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Missing my walther p22

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by seanmo117, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. seanmo117

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    So I just recently sold my Walther P22 to one of my friends for a decent price and did it upon thinking that I wasn't going to regret it. But now after a week or two knowing that I don't have it kinda makes me feel empty inside. Is that weird? Even though the p22 was pretty finicky about the ammo you fed it I never missed the bullseye. Now I am thinking of buying the newer model of the P22, Walther changed the grips of it. Has anyone had better experiences or worse with the newer model?
     
  2. brtarr

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    Why not step up to a ruger SR22P instead? I have a P22 and love it and adding a sr22p to my stable as well.
     


  3. Peter_72

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    My wife has a new P22Q, sweet shooting gun IMO. We broke it in on CCI bullets and have been shooting Federal bulk since, it fails to eject once in a while but you have to expect that when you shoot trash bullets....My GSG and SR22 also fail to eject once in a while with those bullets.
     
  4. bac1023

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    There are plenty of better quality rimfire pistols to choose from.
     
  5. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    i love the one i bought for my daughter. hasnt missed a beat at all, as in no malfunctions of any kind, ever.
     
  6. FLIPPER 348

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    They are great little pistols unless you are the snobby type. I sold my first one a few years back and quickly missed it. I have two now that are flawless with quality ammo and accurate as hell.
     
  7. ctfireman

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    I sold mine after getting an SR22 & haven't missed the P22. The SR22 is definitely better.
     
  8. Peter_72

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    In what way do you find the sr22 better?
     
  9. BenjiEDF

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    It is not ammo picky at all and is very reliable. The barrel is stainless steel and thicker (plus for me), and it has a larger grip you can add. The slide on the walther is cast zinc alloy, the slide on the ruger is aircraft grade aluminum. Some of the other reasons are subjective, but I'm pretty sure that the Ruger SR22p being more reliable is a fact.

    I think the SR22 is a little too small though, the S&W MP22 is more my speed.
     
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  10. Peter_72

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    If you really read about the SR22 you will find that they are having a lot of trouble with the aluminum slide....premature wear and some coming out of the box warped. We have been lucky so far, no problems yet

    It shoots junk ammo the same as the P22....you get failures once in a while! I'll never understand why people expect perfect performance with junk ammo! I admit I shoot the cheapest ammo I can get when I target shoot but I don't expect it to shoot like a quality bullet.
     
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  11. Peter_72

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    I haven't noticed that at all. I do have more rounds through the P22 but it shoots just as reliable as the SR22. I have pretty large hands (both are too small for me) IMO the P22 feels better in my hand and I did put the larger grip on the Ruger.


    I agree!! If it weren't for my son's small hands I would have bought the M&P for it's size.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012