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3 years 29 weeks ago, 11:21 AM

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Looking at getting the Walther P22 for personal carry and range shooting. Please give me your thoughts on this or any suggestions you may have.

3 years 29 weeks ago, 12:08 PM

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the walther p22 is not a bad gun for CCW. my wife loved shooting my glock 23. over all i would good to a range and rent diffent types of guns and shoot them. to see what you like best.

3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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Get the Walther P380

About the same size as the P22, but chambered in .380 ACP. Better chance of stopping a threat with the bigger .380!

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:07 PM

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check out a revolver

38spcl would be a better choice

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:13 PM

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I looked at the P22 about a year ago when I was looking at a .22 pistol for my wife but was turned off due to a slew of bad reviews and videos showing quality issues that lead to chambering and extracting problems. It seems to be very very picky with ammo.

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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Good suggestion regarding the P380 and the Glock. The Glock would seem to me to be a bit too powerful. Any other suggestions regarding Conceal and Carry guns for self defense?

3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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...here is my two cents.
I really like a Walther PPK. I have small hands, and finding a handgun I can shoot comfortably has always been a challenge.
A good option though is one of several clones of the PPK, like the Thunder 380 by Bersa. The original design was a near duplicate of the PPK, and they are pretty cheap in Pawn shops and used gun stores.

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:29 PM

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stephanie

What ever your are most comfortable with & shoot the best.

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 2:28 PM

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they are to powerful,escpecially the Glocks with number designations.Bad Mojo.

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 3:00 PM

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Have you looked into the Ruger LCP 380?

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 3:30 PM

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Yea, my sister got one of them number Glocks, truley BAD Mo-Jo
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3 years 29 weeks ago, 5:59 PM

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Bad Mo-Jo

You guys are tearing me up.

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

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if you're bored

click on "her" profile and read some past topics "she" posted... entertaining

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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Once you do that the tranny jokes and the strange nature of "her" posts suddenly make sense.

The robots are coming for us!

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

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Man, I told you about that Glock my Sis got for her birthday!!
It had 9x19 writen on the side. I think the "X" class Glocks have the BAD- MO-JO!!!

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 6:28 PM

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Sorry man, I was still laughing at the "Glocks are to powerful" comments. Come on all you newbies, power has nothing to do with "Make" of firearm, try consider caliber?? That comment always cracks me up. Not as much as Snake with a 22 & hammer?????? LMAO

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 9:19 PM

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the walther p 22.is a great gun for casual hold-ups or just going nuts at family pic-nics. gotta go....im on America's Most Wanted .......again

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

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you have a strange

you have a strange familiarity with casual hold-ups and going postal at pic-nics there ebear...

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 1:07 AM

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Steph: P22 is Great!

The p22 is awesome! It is one of the most reliable 22 pistols I own and the barrel is already threaded for my suppressor! They start at $319.95 at our store new in black and we have most colors...I recommend it highly and above all others... #2 is the GSG-1911 in .22 cal....

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3 years 28 weeks ago, 2:29 PM

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whatever you decide don't let anyone try to talk you into a .25 cal. a .22 h.p. is much much better. ask a doctor how much fun they have trying to find a .22 bullet. they richocet off bones and go in any direction. a good .22 is a decent defence weapon. easy to shoot and can carry quite a few rounds.

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3 years 28 weeks ago, 8:30 AM

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MAB Model C Cal .32

What about a Cal .32? The C model has a shorter handle than the D and is easily concealed.

3 years 27 weeks ago, 11:53 PM

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stephanie wrote:
Looking at getting the Walther P22 for personal carry and range shooting. Please give me your thoughts on this or any suggestions you may have.

I keep several Walther PPKs around. The ones from the Germans in the 1970s are plentiful after the wall went down. The plentiful ones are the .32 units. They wer made in France. James Bond carried the less common .380 version. Mine shoots easy, and it comfortable. The 32 shoots nice.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 3:41 AM

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you point it and squeeze until it goes click....
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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 3:35 AM

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Make sure they included the Tin Foil Hat in the package with the Warranty...

Nice thing about Glock's? You can wash them in the Dishwasher just like a Dildo...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 25 weeks ago, 2:16 PM

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I like the p-22 but its not what I would choose for a carry gun. You need to look into something with a bit more power. It would be great to train with and carry the 9mm version.

3 years 25 weeks ago, 11:23 PM

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P-22

I have the P-22 with Laser sight. Its alot of fun and very acurate for its size. Not alot of problems with it. Mine likes the .22 Stinger ammo. Its a lil hotter than other brands. In my usage of the .22 cal most will all jam on occasion. The .22 shell just lacks in the power to work the slide back.
I am in agreement with the above that a little bigger caliber is better for defense but if you want a .22 and practice with it, it should do you well.
The Ruger LCP is a nice lite weight small gun, very dependable chck them out.

3 years 23 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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Problem with most all.22LR autos is they are very picky about the ammo you shoot. Most don't like plain lead bullets. My wife has a Ruger 22/45 Mark III and we found as the gun warms up soft lead will fail to feed. So its best to stick to jacketed bullets. As for the Walther P22 you can get a PK380 for a few $'s more and have better stopping power. Have my wifes set up with a Viridian green laser sight which is in her night stand. She has very petite hands and it fits her well.

3 years 23 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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I shoot Federal Copper plated in all
my 22s with no problems.
Cost isn't that much

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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Walther PK380

The PK380 was modeled after the .22, check it out. At less than 350.00, hard to beat.

3 years 19 weeks ago, 8:58 AM

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WALTHER P22

Nice gun but, Buy a Smith & Wesson. Lifetime Warranty.

3 years 19 weeks ago, 7:14 AM

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Why S&W?

What good does a lifetime warranty do if the gun fails in a shootout? I like S&W, I'd like to get a 629 Classic or 29-8, but what makes Smith any better than anything else?

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