January 10th, 2006 10:06 AM
January 10th, 2006 11:40 AM
You're gonna be busy Bob - shooting, and - all them range reports!!
Well - does seem Mosquito has a poor rep but - had not heard an awful lot of good on the P22 - that could be tho to do with mag issues which you mentioned.
Sure hope it runs well anyways - because if it does, then you have one real nice compact .22 platform. Funnily enough - my ''garbage'' HP-22 is a real good plinker - almost 100% reliable and I can empty a mag from that at almost FA speed
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January 10th, 2006 07:38 PM
i hope it runs for you .. What i read is that it is really picky and soemtime hard to get running right
January 10th, 2006 09:37 PM
I have a P22 - Fun as Heck to shoot!
Use ONLY high velocity .22s like CCI
Do not expect match pistol type accuracy.
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January 10th, 2006 11:14 PM
I have one. It's an excellent training pistol for youth. No kick and it has all the features of a full size auto pistol.
I have the kit with both the 3" and 5" barrels. The longer barrel is far more accurate.
Mine is also picky about about what type of ammo but part of that may not be the gun, but rather some of the bulk pack ammo that can have sporadic quality.
The biggest problem you're likely to have is that the gun will malfunction when it gets dirty. How dirty I can't say, but if you sit there and burn through 2-300 rounds mine will start to jam.
Still, I enjoy mine alot. I bought a mount and put a cheap red dot on it and it's fun. I bought mine on a whim and don't see any purpose at all other than to orient a young person to shooting a handgun. It's not the most accurate although with the longer barrel and eli competition rounds it's decent.
Have lot's of fun!!
January 12th, 2006 11:12 AM
I have about 4000 rounds through mine with only a couple of hiccups. A total blast to shoot. The problems were with the first run of the P22s and they have fixed those problems!!
January 15th, 2006 08:25 AM
I picked up a P22 several years ago. Initially, it showed some problems, the biggest being that the pin near the safety was working out, jamming the safety. I sent it back to S&W, where they made it right and sent me an extra magazine for my trouble. It has run just fine from that ppoint.
Everyone wants to shoot it. Since it's aWalther, my wife calls it her James Bond gun. It has an oddly appealing look.
We left the original grip configuration alone. Oddly enough, it fits both my wife's tiny hands and my huge hands. She claimed it as her pistol and shoots it 90% of the time at the range.
It has been a great trainer, particularly for breaking in new shooters. We shoot almost eclusively Remington bulk pack through it with no problems what so ever.
Several months ago, we took a new couple out and the girl had several jams in a row. After watching her shoot more closely, it appeared that she was limp wristing. She adjusted her grip and it ran just fine for her. She was so excited, she asked her boyfriend to buy one for her.
I hope you get as much enjoyment from yours as we have from ours.
January 15th, 2006 08:48 AM
Thanks Kevin and Scarface for your input.
Originally Posted by Kevin
The current P2 Ii have is a newer version, with the A suffex mags..
CCI, Rem yellow jackets, and Rem standard rounds just don't do the trick.. Double feeds, FTF, FTE/extract........chamber's VERY tight on the gun as well........Point of reference here.
Since last Monday (when I bought it) there have been 4 more P22s come in, (I work at one of the largest Sporting Goods/ Gunshops, on the East Coast) all like new, with boxes/ accys etc. That's telling me something about some current issues the Customers are having with the little guns.
I do know, the GERMAN Walther P22s....(Early guns) were MUCH better (a frined of mine has one) and he shoots his all the time with no hiccups at all......
Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll
January 15th, 2006 10:47 AM
WEll all i can say is thats the best price for one of thouse ive ever seen! Here in oregon you cant find one for cheaper than 299.99
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