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    Boolit Man
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    Walther P-22?

    Does anyone know what kind of metal the slide is made of? Also, what is the quality compared to the Ruger SP-22?

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    The slide appears to be steel, further supported by the fact that there is a nickel plated version.

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    Mine appears to have a steel slide. It's a fun little plinker. Just be sure it comes with the "B" series magazines. The first mags were terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18Bravo View Post
    Mine appears to have a steel slide. It's a fun little plinker. Just be sure it comes with the "B" series magazines. The first mags were terrible.
    What is the difference between the magazines? I have 3 "A" series magazines and have not had any loading or feeding issues with multiple ammunition brands.

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    I have had my p22 for many years. Its a Davidson's special with both barrels. Its a fun gun for backyard plinking. Slide is metal. I have 6 mags for mine and all work perfect. It eats any ammo I put in it. Not really a fan of the longer barrel. If I want a longer barrel I will just grab the 22/45. The mag release grows on you and works well. If I had ruger pistols I would buy the ruger. If I had walther pistols I would buy the walther. I just happen to find a deal so I have a walther.
    Stop being blinded by your own ignorance.

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    my p22 is NOT steel. it is a lighter metal alloy.
    it does have steel insert pins at wear points though.

    as above, it isn't picky about ammo although i fed it mini mags for the first 500 or so.
    od green frame and black slide.

    no complaints so far but not at a high round count yet.
    it is the standard length barrel and wears a huntertown arms suppressor.

    my father in law bought the ruger sr22 and it was fine too.
    i like the walther grip just a smidge better.
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    I just did the magnet test. Mine is steel all the way. Round count on mine is over 50,000. Not joking and I am on the light side by far.
    Stop being blinded by your own ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckO View Post
    What is the difference between the magazines? I have 3 "A" series magazines and have not had any loading or feeding issues with multiple ammunition brands.
    The original A series had a reputation for being finicky on what it would feed. It was enough of an issue that Walther came out with the B series. I don't remember all the specifics, but I believe that the feed lips were modified to correct the problem.

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    How do I tell model A from B model P22

    Mine is around 14 yrs old and not shot very much so I never had any issues. afish4570
    Last edited by afish4570; 05-14-2018 at 11:03 PM. Reason: wrong # of years owned

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    Getting out my gun again. Looking at the six mags I have. They say 36-A. YMMV but for me they work better then ruger mags. Yup I said it better then my mark 4 22/45 mags. In every way and why wouldnt they. They are made in Germany. Heck I do not think I have even ever cleaned one of the mags. Both guns are nice and I do not think you can go wrong with either. Put both in your hands and see what one feels better. Sniff sniff smells like rattlesnake for dinner.
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