Walther P22

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    Walther P22

    Picked up the new Walther P22 today. She looks like she'll be a fine addition to the stable. I will try to put a few hundred rounds through her on Friday and report back with my impressions.




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    Walther p22 is a nice little plinking and target gun. Except, that damned upside down safety is a nuisance. And, I hope you don't have the original issue "A" magazine. Other than that, have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Walther p22 is a nice little plinking and target gun. Except, that damned upside down safety is a nuisance. And, I hope you don't have the original issue "A" magazine. Other than that, have fun.
    It has "B" mags.

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    I have one too; the limited edition that came with a great hard case and both barrel lenghts.

    I love mine as a plinker/fun gun. I use it with my children ALOT and they love it. It's no good for CCW in my opinion and I won't hunt with it either because it's just not as accurage as my Ruger single six.

    Still, it's great fun!!! I'm sure you'll enjoy yours. Think about buying the scope mount bracket that's available. It'll enable you to put a red dot on it and that does make it more accurate and it's got a certain kid"ish" cool factor. Okay, I like it too

    If you're well to do and want to have more fun, go to the trouble to legally buy a surpressor for it and I think that would be fun but I can't afford the cost of doing that!

    I don't think it's in the same league as a Browing Buck Mark or a Ruger .22 but it's good wholesome fun! Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    I have one too; the limited edition that came with a great hard case and both barrel lenghts.

    I love mine as a plinker/fun gun. I use it with my children ALOT and they love it. It's no good for CCW in my opinion and I won't hunt with it either because it's just not as accurage as my Ruger single six.

    Still, it's great fun!!! I'm sure you'll enjoy yours. Think about buying the scope mount bracket that's available. It'll enable you to put a red dot on it and that does make it more accurate and it's got a certain kid"ish" cool factor. Okay, I like it too

    If you're well to do and want to have more fun, go to the trouble to legally buy a surpressor for it and I think that would be fun but I can't afford the cost of doing that!

    I don't think it's in the same league as a Browing Buck Mark or a Ruger .22 but it's good wholesome fun! Enjoy
    Not allowed to have suppressors here in NY. But If I ever move to a state that allows it I will consider.

    I am looking forward to shooting it and having some fun.

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    Good :)

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    It has "B" mags.
    Good. I hated my p22 until I got new mags.

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    I have one as well. It is fun, cheap, not super accurate, and a pain to clean, but I think that the upsides outweigh the downs.
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    Use high Velosity ammo (CCI) it shoots best out of this gun. Enjoy.

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    My friend has one they are great i even got the oppertunity to strip one down.
    It shoots great. When the funds allow i am thinking of a dual tone for myself

    as a side note throw away the key i did get to witness a "Catch P22" situation where it will render the gun usless(and most likely back to the factory) if you lock it and rack the slide or pull the hammer back.

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    Doing a small-time fluff and buff, I got mine to run reliabily with the cheapest bulk pack ammo. As mentioned above, not as accurate as Ruger but, it feels like a gun in your hand in that, it provides recoil.

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    Use a plated bullet, it will shave some lead during chambering.
    I have good luck with federal 550 pac ammo.

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    OK, talk to me about these "A" and "B" mags please.

    I'm having trouble with my P22 going bang when the trigger is pulled and I've been blaming the magazines. What's happening here? And how do I tell what kind of mags it has? I'm assuming A's are defective?
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    The last character in the mag serial (Production number?) will be a letter. Is the letter an "A" or a "B". Look on the magazine.

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    Not an expert, just some thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    OK, talk to me about these "A" and "B" mags please.

    I'm having trouble with my P22 going bang when the trigger is pulled and I've been blaming the magazines. What's happening here? And how do I tell what kind of mags it has? I'm assuming A's are defective?
    I don't exactly know what you mean by you are having trouble with your p22 going bang when the trigger is pulled. What precisely do you mean? Are you talking about failure to feed, dropped magazine, stovepipe, failure to fire when the hammer drops?

    As for the magazine issue, there have been 3 (I think) versions of the magazine and the initial ones were awful. Bs are better, and there may be a third generation magazine too. My problem with the As was that they wouldn't stay in the gun. THe other difficulty folks have is that the cartridges sort of line up really funny in the magazine, but that doesn't seem to keep them from feeding.

    P22s are finicky about what ammo you can use. The manufacturer told me to use CCI Minimags and the Stingers also work. Ordinary Remingtons have worked for me, but Federals will not operate the slide. For reliability stay with the Minimags or Stingers. (Stingers cost more but they are fun to shoot. They make the P22 feel almost like a .380.

    I have noticed some instances, when firing DA, that sometimes the hammer will drop but the round won't fire. I almost always cock the gun manually or by racking the slide. Then, I fire SA. That works reliably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    OK, talk to me about these "A" and "B" mags please.

    I'm having trouble with my P22 going bang when the trigger is pulled and I've been blaming the magazines. What's happening here? And how do I tell what kind of mags it has? I'm assuming A's are defective?


    Notice the "B" on the mag.

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