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8 years 13 weeks ago, 8:49 AM

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I've been looking for a .22 lr handgun. What do you think, I've looked at the Walther p22, Walther SP22, all of the Rugers and the Taurus Tracker. It just for plinking and pest control in the yard. They all run about the same and are all nice guns. Hard to choose.

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8 years 13 weeks ago, 11:38 AM

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I have used it to teach women and teenagers their first lessons in safety and shooting. This little pistol has had at least 5000+ rounds through it, and never has misfired or malfunctioned. It is very accurate, and also, because of the compactness, is easily carried concealed. Some time ago, I read an article that said there were problems with the metal slide developing cracks. I have been examining mine very carefully during and after usage, and nothing has ever been visible. I am sure you could contact the manufacturer/importer or search the internet for more info. I would not hesitate to recommend this little pistol.

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8 years 13 weeks ago, 11:46 AM

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Apparently this problem was fixed. If you are looking at one, be sure the serial number starts with "L", and the magazines are either A's or B's. That explains why I have had no problems with mine.

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8 years 13 weeks ago, 12:14 PM

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get a

roy rogers replica .22 revolver.

8 years 12 weeks ago, 12:26 AM

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I have a bunch of 22s. I do not have one of the Walther 22s, but they certainly can make a fine pistol. I have a ruger that was made in 1956. I have a high standard 100sk made in 1957. I have a S&W 622 Target and many others. They all work great. I usually hike with the 622 because it is super light, but I can not complain about any of them.

8 years 12 weeks ago, 12:34 AM

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I was at the Smith and Wesson plant in Springfield MA last week. I collect walthers and was inquiring about the SP22. The range supervisor told me it was shit. He said its not a quality target gun. I was surprised a S and W guy would say that. He said they make it with the P22 target barrell and its thin. He suggested the S and W 662. He said its the real deal.
Personally, I have the P22 and a Ruger MIII 22/45. The 22/45 is dead on. The barrell if thick and does not move your MOA as it heats up. The price is great at about 300 and you could find a used one for less......

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 10:50 AM

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P22

I also own a walther p22
I really like this little gun alot! I did have some problems with it early on seemed to jam with the cheaper ammo, I started using the mini mags and haven't had any problems since.
I would recomend this gun also very accurate for a small gun. I put 21 shots in the 10x ring with mine from 7 yards a cc class!
GOOD shooter and looks just like their bigger guns.
GOOD LUCK

8 years 12 weeks ago, 2:34 PM

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if your open to guns that aren't quite pistols but aren't fullsize rifles look at the ruger charger other than that i aggree with the p22

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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The Walther P22 is a good gun. But you need to remember to keep it clean, my buddy's fails to eject the spend cartridge if it's not very clean, that and the sights on it are ungodly large for the size weapon. Other than that it's cheap to shoot being that it is a .22 and it can be fun to just shoot around.

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 12:13 AM

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I've loved this pistol since the first time I ever shot it. It is very accurate and dependable. Great for plinking, as for for pest control. I guess that depends on the size of the pest.

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 11:24 AM

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get a bobcat

beretta has awesome compact 22, maybe look at a 32 or 380 for small caliber pest control in the yard gun:)

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 11:43 PM

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Ruger mk2 is the classic that you can't go wrong with, and the p22. i am very interested in the sig mosquito though.

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 10:46 AM

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agree

I've only shot the p22 though. I wanted to try the sig, because I love the rest of their guns, and they always put out quality stuff, but I've heard some less than good reviews.

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 8:36 AM

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Narrowed it down

I've narrowed it down between the Challenger, Ruger mark II and the Taurus. I do like the P22 but it's small for my hands. I'm going back to the shop today to look again. My brother just bought a Ruger mark II with heavy barrel. It's as accurate as you can get but was over 400.00. I might just spend the extra money.

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8 years 10 weeks ago, 10:14 PM

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.22 Pistol

Went to my dads this week, stopped by Gamaliel Shooting supply and walked out with a Ruger Mark 3 22/45 for a little over 200.00. Really nice gun for the money and the frame almost matches my 1911.

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8 years 9 weeks ago, 5:13 PM

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22 pistol

wyattcl wrote:
I've been looking for a .22 lr handgun. What do you think, I've looked at the Walther p22, Walther SP22, all of the Rugers and the Taurus Tracker. It just for plinking and pest control in the yard. They all run about the same and are all nice guns. Hard to choose.

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I got the S&W 22A semi-auto for christmas. Really a fun weapon. Easy to use and clean. Comes with 2 10rd magazines.

8 years 9 weeks ago, 11:57 AM

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P22

will be my next gun pruchase. I love em'

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