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Walther p22 vs Ruger sr22
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I narrowed it down to buying one of these two 22 lr pistols.

Does anyone have any experience with both? Or recommendations for one over the other?

Justin
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#2
From most things I read the Ruger is a VERY good reliable pistol.
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#3
I've shot several Walther P22s over the years. I bought a Ruger SR22. The Walthers feel like toys. The Ruger feels well built.

When I went looking for another .22 pistol I didn't even consider the Walther.
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PisnNapalm;83606 Wrote:I've shot several Walther P22s over the years. I bought a Ruger SR22. The Walthers feel like toys. The Ruger feels well built.

When I went looking for another .22 pistol I didn't even consider the Walther.

Thanks for the info! While surprising, it is good to know. I was expecting the other way around. Ruger moves to top..., Big Grin

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Don't have the Walther, but we LOVE our Ruger. Its awesome, very reliable. We wanted something to let the kids learn the workings of a semi-auto without having to worry about FTF's and its GREAT.

It also includes two grips, one narrower and one wider, which is cool, too.
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I have a walther P22 5" barrel, and positively love it. It's as accurate as me, not a single FTF with well over 1500 rounds through it. Feels very good in my hand too, and I have big hands.

I do wish they had higher capacity mags, but oh well.

I didn't think it felt like a toy, but its not as solid as a revolver or a Ruger mark 2 which are the other 22s I've shot a lot. But the Ruger SR 22 wouldn't be either, as its also polymer.

One more thing to add...the only negative I have to say about the walther is the mag release in the trigger guard by the grip. I do not like that, because I'm not used to that. You do get used to it quickly. I'd rather the button the Ruger offers.
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I have never held\shot the Walther, but I bought a Ruger SR22 a couple of months ago and love it! This gun fits my hand perfectly with the large size grips that come with it. I find myself carrying\using this gun more than my M&P 9mm lately.
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MandP 9mm;83662 Wrote:I have never held\shot the Walther, but I bought a Ruger SR22 a couple of months ago and love it! This gun fits my hand perfectly with the large size grips that come with it. I find myself carrying\using this gun more than my M&P 9mm lately.

Do they make home defense .22 rounds?
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RugerGirl;83666 Wrote:
MandP 9mm;83662 Wrote:I have never held\shot the Walther, but I bought a Ruger SR22 a couple of months ago and love it! This gun fits my hand perfectly with the large size grips that come with it. I find myself carrying\using this gun more than my M&P 9mm lately.

Do they make home defense .22 rounds?

They sell .22lr hollow point rounds. Personally, I would never carry anything below a .380. Granted I know .32, .25, and .22lr can still kill someone, it's just a personal preference.
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Philadelphia Patriot;83680 Wrote:
RugerGirl;83666 Wrote:Do they make home defense .22 rounds?

They sell .22lr hollow point rounds. Personally, I would never carry anything below a .380. Granted I know .32, .25, and .22lr can still kill someone, it's just a personal preference.

Against a clothed human bean, I wouldn't care to defend myself with .22 hollow points. But a high velocity round-nose .22LR has been known to make quite a mess of someone's innards. Just not reliably and consistently. The expansion of .22HPs is really inconsistent; I think of them mostly as useful for reducing the diabolical ricochets that .22LR is given to. Or maybe making them more random Smile

+1 for the SR22 pistol. I love mine.

Lori Wicen, the locally well-known NRA instructor loves hers, which a lot of her students have started out on.

There are plenty of pages on the internet about how to make cranky P22's run.

There are about as many pages devoted to praising the SR22.

It seems like Ruger looked at that class of pistol and said "what's wrong with the P22 and Mosquito?" Then made a pistol without those same problems.
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