If you are searching for a Walther P22 to add to your collection, Omaha Outdoors is sure to have what you are looking for. One of the advantages of shooting in the modern world is that there are more purpose-driven designs than ever before. Whereas an individual might have had only one go-to weapon in the past, those interested in protecting themselves have plenty of options. This is why the average shooter might have a pistol for open carry, concealed carry, a backup weapon, and even an alternate carry model for special situations. Depending on what he needs, he always has a good choice on hand.
While a regular carry pistol may be essential to your survival, training with it can get really expensive if you are not careful. For this reason, many shooters work on supplementing their live-fire training with something a bit less expensive. By using pistols chambered in .22 LR and built to match the quality of an actual self-defense or duty weapon, you can get the feel and experience of shooting without spending your entire paycheck on ammunition. Among the options out there, the Walther P22 certainly makes a great case to be your go-to option.
.22 LR Performance from the Modern Walther P22
As the name suggests, the P22 comes into the field offering a .22 LR pistol. Despite being chambered in a round generally reserved for plinking and target shooting, it is built more like a duty weapon. As a result, it offers an exceptional platform for training. This begins as most other Walther models do, offering a signature, ergonomic grip to get things started. This grip relies on a non-slip, cross-directional surface and a comfortable shape to provide exceptional handling. Combined with the small or large interchangeable backstrap, you should have no problem taking hold of this weapon at the range.
It uses an ambidextrous magazine release, which is extended at the standard thumb position to provide easy access. Thanks to the chamber view port, you will always be able to tell whether there is a round in the chamber or not. On the front of the frame, the weapon comes equipped with a standard picatinny rail, which allows you to attach whatever accessories you might have on your standard combat weapon for practice. Moving up to the slide, this weapon features front and rear serrations, which means cocking is a breeze. Its threaded barrel allows for the attachment of any muzzle device you might need, while the 3-dot polymer sights provide a clear sight picture. Since they are low-profile, you can still practice drawing with the weapon as well.
Choose the Configuration that Works for You
Realizing that different shooters might use this gun for different reasons, Walther released a variety of different options for the P22. Regardless of which model you choose, these configurations have a few things in common. First, they all feature a standard 10-round .22 LR magazine, giving you plenty of rounds for range use. Next, they offer a double action/single action trigger, which varies between 11 and 4 pounds to pull. Finally, they all measure 4.5” tall and 1.1” wide.
For the standard configuration, there are three different options. These models use a 3.42” barrel and measure 6.3” long overall. They come in Black, Nickel, or Military (which offers a tan finish). Alternatively, you might opt for the Target models. These are available in only Black or Nickel and use a longer 5” barrel to reach an overall length of 7.8”.
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If you are looking to get any one of these configurations, it is likely that you intend to spend some time shooting at the range. Before you take the trip there, you will also want to make sure you pick up all the right accessories and secondary parts you might need. To start, you’ll want to stock up on extra magazines so you don’t have to waste as much time reloading. Next, you should make sure you have the proper cleaning supplies for this new .22, as you will want to clean it once you return. From there, you might want to pick up some shooting protection, a range bag, or maybe even a proper holster to practice more realistic drills. Whatever the case might be, Omaha Outdoors is here to make your shopping experience easy and convenient.
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