Yes... DAO hammer firedI might have found it. I think, if I read the list right, your Taurus pistol was made in 2006. Here's a copy of their list information based on serial numbers. View attachment 207392
The letter z represents the year of production. That's a sharp looking pistol. The serial number search indicated that it was a DAO or double action only. Is that right?
I have the 21A I bought new 30 or more years back. I had some jamming issues with ammo so I tried cci stingers, never had another issue for 30 years. I recently experienced three ftf with the Stingers. I believe the firing pin is simply worn as three fail to fire is not reasonable especially with Stingers. Other ammo seemed to lack cycling power. I just ordered two new firing pins and expect that will cure the issue.Unfortunately, I have to revise my previous opinion of the Beretta Bobcat, and downgrade it. From our experience, we can no longer recommend it as a reliable, concealed carry option. From my research online, we are not the only ones to have experienced a jamming problem with this model pistol.
This brand new, .22 caliber, Beretta Bobcat 21 has been sent back to the factory twice to fix a jamming problem. We've used the recommended ammunition: Winchester Wildcats and CCI Stingers, and various other versions and brands, all with the same result: this pistol constantly jams. We have followed the recommended oiling and cleaning, but nothing works. The pistol fails often to fire; it fails to eject. This video is our test after getting the gun back after the second factory "service." We are very disappointed.
I'm interested to know if the higher caliber versions (.25 and .32 Tomcat) are more reliable due to increased powder.
My previous hopeful "review" is here.