I'd urge you to read the "P22 reliability" thread, which is about three notches down in this same Walther Rimfire and CO2 Pistols section of the forum. It will give you some detailed comments from those who love the P22 (and there are many) and those who are less than fond of it (and there are many of them as well). Near the bottom of this same section of the forum is a thread titled "Self defense with a P22" that also may be of interest. While the P22 is not a weapon that everyone would choose as a first line of defense, at least one individual had some success with it.Is the p22 reliable at all?
SELF: I used to think the same thing. I also thought anything less than .45ACP is worthless. I still think the .45ACP is the ultimate defensive round.I would not CCW a .22 LR
SELF: I doubt the .25acp would be much improvement. Plus my .22Mag mini-revolver has zero chance of malfunctions or jams.Dep:
There is no doubt the a small one in the pocket is worth more than a big one in the drawer. But rimfire ignition in a CCW gun is not so great. I would take my much smaller old Beretta 950 .25 ACP for CCW before a .22LR.