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Walther P22

Semi-Automatic Sport Pistol

Germany | 2003

"In production since 2002, the Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol is another viable .22 LR chambered handgun available to sport shooters."

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The Walther P99 is a .22LR (rimfire) semi-automatic, blowback-operated pistol offering from Carl Walther GmbH of Germany. It is a largely conventional and traditional semi-automatic handgun design with pistol grip ergonomics, rectangular slide assembly (ribbed at front and back for better grip of the unit), and over-frame forward and rear iron sights. The typical Walther pistol "chunkiness" is apparent in this compact firearm. The trigger sits at the middle of the gun's length and the magazine well is the pistol grip handle itself. The ejection port is seated at the middle of the frame.

Production of the pistol began in 2002 and continues today (2023).

The gun breaks down into five major components comprised of the slide, spring, barrel assembly, lower frame, and magazine. Ten-rounds are held in the spring-loaded magazine. Safety mechanisms are integrated in both manual and automatic forms.

The company currently markets the P22Q and P22CA ("California") models in the lineup. Both are available in a variety of finishes / configurations including "Nickel", "Laser Set" (with under-muzzle laser aimer), tactical-style "FDE", "Angel Blue" (lower blue, slide silver), "Military" (lower OD Green, upper black), and "Tactical FDE" (muzzle attachment). The CA adds the "Target Nickel" and "Target Black" models with extended muzzle component.

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The physical qualities of the Walther P22. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
160 mm
6.30 in
O/A Length
87 mm
3.43 in
Barrel Length
0.95 lb
0.43 kg
Semi-Automatic; Blowback
.22 LR
10-Round Detachable Box Magazine
Iron Front and Rear.
Notable series variants as part of the Walther P22 Semi-Automatic Sport Pistol family line.
P22 - Base Series Designation.
P22CA ("California") - Variant.
P22CA FDE - Black slide, desert frame.
P22CA Angel Blue - Silver slide, light blue frame.
P22CA Military - Black slide, OD Green frame.
P22CA Nickel - Silver slide, black frame.
P22CA Target Nickel - Silver slide, black frame, muzzle extension.
P22CA Target Black - All-black finish; muzzle extension.
P22Q - Variant.
P22Q Nickel - Silver slide, black frame.
P22Q Laser Set - All-black finish, under-barrel laser aiming device.
P22Q FDE - Black slide, desert frame.
P22Q Angel Blue - Sliver slide, light blue frame.
P22Q Military - Black slide, OD Green frame.
P22Q Tactical FDE - Desert finish, muzzle component.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Walther P22. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Carl Walther GmbH - Germany
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Image of the Walther P22
Image from official Walther marketing materials.

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