Here it goes... p22 or sr22

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by TNKING89, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    i have seen many forums and reviews on these guns side by side. i have also seen them side by side and played with them. it feels like its the same gun.. i really dont know what the difference is if any? any help?
     
  2. Demonlx

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  3. smoooth308

    smoooth308 New Member

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    I own a p22 and wish I didn't..... Well it was given to me. Next .22 pistol will be a ruger and probably the rest of them I buy in my lifetime will be Rugers as well.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Why? What don't you like about the P22? That's a Sig, right?
     
  5. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    Ya i bought the Sr22 and I'm waiting for the dros to clear I've heard nothing but good things but what's wrong with the walther p22. I only chose the river over the walther because there hard to get it seems. But all Tue forums say there very reliable. Also when i was in my local gunstore they chose the mosqutio out of the p22 and the Sr22.. what would you guys say is the best .22 on the market?
     
  6. smoooth308

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    P22 is made by Walther. I just haven't had good luck with it. I'm a strong believer in being able to shoot the cheap bulk stuff and so far it seems to not like them. Sometimes it works fine, but others it has tons of problems with the rounds not loading properly and some FTF.
    My pops has a ruger mk ll and it shoots everything just fine.
    And I have heard nothing but bad things about the sig mosquito and tons of people taking them back/selling them for something else. Only bad thing coming from SIG.....
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have a Ruger Mark II and you're right........they eat just about anything. It's a very fun gun to shoot. In fact, there it is pictured in my avatar.
     
  8. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    ok cool i heard of the Ruger mark II what are those going for? because i got my sr22 for 405 with dros. its a pretty nice looking gun! i just love the look of the sr22.... maybe they where trying to sell me the mosquito to get rid of it ha.

    Also like the Ruger Mark II i hear that the sr22 takes every type of ammunition with very little amount of rejected bullets.
     
  9. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    I just went through this.

    The p22s we had at the NRA Basic Pistol Course were jamming during the class. I’ve read similar complaints about the Mosquito, SR22, the 22lr conversions, and other semi autos with slides on forums. They’re ammunition fussy, maybe not the S&W 22LR or other high end target pistols.

    I’m guessing the semi-auto design with moving slide & barrel have too much mass for the 22LR to reliably move each time. I say this because I don’t remember reading any complaints about jamming on the Rugar Mk I, II, & IIIs, Black Hawks or other fixed barrel semi-autos that only have a bolt to move. The comments on these I’ve read are that they cycle any 22lr ammo you put in them.

    I’ve a Ruger Mk III 22/45 now and it hasn’t jammed on me once, but I haven’t really put a lot of rounds through it yet. I’m a believer in ‘mature’ designs. The grip does feel skinny, but then my other pistol is a Glock.
     
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  10. downsouth

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    I have had a p22 for about four years now. It seems they have an extended break in period when it comes to bulk ammo. Now it shoots anything with reliability and accuracy.
     
  11. jjfuller1

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    i glad you went with the ruger. when you compare a p22, and a sr22 they do look like the same pistol. the differences are hard to spot at first. and some you cant see. the p22 mag release is a little lever on the rear of the trigger gaurd. the sr22 is a standerd button release right where it should be on the handle.the rugers handle can be changed very easily, just a quick pull. the ruger slide is made from aircraft grade alluminum. the p22 is pot metals( odds n ends all melted together). the p22 will function good with bulk ammo, it just takes awhile as already mentioned. had to put over 1000rnds of cci through one before it would take any bulk ammo. havent tried bulk ammo with the sr22 but intend to later today. ruger is made in USA. walther is imported
     
  12. mountainman13

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    The older p22's where known for having ftf and fte issues. The newer ones seem to be improved. Ruger is the way to go when looking for .22
     
  13. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    Ok awesome I'm glad I went with the Sr22! & the gun looks real nice too I love the way it was designed. Thank you. It you can let us know if it cycles the bulk thanks again
     
  14. smoooth308

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    Yeah my p22 is from I believe 2002 and its the model with the compensator on the front. Both of which might have something to do with it acting up. Very shortly i will take it out see what happens and report back after a good once over since I haven't shot it in over a year.
     

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  15. partdeux

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    My P22 is back at S&W for repair. It's a cute little thing, fairly light, but too questionable. My 22/45 rocks, eats everything and has never given me an issue that I didn't directly cause.
     
  16. 73wiseman

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    In my experience the sr22 is much easier to break down and clean. Other than that they are hard to tell apart.
     
  17. TNKING89

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    Ya i agree when i was purchasing my Sr22 I had the p22 and it side by side and withouth the logos on there seemed like the same gun.. and then there's the mosquito........ Lol its to bulky if I wanted a gun like the mosquito I'd just get a 9mm.
     
  18. jjfuller1

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    sr22 ate federal bulk pack ammo like a champ today.. about a 100 rnds with no issues.
     

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  19. Rick1967

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    I have a Ruger 22/45. I have probably had it for about 10 years. I will pass it on to my son when he is old enough to get his own place. We have put many thousands of rounds through it. But it still shoots like the day I first opened the box. It is not the least bit picky about what I feed it. I almost never clean it. It is a pain in the butt to clean. But I would recommend it to anyone looking for a 22.