damage to the firearm or other property. Double action only,Taurus Security System, 2 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger 3. SIGNAL WORDS AS DEFINED BY,ANSI Z535 6 AND Z535 4 STANDARDS. DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which if not avoided. DANGER will result in death or serious injury, WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which if not avoided. WARNING could result in death or serious injury,Intentionally left blank.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which if not avoided. CAUTION could result in minor or moderate injury, NOTICE NOTICE is used to address practices not related to physical injury. 4 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger 5. FIREARMS SAFETY ALWAYS WEAR HEARING PROTECTION Firearms are loud The sound they generate is greater. indoors Repeated exposure to loud noises can cause deafness Hearing protection is rated by decibel. reduction Look for dB reduction of 30 or more when purchasing ear protection Modern ear protection. WARNING can allow normal hearing until the sound from the discharge reaches the ear Layering hearing protection. for example wearing 30db rated foam plugs with 20db rated ear muffs significant protection can. When a firearm discharges the bullet or shot can strike a person resulting in death or serious bodily injury. be achieved, ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION In normal operation firearms emit hot high velocity gases particles. The three basic keys to safe handling of firearms, and metal These materials flying into your eye can cause blindness Protect your vision with proper eye. 1 KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FIRE If you maintain good protection Any eye protection may be better than none but look for ANSI Z87 1 2003 certified eyewear for the. trigger discipline it is extremely unlikely the firearm will fire best protection. 2 KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION Even if the firearm discharges if the muzzle NEVER HANDLE FIREARMS WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL Firearms. is pointed in a safe direction no one will be injured are dangerous Handling firearms while impaired by drugs or alcohol is foolhardy and may result in serious. injury or death This warning includes prescription drugs that contain a warning about using machinery or. 3 NEVER TRUST ANY SAFETY MECHANISM If you adopt the attitude that you will not trust any safety. driving while taking the medication, mechanism you will be vigilant about keeping your finger off the trigger and keeping the muzzle pointed. in a safe direction MODIFIED FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS AND USE CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Trigger jobs polishing original components or installing aftermarket parts can cause a firearm to function. in ways different than intended Some such work may also be illegal. WARNING KNOW YOUR TARGET DAMAGED FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS AND USE CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Never fire at targets at close range Ricochets can and do cause death or serious bodily injury What Repairs should always be made by a qualified gunsmith or by a factory authorized repair site Work done. constitutes close range depends on many factors including target material bullet caliber and angle by those unfamiliar with the design can cause a firearm to function in ways different than intended. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE OR CLEAN A LOADED FIREARM DOING SO CAN RESULT IN. SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH How often have we heard But it went off while I was cleaning it. KNOW WHAT IS BEHIND YOUR TARGET Unless you are shooting into a bullet trap designed to capture or I did not know it was loaded or It was jammed and I tried to take it apart. the type of ammunition you are firing projectiles may pass through the target and strike anyone or anything. IF A FIREARM GOES OFF THERE WAS A ROUND OF AMMUNITION IN THE CHAMBER Period. beyond Bullets can travel miles, Clear or empty the firearm of all ammunition before disassembling or cleaning.
6 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger 7. FIREARMS SAFETY SYSTEMS Magazine disconnectors are not safeties and can themselves create dangerous situations causing injury. Firearms safety is supported by a system With your pistol the system is made up of the following. A magazine disconnector is intended to help individuals that either do not know how to or fail to. 1 You Your involvement in safety cannot be overemphasized No safety component can keep your finger. properly clear a pistol and make it safe To make your PT 22 semiautomatic pistol safe remove the. off the trigger and the muzzle pointed in a safe direction Also you are the key to never trusting any of the. magazine tip up the barrel and visually check that the chamber is empty A magazine disconnector. mechanical parts of the safety system, is intended to disable the pistol if the shooter removes the magazine but fails to unload and clear. 2 Manual Safety Lever To operate the manual safety push the manual safety lever up Manual safety the chamber. must be all the way in the safe position to work properly not halfway or at some other point in it s travel. Don t play with the manual safety and you will avoid accidents Magazine disconnectors can be dangerous for a number of reasons. 1 Magazine disconnectors encourage sloppy gun handling Shooters may become used to relying on the. 3 Trigger Guard This is a physical obstruction that helps prevent unintended pressing of the trigger or. magazine disconnector to make the pistol safe and then when handling another pistol without a magazine. trigger safety Do not modify the trigger guard,disconnector have a negligent discharge. 4 This Manual Taurus intends for you to use this manual to learn about your pistol and to help you use. 2 Pistols with magazine disconnectors require the shooter to have a magazine handy to be able to clean. your pistol safely If you use the manual you will go a long way toward being a knowledgeable and safe. and function check the pistol Any time a magazine is present during cleaning and function checking a. firearms owner, pistol there is an increased risk that ammunition can find its way into the chamber and enable the shooter. 5 On Line Resources TaurusUSA com hosts a library of videos concerning safety and related issues to have a negligent discharge. This library is being added to and revised Please visit the site and take advantage of what is available. 3 Magazine disconnectors are not fail safe they in fact fail dangerous Magazine disconnectors are. there as part of your education regarding using your Taurus pistol in a safe fashion. mechanical devices and as such can and do fail If a magazine disconnector fails the pistol will fire with. MAGAZINE DISCONNECTOR the magazine removed If the shooter is relying on the magazine disconnector because of sloppy gun. handling habits the shooter can have a negligent discharge. WARNING 4 Magazine disconnectors can be bypassed during normal handling if the shooter has poor trigger. discipline The result can be a negligent discharge. Your pistol is equipped with a magazine disconnector Relying on this device and failing to properly clear. 5 Magazine disconnectors can be removed or disabled by other users Then if another shooter relies on. the pistol can result in a negligent discharge causing bodily injury or death. the device and has sloppy safety habits a negligent discharge can result. Some jurisdictions require that pistols sold within their borders to be equipped with a device called a Your PT 22 is equipped with a magazine disconnector so that it is able to be sold in jurisdictions requiring. magazine disconnector You may hear a magazine disconnector referred to as a magazine safety such devices. 8 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger 9. PISTOL AND REVOLVER SIZE AND SAFETY CARRYING FIREARMS. The selection of a revolver versus a pistol as well as the size caliber and magazine capacity of a handgun Carrying a firearm can be dangerous Carrying a firearm makes it more difficult to control the muzzle and. are personal choices There are many choices to be made and there are advantages and disadvantages makes it more likely that the firearm can be dropped or bumped causing the firearm to fire. for each When selecting a pistol size has safety implications because of the way pistols are loaded. In almost all circumstances it is safest to carry a handgun in a holster designed for that specific handgun. Generally speaking smaller handguns may require more attention to be handled safely than medium or Carrying a handgun in a pocket without a specific designed In Pocket Holster or a trigger shield or in a. full size handguns This is because their small size makes it easier to point the muzzle at your hand or to waist band without a belt clip is always a last choice Carrying any handgun in a holster that fits the firearm. sweep swing the muzzle across your body yourself or others in ordinary handling and style of carry should prevent it from accidentally falling and you from losing control of the muzzle. With the PT 22 model pistols we recommend loading using the tip up barrel feature to place a round in the Except in rare high threat circumstances carry your pistol with a full magazine and an empty chamber If. chamber With this feature it is not necessary to manipulate the slide at all This is the safest procedure the chamber is empty the pistol cannot fire. when chambering a round in the PT 22 model pistols. SAFE CARRY CONDITION WARNING CARRYING, Safe Carry Condition is the most ready to fire condition that the user feels is reasonable under the. Do not carry your firearm in any way that might let it fall or be bumped If a firearm falls or is bumped it. circumstances Generally we believe that Taurus pistols should be carried with a full magazine and an may fire. empty chamber Under most circumstances this provides the best balance of readiness and safety On. the plus side if the chamber is empty unintended discharges are minimized However the slide must be. manipulated to load a round in the chamber In emergency circumstances this can be difficult to do safely. and correctly WARNING CARRYING, If the user believes that he or she is faced with an increased threat chambering a round is appropriate For Always review and follow the holster or luggage manufacturer s instructions or the firearm may fall or be.
safety reasons this should be done beforehand with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your finger bumped and fire. off the trigger How do you know you may be going into a more dangerous situation That depends If for. example you carry cash to deposit after a business closing this may well qualify If a domestic partner is. actively threatening you this may qualify as well, Safe Carry Condition is a judgment call and must be made by the user Some users routinely face greater. threats than others Users must be aware of their situation and circumstances Errors in judgment can have. dire and tragic outcomes if firearms are present, 10 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger 11. FIREARMS STORAGE AND GUN LOCKS GET TO KNOW YOUR PISTOL. How you secure your firearms is a personal choice based on the unique circumstances in your home. business or vehicle and the laws of the state where your firearm is located Any choice you make. FRONT SIGHT BARREL SLIDE REAR SIGHT, about securing your firearms will present advantages and disadvantages It is up to you to weigh those. advantages and disadvantages and choose which security method is best for you and those around you. WARNING LOCKING MANUAL SAFETY, Never lock a firearm with a round of ammunition in the chamber Unlocking a loaded firearm makes it more. difficult to maintain trigger discipline and to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. WARNING GRIP, Securing your firearm may inhibit access in a defensive situation and may result in injury or death GUARD.
BARREL RELEASE,WARNING MAGAZINE, Failure to secure a firearm may result in injury or death Properly securing a firearm means storing your. firearm unloaded decocked and securely locked with all ammunition in a separate location. 12 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger 13. GENERAL SAFETY OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING YOUR FIREARM Important Keep this manual with your firearm The information contained in this manual is useful both for beginners and experienced shooters In addition to important information about the function cleaning and care of the firearm the manual contains instructions that will be very helpful in shooting The most

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