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Old 08-02-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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PPQ M2 .22 Owners?

I love my PPS M2 that I picked up after my PPS M1.

The Glock 43 that I traded it for was a POS.


However, I'm thinking of going to a PPQ, but in .22 LR
for my weekly range sessions, when I'm not shooting my
9mms.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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I produce 9mm ammo for 8 cents per round.
CCI MiniMags are running 7 cents or more each.

Why bother with them?

The days of penny 22LR ammo are long gone.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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I produce 9mm ammo for 8 cents per round.
CCI MiniMags are running 7 cents or more each.

Why bother with them?

The days of penny 22LR ammo are long gone.
Genuine question: How long does it take you to reload 100 rounds of 9mm? I'm curious about the time cost relative to the money savings.

That's awesome that you can produce 9mm for so cheap. But for those of us buying factory ammo, something like Blazer Brass 9mm is going to be 17+ cents a round (cheapest name brand brass cased ammo I can find). Whereas Federal AutoMatch .22LR is frequently less than 5 cents a round.

But, that's just the economic factor, which the OP didn't even mention as a reason why they were considering a .22LR. A lot of people find .22s a ton of fun to shoot (I know I do), they're great for younger shooters or anyone recoil adverse, they're also great for teaching new shooters. .22s aren't just about saving money on ammo.
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If making your own lead bullets and such the cost can be kept low. Personally, I refuse to waste my time with lead and use jacketed for the minor increase in cost to buying lead.

Lead 9mm bullet will be about 6 cents in bulk, I buy Precision Delta JHP for around 9 cents. About 3 cents for primers and around 2 cents of powder for 14 cents all in. Using a Dillon 650 it goes pretty quick but unless you have some free time, it is not going to be reasonable. Cheapest bought bullets, primers and power still put a round of 9mm at 10 cents per.

These days, getting decent 22LR is a lot easier than the past few years but still in the 6 cent per range.

For me, I like 22 for my 15-22 as I can shoot rifle/pistol drills on steel I couldn't do with 5.56 or 6.8 rounds. I rarely use my PPQ22 although if it had a paddle like it should, it would likely see more use.

Reloaders like to talk about making cheap rounds but when you add in the time and all the other aspects like sorting, inspection, tumbling, swaging it rarely makes economical sense unless you work for next to nothing for the common stuff like 5.56 and 9mm. Where it really makes sense is being able to roll your own when the government is in chaos like the last 8 years. Or for expensive rounds that are far less common.

A decent 22 will always be of use and can highlight small things the centerfire recoil can mask. Only you can determine what makes sense for you. Keep in mind the PPQ22 only comes with one mag so for me that meant buying 7 more at just under $30 a pop. As the previous poster stated, the why is important.
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I've not reloaded anything for over 15 years and no plans to start again..
so .22 LR is the cheapest for me other than airguns.
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hmmm Ima thinking gasguns LOL

Elite Force Walther PPQ Mod 2 GBB Pistol Airsoft Gun ( Black )
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I would take a chance with a PPQ 22 if I was looking for another 22.

TTAG did a nice review on it and it seems to be built a lot better then other Walther 22 pistols in that the slide is aluminum instead of pot metal.

Here is the review.

Gun Review: Walther PPQ M2 .22 LR - The Truth About Guns
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I produce 9mm ammo for 8 cents per round.
CCI MiniMags are running 7 cents or more each.

Why bother with them?

The days of penny 22LR ammo are long gone.
Because most of us don't reload and don't care too.

.22LR pistols also have much less recoil and noise which can help one with their shooting skills.
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I love shooting .22LR pistols and revolvers. They are just plain fun and very cheap to shoot. No time to waste reloading when you can buy .22LR ammo at such low prices. Who doesn't enjoy shooting .22LRs one in a while........
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:53 PM   #10
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anyone know if the .22 PPQ has the tenifer finish like the 9mm PPQ ??
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