In the Market for a .22


June 13, 2009, 03:26 PM
So I'm deciding between the Walther P22 and the Sig Mosquito... I hear the mosquito is quite picky on ammo... any thoughts or words of wisdom to offer me, a sick man in great need of help?

Oh and by the way, I do want to slap a can on this piece

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June 13, 2009, 03:29 PM
Just not interested in anything Ruger has to offer?

The P22 would probably be your best bet.

June 13, 2009, 05:38 PM

June 13, 2009, 05:43 PM
Either one of those would be a GREAT purchase. I voted for the Ruger...

June 13, 2009, 05:43 PM
Come on Zombie. Broaden your horizons. Of the two, I've not heard much good about the Sig. Don't know about the Walther. I've got a Buck Mark and love it. Certainly can't complain about the Ruger Marks either.

June 13, 2009, 07:00 PM
Ruger Mk I or II, maybe III, Buckmark, & Trailside, no particular order.

Of those two, Mosquito.

Jed Carter
June 13, 2009, 08:05 PM
SIG mosquito made by GSG is not worth the SIG name, Walther P22 has a zinc alloy slide may have reliablity issues. Try a Beretta 87 target, at least look at one, or a Ruger MK II. Get something of Quality not Glitz. Had a GSG5p for about 3 months, Quality is missing in many plinkers these days.

June 13, 2009, 08:10 PM
I gotta ask ya, Zombiekiller... what do you want to do with it? Are you looking for a fun plinker, or a target gun, or a cheap trainer for a handgun you own?

I ask, because I haven't been real impressed with the Mosquito or P22. The P22 was very reliable, and it was fun, but it was very small, and limited to plinking by the short sight radius and small size. If a toy's what you're looking for, the P22 would be my pick. I tried a Mosquito (I carried a P229 at the time, was looking for an inexpensive way to practice) and felt it was built too cheaply to say "Sig" on the side of it. It had a few feeding issues, but I mostly disliked the feel and quality of it (admittedly, my expectations were high).

The above said, have you considered a MkII or MkIII? Here's my MkIII 22/45, I love it:

It's plenty accurate, plenty reliable, and a hoot to shoot.

DO make every attempt to try out the P22 or Mosquito first, so you aren't disappointed.

June 13, 2009, 08:14 PM
The beretta neo is a nice little gun, I don't know if you like or hate the 'ray gun' look it has, but it's a good little plinker. You should be able to get it for 200-250

June 13, 2009, 08:16 PM
I want something for fun and that I can put a can on. That's why I haven't been including the rugers

Cpt. America
June 13, 2009, 09:12 PM
Id look at a Buckmark or a Ruger. I wouldn't waste the money on either of the ones you've selected. But if you just want to pay top dollar for a .22 get the Sig

June 13, 2009, 10:01 PM
Browning Buck Mark. End of story.


June 13, 2009, 10:05 PM
Ruger mk II, buckmark, then everything else. :evil:

June 13, 2009, 10:10 PM
+1 on the BuckMark!

I also have a P22 and it can be a jam-o-matic if you use the wrong ammo. Plus it has one of the worst triggers I have felt on any pistol.

June 13, 2009, 11:35 PM
It's a pity that Ruger stopped making the Mark series with the Mark II** ;), they could have produced the Mark series forever, the Mark II was .22 autopistol perfection (not counting the annoying takedown for cleaning, that is), a bull-barreled MII is a great gun

**Yes, I know Ruger still makes the Mark series, I was being sarcastic, as I don't like the "lawyer-proofing" features on the MIII's (Loaded Chamber indicator and Magazine Disconnect)

Mr. Bojangles
June 14, 2009, 09:10 AM
I absolutely love my walther p22. I know they get a bad rap but I only have a failure to fire about every 300 rounds or so. And this is with the cheap bulk ammo and probably due to crappy ammo rather than a problem with the gun. I have a buddy with a ruger mark 2, and his has about the same failure rate with the cheap ammo.

June 14, 2009, 09:25 AM
Between the two, I'll go with the Sig. I have only reputation to go by, though. I wouldn't trade my Ruger mark 2 for either one or one of each, though.

Federal Lightning is cheap, but it does have rather inconsistent priming. My Mk 2 will cough on one once in a while, too. CCI mini mag is 100 percent. Failures to fire with rimfire are mostly ammo related.

June 14, 2009, 10:14 AM
I want something for fun and that I can put a can on. That's why I haven't been including the rugers

Of the two, go P22, if it will fit in your hand... but my first choice would be getting my MkII or MkIII threaded.

Redneck with a 40
June 14, 2009, 10:25 AM
Can't go wrong with Ruger, I have the 22/45 and its sweet. It duplicates the controls and grip angle of the 1911.:)

June 14, 2009, 12:28 PM
I'd vote for S&W 41 or the family of 422/622, Browning Buckmark, Colt Woodsman, and High Standard (Supermatic Citation)

June 14, 2009, 12:49 PM
I have both of these guns and shoot both of them with suppressors. Of the 2, I prefer the SIG. It fits in the hand better than the P22 which just feels too small for me. My wife likes the opposite for the fit reason also. The P22 fits her hand better.
Both guns have been reliable for me.
The SIG especially so with the suppressor. I use Remington subsonics in it and the only time it hasn't fired has been bad rounds, not the gun itself. I finally got around to shooting it without the suppressor on it and it did have some jams, maybe every 4th or 5th mag. Either gun should work just fine for you suppressed.

June 14, 2009, 01:36 PM
I'm going to be picking up a Browning Buckmark and add a Tactical Solutions 4.5" threaded barrel.

I've got a SWR Spectre suppressor that i'm waiting for my tax stamp on.

June 14, 2009, 01:53 PM
GUN NUT - your location says washington state --- I thought it was illegal to use a suppressor there ?

June 14, 2009, 03:22 PM
GUN NUT - your location says washington state --- I thought it was illegal to use a suppressor there ?

Use, yes it is illegal in Washington.

Own and attach to the gun, ok.

Luckily I live across from Portland and can go into Oregon to actually shoot the thing.

June 14, 2009, 06:53 PM
Had both the Walther and the Mosquito. Too many problems with both in terms of reliability and accuracy.

Trailside (if you can find one), Buckmark, CZ Cadet, and Kimber Rimfire will all give near match accuracy and complete reliability. So will Ruger, if you don't mind the the fact that they are a pain to disassemble and reassemble. :banghead: The Ruger and the Buckmark are the most readily available and you can go from no frills to very expensive depending on what bells and whistles you want.

June 14, 2009, 06:59 PM
I have a Walther P22, I think I have had every problem imaginable with it. So I voted for the Sig., and like the Ruger auto's better than either.

June 14, 2009, 07:13 PM
I would not vote for either one, there are so many other choices out there that that would be far superior. I would look into a Ruger, Beretta or Browning. There is a $900 range S&W that is pretty good, but stay away from the $225 S&W model, it is a POS.

June 14, 2009, 07:27 PM
Go for the cheapest Ruger MKII or Buckmark and the get the Tactial Solutions barrel assembly with treaded barrel.

June 14, 2009, 07:31 PM
Buckmark and the get the Tactial Solutions barrel assembly

Here's mine ( Not threaded though. It shoots very well. I traded for the pistol with this barrel on it. It also came with the original, which I have never shot.

Craig M. Arnold
June 14, 2009, 09:04 PM
Of the two listed....neither. I'd go for a Browning Buckmark or Ruger. Both are way better than the Walther or Sig.

Best regards.

June 14, 2009, 09:53 PM
The SIG is a fine pistol, i would buy one with out hesitation, oh wait i do have three of them, and i also have the rugers, they are both great guns and will serve you for a long time. as with anything buy the one that fits you and is more comfortable to you.

June 14, 2009, 10:15 PM
Both of these pistols are the most finnicky of ammo eaters. There was a thread awhile back on someone who had polished the feed ramp on their Mosquito and it alleviated some of the ammo problems.

June 15, 2009, 07:55 AM
I have them both and each has a different purpose. If you want to shoot more accurately the sig is the way to go if you are looking for just plain fun the walther is better of the two choices. Neither one is all that picky with ammo anymore. Lots of range time with "hot" ammo and now they will shoot anything.

There are many more choices out there and each will have their strong suits, you are going to have to choose what you want out of the firearm then go with it.

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