Reviewed By: Jeff M on 12/26/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
I love this lil gun. Its my second Walther p22. The other is blued but I wanted one to match my stainless ruger sr22. . Both P22's work flawlessly with any ammo over 1200 fps. That is the key to proper function of either the sr22 or the p22. No FTF or FTE.
I actually prefer the p22 over the sr22. The paddle safety on the p22 fits my hand perfect and can use 4 of the 5 fingers on my hand to release it , but the sr22 I have to curl my thumb or fingers up tight to operate it.
For those unaware , ruger copied the p22 pistol and "Americanized" it. ( Changed the mag release location and added more safety gadgets. )
I love ruger products but have noticed on some reviews that the p22 got were unnecessary bad reviews when most of the issues are due to slow ammo.
But I can tell you that the ruger sr22 does NOT function with 1040 fps ammo either. Both are blow back operated and require a little more power than say a browning buck mark to function properly.
Accuracy is right on and reliability is top notch. I also like the fact that the p22 does not have all the plastic parts and safety garb the sr22 has. These P22's are a well kept secret along with most anything Walther builds. I'm glad I tried them and my p22's (or PPX) will never leave my collection.
If you are wanting a small .22lr semi auto hand gun , I would definitely try one of these.
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