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Ok, I have a P99QA on layaway and have been kicking around the idea of getting a P22. Does the P22 feel enough like the P99 to make it a good "practice" handgun when I am in the mood for convenience and cheap ammo? If so, what fits the bill better, the standard or target version?
I bought a Single-six for the same reason...practice for my .45Colt single actions and although it is much smaller than my "big dogs", it really helped me improve my shooting.

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I have shot a P22 one one range session - about 2 mags. I put it up because I had shot my P99 for about 100 rounds, and itw as just too hard to go back down to a 22 cal after being used to the recoil on the 9mm. I would have had to start w/ the 22 first.

Anyway - I don't think it really "feels" like a P99 because its still a 22 cal gun.
 

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Well I had a pair of Colt SAA .45s and then got a pair of .22 Colt peacemakers...big difference between the calibers but the actions were the same...and the .22's much cheaper to shot.

My first Walther was a P22 and liked it so much I had to get another maybe because I did the same with my SAs. But I liked them so well I got a P99, then another and finally a compact. Again 22s are not 9mm and the operating systems are different. But for me they are close enough for me to have a cheaper option of shooting and they are great to break in new shooters. I think you will find that if shoot the 9 for awhile then switch to the 22s and then back again, shooting the 22s will help your accuracy.

Besides them little buggers are tacticool. :D
 

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I think the P22 is a great companion for a P99, but mostly for the AS. The short barrel P22 & the P99c are very similar in size, with the thickness being the main difference. The DA/SA's are similar, with the external hammer of the P22 being different. The safety on the P22 is different. But overall, I think the P22 & P99 make a great rimfire/centerfire combo.
 

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I just picked up both a P99AS in .40 and a P22 this past weekend. They seem pretty similar but because the grip is so much smaller on the P22 I don't know how good a training aid it will be. I posted a thread in General Discussion with a picture of both if you want to see a size comparrison. Since you got a QA I don't think the lack of a decocker is a problem.

But I agree with eodinert, get them both because they're fun :D
 

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Thanks guys... Held a P22 today and put a magazine with the finger rest in it...wow, if I knew about those finger rest magazines, I would've bought a P22 years ago! Gotta' get one in the spring!

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The shorter barrel on the P22 is much easier to clean... Negligible accuracy difference...
 
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