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Question by ethan. Uploaded on June 27, 2010
Almost everyone on here will recommend the Ruger Mark III or Browning Buckmark. I asked not too long ago.
The walther is not quite as accurate as the buckmark and ruger, which is why most prefer the other pistols over the walther.
Also the P-22 is reputed to be b*tch to disassemble and reassemble, I have never owned one although I have had a PP in 32 ACP and now have a new PPK in .380. I really like either of those.
I personally have a walther and a ruger .22 pistol and like shooting both of them. The ruger is way more accurate but the walther is a good shooting pistol as well. It would be fine for average plinking. Not good for hunting because of the accuracy aspect. I think it was designed for the tactical self defense crowd. It has a picatinney rail under the barrel for tactical light or laser. I bought mine for the wife to keep in her desk at work. I like shooting the walther and it does not give any problem in operation. However if I were gonna take my pick the Ruger would be my choice.
You could look in to the KAL~TEC PMR-30 in .22Mag it holds 30 rounds in its Magazine,Weight loaded 19.5oz.
barrel lenght4.3" its has a picatinney rail.list $415
since it will be used to dispatch trapped critters and for tin can plinkin, I think the walther will do just fine. However it will be easier to carry on a trapline than a ruger/browning. You need to decide what is more important to you, ease of carry, or accuracy.
a good peice of hickory is all we ever used on the trap line.
I have the shorter Walther P-22 and it is a very good firearm. I have never trapped, but have shot a lot of dirt clods, tin cans, cat tails and so on. The Walther is light , handy and will do just fine and is as accurate as the person pulling the trigger can shoot it. It was also in the list of 25 best hunting hand guns that was put out not too long ago.
Unless you are set on an autoloader you may want to check out the S&W kit guns. I have a model 63 and it goes with me on every hunting trip. It started out life as a 32 cal target revolver so it will do the job. On a really good day I was able to hit clay pidgeons that were on the ground at 75 yards.
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