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When Push Comes to Shove

[…] Many big-handed dudes have been cut by the slides of Walther PPKs and bit by the beak-like hammer of a […]

2002 Articles

[…] Sep/Oct 2002 Symphony In Steel 56 HSO0258 Down-sized delights – Walther’s P-22 brings a new meaning to the term “Mini-Gun.” […]

Da Auto Evolution

[…] and developments have been well documented. A very influential development was the double-action (DA) concept. The Walther PP series that fathered the idea garnered a lot of publicity. The DA auto seemingly combined the greater capacity, faster reloading, and flat profile of the auto pistol with the “point gun – pull trigger” simplicity of the revolver. We won’t reopen the endless debate on whether the concept was needed. In fact there was great interest in the concept of an auto pistol, which could be fired simply by pulling the trigger, rather than having to release a safety, cock a hammer, or cycle a slide. The Walther P-38 adapted the DA concept to a locked-breech, full-size military sidearm. A great many P-38s came to America as war trophies. The US military did a lot of evaluations of enemy ordnance after the war, and evidently found things about the P-38 they liked. One was the ability to lower the hammer on a loaded chamber by using a lever rather than a thumb. Armed forces hate having their personnel killed or wounded, and they really hate having them killed accidentally. Most unintentional discharges with handguns happen during routine loading and unloading. I know, I know, it’s all about training, but the reality is there isn’t always the time, budget, or individual motivation available. During WWII, soldiers went into combat with handgun training limited to firing one or two magazines. It’s hard to fault ordnance people for looking for ways to make firearms easier and safer to manipulate. >> Click Here AHMJ12col May/June 2012

The Little .22s

[…] are currently made, reasonably priced alternatives. Two I like are the Ruger SR22 and the Walther P22. Both weigh right around a pound. Both have polymer frames, adjustable sights, DA/SA operation, manual safeties and 10-shot magazines. Both have proven to be well made and accurate. Not target-pistol accurate of course, but both shoot into 2″ for five shots at 25 yards, similar to what I get from my Beretta. This is about as good as I can shoot with a light gun/short sight radius. I once killed a weasel at a measured 23 yards with the Beretta. I’ll admit some luck was involved since only its head and neck were showing. Forced to choose between the two I’d likely take the SR22, mainly because I appreciate Ruger supplying two magazines. It saves me the fuss and expense of acquiring a spare. The Walther is marginally smaller and lighter, and the two are certainly equal in terms of overall quality and performance. If you don’t mind spending a little more money — okay, a lot more — the current Beretta 87 ranks as one of the finest .22s ever made. I don’t have one but do have the similar Model 85 in .380. Great pistols, but dang, they aren’t cheap. My Beretta cost $80 in 1969. Current MSRP on the 87 is more than ten times as much! By Dave Anderson >> Click Here AHMA13col Handgunner March/April 2013

A Collusion Occurred

[…] barked softly and small groups appeared at 25 yards. The Walther PP .22 was next, and I had forgotten just […]

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