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I really like the P22, so I'm trying to get as much info as I can. Soooo....

Accuracy?

Reliability?

How would I know a newer made one for an older one?

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Look for one that has a 'L' at the begining of the serial number. Magazine should have an 'A'. These are the newer one that don't have feeding problems. It is picky about the ammo. Accuracy is so, so. hope this will help.
 

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I think it is a good pistol at a good price, but there is one issue that I have with it. I don't like how the hammer can be drawn back and dropped with the safety on. Sure there is a piece of plastic stopping the hammer from hitting the firing pin, but I just prefer the hammer in one place when the safety is on.
-RHM
 

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rhm0351 said:
I think it is a good pistol at a good price, but there is one issue that I have with it. I don't like how the hammer can be drawn back and dropped with the safety on. Sure there is a piece of plastic stopping the hammer from hitting the firing pin, but I just prefer the hammer in one place when the safety is on.
-RHM
Ok I got a question in response to that. I just got the gun for my wife and just brought it home after the cool off period. I took it apart to inspect and got it back together and I noticed, that with the safery on the hammer strikes. Is that normal or how does it work? I dont want to buy ammo and have a problem with it and I dont want to use the warranty unless I really have to. Its just weird that the hammer strikes when the safety is on. Now the manual safety locks everything which I like. Please let me know. Thanks
 

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To best answer your question, yes, that is the way they designed it. As I mentioned, I am not a huge fan of that type of "safety;" maybe if a piece of metal rather than plastic was stopping the hammer from transfering energy to the firing pin I might feel a little more comfortable with it. Look at the bright side...most of the other popular .22 autos are single action, so at least the hammer is already down on the P22, right? I am comfortable carrying 1911s cocked and locked, but I always carried my Ruger MkIIs with the chamber empty; I just never felt I would need to take a shot so fast with it that I could not rack the slide. I have yet to hear of anyone's negligent discharge because of the P22's safety, so I would assume it works even if it isn't of the type I am very comfortable with. Just exercise good judgement and safety measures as you do with any other firearm and you should be fine. Personally, I'll choose something other than the Walther P22 for carrying about. Best of luck and happy plinking.
-RHM
 

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Thanks I appreciate the reply, and it makes me feel a bit more comfortable having some general knowledge of my weapon. You just saved me a trip to the store with this reply and I apprediate it. Thanks again
 

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You're welcome, hope you enjoy the forum, there are a lot of really knowledgeable people around here. I think Walther really missed the boat when they didn't make their .22 carbine and P22 pistol magazines compatible. Let us know how it shoots.
-RHM
 
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