For what it's worth, I have a W P22, and I like it. I had some issues firing cheap Remington bullets out of it over the holidays. The powder charge was not enough to cycle the slide. These same cartridges would fire when the suppressor was on the pistol though. I have not fired it since then and don't know if it was the ammo or the pistol needing cleaning???
The P22 was picky with some ammo is all I can say with any certainty. Not sure about the why yet. It did shoot everything well with the suppressor.
I would look at magazines as well and determine if they are available and how much they cost. This could help you decide on your purchase.
Helo LSU Fan Orlando Member since Nov 2004 3793 posts Online
re: Walther P22 vs Ruger SR22(Posted by Helo on 1/16/13 at 6:53 am to MaroonWhite)
I have a sr22 that shoots great however I have a feedramp issue that I need to take it to my gun smith. When releasing slide, the ammo sometimes jams into the feedramp and I have to tap to return to full battery. Other than that the fun shoots flawless.
I HATE the fire up safety. Most guns are fire down which is far more intuitive.
My dad loves his p22 and has never had an issue with it but a friend of mine has one that I have shot a bit and it definitely seems to be more ammo particular however both of these guns prefer hotter ammo.