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SIG Sauer Mosquito & Walther P22 - .22LR

This is a discussion on SIG Sauer Mosquito & Walther P22 - .22LR within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; I have an m&p22, I like it quite a bit, but it is not a tack driver. I have not had one issue with mini-mags. ...

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #11
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I have an m&p22, I like it quite a bit, but it is not a tack driver. I have not had one issue with mini-mags. Some issues with ftf with cheap stuff. Blazer works better than the real cheap stuff, but not as well as mini-mags and I think super X.

Shot a mosquito during a CPL class and it struggled with mini-mags.

I'd say go with something that is closest to a set-up you already own, or wish to practice on. There are a lot of options out now. Pick one that fits its intended use.

A lot of the newer 22's i think fit the "just for fun" category (ie. M&P, SR22, Mosquito, P22, ATI 1911-22/SIG 1911-22, Colt 1911-22)

Where if you want something with greater accuracy, and want it to be a bulls-eye gun, go with a Ruger 22/45 or Mark series, or look at a Browning Buckmark
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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Thank you.. I figured that's why the P22 was jamming a little when I shot it..

I thought the Mosquito was from SIG Sauer too, since it was on the barrel & grip in the picture (Sig Mosquito .22LR Black $289.00 SHIPS FREE )


The Bersa looks like it could be a good little gun

That's the first time I have noticed the M&P 22 <-- lots of good reviews


@Kaboom - So are you saying you like the Bersa over P22 and Mosquito?
The Mosquito is a gun inside of a gun, sounds weird but that's essentially what it is if you take one apart. Umarex makes them for Sig to match the regular P series as close as possible for the price. The Skeeter and the P22 are VERY similar inside, not surprising.

As far as Skeeter vs P22 vs Bersa, for ME the pluses for the Bersa are steel slide, a trigger that for me was easy to work on and now I have it running really sweet ( I shot a palm sized group at 147yds last week that kinda blew my mind ), it runs the super cheap Remington Thunderbolts flawlessly all day long even though most guns choke on them and it's just the right size ( the P22 is a bit smaller btw ), I carried it in my pocket all afternoon splitting wood. It was also cheap enough that I won't have a cow if I lose it in the lake or something.
The P22 was my varmint/dog walking gun before the Bersa came along, I replaced it with the Bersa because of the cheap ammo issue. Nothing wrong with the P22 as far as I'm concerned, the Bersa just one-ups it in that category.

The Mosquito I use exclusively as a trainer for my other Sigs, with a rubber wrap-around grip it feels about the same size and has the same lines as my 9mm P228, it's too big to go in the pocket.

It's mostly going to come down to what you want to do with a 22, once you decide that, it kind of narrows down the choices.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #13
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The P22 needs a couple easy mods to make it run really well, but the mods are easy and there is a whole PDF file showing you just how to do it (you sand a couple of rough edges basically ).
@Kaboom Do you have a link to this PDF? I want to give it to my friend who has a P22
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:12 AM   #14
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@Kaboom Do you have a link to this PDF? I want to give it to my friend who has a P22
The "trigger ears" is the most important mod:

http://www.freespeech.com/1917-1911M_P22_bible.pdf

This is probobly the very best, most professional user produced article I have ever seen on the web.
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look at reviews online about Walther P22 compared to Ruger SR22 and make an informed decision. I had 2 gun shops and a major retailer say don't buy the Walther or Mosquito and two of those places only had Walther in stock which means they lost money by telling me that. Don't ever buy a gun that people say only runs CCI minis reliably.. buy one known to run ALL brands of 22LR.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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I have a P22. It's pretty reliable for a 22LR pistol.

As long as I field strip and clean it every now and then, it works just fine. I can usually get about 800+ rounds with a suppressor between field strips before it gets too gunked up to fire (usually the firing pin channel gets so nasty I start getting light primer strikes before I start actually getting cycling failures). And it doesn't help that 22 bullets are inherently dirty anyway, plus add the extra back pressure and fouling from a suppressor and I am content with a field strip every now and then to keep things running smoothly.

I'm fairly certain that Walther is not going to renew their import contract with S&W (the current U.S. importer of the P22), so if you're going to get one, now may be the best time to do it if you want a brand new one.

PS. The M&P 22 is also made by Walther.

linky for more details on import and the M&P Walther 22. Walther Goes It Alone — Ends Distribution Deal with S&W « Daily Bulletin
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:26 AM   #17
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I see that Smith and Wesson list the M&P as made by Walther, so I guess it is made by Umarex also?
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I see that Smith and Wesson list the M&P as made by Walther, so I guess it is made by Umarex also?
I would say "probobly" but I haven't seen anything yet to support it one way or the other.
I had forgotten about the Walther S&W split, I don't think it's wise right now, but it ain't my company.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #19
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Thank you. Still trying to decide... Guess I need to before the prices go up in 2013 or when the government decides I can't buy guns anymore.
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Take a HARD look at a RUGER SR22 before you make your decision! The SR22's will eat anything you feed them...
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