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Old 07-19-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default p226 .22lr kit vs. Walther p22

Ok, So I am looking for some sort of .22lr pistol, I have a p226 in .40S&W.
Should I consider the .22lr conversion kit over another pistol? I would like to stay in the $350.00 or less range, I can find a kit with threaded barrel for about $270, But I don't know if I need the threaded barrel as I don't have a suppressor, But one never knows.
I don't know anyone who has a conversion kit and I know some of the drawbacks of the p22, Just looking for a little guidance.
I would be open to other pistols in the $350- range if anyone had a thought.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:50 AM   #2
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ive got the sig p220 conversion for 22lr. highly recomend it. its the only pistol conversion ive kept cuz it works and works damn well.

the 22/45 threaded barrel works very well with a few simple mods

the sig/gsg 1911-22 works very well too.

those are the only full size i can honestly recomend

oh and get the threaded version. supressors are fun!!

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ive got the sig p220 conversion for 22lr. highly recomend it. its the only pistol conversion ive kept cuz it works and works damn well.

the 22/45 threaded barrel works very well with a few simple mods

the sig/gsg 1911-22 works very well too.

those are the only full size i can honestly recomend

oh and get the threaded version. supressors are fun!!

silencerco sparrow on 22/45 250 rounds 10 yards

Good to hear, I am leaning toward the conversion kit, Especially if I can find the kit for $270 again.
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Default p226 .22lr kit

I can not comment on the Walther but I do have a P226 in 9mm/ 22lr.
The 9 mm top end has been completely reliable and accurate I have had absolutely no malfunctions with this unit.
The .22 top end was a little different, this was my own fault and not the pistol. My dealer advised me to break in the .22 with good quality high velocity ammunition, I did not. When I got a chance to shoot it all I had on hand was Fed.bulk pack,and the reliability was less than impressive. Generally this was one or two fail to feed per mag., due to the slide not traveling all the way to the back. This problem went away after about 300 rounds and for the next 300 there have been no malfunctions even using the same bulk pak ammo.
Over all the 226 is a very impressive combination pistol.
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I had a Sig P226 22lr and found it to be a very good rimfire. There were two things I didn't like however:

1) Mine had some minor issues with cycling some bulk ammo.
2) I didn't like the cost and scarcity of adding extra mags.

If a P226 centerfire is your primary carry/duty/defense sidearm, I think it's a no-brainer to go with the Sig. If you go this route try the Federal semi-auto bulk (white & black box, 325ct). It ran well in mine.

But I decided I'd rather just sell my $300 Sig kit and invest about $450 in a dedicated rimfire from Ruger or Browning (it'll be my next addition). The Walther is also supposed to be a solid little gun.

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2 guns are better than one IMO.

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Thanks again all.
Good info on the high velocity ammo for a break in period, I hav no idea what kind of info would come with the conversion kit.
My p226 is not my daily carry, I leave that up to a XD40sc.
I agree sometimes 2 guns are better than one, Like I mentioned that my p226 isn't my daily, so I don't need it for trigger control or anything.
My main concern was ammo cost, However, My wife asked me how much .40S&W ammo I could buy for $300+ dangded women!

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Thanks again all.
Good info on the high velocity ammo for a break in period, I hav no idea what kind of info would come with the conversion kit.
My p226 is not my daily carry, I leave that up to a XD40sc.
I agree sometimes 2 guns are better than one, Like I mentioned that my p226 isn't my daily, so I don't need it for trigger control or anything.
My main concern was ammo cost, However, My wife asked me how much .40S&W ammo I could buy for $300+ dangded women!
reply: i dont intend to stop shooting forever after that 300$ worth of 40sw is gone.

*be prepaired to pay big price for winning logic argument...
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Walther sux. Don't waste your money.

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