22 LR Preference

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    22 LR Preference

    I need to buy a 22LR Pistol for my wife to
    use for awhile, she had a stroke and has not
    got her strength back enough to handle a heavy
    pistol or any recoil.

    I was looking at these and would appreciate some
    help from people who might own one.

    Walther P22 22LR
    Sig Mosquito 22LR
    Beretta Bobcat 21 22LR
    Bersa Thunder 22LR
    Taurus PT-22 22LR

    Thanks Jim

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    My wife has a Walther P22. Easy to pull the slide with just 2 fingers. Small grip ideal for female hands - has different size backstrap inserts. Easy controls to manipulate. Accurate, and hers has never had a misfeed or jam in several thousand rounds.

    I have no experience with the others.

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    Walther P22 out of the proposed list. Just my experiences observing others at the range and in competition with the P22. That's what I'd get out of your list if it was me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldage View Post
    I need to buy a 22LR Pistol for my wife to
    use for awhile, she had a stroke and has not
    got her strength back enough to handle a heavy
    pistol or any recoil.

    I was looking at these and would appreciate some
    help from people who might own one.

    Walther P22 22LR
    Sig Mosquito 22LR
    Beretta Bobcat 21 22LR
    Bersa Thunder 22LR
    Taurus PT-22 22LR

    Thanks Jim
    Walther P22 22LR - Nice little pistol, easy to use and has a great feel. However, they must be kept very clean and you have to use good quality high velocity ammo or they seem to tend to want to fail to feed. I sold several of them last year to customers and they liked them.

    Sig Mosquito 22LR - Another good little shooter. I probably would take this one over the Walther.


    Beretta Bobcat 21 22LR - No info or experience with this one


    Bersa Thunder 22LR - No info or experience with this one


    Taurus PT-22 22LR - Too small for my liking but did sell a few to women and some to men as a pocket piece.
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    I bought my 10 year old daughter a P22. Tally XD is spot on about them. It will go 7-800 rounds and then it needs a good scrubbing. It's picky about ammo but is extremely reliable with ammo it likes. Her's spits out Remington Thunderbolts and CCI Mini-mags like poop though a goose. It's a nice little gun for not much dough.
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    I would avoid the Sig mosquito. I've read a lot of posts from Sig lovers who believe the mosquito is the worst gun Sig ever made. They seem hit or miss: some have no problems with them, but many do.

    And yes, I have owned one.

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    I bought my daughter a Sig Mosquito,Like it's namesake I had to resist the urge to swat it,they recommend expensive 22's I used federal bulk 550 box and it FTE about 10% of the time,I figured it would be a good gun to work on her clearing drills
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    The Taurus is double action only with a strong trigger pull. The Beretta is single/double action with the latter having a strong trigger pull. Small guns have geometry issues that require stiff springs. Personal choices would be the Bersa, I have one and it is excellent, Walther, and a pass on the Sig.

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    I have a Walther P22....light, small grip. May be what you are looking for. My only concerns are the quality of the firearm (pot-metal used to manufacture the slides)

    Have you thought about considering the Browning Buckmark??
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    Thanks for all the help, I am leaning towards the walther now.
    The browning Buckmark and the Ruger Mark11 are fine pistols
    I have shoot both and own 2 Ruger's, but they are to big for
    her purse. She has A 642 Lady Smith now and hopefully she
    will recover enough to get back to that soon.

    Thanks again Jim

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    Another vote for the P22 here.
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    Without a doubt the Walther P22. Very reliable, accurate, feels good in the grip and is fun to shoot.
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    I have the SIG Mosquito, and I really like it, but would rather have the Walther. The SIG is an easy to shoot pistol, but is picky about what it eats.

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    Prayers for your wife but have you considered a Mark II or III or is it too heavy....
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    A lot of the folks I deal with that have arthritis or poor hand strength find the tip barrel Beretta is the easiest for them to operate.
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