I’m looking to pick up a 22LR semi-auto pistol for backyard plinking. I like the look and feel of the Walther P22 but I’ve been told that it doesn’t like regular 22LR ammo and that you need high-power stuff to make it cycle reliably.
TonyRogers.com says the problems were because of the original magazines but that it’s since been straightened out.
Any opinions on the P22?
UPDATE: Okay, okay! The Ruger is back in the mix already!
I’m not a huge fan of the appearance (though the less-angled grip on the Mk III 22/45 isn’t so bad), but since I don’t really know squat about handguns I am willing to overlook that at this point if it’s the best .22 plinker for Murdoc.
UPDATE 2: Thanks to feedback from readers and friends, I’ve decided to go with a Ruger MkII.