Walther P-22?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ninjatoth, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    After my last range visit with my Ruger P-95,I reilize I need to practice more,but the cost of 9mm ammo is way too expensive to get to the level of marksmanship that I would like to be at.So what do you think about the Walther P-22 for a practice gun?It is DA/SA just like me 9mm and the safety and controls are about in the same spot,the only thing is that the gun is smaller,I have considered the Ruger and Browning rimfire pistols but i'm afraid that they won't be like my 9mm at all,what do you think?
     
  2. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    I guess it would depend on how much you want to spend

    If I were you, the first step would be looking for a .22 conversion kit for your p95
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    there isnt a 22 conversion for the p95.

    some pistols in 22lr i can come up with that have similar controls:
    sig mosquito
    cz75 kadet
    walther p22

    cant think of any others off hand.
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I sold my mosquito and got the p22.

    I've heard some stories of finicky walthers, but mine runs everything I've loaded in it.
    PHP:
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont think there is anything that can help the aweful mosquito trigger.
     
  6. red ryder

    red ryder New Member

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    i have one. i like it.

    cheap and fun to shoot for sure.
     
  7. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I can't count how many people I had let shoot the mosquito, who handed it to me saying something was wrong with it, after trying to fire the first round.

    They are like a Sigma.
     
  8. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I have a Walther P-22 and it is a bit finicky on ammo. I am going to try the CCI mini mag ammo.
     
  9. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    The Ruger or Browning wont be like your P95. Besides the fire controls the grip angle is not the same. They are both really fun to shoot...But not the same.

    I've not shot the P22 but held a couple. I'm not sure about the fire controls but the size itself I would think would be different enough to not give you the practice weapon you're looking for. I don't believe there is a conversion kit for a P95 either.

    I would not let this stop me in my quest for a 22though. THe cheaper ammo alone makes it great for practicing. I have more fun shooting my 22's than about any other caliber I own.
     
  10. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    How many rounds have gone thru it doc?


    Mine has run-

    federal lightning
    rem golden bullet
    Winchester xpert
    Cci stingers
    CCI mini mags
    Rem thunderbolt
    Rem viper
    Rem subsonic
    Aguila super sniper
    Fed bulk

    And some old crap ammo that was in a auction box.

    I've gotten the normal bad primer rarely, but no ftf or stove pipes.
     
  11. zander

    zander New Member

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    I'm still in the "break in" period on my ISSC M22, but so far its been pretty smooth. I let it get dirty and that caused some issues, and it seems to be a little picky, shooting CCI mini mags flawlessly, but having some issues with federal bulk and winchester x.

    You can pick them up for ~199 now.
     
  12. notamoocher

    notamoocher New Member

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    same with mine plus Aquila supermax works great. The controls, except the mag release, are almost the same as my 9mm cougar.