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hugo
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Walther p22 handgun

Anybody have with any experience with this gun. Looking for a .22 for the wife to go shooting with.


PSU2LSU
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re: Walther p22 handgun
my wife has the ruger sr22 and loves it. The sr22 and Walther P22 are nearly identical.


Uncle JackD
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re: Walther p22 handgun
Browning buckmark or ruger Mark III


MaroonWhite
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re: Walther p22 handgun
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The sr22 and Walther P22 are nearly identical.


I have both of these and I would recommend going with the Ruger.
The P22 seems to be much pickier with the type of ammo but the Ruger will shoot anything.


Bama and Beer
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Mark III


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hogdaddy
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harvey
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re: Walther p22 handgun
+1


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dawg23
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I have both of these and I would recommend going with the Ruger. The P22 seems to be much pickier with the type of ammo but the Ruger will shoot anything.


^^^ This be true.


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H.M. Murdock
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re: Walther p22 handgun
It's cheaply made .22, it will however last for tens of thousands of rounds. The rifling will disappear and turn into a smooth bore pot metal pistol. You will have Malfunctions with the P22, I experienced 1 per every 100 rounds on average with all types of ammo. The dirtier the pistol the more frequent the failures. I still enjoy shooting the P22 though.

If you shoot 1911's maybe look into ATI/Sig 1911 22's.

Ruger Mark III' are fantastic, accurate and well made. Their downside is taking the pistol down for cleaning, it's a pain. Plenty of models to choose from and after market parts.

Browning buck marks are good to go.

Most common pistols have a .22 variant or conversion kit. I suggest getting a .22 version of your carry piece or HD piece so you can practice more with that type of pistol for cheap and get used to the controls and handling.
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JAB528
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If you shoot 1911's maybe look into ATI/Sig 1911 22's.


Pickier than a walther...


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hogdaddy
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Also check out the S&W M&P 22.


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Litigious Tiger
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re: Walther p22 handgun
I own a Walther P22 and a Ruger SR22

Since I purchased the Ruger, the Walther has not left the safe.
The Walther is picky with ammo (as other posts have noted.) It does fine with CCI, but other brands are inconsistent.

I have had zero problems with the Ruger.

Hope this helps.



Big Worm
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Walther p22 handgun
I had the Walther P22, it felt great in my hand but it jammed quite a bit. I've looked at the sig mosquito but I hear they jam just as much as the P22. Don't get me wrong, even though it jammed I loved my P22 up until the day some A-hole stole it out of my truck.


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Loanshark
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re: Walther p22 handgun
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The P22 seems to be much pickier with the type of ammo but the Ruger will shoot anything


This

I love my walther but dont put any crap in it and keep it clean or it will not cycle.

Ruger is a beast and shoots all the crap ammo well


El Josey Wales
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Greater Geismar
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re: Walther p22 handgun
What is the OB's opinion on the Sig Mosquito?


bapple
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re: Walther p22 handgun
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What is the OB's opinion on the Sig Mosquito?


Inferior to the SR22 and Mark 3 or 22/45.


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