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Picked up a Walther G22 Today

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sactown, Jul 31, 2004.

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  1. Sactown

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    Purchased a G22 today from my local dealer. It seems pretty solid. The rear sight slides up when in use and is a notch type. I'll be adding a red dot. The forend takes your usual assortment of accessories. I purchased a Knights Armament broomhandle foregrip for it. We'll see how it shoots in a couple of weeks.
     
  2. Schuey2002

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    Which color did you get? ;)
     
  3. JackDRipper

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    How much are they selling for?
    JR
     
  4. Sactown

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    I got the black one. My dealer said those would be the intial ones out. I paid $389 (before all the extortion fees), but I live in **********. Probably $350 in the free states.
     
  5. mattf7184

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    Post a review of it when you take it out! :)

    I think your the first on the boards I know of with one.
     
  6. WhoKnowsWho

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    It would be nice to hear how these work out.
     
  7. MagKnightX

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    Oh, how I wish it had a normal stock.
     
  8. Harry Tuttle

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    whats the trigger like?
    is the action based on the p22?
     
  9. Ex-MA Hole

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    I can't get one-

    I went to my friendly neighborhood dealer today. I was STRONGLY considering trading my PPK/S for one of these (642 has made the PPK/S obsolete). I was holding it like I was shooting it. The dealer said "You don't want that".

    Why I asked? " 'cause you're a lefty" Huh?

    If you look at where the spent casing is ejected- it would hit a left handed shooter in the face!

    Oh well.
     
  10. makarov

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    The actions are reversible to a left handed configuration. They also include a 20mm spacer for the butt, couldn't figure out how the stock came apart from looking at it. It is pretty clear it is designed to be reversible, there are little plates on the left side of the stock covering the holes for the ejection port and bolt handle. Neat little guns, but don't think they are worth $350. Really shouldn't cost more than a 10/22 IMHO. I like the bullpup idea, I am also wondering about the trigger on them. For the cool factor I would probably give $250 for one.
     
  11. Sactown

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    Picked up my G22 yesterday. I put a Knights Armament foregrip on it. The red dot is an Ultradot 4, I was going to put the C-more on it, but the Ultradot allows for a smaller dot. Haven't fired it yet. The trigger feels like a P22, nothing special, hopefully some work can be done on it. I took the thing apart to clean it. There are 2 springs that really really like to pop out and go flying in this thing so be careful when taking it apart. The magazine safety spring and slide stop spring are really small and hard to find...trust me..have a magnet handy or work in a clean room in a bunny suit. They fly out when you lift the breech housing. Under the disassembly instructions there's a "Caution", they really mean it when the say those drop out. The butt place spacer is held in place by two screws, you unscrew them and take the butt spacer out, unfortunately, they do not include any smaller spacers or screws. If you remove the spacer, the screws will stick out and poke your shoulder. Hopefully Walther will have parts available soon. The rear sight looks useable, however when you slide it up and down I could see how maybe after prolonged usage the sights might slide down on their own. The whole thing feels pretty solid. It's a really compact package. I might spring for the Walther red dot. Walther needs to start selling a sling for this thing as well. No sling swivels? Come on!! Might have to go ghetto and get some twine. More to follow once I shoot this thing.
     
  12. GunGoBoom

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    that's cute...so it's a bullpup, eh....what type of magazine and what capacity?
     
  13. JackDRipper

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    I picked up a black G22 yesterday and shot 240 rounds of 4 different brands of ammo. The mag release location is somewhat unusual and my natural instinct was to put the magazine in the grip not where it actually goes, not used to the bullpup design, I guess. Trigger seemed good, I was shooting real fast and had good groups. I shoot better with a red dot than iron sights and will put one on this soon. Had 1 failure of 2nd round in a mag to feed, I think I didn't get the round seated properly to the back in the mag for the failure.
    Not sure how a sling will attach to the G22, there are two small metal front and back holes so I assume they are for the sling attachment. The instruction manual (which is small and brief) states that right to left hand conversion can only be done by a gunsmith. Haven't dissassembled it yet so I don't if the conversion can be done by the average owner or not. The manual also warns not to shoot a right hand version on the left and vice versa, looks like the charging handle will smack you in the mouth if you shoot it from the wrong side.
    Nice plastic hard case comes with the G22, my Beretta Storm will also fit in it, not at the same time of course. Called about extra magazines (10 rounders) today to Walther or S&W or whoever and they don't have any yet. They could be in soon, didn't ask about the other accessories.
    My bottom (forearm)weaver rail seems to be slightly wider than the top and front rail and two different vertical grips I tried wouldn't slide on the rail, not sure if this is the norm or just a problem with my particular G22.
    This seems to be a nice little compact 22 plinker, I enjoyed my first shooting session with the G22.
    JR
     
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    Called Walther America today to find out about the sling attachment and the guy who answered the phone didn't know anything about it. He had never seen or touched a G22. He also said they don't have any there to even look at. As I was speaking with him I noticed in the Walther catalog a G22 sling swivel set is listed, too bad there's no picture. I was transferred to another guy who might know something about the G22, but he was out of the office until next week. Don't think I'm going to strip down my G22 until they get replacement parts in country in case I lose something.
    JR
     
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    I had a chance to shoot the G22 yesturday with the broomhandle foregrip! 2 words FUN FUN!!!!

    That rifle was a hoot to shoot, the only compaint that I had was that I had to leave early! Thanks Sactown!
     
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    I'm going to have to retract my statements about Walther not including a butt spacer and screws. They were buried under the foam inside the case. I used the smaler spacer and it fits just right. Only had problems in the first couple of rounds. Ran 500rnds of Win Dynapoint through it. Offhand I was able to keep the rounds within a 2" Shoot N C using the 2MOA dot on my Ultradot 4. I think with a scope and a bench it would be able to do much better better. I was mainly shooting to break it in. It's super fun to shoot.
     
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    The small "flame" coming out when the bolt opened was pretty spectacular :)
     
  18. JackDRipper

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    Talked to S&W today about the G22. Said there are less than 1000 G22's in the US now. The G22 was released in Europe before its US release. They have a few springs and parts for the G22 along with some of the G22 lasers. I'm not sure how useful the laser would be especially outdoors.
    Shot 320 rounds through my G22 today, had 2 fail to fires with Blazer and Amer. Eagle ammo. No failures with the other 11 brands and 555 rounds of ammo I've run through the rifle today and last week. Wish I could load the G22 magazines as fast as I empty them
    JR
     
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    How to convert from right to left?

    I picked up a G22 today, they only had the righties but assured me the right to left conversion was not only easy but fully documented in the instructon manual. It is not. I've managed to break it down and flip the plates with no problem. But I don't quite know how to remove the thin piece on the right side of the bolt. Anyone done this before?
     
  20. MartinBrody

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    Have one, love it

    I bought one earlier this year. It is just too much fun. Initially I sent it back for a FTF problem. They said it was a tight chamber. It hasn't failed once since.

    The trigger is bad, it may be overpriced and only have 10 rounds mags, but if you ever hold one you will know the appeal. They just feel so good and are very fun to shoot with a red dot and even do pretty good with a 4X scope.
     
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    Swing swivels are there. I bought one set for mine, see the pic. This is basicly a 2 piece assembly, swivel to one side of the hole and attached by hex-screw from the other side. When tightened up the swivel does rotate, but doesn't move along the axis. They do offer the sling too, but it's not exactly my taste (not with carbine hooks). And bipod to the laser rail.

    Now I see that in European market the G22 is offered in 4 colours (black, olive drab, carbon and desert) and 2 barrel lengths (regular 20' and longer 24')

    Trigger job is mostly made by replacing the trigger bar. Adding width to the middle makes it less flexible, thus crispying it up. By making it longer the trigger travel gets better. One guy here made the bar 1 or 2 mm thicker (can't recall exactly) and 3 mm longer, said it improved the thing quite much. Also disabling that unnessesary mag safety should clear things up a little.

    To make the thing left-handed you'd need to swap the extractor (extractor claw, spring and mounting pin) to the other side, whole receiver and bolt is ambi. The metal/plastic parts should be reversible, I have my doubts on the metal plate, though. Maybe it's safer to just buy the left-hand bolt and that metal plate?
     
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  22. TX_Shooter

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    G22 owners, how accurate are they? What distance do you shoot at?
     
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    Congrats. I have heard good things about them.
     
  24. Medusa

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    Got to shoot one in with optics (4x32, Walther's own with mildot reticle).

    Through falling snow and light crosswind (a bit gusty), gun's and outside temp slightly below 0 C, using cheap S&B ammo, HP HV, running at 390 m/s:

    at 150 m (170 yd) it made approx 4 inch groups;
    at 50 m (56 yd) it put the bullets side by side, making groups of half inch size.

    I'd say it's pretty good gun, and accurate.
     
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    just got mine today. replaced walther scope with a red dot, which I mounted forward so I can still slide rear sight to use through scope without removing it. have not shot it yet but i am a walther fan. i also have a .40 P99 which i love.
     
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