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im interested in buying a .22 pistol for plinking and for trapping this fall. wat are the hits and misses of the Walter P22 pistol?

Question by ethan. Uploaded on June 27, 2010

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Almost everyone on here will recommend the Ruger Mark III or Browning Buckmark. I asked not too long ago.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

The walther is not quite as accurate as the buckmark and ruger, which is why most prefer the other pistols over the walther.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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.

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from anjadams wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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
C~FL

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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.

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from jay wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

a good peice of hickory is all we ever used on the trap line.

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from LeVan Goodey wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

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.

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from LeVan Goodey wrote 3 years 41 weeks 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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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

The walther is not quite as accurate as the buckmark and ruger, which is why most prefer the other pistols over the walther.

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Almost everyone on here will recommend the Ruger Mark III or Browning Buckmark. I asked not too long ago.

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from anjadams wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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
C~FL

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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.

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from jay wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

a good peice of hickory is all we ever used on the trap line.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

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.

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from LeVan Goodey wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

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.

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from LeVan Goodey wrote 3 years 41 weeks 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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