On My Birthday In History


Found this after reading an article on the Walther P22 – which I am seriously considering buying to teach the boys to shoot – on blogonomicon. Look up your birthday in Wikipedia and list 3 neat facts, 2 Births and 1 death.

BTW to look up your date got to the URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ and your month, underscore, your day. So for me it was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_14.

3 Neat Facts:

1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
1784 – American Revolutionary War: The United States ratifies a peace treaty with England.
1993 – David Letterman announces he is moving his television talk show from NBC to CBS.

2 Births

1875 – Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, missionary, and musician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1965)
1963 – Steven Soderbergh, American director

1 Death

1984 – Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1902)


  1. countertop says:

    I have a Walther P22. Like it alot, but it is a bit finicky about the ammo it will eat. You need something with a definite kick to it in order to cycle the action – no bulk wal mart stuff. I usually shoot CCI Mini Mags through it or Remington Thunderbolts.

    With CCI Stingers, I don’t mind it as a summer carry piece – not ideal, but better than nothing.

    That said, I think if your looking for a .22 handgun to teach your kid with you would be much better off with a Browning Buckmark or a Ruger Mark II. They are much heavier guns and will have zero kick (and zero dumb unnecessary nanny state safety features). Whats more, having been around for awhile, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a used one in great condition for a cheap price. I am partial to the bull barreled Mark II, but thats what I have. New, they start around $250-300, used should be in the low to mid $100s.

    If you want, I can try to find someone down in Texas to loan you one – or take you and your son out shooting.

  2. AlanDP says:

    I use Remington subsonic ammo in mine and it feeds perfectly.

  3. Ron says:

    One of the reasons I’m looking at the P22 is because I have the P99. The 22 is smaller, but it is very similar in features, so switching up would be easier. And I could carrying it when I need something small.

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