Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Walther p 22

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
    (Susquehanna County)
    Age
    75
    Posts
    1,803
    Rep Power
    338342

    Default Walther p 22

    How much can you tell me about the Walther P22 with a 3.42 barrel ? Just picked one up. And would like to know if anyone uses one. Got this more for target then full time carry.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    (Wayne County)
    Posts
    350
    Rep Power
    33

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    I had the 5" barrel version. It was a fun gun but I was not happy with accuracy. Also, the hammer didn't stay back for SA sometimes after I fired it. Didn't matter what I used in it. However, it did prove reliable in that it went off any time I pulled the trigger and never did it jam on me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    noneville, Massachusetts
    Posts
    3,367
    Rep Power
    8943

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    mine never jams...

    but as of the last two group shoots i have had a handful of FTF's.

    Im not sure what's to blame, going to try it once the cold isnt a factor and then if necessary take it to a smith.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Devon, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    581
    Rep Power
    495014

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    It's no target gun I'll tell you that much right now. It is a fun plinker. When I work from home office I plink with it in the house. Local shop had some self healing targets. I put them up on backs of doors around the house.

    Pick up some calibri ammo, turn up the music and you can shoot inside the house without hearing protection or suppressor. Also good to practice clearing your house with self healing targets.

    Careful with ricochets... they sort of tear up the sheet rock really badly as they go down the hallway....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
    (Washington County)
    Posts
    595
    Rep Power
    15

    Talking Re: Walther p 22

    A fun but inaccurate plinker. Reassembly takes some practice. I may have expected too much from it, but I had a Jennings J-22 $60 special that never jammed, was extremely accurate, went through thousands of rounds with no FTFs, and thought the Walther would somehow be superior to that.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Devon, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    581
    Rep Power
    495014

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    The FTF is a known magazine issue with older models. My doesn't like copper washed hollowpoint ammo, the kind I have crates and crates of 550 round boxes of...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Latrobe, Pennsylvania
    (Westmoreland County)
    Age
    48
    Posts
    4,349
    Rep Power
    1244002

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    I have a P22. It is pretty reliable, but it does get dirty fast! Especially if your shooting Thunderbolts. Not the most accurate little gun, but tons of fun to shoot and it has that combat pistol feel. I think you'll like yours!

    Penguin, you really shoot that sucker in the house? Mine's louder than hell!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Devon, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    581
    Rep Power
    495014

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketFoot View Post
    Penguin, you really shoot that sucker in the house? Mine's louder than hell!
    I shoot it in the house with colibri ammo - subsonic

    It's great for in house plinking

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Slatington, Pennsylvania
    (Lehigh County)
    Posts
    171
    Rep Power
    35

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    I shoot it in the house with colibri ammo - subsonic

    It's great for in house plinking
    I too have done that with the p22 and what fun is an auto if it doesn't cycle?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
    (Centre County)
    Posts
    4,510
    Rep Power
    3044257

    Default Re: Walther p 22

    My P22 needed few things done by smith to be decent gun.
    Needed to have trigger bar ear filed down so that its now eating away my soft zinc alloy slide, and some polishing to feed ramp.

    My P22 seems to be somewhat reliable on feeding. I really haven't had any deeding issue regardless of ammo I use.
    But does have some issue with extracting. It stove pipes alot.
    I'm blaming weak extracter spring and lose extracter craw(where it hooks to rim of cartrige).
    There were several how to on adressing these issues, but truth be told, I sort of lost interest in the gun.

    If it wasn't for the fact my GF loves the prinker, or i'm thinking adding suppressor, I'd got rid of it long time ago.
    Its not accurate(certainly not in a same league as 22 pistol offering from Ruger's and S&W's), but it is fun to just shoot.
    Audemus jura nostra defendere

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Walther PPS?
    By Cheeseybacon in forum General
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: July 23rd, 2010, 09:37 PM
  2. Walther P99 QA .40 S&W - NIB
    By aschwabe in forum General
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: January 18th, 2008, 02:29 PM
  3. Walther P1
    By rocknroll749 in forum General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 13th, 2007, 07:13 AM
  4. walther p99
    By kyle in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 28th, 2006, 02:44 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops