New gun for me (pictures)


May 19, 2008, 09:53 PM
Because I'm jazzed about it, and I like taking pictures, here's what I got over the weekend. I passed on it at the Crossroads gun show over and over, seeing it for sale from several people. Prices ranged from $325 to $350. I spotted a used one for sale from a pawn broker for $310.

I'm glad I was able to hold out, because later that afternoon I saw it at the gun store/range for $289 and "pulled the trigger".

Next to a full-sized 1911 for comparison.

Next is a suppressor for it! :cool:


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May 19, 2008, 09:57 PM
Good stuff! Despite what some people have to say about 'em, I really like my P22. Sounds like you got a good price too.

As you probably know, they're not exactly tackdrivers, but still hard to beat for plinking. I need to get on the ball and save up for a suppressor for mine.

Mr White
May 19, 2008, 09:59 PM
Nice. A tactical peashooter.

Kind of Blued
May 19, 2008, 10:09 PM
They make for a good "can" gun suppressed.

May 19, 2008, 10:18 PM
Nice. A tactical peashooter.

Never underestimate the .22LR. ;)


May 19, 2008, 11:32 PM
congrats, be careful it likes to get some serious leading going on in thier barrels. they are fun to shoot.

May 19, 2008, 11:35 PM
Looks like a fun little gun.

May 19, 2008, 11:44 PM
I love my P-22. So does my wife. Just finished a box of 500 Remingtons; only had 3 bad rounds, no jams, no FTEs. It's such a blast! Been meaning to order the extended followers to up the capacity to 13.

May 19, 2008, 11:48 PM
Congrats. Now you owe us a range report.

May 20, 2008, 12:08 AM
when I got my P22 I got suckered (I guess I am a sucker for neat guns) into a kit...had the 5 inch and the 3 inch barrels along with a red dot sight and the mount for it. Total cost was around 500... good purchase though :) I have been happy with it. Though mine broke right away 200 rounds through it and it the hammer spring broke. Every one I spoke to about it said they never heard of such a thing from a Walter. Got it shipped back to Walter for repairs under warranty and have had no problems what so ever after that...and an additional 300 or 400 rounds later.


May 20, 2008, 11:07 AM
I bought a Buckmark for the same $ with Hi-Viz sights attached. Enjoy the cost of shooting the 22's versus 45's

May 20, 2008, 02:45 PM
Very nice. I'm a fan of Walther's (I have P99's 9MM and a .40 both in QA)
I am currently waiting for my P22 I ordered. I read that there have been a few revisions of the mags for P22 due to some feeding issues. That info is at wikipedia for "walther p22"

May 20, 2008, 02:53 PM
I have been thinking about one of those too now that Missouri is going to be a suppressor legal state.


May 20, 2008, 02:54 PM
Yes, all new P22s come with the B revision magazine. Walther fixed most (if not all) of the problems with the A revision. Not 100% sure what they changed between revisions. I love my P22 though - what really aggravates me, though, is that they started offering it in chrome only after I bought mine. :fire:

May 20, 2008, 04:10 PM
Mine has been pure joy and a good gun for snakes, 'possums, and such. Mine at least, has plenty of accuracy for that.

May 20, 2008, 08:02 PM
I like mine a few hundred rounds zero problems. Just keep it clean and enjoy.
Dave Z

May 21, 2008, 11:24 AM
hello all,the gun looks like it will be a lot of fun,i have a question,surpressor legal state?would love to hear more about that

May 21, 2008, 12:46 PM
be careful it likes to get some serious leading going on in thier barrels.

Mine hates Remington bulk ammo but does real well with Federal bulk. YMMV.

May 21, 2008, 01:44 PM
...i have a question, surpressor legal state?

I'm not sure I understand the question.

In some states, suppressors are not legal. Where I'm at, they are.


May 21, 2008, 01:50 PM
My guess is that he was asking if you meant a state where it was legal to own a suppressor without a federal license.

Maybe I'm missing something, but last time I field stripped my P-22 I had an awful timing getting the slide back on because of that spring. Sorry to threadjack, but am I missing something?

May 21, 2008, 02:06 PM
Bought one just last week from a fellow THR member for $230. LNIB.

Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I hope to this weekend.

May 21, 2008, 03:34 PM
Shade - It gets easier the more you do it, but it can be a bit tricky. If you take the recoil spring, and flare one end (the one opposite the side the guide rod fits into) with a ball-point pen, it can help with reassembly.

Have a look at this video, and you'll see what I'm talking about.

May 21, 2008, 03:39 PM
Good video! Thanks!


May 21, 2008, 04:49 PM
I love my P22, and yes, mine is suppressed. I have a friend with a suppressed Sig Mosquito and sometimes we are lucky enough to be at the range alone. Shooting without ear protection is a wonderful thing.

Remington Thunderbolts will lead it up badly, I'd avoid those. Remington Golden Bullets work great in my P22.

May 21, 2008, 11:02 PM
They're a bit overpriced, but it appears to be a pretty decent pistol. Given my choice, I'd take a steel Ruger Mark II/III .22LR any day.

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