I have the older model Taurus PT22. Very reliable, but penetration with this short barreled gun, like all short barrel .22's is poor. I though it would be ideal for my Wife, no.I have this Taurus 22PLYSS .22 LR Rimfire Semiautomatic Pistol | Academy ... Yes, yes a Taurus, but with high velocity ammo it's been 100% reliable. Small, but a worthwhile size grip. Minimal sights.