New Gun: Walther P22

Went to the gun show this weekend as planned and spent almost 3 hours walking around. I was looking for two guns, a 22 and something small to carry. I almost bought two guns, but couldn’t justify the cost. And I found the the smaller a handgun gets the more it costs.

I could find a good 22 for under $300. But finding a small handgun under $300 was tough. I found I wasn’t comfortable with a 5 or 6 round revolver. All the pocket sized 9mm I mentioned in my previous post were close to $400 or over $600. I might have gotten something smaller than my P99, but I couldn’t get both.

I felt I was getting a good gun in the P22 with a 5″ barrel. I didn’t feel I would get a high quality 9mm for that same price range.

So I bought the 22 and put off the carry gun for later when I can afford something good.

I also kept having to tell myself, “I’m not here to buy a rifle.” Cuz I was tempted a number of times.

I found I’m attracted to guns because they look good. Probably not the best way to pick them, but interesting. I now have rifles I want to research.

If the monsoons here in Houston stop, I may go to the range tonight. I plan on taking one of the boys to the range tomorrow to shoot the 22.

It came with two 10 rd magazines. There don’t seem to be any higher capacity magazines available and that seems strange to me, give the 22 bullet is so small.

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  1. AlanDP says:

    I said the same thing about magazines when I got my Walther. Fortunately my young son is getting pretty good at reloading them for me.

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