Walther P22

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  1. Cokeman

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    Does VanWagenen's have the best price on Walther P22s this week?
     
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  3. Odds are good that they do. See if they still have the handwritten sign in the display case, "Walthers are cute, Rugers are better".:rofl:

    You didn't ask opinions on your choice so I'll spare you mine.
     
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    I agree with the sign, which must be very old by now.
     
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    Is price your sole criteria? Are you willing to put up with Norm's anti-service?

    Some are, some are not.

    For some, buying a gun entails developing a more complete relationship with a decent, respectful person.

    If the relationship is only about a few bucks, gopher it.
     
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    I know he can be a jerk. Is that all I should expect or does he do something worse?
     
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    He's just blunt. If you pretend to be an expert, he can be rude, although those that 'pretend' to be experts usually can't tell he's being rude.

    He's not a shooter, so don't ask him how they shoot or what he likes.
     
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    I wonder if Doug's will match his price. I like the guy there a lot more.
     
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    For me it was much, much worse; I wasn't pretending to be an expert at all.

    I told him I was thinking of selling a gun and what asking price I'd seen similar guns listed for on line. He then proceded to mock and humiliate me - literally accusing me of being from another planet, in a rant that continued for - what seemed to me several minutes. I was flabbergasted that a businessman would treat a potential customer like that.

    Now, why on earth would I ever even consider pulling money out of my pocket and put it in his?

    Others' experiences have probably not been as sever as mine, and to save a few bucks must be willing to put up with his rudeness and BS. To each their own.

    I shall never darken his door again.
     
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    I went there tonight and they were closed. I went to Gunnies and they were selling them for $259. I had money in my pocket and thought I might buy one. The sales guy did his best to convince me not to buy one, so I didn't. When I didn't buy the gun, he actually seemed very pleased with himself like he had accomplished something great. I'll get one somewhere else.
     
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    This is why you shouldn't buy one.

    It feels good in your hand.

    It looks cute.

    That's all of it's good points.

    The Ruger MKIII series is uglier, heavier, costs about the same, is more accurate, and will eat almost any ammunition on the planet. And your grandkids will still be shooting it with their kids after you're dead.
     
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    I just can't stand the look of the look of the Ruger. Lately, it seems that people have been having good luck with the P22.

    You don't work at Gunnies do you? ;)
     
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    My next .22 pistol will be a Ruger, I have and like the Buckmark.

    Looks are nice, but reliability trumps.
     
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    My 9 year old son can't operate the Ruger by himself. This is one drawback of the Ruger: the bolt is fairly stiff to pull, and the safety and slide release require a firm touch.
     
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    My friend has a Ruger. I don't remember the slide being that stiff. It has been a while though. I'll have to shoot that one again.
     
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    It's not stiff in a man's hands (that sounds bad...), but hand it to a 10 year old and see what happens.
     
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    This post is solely because my daughter wants to see the dancing bananas.

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    You're a good daddy, Steve.

    Who doesn't like the dancing bananas?

    Woo Hoo!

    :banana: :banana: :banana:

    :thumbsup:
     
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    So...where are they?

    Oh yeah. I adblocked them. They seem to grab my attention and make it so I can't see anything else on the page. Movement of any kind is a killer for me.
     
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    Oh man... that is great sig line material right there and could be used against you in court someday.

    :rofl:

    Oh, and to the OP - get a Ruger.