Walthers P22

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    Walthers P22

    I am going to by a 22 and am looking at a Walthers P22. Does anyone know about these? Good or bad.
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    I had a Walther P22. Sold it. Total POS and flimsy to boot! But it does "feel good" to hold. The 5" "target model" was the one I had and it was tough to field strip and had a crummy trigger. It did look like some kind of wicked cool 007 gun. Trust me, appearances are deceiving. It's not. Waste of money. Get a Ruger or a Browning Buckmark. Either of those with a Bull Barrel is way better.
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    The new ones are better than the older ones. My little brother has one and loves it. No problems with Walmart Remington "Golden Bullet" .22s.
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    I have one and I had problems with it. I sent it back and they replaced the hammer and some other internal parts. You need high velocity ammo for it. I got mine back and maybe shot it once or twice since. It sits in the safe. I got a Browning Buckmark and it is great. Good luck. I would not buy one again.

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    I got mine for about $60 and it was new, too. But the guy I bought it from is an FFL and owed me some $$ so I took it out in merchandise.
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    for some unknown reason they are not the best 22lr around. it is 50/50 if you get a good one or not. i would look at the ruger or browning.
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    I bought my daughter a Sig Mosquito it shoots good but you need to use good ammo or you will get 1 0r 2 FTE in a magazine if you use federal bulk box.They recommend CCI.Summit gun broker has them for 300.00
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    We picked up a P22 as my wife's first gun. We have had no issues at all. Use CCI ammo and clean it regular. My wife did not like the "feel" of the other 22's, so we ended up with the Walther P22. We have a few thousand rounds thru it. Good Luck.
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    If you're just planning to use it at the range you should look at the the Ruger MKIII, Browning Buckmark, the Beretta Neos or S&W 22A. They are all in the same price range as the P22, but far more accurate and reliable.

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    P22-- I like it, Mrs. Clean likes it.

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    Not my experience

    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I had a Walther P22. Sold it. Total POS and flimsy to boot! But it does "feel good" to hold. The 5" "target model" was the one I had and it was tough to field strip and had a crummy trigger. It did look like some kind of wicked cool 007 gun. Trust me, appearances are deceiving. It's not. Waste of money. Get a Ruger or a Browning Buckmark. Either of those with a Bull Barrel is way better.
    Can't say this has been my experience. I own one, my wife owns one too. Both models are the 3.4" barrel. Easy to take down and clean, almost as easy to reassemble. Both of our P22's have about 1500+ rounds thru them with a variety of ammo. Not one jam or misfeed in either one. We tend to use copper jacket rounds.

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    Heard more bad than good. I like the look of them but I went with a Ruger Mark III 22/45. Love that Gun. 2000+ rounds no FTE , had a few FTF because of cheap ammo. Will shoot 99% of anything.
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    I have had mine for almost three years now. It took a little while to break it in and have it be fairly reliable. Now, it shoots quite well and all I feed it is walmart federal bulk packs. I don't know for certain but I usually shoot about 200 rnds a session and go every week or two. So, I am guessing I have put about 5000 rounds through it. I love it. Maybe I got lucky or maybe I just gave it enough time to break in but it works well for me.
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    Have owned one for 5-6 years now. It is what it is- a fun plinking gun. You do need to make sure that the one you buy has the newer magazines. I think they are on their 3rd variation; make sure the mag is stamped with B or C, not an A.

    Use CCI mini mags. Mine cycles OK with ordinary Remington .22 lr, but not with Federal, and I have heard others say theirs won't run on Remington but will on Federal. I've not seen anyone say they don't work with the mini-mags or with stingers. It is fun with the stingers, but a tad expensive to operate that way.

    I don't like the safety (because it operates the reverse direction from the way they do on a 1911) and mine does not always fire in DA mode. So, typically I just don't bother trying it that way as when the first round is chambered the hammer gets cocked.

    If you are looking for a target .22 pistol, you want one with the longer barrel- 5 inch I think.

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