posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by tac109
I would not get one of these Walther P22s. There is alot of controversy about the production of them, problems with them below certain manufacturing
Early models had problems. Magazine problems, finicky about ammo etc.
REad the reviews on this pistol. There are several articles on the web covering this gun
My .22 caliber pistol is a Ruger Government heavy barrel .22. Very few problems with this pistol. Not that finickey about the type of ammo you run
through it. Very few feeding problems.
However this is more of a target type .22 and very accurate. Also I believe the cost for these pistols has gone up considerably since my
I personallly do not like a .22 for self defense. If so I would prefer my pump .22 gallery rifle...or my .22 rifle with a 20 gauge shotgun under
For a pistol I would more likely get a .38/357magnum caliber revolver. Revolvers are almost the ultimate in simplicity next to a single shot. This
translates to reliability. You highly desire reliability in a self defense arm. I own two revolvers in .38/357 caliber..affording me the abilty to
load either .38 Special ammunition or the higher powered .357 magnum ammo. This flexability is a nice feature of the .357 magnum caliber revolvers.
You dont have to load .357 magnum ammunition but can instead load .38 specials without any modificactions to the pistol.
For most peoples .38 specials are very managable in recoil.
As I type this post I am standing the night watch here at my home along with my good friend Samuel Colt. He is a 1911 model auto in .45 ACP caliber.
When I carry concealed I either carry this pistol or my 38/357 revolver.
My Ruger .22 pistol I will use alot at the range for practice and target shooting as .22s are still very afforadable.