Walther P22 vs Sig Misquito

Walther P22 vs Sig Misquito

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    Walther P22 vs Sig Misquito

    The wife is finally coming around and is going to let me get her a gun of her own. She has shot both my Sig9mm and my XD45, she doesn't want anything with that much "kick" so she agreed on a .22 Semi. She liked the feel of both the sig and the p22 but wants me to decide "which is better quality". So any input would be cool. Thanks much!
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    My wife just bought herself the P22 after handling both. She liked the feel of the Walther.

    HOWEVER, if I'd known about the guide rod/spring being such a pain to put back together after cleaning, I may have tried to talk her into something different. I can't speak to the Mosquito take down/reassembly, but I can tell you that my wife is unable to put the P22 back together after it is apart.

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    How many rounds did she put through the 9 and the .45?

    The reason I ask is because my wife walked off the range the first time she fired my Ruger P345... I had to bring her back to the stall and make her finish the mag. After about 20 rounds, she was raring to go... she loves shooting the Ruger and does not want anything smaller. So, if you can, convince her to give the more effective self defense rounds another chance. The 22 is nice for plinking, but IMHO, I would not want to trust my life to it.
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    The grip on the Walther P22 is shaped by Molini. Molini designs all the grips for the Olympic shooters. It fits like it was made for your hand. :)

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    She has put several hundred rounds through the 9. The 45 she only shot 1 clip. She has a very small frame, so the 45 shook her. The 9mm hasn't seemed to have bothered her until recently. She received a 22 after her father passed and he left his guns to her. She really enjoyed shooting the 22.
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    Shot both, went with the P22...
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    I would not buy the SIG Mosquito based on what I have read from many Mosquito owners.

    If you do buy it, pay special attention to the ammunition requirements. And be sure your wife is familiar with the malfunction drill. Maybe you'll get a good one, maybe not, but the Mosquito does not have a good track record. It has been described by some SIG owners as the worst gun SIG ever made.

    I'm not a fan of carrying a .22 for self defense, but the wife of a friend of mine started off with a Walther P22. My friend also wanted her to carry something bigger, but she refused. Ten rounds of .22 was certainly better than nothing. She has since moved up to .380, but she carried the Walther for some time.

    I would not buy the Mosquito for self defense. I don't consider it reliable.

    Neither would I buy the Mosquito for plinking. If that's what I wanted to do with a .22, I would choose a Ruger.

    If I wanted a hideout .22, I would choose a Baretta. Here's an interesting article about the Israeli Mossad using Baretta .22s for repayment of a debt from Munich:

    COUNTERING TERRORISM: THE ISRAELI RESPONSE TO THE 1972 MUNICH OLYMPIC MASSACRE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDEPENDENT COVERT ACTION TEAMS - Alexander B. Calahan

    It's a long article, but interesting. About a third of the way through the article is this sentence:
    Former officers of the Mossad have also verified the firearms methodology utilized by Mossad specialists, to include their preference for the Baretta .22 caliber pistol.
    About halfway through:
    After completing his call, Zwaiter continued towards his apartment on schedule. The lobby was dimly lit and, as Zwaiter entered, Avner switched on additional lights to positively identify his target. As Zwaiter looked up from something held in his hands, a bit confused at the light, the second shooter asked the target if he was Wael Zwaiter. With positive identification established, the two commandos quickly drew their weapons and shot fourteen rounds (custom designed .22 caliber bullets) into Zwaiter.
    Mosquito--no way.
    Walther--if that's what my wife or daughter wanted, and I couldn't talk them out of carrying a .22, yes.
    Ruger--for plinking.
    Baretta--I gotta get one of them someday.

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    I've got the P22, I'm pleased with it. I was going back and forth on the Mosquito at the time as well, but after doing some research and talking to the dealer who is actually a Sig dealer and he recommended going with the P22, that sealed the deal for me.
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    My wife shoots and carry's the Walther p22. It fits her hands and it has minimal recoil, that why she likes it.
    It has been 100% reliable and darn accurate too.
    It is easy to clean/disassemble/reassemble; despite what other people say. The mags are easy to clean too.
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    I've only heard of problems with the Mosquito, I have never shot one.

    Check out this site about the P22:
    Walther - RimfireCentral.com Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohtribute View Post
    My wife just bought herself the P22 after handling both. She liked the feel of the Walther.

    HOWEVER, if I'd known about the guide rod/spring being such a pain to put back together after cleaning, I may have tried to talk her into something different. I can't speak to the Mosquito take down/reassembly, but I can tell you that my wife is unable to put the P22 back together after it is apart.
    If you are refering to how long the spring is and how short the rod is, there is a tool that comes with the gun. Its a little black plastic rod that you put with the guide rod when putting the gun back together that makes it simple. The plastic rod just pops out the front when the spring is compressed enough.

    I had the same fustration until I actually finished reading the manual and found out what "that little black plastic rod" was for.
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    I bought the Mosquito yesterday, shot it today. It's so tiny. The only FTF and FTE were from bad ammo (there were a lot of bent rounds, never buying Remington again).

    No defects with the gun so far. It's really light. I'm not sure if I like it over the P22, they seem identical in my experience. I'm happy with the decision, though. I am a big SIG fan, and the dealer I bought it from has a lifetime warranty on all of their guns, so if there is any problems with it, I can just bring it back.

    So little recoil, .22s make me laugh. I can now defend myself from the squirrels in the area.
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    My wife loves her P22.

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    I have a P22...and would like it better if it had better quality metal (instead of pot metal).... Ergonomics, IMO, are great...

    Being a SIG fan, there have been many issues with the Mosquito...by opinions vary.

    But I would go with a Browning Buckmark....
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    After two trips to the range and about 350 Mini-Mag rounds through my new P22, I'm still very happy with it. Now, if I could just get the missus to go fire it, I'd be very, very happy. After all, she's the reason I bought it in the first place.
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