walther p22?

Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Jun 1, 2011
Messages
30
Likes
0
Location
ipswich
I've read a lot of reviews I'm thinking its at 65/35 yay and nay. I know "or atleast have read" its picky with ammo or ftf/fte alott, also slide issues etc, the other factor is a lot of the reviews are old like 4 or 5 years old or more! Which makes me think some of the issues must have been adressed by now anyone who has one please share your story wich this firearm. I love .22's cheap to shoot etc I have a colt challenger that I absolutely love so much fun
 
Rating - 100%
6   0   0
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
5,157
Likes
1,226
Location
New Bedford, MA
I've got a new P22, the new ones don't have the built in trigger lock, and i believe they only come in black now..... I've fed mine cheap walmart federal bulk with no problems....

Anything high velocity should be fine, i try to stick with CCI stingers.... i had an FTE that got caught up and scratched the inside of the slide up a bit....

It's not terribly accurate, or maybe i'm not accurate with it (3" barrel version) but it is fun and cheap to shoot...


From my HTC EVO via Tapatalk
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Jun 1, 2011
Messages
30
Likes
0
Location
ipswich
Cool I found somewhere that makes a pressure booster for the p22 that increases the blow back pressure in lower velocity ammo so I don't know I guees buy gun buy assortment of ammo and run with what works best I suppose but thanks for insight
 
Rating - 100%
12   0   0
Joined
Feb 7, 2011
Messages
876
Likes
75
Location
Quincy
I've seen a couple at my range recently. I was mostly focused on my own shooting but I didn't notice these fellows having any problems. My fiance is interested in getting one once her license comes in.
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Jul 7, 2009
Messages
1,686
Likes
427
Location
Hanover, MA
I have had mine, since Feb. New, but it has the trigger lock. I just use the CCI ammo with it, and it shoots just fine so far. I only get to the range about twice a month and take it with me every time.
 
Rating - 100%
19   0   0
Joined
May 28, 2009
Messages
3,520
Likes
339
I used to have one, sold it about a year ago. Besides being picky on ammo, I never had any issues. I'll probably pick up another one eventually.....
 
Rating - 100%
6   0   0
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
5,157
Likes
1,226
Location
New Bedford, MA
i don't know what else (besides the trigger lock) they changed, but i do remember reading older posts online about problems people have... haven't really had any problems.....

after 850 round through it (440 stinger, 50 velocitor, 30 remington gold, 40 fed lightning, 290 fed bulk)
i've had 8 FTF, 3 FTE with federal bulk
2 FTF and 2 FTE with stingers

(i've been keeping track simply because i read about so many problems...)
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Messages
1,673
Likes
406
Location
Eastern Mass.
I have one that is about 2 years old. It has the 5" extended barrel. It is finicky about ammo, but, high velocity stuff functions well. I don't use it a lot, It's more for the bug out bag. Shooting 22's is cheaper than drinking beer and it doesn't make you fart quite so much either.
 

Garys

NES Member
Rating - 100%
92   0   0
Joined
Oct 19, 2005
Messages
20,349
Likes
5,583
Location
Stoughton
I've had one for about five years and I like it. It doesn't like lead ammo, so I use at least copper washed ammo, but copper plated is better. It's not tremendously accurate with the 3" barrel, but is very good with the 5" barrel. I haven't had the durability problems that others have complained about.
 

jasons

Moderator
Moderator
NES Life Member
NES Member
Rating - 100%
43   0   0
Joined
Aug 8, 2009
Messages
16,221
Likes
4,481
I have one that my kids shoot occasionally. Works fine with good ammo (CCI) but the American Eagle bulk pack stuff doesn't always cycle the slide completely.

It's physically very small. It fits my 11 year old's hands just about perfectly. If your hands are much bigger than that you'll probably find it too small.

I wouldn't pay more than $200 for one....
 
Rating - 100%
8   0   0
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
282
Likes
0
I love mine. I have over 1000 rounds through it with no problems. It doesn't like Federal bulk pack but every other brand of high velocity ammo has worked flawlessly.
 
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
824
Likes
44
I have had mine since they came out. A few friends and I have a .22 night once a week so it gets used quite often. Probably has seen a couple thousand rounds though it. Any high velocity ammo works well. I have had quite a few ftf but you will get that with any .22 and bulk ammo. For the money its a fun little gun and have no regrets.
 
Rating - 100%
49   0   0
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
23,159
Likes
1,007
Location
The Land of Confusion and Pissed off!
I've had mine for about 4 or 5 years as well. I've put thousands upon thousands of rounds through mine. It's ran on everything that I put through it...and hardly had any problems. I also did an experiment with mine because people said that it was so finiky. I said I wasn't going to clean it until it stopped working. I was only using cheap-o .22 from Walmart...I think that it was around 12-15 buck for 500 rounds. I think that I went just about a year shooting about a 200 rounds or more rounds through it every other Saturday before it starting acting up. I just cleaned it and it was back to running like it did.

I do know that LenS had one that he had nothing but issues...so I guess it depends on when it was made. But all I can say is that mine runs damn good.
 
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Jun 10, 2008
Messages
1,717
Likes
96
Location
western ma
i had one for a while. the only problem i had was it wasnt very accurate. no matter which front sight we used it just didnt help. this gun had the short barrel on it so that was probably part of the accuracy problem. out to about 15 yards or less it was fairly accurate but nothing spectacular. mine shot a steady diet of the federal bulk packs and i didnt have any ftf or fte with that brand. i finally traded it in on a smith 22A. love the smith. fun shooter.

bob
 

drgrant

Moderator
NES Member
Rating - 100%
61   0   0
Joined
Mar 21, 2006
Messages
82,727
Likes
70,299
Do new ones still use a zinc-alloy slide? If so I would pass on it. Too many issues with galling.

When the slide cracks in half you just send it in to S&W and get a new one. It takes over 20,000 rounds or so before that happens. (No, I'm not kidding).

There are plenty of reasons to pass on the P22, but that really isn't one of them. The biggest problem I have with the gun is that the grip was designed for like a 5 year old with premature baby midget hands. It sucks.

-Mike
 
Rating - 100%
13   0   0
Joined
Nov 5, 2010
Messages
6,920
Likes
614
When the slide cracks in half you just send it in to S&W and get a new one. It takes over 20,000 rounds or so before that happens. (No, I'm not kidding).

There are plenty of reasons to pass on the P22, but that really isn't one of them. The biggest problem I have with the gun is that the grip was designed for like a 5 year old with premature baby midget hands. It sucks.

-Mike

Ok Mike, I have to say that line is almost signature line worthy![laugh2]
 

HTRN

Instructor
Dealer
NES Member
Rating - 100%
5   0   0
Joined
Sep 10, 2007
Messages
4,453
Likes
874
Location
York county Maine
There are plenty of reasons to pass on the P22, but that really isn't one of them. The biggest problem I have with the gun is that the grip was designed for like a 5 year old with premature baby midget hands. It sucks.

-Mike

That being said, it is the perfect first pistol for my daughter. Also, I run federal bulk through it and it runs flawlessly. I find federal to be the best bulk "milk carton" .22 ammo.
 

drgrant

Moderator
NES Member
Rating - 100%
61   0   0
Joined
Mar 21, 2006
Messages
82,727
Likes
70,299
That being said, it is the perfect first pistol for my daughter. Also, I run federal bulk through it and it runs flawlessly. I find federal to be the best bulk "milk carton" .22 ammo.

Yes, if you get one that works I would agree it's a good pistol to train kids to shoot with.

-Mike
 
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Feb 4, 2010
Messages
1,864
Likes
158
Location
Lancaster, MA
I got one and I like it, i've put about 200 rounds through it with one stovepipe and one jam.. 2 jams out of 200 ain't too horrible I like it for a .22 plinker
 
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Joined
May 1, 2005
Messages
3,113
Likes
484
Location
Marblehead , PRM.
I use mine to teach new shooters basics : Safe handling , operation of a semi auto and lots & lots of Tap & Rack practice.

... and I am on my second slide. S&W repaired ( replaced it ) it for free. 20,000 rounds sounds like a lot until you think of it as 40 boxes of 500. It took me a bit under two years.
 
Top Bottom