Walther P22? Short or long barrel?

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    Walther P22? Short or long barrel?

    Hey Guys,

    I was looking at getting a .22 pistol for plinking at the range. I have a friend who wants to join me at the range and I would like to have something like a .22 to lend him so he can gain some confidance at shooting a pistol. Plus it's cheap on the ammo bill.
    Does anyone have a Walther P22? What size barrrel is better? easier or funner?

    Any feedback would be great.
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    Short...More closely resembles a defensive semi-automatic. Perhaps you can step him up to a 9mm later and begin his walk to drink the Glock koolaid...
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    I have them both and the longer one is more accurate and comfortable to shoot but the small one is more like something you would carry as a defensive gun so I guess its 6 one way half dozen another. You need to ask yourself if you want to plink as accurately as possible or not I guess.
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    I got the short one in black. I'll have to wait to shoot it though. That work thing is getting in the way of my hobbies.
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    get the long one, buy the short replacement barrel and the frame is convertible by just removing the last 1.5" of the slide with a allen wrench
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    We got the short one, with the intention of buying the longer one -- BUT the little thing is so accuate, we ended up never bothering getting a longer one.

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    Get the longer one. He will be more accurate & have more confidense JMO ; )
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