Interested in cheap plinking, practice toy. AFAIK, both get good reviews. Would the Taurus be better practice for 'real' pistols? Is Ruger definitely better for accuracy .. not just mechanical accuracy but softer trigger, etc?
Same here. Ruger Mk IV 22/45 with Volquartsen upgrades has been idle since TX22 came along.Two completely different pistols, satisfying two different missions.
The Ruger is a better gun. Being single action, with a decent trigger, it's much easier to shoot accurately. That said, since I bought the Taurus, I've not shot any of my Ruger Mk pistols.
The Taurus is a fun gun to shoot, emulating the plethora of plastic-framed wonder-pistols of our era.