Walther P22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by JSDenson07, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. JSDenson07

    JSDenson07 New Member

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    Ok so I need input. The girlfriend has an upcoming birthday and she wants a pink p22(at least shes shooting) ive shot two before and both seemed great when I shot them, all reviews point to good quality and I know smith has a hand in there as well(importer?) However my concern is no reviews talked about ANY problems, ammo fussyness, or longevity off the firearm. I'm not nieve I know someone has had something..please just weigh in, personal experience here is small. Thank you
     
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    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    P22 have had several issues. Mine had all the issues. I finally got tired of trying to repair it and sent it back to S&W for them to fix it. Look up the Walther P22 Bible. Some have zero issues, some are more challenging.
     

  3. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    My experience with the P22 has been very positive. That said I know two people who have them, one cleans his after each use and one does not. The one that does not has a much higher jam rate but that's to be expected. I also believe that the P22 has a higher jam rate than the Ruger Mark III but I don't have enough experience to say that's always true.
     
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    mountainman13 New Member

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    There is a problem review on YouTube.
    I have an extended barrel model in my possession at the moment and I can tell you I'm not a fan of it. It's a pita to strip and the slide is gouging out the rails on it. I haven't had a chance to fire it yet. I personally would definately avoid the extended barrel model.
    Just for perspective, I am actually a big WALTHER fan. The P99c AS was my first handgun.
     
  5. JSDenson07

    JSDenson07 New Member

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    Awesome thank you guys! Just came back from trying a new load in the ar and to see legit help is refreshing!!
     
  6. JonM

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    chucksolo69 New Member

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    My P22 was reliable and ate most anything I fed it, except, Remington ammo. I broke it in with 300 rounds of CCI Mini Mags first though. However, the zinc alloy slide was always a concern to me and my gun wasn't accurate at all; my rear sight tended to wobble too. I ended up trading it in on a new Browning 1911 .22 A1 and don't regret it at all. I also have a SIG Mosquito that I will probably trade in too. It also has a zinc alloy slide. I just don't know on what I will trade it in on. Probably a .22 Colt or S&W revolver.
     
  8. JSDenson07

    JSDenson07 New Member

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    Pink has been discontinued and the price SKY ROCKETED! $450 plus tax..
     
  9. JSDenson07

    JSDenson07 New Member

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    Found one and bought it for her bday. Thank you for the help guys!