Small caliber tip-up barrel pistols have been popular with private citizens and armed operatives since their invention. Taurus takes this timeless design to the next level with our lightweight polymer framed .22. Built with all new sleek lines designed to optimize the concealed carry experience, the 22 POLY is the gun you’ve been seeking to slip in your pocket when discretion calls for an easy carrying, easy deploying pistol. Equally important, the tip-up barrel does not require manipulation of the slide to load, a crucial factor for those physically unable to manipulate the stout springs of a semi-auto pistol, making it ideal for persons with disabilities or reduced muscle strength. Taurus knows that it’s not just enough to have a right to be armed, you need the ability to be armed as well, and the 22 POLY extends that ability to countless persons who might not otherwise have it.