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New gun for me (pictures)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Thernlund, May 19, 2008.

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  1. Thernlund

    Thernlund Member

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    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".

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    Next to a full-sized 1911 for comparison.
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    Next is a suppressor for it! :cool:


    -T.
     
  2. kingpin008

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    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.
     
  3. Mr White

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    Nice. A tactical peashooter.
     
  4. Kind of Blued

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    They make for a good "can" gun suppressed.
     
  5. Thernlund

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    Never underestimate the .22LR. ;)


    -T.
     
  6. possum

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    congrats, be careful it likes to get some serious leading going on in thier barrels. they are fun to shoot.
     
  7. Marcus84

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    Looks like a fun little gun.
     
  8. Shade00

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    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.
     
  9. starshooter231

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    Congrats. Now you owe us a range report.
     
  10. Clerihew

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    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.


    Clerihew
     
  11. sort00

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    I bought a Buckmark for the same $ with Hi-Viz sights attached. Enjoy the cost of shooting the 22's versus 45's
     
  12. Mister_Anderson

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    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"
     
  13. Grayrider

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    I have been thinking about one of those too now that Missouri is going to be a suppressor legal state.

    John
     
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    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:
     
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    Enjoy

    Mine has been pure joy and a good gun for snakes, 'possums, and such. Mine at least, has plenty of accuracy for that.
     
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    Walther P-22

    Thernlund
    I like mine a few hundred rounds zero problems. Just keep it clean and enjoy.
    Dave Z
     
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    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
     
  18. Phydeaux642

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

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    I'm not sure I understand the question.

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


    -T.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  22. kingpin008

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    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.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=gVrvPh8mBs4
     
  23. Thernlund

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    Good video! Thanks!


    -T.
     
  24. TX1911fan

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    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.
     
  25. Confederate

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    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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