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Well, tired of waiting for the XD, I just bought a Walther P22 Military (OD Green frame). Really great feel, really nice gun. Makes me re-think about not wanting a P99. It'll be mostly for my wife but I'm also going to use it as a cheap fun plinker. I'm gonna need a mag extension though 'cause my hand is a little too big.

I hate waiting periods.

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You may find that it is ammo picky, especially until it gets worn in. This is a problem with many P22s. I reccomend buying several small boxes of different ammo and seeing what it likes the most. Once they break in they seem to eat the cheap bullk pack hi velocity shit you get at Wal Mart pretty well. But like alot of 22 pistols keep it cleaner than you would a P99 or it will jam like a mofo. I reccomend dry lube.


BTW.....the P99 with the AS trigger is so much better than an XD.
 

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I'm thinking about buying one of these for my wife for Christmas.
Keep us updated on how it eats.
 

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I just got one today, from the gun show. Got the 5 inch barrel and comp as well as some extra mags.

oh.. and I also got a yugo 8mm mauser for 50 bucks, looks fairly new.
 

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I just bought a P22 the other day. So far it seems to like CCI mini mags the best but has also worked alright with the cheap bulk stuff. The Federal bulk seems to work the best out of the cheap stuff.
 

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Well, I must have got a good one, because I just put 150 rounds in it and it only stove piped once. Brand new, not even broken in.
 

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All I've got is a couple boxes left of cheap Blazer .22LR. We'll see how it takes it. I can't pick it up until Sunday :(

Definitely going to get a threaded barrel adapter and a fake silencer.

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fatcat said:
Same here... it just looks to good with it on.
I love the "tactical" look. I'd kill for a Mk.23 or USP Tactical but they're just a little too far out of my budget (for that kind of money, I'd much rather have a PS90), so the P22 with the fake silencer is the way to go.

brucelee said:
So did you ditch the XD all together? :confused:
No way man! Just have it on order and they're impossible to get right now apparently. So to bide my time while I wait for the XD, I bought the P22 since it'll be a cheap fun plinker and my wife wanted something to shoot since she loves shooting pistols.

Oh yeah, until I get mine on Sunday, here's the model I got:



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Vostok 7 said:
I love the "tactical" look. I'd kill for a Mk.23 or USP Tactical but they're just a little too far out of my budget (for that kind of money, I'd much rather have a PS90), so the P22 with the fake silencer is the way to go.



No way man! Just have it on order and they're impossible to get right now apparently. So to bide my time while I wait for the XD, I bought the P22 since it'll be a cheap fun plinker and my wife wanted something to shoot since she loves shooting pistols.

Oh yeah, until I get mine on Sunday, here's the model I got:



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Sweeeeeeet. Just making sure you didn't turn gay on us. ;) Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 

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Vostok, do make sure you run high velocity ammo through it- nothing worse than getting all pissed off at a new gun because it jams up twice in every magazine, or every other shot.

It needs fast ammo to break it in, otherwise it will get real frustrating, real fast.

After you put a few hundred rounds of high velocity stuff through it, it will probably start running okay with regular velocity ammo.

It's a fun gun when it shoots. Mine is ammo picky too, and the remington ammo it likes I cant find anymore, so good thing I bought a few thousand when I could.

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So far I have tryed american eagle HV copper plated, CCI velocitor says he has 30% more energy (Loud as hell) and Aguila Sniper sub sonic, this is the most awesome ammo I have ever fired out of a .22 Its sub sonic ammo but still works all semi automatic guns. I have this marlin POS gun that will not work on anything but this ammo. The best part about it is most .22 is only 38 grains, these... are 60 grains Thats right larger than a .223 remington, I have done some tests with them shooting into buckets of water and it turns sideways the whole time and splating on the ground under the 5 gal bucket. They are hard to find so when you do get as many as you can because you will want more.
I would Consider useing this stuff for self defence ammo in a carry gun..

There is more bullet in then than caseing

 

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I have a P22 and an XD and have way more fun shooting the P22. It does like hot ammo, but it will eat the remington gold bullet bulk. I generally run those or mini mags and out of the 1500 or so rounds I've pumped through mine, I've only had a handful of FTF and a couple stovepipes. Overall, it's one of my favorite pistols and have quite a few.
 

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lol, you know when you get one in a rifle, They recoil a bit more than your avg round...

Just got back from the range with the p-22, fired 250 rounds and no jams or stove pipes useing cheap american eagle. Something cool about the p-22 is the muzzle flash! I never would have guessed it would have a nice muzzle flash like it does (I like muzzle flash)

I also fired 50 of those 60 grain .22's and not a thing wrong... holds a very flat trejectery even at the end of the range.
 

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A .22LR pistol is one of the best ways to spend money, ammo is cheap, you learn good shooting habits and they're just plain fun. I've put about 1500 rounds through my old roommates P22 and loved it, just a fun gun to shoot. I was going to buy the .22LR conversion kit for my Kimber TLE, but happened across a used Kimber Rimfire Target w/extra mag at the range one day and the price difference between a second gun and the conversion kit was less than the cost of the extra mag, so that sealed the deal for me. I've already paid for it a couple times over in my .45ACP ammo savings, and my shooting has improved quite a bit due to the increased practice and better shooting habits.

The great thing about the Walthers is that they have so much support in both the aftermarket and from the factory. The Walther catalog is full of so many little goodies (red dot sights, lasers, etc) and the aftermarket has so many toys for them as well. Combine that with an easy to afford price and they're a no brainer. I was looking at one as well until I decided I wanted something closer to my TLE to train with. I just happened to find one for a steal, normally you could probably buy 2-3 P22s for what you'd pay for a Rimfire Target retail. Have fun with it! :D

Oh, one of the first things to look for (if you aren't going the red dot/laser route) is a fiber optic front sight...I've seen a couple around and they do wonders for target acquisition.
 
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