A smaller, user-friendly version of the larger P99, the Walther P22 .22LR Pistol w/Military Green Finish features the same feel as the P99 at about three-quarters of the size and with a distinctive look. A great pistol for training purposes, self defense or just plinking around, the P22 Pistol loads rimfire .22 LR rounds in double action for the first round, and single action for remaining rounds until the magazine is empty. With ambidextrous controls for right and left handed shooters, this easy firing pistol also features an integrated trigger lock, loaded chamber indicator, magazine disconnect, hammer safety, and firing pin safety for safe and reliable operation. The P22 delivers great accuracy with its fixed barrel, windage adjustable rear sights and interchangeable front sight design. Interchangeable cushioned rear grip straps fit individual hand sizes. Durable Military Green polymer frame. Black steel slide. Weight: 19.6 oz. Capacity: 10+1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fused1013 Great with the right ammo
First off I'd like to point out that the image is incorrect, unless they are still selling the older models. The new model (P22Q) has another notch on the rail and more of a stippled pattern on the grip.
I have small hands and the grip is extremely comfortable. It is also very lightweight.
If you do your research prior to purchase you will find that this gun tends to be ammo picky (not unlike the Sig Mosquito). You will also find that it prefers to be “fed” a higher velocity ammo to cycle the slide properly.
The first time I took it out was a bit frustrating because all I had was Federal bulk (red box, 36 grain-1260 fps copper plated hollow points) and I had several FTFs and FTEs, most of which only required a manual rack of the slide to fix.
Since then I have tried CCI Stingers (32 grain-1640 fps, 1 stovepipe out of 50). Aguila Super Extra copper plated hollow points (38 grain-1280 fps, 1 stovepipe out of 50) CCI standard (40 grain-1070 fps), Winchester Super X copper plated hollow points (small game 37 grain-1280 fps, CCI Blazers (40 grain-1235 fps),Remington Thunderbolts (40 grain-1255 fps) and Remington Golden Bullets (36 grain-1280 fps)
with no problems.
On the other side of the coin (mainly due to the recent ammo shortage) I have tried: Winchester bulk 555 (36 grain 1280fps) really bad, they wouldn’t feed through my P22Q OR my husbands’ Ruger SR22, several FTEs, FTFs- 1 got stuck in the Ruger and had to be removed by the range officer, Federal Champion (36 grain 1260 fps) not bad if you don’t mind hand-cycling a few rounds, flawless in the Ruger. Aguila Golden Eagle pistol match ( 40 grain 1080 fps round nose) they weren't hot enough to cycle (did fine in the Ruger). American Eagle (38grain 1280 fps) absolutely awful! FTE’s FTF’s, I barely got out 30 rounds and 1 jammed so bad I had to get the range officer to get it out... (not good in the Ruger either)
I'd like to point out that I have cleaned and lubed it every time I have gone to the range (especially important if you are using un-coated lead).
So, if you are planning to purchase this pistol I suggest doing your homework, it will avoid a lot of frustration. A good place to start is Walther forums, a lot of great advice there :)
April 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wildhorsetrnr Outstanding gun
Bought this for my wife to shoot some. I have since used it to train over a half dozen people to use a handgun.
The accuracy rivals the NEOS and the reliability is excellent. The gun will feed soft points, hollow points, and solids of all brands.
We have put in excess of 3000 rounds down range in single shot, double tap and rapid fire drills without a single jam or feed/ejection problem.
The sights are easy to use and good to teach with.
June 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhillyBoy Ammo Is The Name!
This gun appealed to me for the size, looks and the Walther name; I assumed it would be a good buy and fun to shoot. A big problem was that it too often failed to chamber the second shot. After much cleaning, reading on the subject and, finally, speaking with a sales person, I changed the ammo from standard to High Velocity, namely, CCI :Stinger" .22 LR. This cured the " problem" and it has been fun shooting ever since. And to think I was ready to put it back in the case! It is a good buy and I'm glad I found the solution to the situation.
October 20, 2010