Walther P22

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Walther P22

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The P22 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered for .22 LR (5.6 mm) rimfire ammunition. Manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen, it was introduced in 2002. The P22 may be fired double action at about 11 pounds-force (49 N), and operates as a single action with slightly more than 4 pounds-force (18 N). The P22 operates by blowback where pressure generated by a firing cartridge is countered by a combination of the inertial weight of the slide assembly and the force of the recoil spring. The action will not open until the projectile has left the barrel and the pressures have dropped to safe levels. The gun will not cycle efficiently unless high velocity .22 (5.6 mm) rounds are used.

Walther P22 Specs

1 Category

Technical Data


.22 LR






3 Dot

Barrel Length


Gun Type

Semi-Automatic Pistol


Blowback Operation

Walther P22 Features

The Walther P22 is a highly reliable semi-automatic .22 caliber pistol.  It’s the same size as the Walther PPS and carries many of the ergonomics of its 9mm brother.  The DA/SA Trigger is complemented by a slide-mounted safety, and a threaded barrel model is available.  The pistol uses a 10-round magazine.

Walther P22 Ballistics

.22 LR Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Walther P22 Capacity

The Walther P22 utilizes a detachable 10-round single-stack magazine.  To load the magazine easily, set the magazine on a table-like surface and push the magazine follower down as you load rounds in from the front by pushing down on the nubs sticking out of the sides of the magazine.

Walther P22 Ergonomics

The Walther P22 employs a number of design features from the Walther PPQ into its frame and slide.  The finger grooves, contouring and texturing on the grip give the user a full and comfortable grasp while shooting.  The magazine release and slide safety are easily manipulated by users with any hand size.

Walther P22 Fit & Finish

The Walther P22 has a polymer frame that shows no manufacturing defects.  The slide and barrel have honed surfaces to prevent unwanted friction and the internal components including the rails and extractor sport an intentionally smooth surface finish.
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Walther P22 Concealability

Measuring 6.5 inches long and 4.5 inches tall, the Walther P22 is incredibly easy to conceal in a proper holster.

Walther P22 Parts & Upgrades

Walther P22 Variations

How much is a Walther P22 worth?

In 2023 a new or used Walther P22 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Walther P22 and most handguns. The Price for a Walther P22 has increased in cost by $2.52 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Walther P22 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $213.79 $279.57 $328.91
Excellent $197.35 $263.13 $296.02
Very Good $180.90 $263.13 $296.02
Good $164.46 $246.68 $279.57
Fair $115.12 $213.79 $263.13
Poor $82.23 $164.46 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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Nov 07, 2019

Rating: 3/5


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Oct 03, 2019

Rating: 5/5


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May 30, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Joseph R

Mar 22, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Kye J

Jan 06, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Aaron M

Sep 18, 2016

Rating: 5/5


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