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M&P 22, Ruger sr 22 or Walther p22?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by slash415, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. doubleh

    doubleh Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    NM-south of I-40
    I used to have the little Walther. It never gave a minute's trouble and shot a lot of different brands of ammo. The only reason I don't still have it is that the #2 grandson wanted one badly and they just weren't available. So grandpa took pity on him. He still has it and it's still going great. This is over a few years time span.

    I missed the Walther but when the little Ruger came out I decided to try one to to see what it was. It also shoots whatever brand of ammo is loaded in it without a hitch and has had no mechanical problems either. Getting close to a year now with it.

    Other than the safety and mag release operations I really don't notice any difference in the two. They feel the same in my hand and the accuracy is comparable.

    I've only held the Sig and M&P at the gunshop. Both feel good in my hand. I would like to try both but probably won't unless someone I know happens to buy one and let's me shoot it.
  2. danez71

    danez71 Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    I agree pretty much with all of this too.

    I have the SR22p and the Firestorm (Bersa) .22 as well.

    My Bersa has never failed with CCI minimags and Blazers but I'll add that it hasnt liked the really cheap stuff.

    However, aarondhgraham has one and it seems to like everything.

    My SR22 doesnt seem to be ammo picky at all as its shot the same ammo that my Firestorm/Bersa choked on.
  3. weblance

    weblance Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Everybodys SR22P runs fine with any bulk ammo, except mine. I dont understand it, but mine doesnt like Federal or Winchester bulk. Its shoots and ejects fine, but then doesnt pick up the next round. I have 5 magazines, and it does that with all 5. The recoil spring is correctly captive on the guide rod. I have maybe 4,000 rounds downrange now, so its broken in. Its also not particularly accurate. It will put all shots on an 8" paper plate at 25 yards, but thats as good as it can do. I suppose I could send it back to Ruger, they could probably help the accuracy. I sent my stainless Single Six back because it would bind up with the LR cylinder, and also made the comment that it wasnt very accurate(same thing, paper plate accurate at 25 yards). It came back with the same barrel, and now will group 2-3" at 25 yards. I dont know if they fire-lapped it or what(*magic*)but its much better. I would like my SR22P alot better if it was accurate.
  4. Kiln

    Kiln Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Yeah the looks and ergonomics are great on the P22. That is where the good part ends from my experience.
  5. Jaymo

    Jaymo Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    weblance, they could have recrowned the muzzle, recut the forcing cone, or reamed the chamber mouths to match each other and the barrel.
  6. littlebluevette

    littlebluevette Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Don't know about the others but I have a M&P 22. It is a great plunker, cheap and fun to shoot plus accurate to boot.
  7. helitack32f1

    helitack32f1 Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Lynden, WA
    Sorry to hear of your issues with the SR22p. I say mine has been nearly flawless but i forget to take into account, that is compared to the worthless Walther I had.

    I was getting occasional failures to feed with mine and finally came to the conclusion it had something to do with me gripping the gun tightly. With the accessory floor plates on the magazines, squeezing the grip hard seems to put just enough pressure down and back on the mag to cause a failure to feed. I tested this by doing it on purpose and it failed to feed a couple of times but then I couldn't replicate it again so can't say for sure that is what is going on.

    As for accuracy, mine has pin point accuracy as long as I am plinking at small targets, like cans, shotgun shells etc, but when fired at paper, it was greatly similar to what you have stated.

    Here are three 50 round groups from 25 yards, resting hands on a rest. I suspect accuracy is way better when not resting. Or when a more competent shooter is involved.

  8. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Member

    Jun 2, 2005
    I'd get the SR-22 or MP-22.
  9. snooperman

    snooperman Member

    May 4, 2009
    Walther should be ashamed for putting their good name on the P22... Go with the Ruger and you will not be disappointed.
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