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Old 06-09-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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anyone own or know someone who owns a walther p22? if so please post your experiences or what you've heard of it. im thinking about getting one for my wife.

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Old 06-09-2009, 01:34 AM   #2
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I have one and love it. I have several friends that have them, and they love them too. Mine took a bit to break in, but it is awesome.

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I own a Walther P22, but find myself grabbing for my Sig .22lr Mosquito.
The Walther has a smaller grip and not as accurate as my Sig.
Also, from time to time my Walther P22 has feed & chambering issues.
It's a little picky about ammunition. With ammo price going up and getting
harder to find the picky ammo issue is worth considering. Most shooting ranges have this pistol available to rent allowing you to try before you buy.
My suggestion; try before you buy.

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Bought one for wifey as a car gun. Using decent high-velocity ammo, (mostly CCI MiniMags) have had no problems. Grip is real small for me, though; I can't shoot it at all

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A friend of mine has one and its a great little gun. I have noticed it's a little picky about ammo, doesn't typically like the bulk stuff but does fine with CCI or Cyclones.

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Yes, I had one and sold it to buy a SIG Mosquito. The P22, while consistently reliable (no FTF or FTE) was not very accurate. I like accuracy in all my pistols and the SIG has not disappointed in that department. It is however, finicky about ammo and will digest CCI mini mags with no problems. The P22 felt very toy-like in my hands. I never really got used to that.

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I like mine, it is not as picky about ammo after i got about 500rds thru it, fun plinker.

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Although not the most accurate 22lr handgun, it is a fun little plinker. Yes, it can be picky through the first 500 or so rounds, but it smooths out pretty nice.

I would suggest this over other plinkers for your wife because it is a "traditional" semi auto handgun, in that it has a slide. Every aspect of training and experience she gets from this will carry over. Thus, transitioning from this to a larger caliber semi auto will be a lot easier.

If you want something with a little more accuracy, look at something else.

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we got one...in carbon fiber looking pink style

its an okay gun. i really like the looks of it. i cant shoot it worth a damn but my wife can and thats who its for.

the firing pin seems to have stopped working after about 70 shots. so we hauled arse back to scheels to raise hell and of course, according to the guy, it worked just fine. we took it out the next day and put about 50 through it and it worked great so yeah, we are pretty happy with it and it fit her hand much better than the mosquito.

on a different, but related note when i took it home after the guys at scheels shot it, I, anal about gun safety as I always am, checked it before i cleaned it. there was a LIVE ROUND in it!!! needless to say I was mad as hell

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on a different, but related note when i took it home after the guys at scheels shot it, I, anal about gun safety as I always am, checked it before i cleaned it. there was a LIVE ROUND in it!!! needless to say I was mad as hell
Sounds like you must have been following rule number 1.

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