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anybody have any experience with the new Walther SP22 pistols. Theya have avery strange new look and I was wondering if they were still plauged by the problems of the older Walther 22 model.
 
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along w/ jamming, misfires and failure to feed problems which are not terribly uncommon w/ .22 autoloading pistols, but some are worse than others. I'd have to say the Walthers, and S&W's are worse than most.
 

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The 5 inch barrel has fake porting on it. Looks like this:

The 3.4 inch barrel is just like a normal barrel. The same slide is used regardless of the barrel you use. Pretty simple substitution.
 

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GeneticsDave said:
The 5 inch barrel has fake porting on it. Looks like this:

The 3.4 inch barrel is just like a normal barrel. The same slide is used regardless of the barrel you use. Pretty simple substitution.
It's not actually ported. Why port a .22?
That's a stabilizer on the end for the 5" barrel. It tightens up with those two allen screws that you can see.
 

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So no longer sight radius for the five inch then.
How do they differ in shooting? Any noticeable difference in accuracy?
In the 5" configuration, it certainly has a longer sight radius, since the front sight is on the barrel stabilizer. The front sight can be removed from the main slide when using that configuration.

Compare the location of the front sight between these two configurations:



It's been a while since I've changed the configuration, but it takes no more than two or three minutes to effect the change.
 

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Got it!
Thanks much for the explanation and photos.

My wife has an autoimmune condition that is aggrivated by shock and vibration, so I was considering this model for her to shoot and possibly carry.

Tony
 

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I held and played with one down at the Shot Show. It seemed really ergonomic and it was very comfortable. The SP22 is nice because it can be purchased in varying degrees of complexity (M1 through M4). So, with 4 pistols (from recreational to competitive target shooting), you have a lot to choose from. I personally like the M3 with rails on top and below the slide.

I haven't had an opportunity to shoot or disassemble one yet, so I can't comment much further.

Here is the SP22 information page.
 

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I held one today for the first time. Didn't have any time to play with it. It sure did feel nice in the hand though. It will deserve a closer second look another day.
 
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coprtoppe

wasn't trying to seem rude, hope I didn't.

I used to have a Ruger MKIII 22/45. It is full sized and had a heavy barrel. The recoil was practically non existent on that model because of its weight and action. Downside is that it would be full sized and difficult to "carry" if that is a goal. Any lets say, the Rugers are not the easiest to take down, clean and get back together. But this will get better after a few cleanings. Upside, it was very reliable, feed practically all ammo except lower pressure loads. Sorry, I have no experience with the recoil of a Walther 22 however.
 

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I read (so probably crap) that the sp22 wasn't zinc...

I am also very interested in this model.

I also heard the grip is larger then the p22.

I want one for my gal. perhaps if the p22 does indeed have a smaller grip I will stick with looking at those...
 

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wild cat mccane said:
I read (so probably crap) that the sp22 wasn't zinc...

I am also very interested in this model.

I also heard the grip is larger then the p22.

I want one for my gal. perhaps if the p22 does indeed have a smaller grip I will stick with looking at those...
The grip is larger..
 
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