Walther P22 or Sig Mosquito??`


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JackBauerWannabe
December 20, 2008, 09:39 PM
I'm interested in getting a cheap 22 pistol for target practice and whatnot, 22's are just so awesome because they're the only caliber thats inexpensive. i already have a marlin model 60 rifle and thought it would be sweet to have a pistol in the same caliber. what do you guys think is the best? you have a better suggestion?

i dont feel like buying anything new...i wonder where i could get one cheap & used.......?

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nwilliams
December 20, 2008, 10:26 PM
Either one of these guns is hit or miss. I've owned one of each and didn't own either for more than about a month or two. They have a very mixed reputation, some people love them others hate them.

I would go with a Ruger or Buckmark .22 handgun personally.

Marcus L.
December 20, 2008, 10:29 PM
Ruger or Buckmark is really the ONLY choice for a .22lr pistol. They have the best overall records for durability, reliability, and performance.

gvnwst
December 20, 2008, 10:31 PM
I personaly like my walther, i got it because i hate the grips on other pistols (ruger anything .22, and brownings just feel wierd) adn the sig threaded model costed to much. I personally like it, not any malfunctions yet except that the spring could be stiffer, it hangs slightly (sometimes) on feeding. Just nees a small buffer of sorts to fix that though.

TAG2501
December 20, 2008, 10:46 PM
SIG - it feels like a real pistol in hand. the walther grip is too small (and I do not have large hands). I've had both - the walther is gone. Maybe OK for smaller hands (kids).

painter69
December 20, 2008, 11:51 PM
I like my P22, about 3k rounds, it likes any round over about 1250 fps.

Conqueror
December 21, 2008, 12:10 AM
Ruger or Buckmark is really the ONLY choice for a .22lr pistol. They have the best overall records for durability, reliability, and performance.

This.

Seriously, for like $50 extra, you could have an heirloom-quality gun that will outlive your grandchildren. Or, you could spend you dollars on a SIG Mosquito/Walther P22 with a cheap cast zinc slide whose steel inserts will eventually strip, crippling the pistol and causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

swiftak
December 21, 2008, 10:04 AM
I own a P22 and have fired a Mosquito quite a bit. Pass on them both as they have alot of failures to fire, extract and eject. I agree with Marcus L.

mr.trooper
December 21, 2008, 10:11 AM
Of the two choices you mentioned, the P-22 is the better. I had over 7,000 rounds though mine before i sold it to my buddy for $50. In that time i had 10 or 12 failures. It shot high velocity, low velocity, CCI, bulk pack, whatever. The only kind of ammunition it DIDN'T like was CCI Subsonic.

That said, I own a Ruger MK III now. Its a better gun, and I will have it the rest of my life. The P-22 was showing significant internal ware after 2 years and 7 thousand rounds; It will last perhaps another 3-5 thousand rounds before its junk. My Ruger MK III will run for decades.

AK103K
December 21, 2008, 11:35 AM
I have both, and a lot of rounds through both, and the have both been flawless.

If I had to choose one over the other, it would be the SIG, just because it feels better in my hand.

benzuncle
December 21, 2008, 12:05 PM
I own the Sig Mosquito. Did the research (online) and decided I wanted a firearm that felt more like my other firearms in my hand. I'm not all that hopped up on 22lr to begin with. (I prefer the 45acp and reload so cost is not a huge factor for me.) After 100 rounds, I am generally bored with the caliber. Granted, it is inexpensive to shoot. For me, that's the only advantage. Having said that, I went with a 22 that is easy to break down and clean. I have had very few problems with my Mosquito. The occasional FTF, I contribute to rimfire ammo. I buy Remington Golden Bullets in the 525 Bulk Pack. It works fine. I did not buy the Mosquito for SD, so I could care less about the occasional FTF. I have fired the Ruger and the Buckmark; fine firearms to be sure. They are the way to go if you want what are considered some of the best 22's on the market. As for me, a 22lr is just that, a 22lr. I also have a Crossman Powermaster. It is cheaper to shoot and feels about the same. :o

AK103K
December 21, 2008, 12:13 PM
The fail to fire issue is generally a .22 rimfire specific issue, and usually not the guns fault. I've owned .22's from most of the major makers over the years, and had the issue with all of them, rifle, pistol, or revolver. Its just the nature of the beast.

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