Gave away my Walther P22 tonight


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rcmodel
August 18, 2013, 10:09 PM
I bought it new in 2004 when they first came out.

I never liked it very much, although it was an alright gun, even if it was based on a Umarex airsoft pistol!

Anyway, my oldest son came by today, and I gave him a 525 round box of .22 ammo.

Then he mentioned that he didn't have a .22, so why was I giving him .22 ammo?

And then I gave him the P-22, almost new in the box, with 4 mags, and a Fobus holster for it.

He was a happy camper!!!

And so was I to get rid of it!!

Did I mention I never did like it very much?? :D

PS: Hope he took to heart my warning about not losing the little plastic rod if he ever wanted to put it back together again after taking the slide off.

And I really hope he remembers my warning about NEVER EVER using the built-in lock and then touching the hammer or trigger!!

Unless he wants to bring it back to his amateur gunsmith dad to get it unlocked ever again!!

Now?
I guess I will just have to try to get by with 4 Colt Woodsmen, a S&W Model 41, and an Astra Constable if I need a .22 bottom feeder for something.

rc

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Schwing
August 18, 2013, 10:32 PM
I never liked mine much either. Cheap pot metal and plastic rolled into a fantastic looking and good feeling grip suckered me in.

rcmodel
August 18, 2013, 10:46 PM
Yyep!!

And the S&W Factory Rep tent at a combat shoot in 2004 didn't help me any either!!

That guy could have sold Iceboxes to Eskimos, and Solar powered Space Heaters to Arabian nomads!!

He was really that good!

I knew better!
I really did!

rc

MedWheeler
August 18, 2013, 11:32 PM
That box of ammo was probably harder to part with these days..

ColtPythonElite
August 18, 2013, 11:36 PM
A free gun is usually better than no gun. Those guns are training aids to learn how to clear jams.

rcmodel
August 18, 2013, 11:36 PM
That box of ammo was probably harder to part with these days..
Yes, it was much harder!! :D

Those guns are training aids to learn how to clear jams.Actually, that one was 100% reliable with any decent hi-speed ammo (mostly CCI & old Super-X) I ever shot in it.

I don't think it ever failed with anything except standard velocity Wally-World junk ammo.

And that was miss-fires and FTE's.

rc

Cokeman
August 19, 2013, 03:52 AM
Mine runs perfectly. I have never used the plastic thing to put the gun back together.

TIMC
August 19, 2013, 04:28 AM
I love my Walther P22 and it is a perfect set up with the SWR Spectre II can.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/F04F1200-40B2-413C-ABE0-6A18DA800661-22840-0000265BAF30E991_zps7a4a2c24.jpg

tarosean
August 19, 2013, 05:33 AM
I love my Walther P22 and it is a perfect set up with the SWR Spectre II can.


:confused:

Is that thing compensated/ported before the can??

bannockburn
August 19, 2013, 07:14 AM
If it had been a choice between the .22 ammo and the gun, i definitely would have taken the ammo. One of the most problematic .22's I have ever encountered.

Hanzo581
August 19, 2013, 08:50 AM
I love the Walther P22 pot metal and all. It goes bang every time my wife or I pulls the trigger. It certainly isn't as accurate as my 22/45 but it is a fine pistol. I'm sure he'll love it as long as he doesn't read all the hate on gun forums and lets that taint his opinion.

Wil Terry
August 19, 2013, 02:06 PM
I GAVE MY P22 AWAY ALSO !!! I could not charge someone anything for that POS and look myself in the mirror every morning. My wife put several thousands of rounds through it and turned it into a rattling hulk of it's former self. Sent it back to the S&W service place who re-built it like new. IT was a good time to dump it.
Interestingly, I replaced it with a NEW Manurhin/ Walther PP22 through which my wife put 10,000 rounds in no time flat and it still looks like new.

TIMC
August 19, 2013, 05:52 PM
Is that thing compensated/ported before the can??

Not ported, just the extension put on for the longer barrel.

ExTank
August 19, 2013, 06:09 PM
Mine has performed flawlessly for 4 years now, and eats anything I put in it.

2,500+ problem-free rounds down-range. The kids absolutely love it because it fits their smaller hands just fine.

Cokeman
August 19, 2013, 06:47 PM
Next time one of you wants to give away a gun call me, especially if it's a P22. It's one of my favorite guns.

7mmsavage
August 20, 2013, 07:33 AM
I actually like mine too. It's not without issues, but most of those are ammo related. It hates Winchester Super X, and really light bullets, but with Rem bulk Golden bullets it shoots great. Admittedly I'd prefer a gun that will shoot whatever I feed it, but I just use it for cheap trigger time practice anyway, and clearing malfunctions is good practice once in a while.

The thing I really don't care for about it is the fact that is seems more complex than need be. My other pistols are 2 Glocks and a Keltec, and have gotten spoiled by their simplicity.

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