GUN Walther P22

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  1. Dizzy89

    Dizzy89 Save a tree, eat a beaver

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    Anyone have any thoughts on a Walther P22? I'm thinking of getting one just for target shooting at the range, not defense purposes. Ammunition for it is very cheap, minimal recoil, and it's only around $300 new, if that.

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  2. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    I had to try really hard not to go get one this morning for the same reasons.

    The green/black combo is something like $259 at bass pro shops right now.
     
  3. BrianFantana

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    I have one, it's a great gun really. Just don't shoot high velocity bullets through it, it'll jam.
     
  4. Dizzy89

    Dizzy89 Save a tree, eat a beaver

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    $259? Really? I read somewhere that they might be more expensive out here in California for some reason or another. I hope that's not the case. What stopped you from buying it?
     
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    Dizzy89 Save a tree, eat a beaver

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    In my research, I've read that earlier produced P22's were finicky about ammo because of a design flaw in early magazines, but now the sell them with a modified magazine indicated by an "A" after the number sequence on the serial number. Could that have been it, or is it still finicky about high velocity rounds?
     
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    Dizzy89 Save a tree, eat a beaver

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    Thanks Spank. I was planning on going to a local gunshop this weekend i'll ask how much FFL transfers are.
     
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    Mine functioned fine with high velocity rounds, most of the early problems with them were mag related as you stated. The only malfunctions I have had period were primers in some ammo not going off, and all those were solved with just a second pull of the trigger. If you are in Kali I believe you have to make sure and buy a P22CA, it does not have a threaded barrel.

    Now to add my usual p22 picture whoring :o
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    That is pretty much the opposite of what everyone does. High velocity is what is recommended to not encounter jams and other problems. I was using the standard 500rd remington bricks @ $8-10 a piece and had lots of problems. Switched to CCI mini mags and haven't had a single problem in over 500rds.
     
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    Dizzy89 Save a tree, eat a beaver

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    Fucking sold! Hahah. That picture just may have made up my mind. Although, I think I won't be able to get a suppressor because of gay California laws. And yes, I know i'll have to get the "Cali" version of the P22 which a little more expensive I believe.

    Ok, definitely going to Gunrunners tomorrow and adding to my collection. At least it uses the same ammunition as my old Ruger Mark I. Cheap ammo FTW!
     
  11. Dim

    Dim I'm Lost, Help Me OT Supporter

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    I love mine. Lots of fun to mess around with.

    Oh, and the Cali version does have a threaded barrel. The thread protector is missing the wrench flats and is locktighted on. Not that it really matter since silencers, both real and fake are banned.
     
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    Oh cali, your dumb gun laws are hilarious. Gun = ok, gun + fake suppresor = too scary
     
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    Illinois isn't too far behind :mamoru:
     

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