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I have been thinking of trading my nearly new Beretta 21a for a P-22. The 21a is a neat gun but I find it's a hair to small for my taste. I have never shot the P-22 but I like the look and it had a nice feel when I've picked one up at the gun shows. Any thoughts on the pros and cons of the P-22 would be appreciated. The 21a is a very nicely made pistol and I'd prefer to have something of roughly the same quality.
 

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Before the flood hits, I'll summarize it for you....

"I Love Mine!"

"I Hate Mine!"

"I've never had one but this is what you should buy, (insert various models of Ruger, Browning, Sig, etc)."

Now, I have one and it has been a good shooter but I do know of folks who have had quality issues with them. While the gun carries the Walther name, it is not made by Walther but Umarex, Walther's parent company and more importantly, a large maker of airsoft guns and the P22 was their first venture into actually producing a firearm. The P22 as well as the PK380 are made at their plants rather than the actual Walther facility and I will be the first to say that the quality is not what you expect of an actual Walther product. If you do get one, I hope that your experience is as good as mine with it. I'll also say that I like my Ruger as well as my Beretta Neos. Best of luck with your decision.
 

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I have enjoyed mine. It is kinda picky about what it eats but if I feed it CCI's it never misses a lick. It's a fun little gun. :thumbup:
 

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You may find one that works out of the box, mine didnt even after tweaking by me. It had to be sent back. They are extremely poorly made guns, pot metal (ie zinc) is extremely weak and porus when cast. There are much much better guns out there, some are cheaper than the p22. Pot metal belongs on pellet guns and paint ball guns, not a firearm. Best day of my life so far was when i sold that pile. There were so many rough spots and casting flaws in that gun, makes me really wonder about their quality control. It was sold the day i got it back from s&w.
 

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I am assuming you mean the Walther (I'm not up on the latest .22's). What is the difference between the p22 and the sp22. I ask that because the sp22 is on sale at CDNN for 249.99, 4" or 6" and comes with a scope (no name scope or at least you can't read the model). Also, they list M1, M2 and M3. What is the difference in those?
 

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Yes, the walther p22 Sid. As far as i know they are all based on the same basic action. Ive read alot about umarex who makes these, no way would i buy anything they make, its a total crapshoot as to whether you get one that works or not.
 
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