Gun Report

Walther P22 WAP22003 22 LR (May 2010)

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The smallest gun in our test proved to be the biggest performer of our trio. Its shorter barrel was only slightly less accurate than the other guns, and it was less fussy about ammo.

Walther P22 WAP22003 22 LR (May 2010)

Gun Details

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Model Number
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The barrel had a threaded nose to allow easy use of a suppressor.
The P22's ambidextrous magazine release was incorporated into the trigger guard like the bigger-caliber Walthers. It takes some practice, but it's pretty easy to use.
Disassembly of the P22 was simple, but getting it back together required the use of a supplied mounting pin to hold the recoil-spring assembly in place. We are not fans of extra parts we can lose.
The P22 had the smallest frame of our tested pistols, but its interchangeable backstrap allowed it to accommodate bigger hands.

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