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SGT278ACR
08-30-2012, 09:43
Thinking about a Walther P22 for a 2nd range plinker What do you all think... worth it ot not? :dunno:

wjv
08-30-2012, 11:15
Buy Ruger's version. . .

TKM
08-30-2012, 11:34
Pass.

TxGun
08-30-2012, 12:29
I'd pass. Not up to traditional Walther standards.

KCOG
08-30-2012, 14:15
I own a P22 and an M&P22. I would pass on the P22 and get the M&P22.

whauburger
08-30-2012, 17:36
I own 1 and it functions flawlessly, my wife shoots it all the time and loves it. Winchester M22 ammo goes quick through it.

porschedog
08-30-2012, 17:40
I'm happy with mine

John Eastwood
08-30-2012, 17:56
Do you have a Glock or 1911? If so, go with an Advantage Arms conversion. I have both for both platforms. They are amazing for trigger-time.

If you have neither....STILL pass on the Walther. It is worth $100 Max IMO

AZson
08-30-2012, 18:57
Get a Ruger SR22, do some research on youtube, you will see why. I bought one for my wife and I have had a few co-workers buy them 2 at a time.

SGT278ACR
08-30-2012, 19:51
Do you have a Glock or 1911? If so, go with an Advantage Arms conversion. I have both for both platforms. They are amazing for trigger-time.

If you have neither....STILL pass on the Walther. It is worth $100 Max IMO

I've got 2 Glocks. No 1911. Thought about the .22 conversion for one of my Glocks, but haven't seriously considered it yet. Maybe.

SGT278ACR
08-30-2012, 19:58
Buy Ruger's version. . .

Just looked at the Ruger SR22. That may be a definite possibility. What do they cost?

itstime
08-30-2012, 20:08
Mine works. My friends didn't. He got rid of his.

That said. YMMV.

CDR_Glock
08-30-2012, 20:10
I had one, and it functions well. I never had any issues. They're accurate and fun to shoot. However, I acquired two conversions (one for a Glock 23 and one for a Sig P220) and a Ruger Mark II Target Competition with a Slatside barrel. So I had to get rid of something...it ended up being the P22.

SGT278ACR
08-30-2012, 20:15
I think after reading the reviews and stuff... I'm going to pass. I just can't get past the zinc alloy (pot metal) slide. I still enjoy the hell out of my S&W 22A-1, though. Keeping it, but still want a smaller auto plinker. SR22 is looking better & better.

dhoomonyou
08-30-2012, 20:16
Btdt
Its a umarex, pig iron
Pass

LA_357SIG
09-05-2012, 17:05
It is good for women and kids to shoot at reactive targets (cans, rocks, clay pigeons) and fun to suppress. The sights are terrible and will not produce any decent groups on paper.

If it is for a grownup, I would skip it and buy a M&P22, Browning Buckmark or a .22lr slide for an existing centerfire handgun.

SGT278ACR
09-05-2012, 22:17
I think after reading the reviews and stuff... I'm going to pass. I just can't get past the zinc alloy (pot metal) slide. I still enjoy the hell out of my S&W 22A-1, though. Keeping it, but still want a smaller auto plinker. SR22 is looking better & better.

Get a Ruger SR22, do some research on youtube, you will see why. I bought one for my wife and I have had a few co-workers buy them 2 at a time.

Went ahead and bought the Ruger SR22 yesterday. Must be really popular because I called everywhere in northern middle Tennessee and the only place I found it was at Outpost Armory about 2 hrs drive from where I live. Was worth the trip. Just ordered a cheap laser sight for it off of Sportsmans Guide. Will test her at the range next friday. I'll post a range report then.

Snidely Whiplash
09-07-2012, 17:59
Enjoy the heck out of my P22. I understand the later ser #'s are improved. Mine is a 2012. Like it much better than the SIG Mosquito.

ArrowJ
09-07-2012, 18:02
Mine ejected brass consistently...into my face.

Black&TAN
09-07-2012, 18:14
Went ahead and bought the Ruger SR22 yesterday. Must be really popular because I called everywhere in northern middle Tennessee and the only place I found it was at Outpost Armory about 2 hrs drive from where I live. Was worth the trip. Just ordered a cheap laser sight for it off of Sportsmans Guide. Will test her at the range next friday. I'll post a range report then.
I had a chance to shoot an SR22 just this past weekend. After 200 rounds or so, no feed issues that I can recall (with Federal plated), and reasonably accurate for such a tiny plinker.

Having shot similar from SIG and Walther, I would take the Ruger without further consideration- much prefer its barrel over the others.

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janice6
09-07-2012, 18:24
I don't care for them. Too small (sight radius), light , frail. Wife has one. Doesn't shoot it much. Buy more of a target pistol, you will fall in love with it. Lots of good brands.

I shoot S & W 22S long barrel. Son has Ruger, His wife has Colt. Daughter has Ruger.

If you like small, look at revolvers.

Faulkner
09-07-2012, 19:39
I have the P22 and the SR22. Both have been trouble free.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/401952432.jpg

stopatrain
09-07-2012, 20:15
I have one and would not re buy.

SGT278ACR
09-07-2012, 22:00
Buy more of a target pistol, you will fall in love with it. Lots of good brands.

Yep, I've got a good target 22. A S&W 22A-1 with a holographic red dot on it. Love it and have had no problems with it. It's a great target plinker. I really had no reason to get the Ruger SR22 except for the fact that I wanted for another fun little. Looks like a neat little "tactic-cool" gun. Got a cheap laser sight coming soon for it. :cool:

n0leafcl0ver
09-07-2012, 22:08
i love walther but id buy the ruger...

MoCop
09-09-2012, 19:09
I bought one for my wife about two years after they came out. We both really like the gun. I'd buy one.

bac1023
09-10-2012, 03:13
I have one. It's pretty much pot metal junk, in my opinion.

Walther doesn't even build them.

wjv
09-10-2012, 10:24
I have one. It's pretty much pot metal junk, in my opinion.

Come on BAC. . Don't hold back. . tell us what you really think! :tongueout:

I was going to buy one at one point, but then read all of the review about internal part breaking because the metallurgy just wasn't up to dealing with the stresses. That was a few years back and things might have changed. . But there are a lot of better .22s out there to chose from.

FLIPPER 348
09-14-2012, 22:42
I have one and would not re buy.


I have one and did, fantastic little pistols.

JuneyBooney
09-15-2012, 14:12
Thinking about a Walther P22 for a 2nd range plinker What do you all think... worth it ot not? :dunno:

Some work well and some don't. The same as all things. I have two and I am selling one to get a Single Six revolver. I like Rugers but I hate cleaning .22 caliber pistols of any brand. The Smith version of the Walther is fine for plinking.

Milhouse58421
09-15-2012, 21:29
I have one and like it. Fun to shoot, no problems. Once in a while it will fail to lock back the slide on the last round with standard velocity rounds. If you shoot the high vel stuff, it runs like a watch.

JuneyBooney
09-15-2012, 21:43
I have one and like it. Fun to shoot, no problems. Once in a while it will fail to lock back the slide on the last round with standard velocity rounds. If you shoot the high vel stuff, it runs like a watch.

I agree and most small caliber pistols need the high velocity stuff to function properly.

carlspeed
09-15-2012, 22:21
I have a P22 as does my buddy. Neither have had any problems.

EDIT: We shoot whatever is the cheapest at Wally World.

thinkfast
09-30-2012, 13:23
Went to a gun show last weekend to buy the Walther, but came home with the Ruger. I found out the following about the Walther:
-the safety didn't drop the hammer
-it only came with one magazine
-it was 40.00 more
-the feel just wasn't as solid (subjective, others may feel the opposite)

Came home with the SR22--40.00 less, 2 mags, has been flawless with a full pack of Winchester 555's. Kind of cool to spend money on an American product, too.

USSOCOM
09-30-2012, 22:15
Pass on the P22. Get a Ruger.

SGT278ACR
10-01-2012, 17:32
Pass on the P22. Get a Ruger.

Yep, that's what I finally did. Love the Ruger. Over 300 rds through it the first trip to the range.