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Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by PAGLOCK23, Dec 30, 2007.
How many on here own or intend to purchase a Walther P22?
not me but we sell the hell out of them pistols in the store
Bought one for my wife about 6 months ago and we're up to about a 1000 rounds thru it now. Great little shooter and my wife loves it. We have the long barrel kit for it as well and it's very accurate with either...
I have one and love shooting it. 500 rounds for $10 and it's very accurate.
My next purchase will be a .22 rifle.
I bought a P22 last summer, since then I've put about 2500 rounds through it. It's a great gun, except it's very temperamental about what kind of ammo you use. Other than that it's very good, inexpensive gun. I highly recommend this gun.
temperamental how? likes hot loads? brands?
I put the cheapest .22 rounds I can down my P22... Blazer Brass maybe? It's like $9.99 a box of 525 at Cabelas...
When I shoot it, I've never had a problem. I think one has failed to feed out of some 1000 shots... My girlfriend on the other hand? She can have a failed feed every other magazine... I'm not really sure what the problem is either, I can't see any sort of limp wristing, etc. Similar problems happen with my XD9 as well with her though and I've never had a problem.
It usually use Federal Champion ammo. It's about $10/box at any local store. I'm not sure what causes it. It seems to jam as it loads the round, it catches on the top of the barrel. I've never had a jam when it's ejecting the shell, just the loading. I've heard that Walther has changed the design of the clips ever so slightly. I'm not sure if this has fixed the problem or not.
This might help. Taken from Wikipedia.
There are three revisions of the Walther P22 magazine as the original design was prone to feed failures. Walther corrected the issue by modifying the feed ears and adding a short 3/8" slot which allows rounds to stagger as they approach the top of the magazine. The second version of the magazine is designated with an 'A' after the part number. Later versions of the 'A' magazine have an elongated 1" stager slot which further improves the magazine's performance. Finally Walther has released a 'B' version which is made of thicker steel, has a tall spring retaining nub and retains the 1" stager slot.
Picked up a P22 recently with the long barrel and am enjoying it. Traded a Ruger MK III for the Walther P22 because I wasn't satisfied with the feel of the MK III. Also own a MK II Ruger and just got a Baretta Neos. Ruger and Walther seen to prefer hotter loads to reduce ftf problems, Beretta doesn't seem to mind anything. The Federal ammo seems to be quite dirty.
Walther is a nice little gun that I enjoy, accurate enough and ammo is certainly inexpensive.
Good and Bad
I've had one for 3 years. It feels great in my hand. It has the same kind of sights and trigger as a real self-defense combat pistol. It fits several of my favorite holsters. The price was right. I can get an adapter to fit it with a silencer-- and I did. That alone made the purchase of the pistol worthwhile.
But it was NEVER very accurate. I'd shoot a High Standard with open sights and get a 2" group, all in the black. Then I'd shoot a S&W model 34 revolver and get a 4" group, with half in the black. Then I'd shoot this Walther P22 and get a 6" group, just a few in the black by luck.
The gun was reliable when it was new, and clean. Then as it got older, it required more and more frequent cleaning. Admittedly, the suppressor helped get it dirty faster. But eventually, even cleaning it didn't make it reliable. It had to go back to S&W for warranty repairs. Now that it's back it's 95% - 99% reliable when clean, which is good enough for me. But shipping it to S&W cost $45.
When I bought this thing, I was unfamiar with the Sig "Mosquito." Now I think I should have gotten one of those instead.
Here's a link to a web page for the gun I wish I'd bought (though it would have cost $100 more up front).
Here's a link to a video (high quality, good sound) of what I did get-- the Walther P22 with a "Pilot" suppressor. It really is that quiet.
Limp wrist! That is it, that is all! She is rotating her wrist. jp
This will do it!
An old 1960's H&R target .22lr, 9 shot.
That P22 is fugly. Jim
I bought one just recently and the wife and I took it out about a week ago and fired about a 1,000 rounds through it and she fell in love with it. I bought it for me and I think she is going to claim it. Guess I am going to have to buy me one now.
Mine has problems with any ammo except CCI mini-mags, they work fine. all of the other "bulk" boxes tend to have trouble........Chewy
.i garantee the cheaper smith and wesson,model A1 22cal
will serve you better,we have put all kinds of rounds and ammo
threw them they perform great and the $300.00 buck
they come with a full rail scope mount..good luck
my brother in law bought one,and didn't like it because he said he could only shoot high velocity stingers or it would stove pipe on him. He is going to give it to my wife Sunday. I shot and like it a lot. great little gun.
I bought one of these and sold it a year later because it was one of the most inaccurate guns I ever owned. It was more so than my old Colt Ace, which was very inaccurate. I have recently purchased a Sig Mosquito and it is a keeper. Very accurate and reliable as long as you shoot high velocity ammo in it. Price was right too; $358.00 NIB.