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Reliability and durability of a Walther SP22 M3 (not a P22)?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kynoch, Aug 12, 2012.

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  1. Kynoch

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    Does anyone here have any experience with the feeding and "go-bang" reliability/durability of the Walther SP22 M3 (not the P22)?

    I would like to use one in what amounts to rimfire Steel Challenge so it had to feed and fire. I like the feel of them and the long sight radius and the trigger of the M3 but I don't know anything about their reliability and durability.

    I am sure they are plenty accurate -- just not sure if they are reliable and durable enough. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Fishbed77

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    I've never heard anything particularly good about them. Like the P22, they are made by Umarex, not Walther.
     
  3. Kynoch

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    Depending on how you look at it, Umarex IS Walther or vice versa...
     
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    Umarex owns a large stake in Walther, but the Umarex factory in Arnsberg, Germany (near Cologne) is a distinct operation from the Walther factory in Ulm, Germany.
     
  5. moto_stevo

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    I have shot the sp22 m3. Compared to my Buckmark and the Ruger 22/45 it was like cheating. It shot extremely well and had no misfires. The sig 1911 in .22 was the most inaccurate and picky with ammo that day.
    With maintenance I think that gun would be competitive for a long time.

    Just my 2 cents worth. I am actually jealous of the owner because he got it for such a great price
     
  6. Kynoch

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    Perfect, thanks. I was really looking for input from someone who has actually shot the gun and can compare it to others.
     
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