View Poll Results: Which one would you buy ?

Voters
13. You may not vote on this poll
  • Walther P22

    9 69.23%
  • SIG Mosquito

    4 30.77%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: Walther P22 vs SIG Mosquito

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lake Charles Area, Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    1,723

    Post imported post

    The Walther P22



    Walther SPECS:

    Manufacturing
    Make: Walther
    Country: Germany
    MSRP: $300
    Manual: Download PDF

    class=headerBallistics
    Caliber: .22 LR
    Capacity: 10 rounds

    class=headerDimensions
    Type: Compact
    Weight: 15 oz (425g)
    Length: 6.30" (160mm)
    Width: 1.10" (28mm)
    Barrel: 3.40" (86mm)

    class=headerDesign
    Frame/Finishes:
    Black Polymer
    Action: DA/SA
    Grips/Stock:
    Integrated
    Sights:
    Windage adjustable rear sight and





    The SIG Mosquito





    SIG SPECS:

    Manufacturing
    Make: Sig Arms

    aka: Sig Sauer
    Country: Switzerland
    MSRP: $500
    Manual: Download PDF

    class=headerBallistics
    Caliber: .22 LR
    Capacity: 10 rounds

    class=headerDimensions
    Type: Full Size
    Weight: 24.6 oz (697g)
    Length: 7.20" (183mm)
    Width: 1.46" (37mm)
    Barrel: 3.90" (99mm)

    class=headerDesign
    Frame/Finishes:
    Various
    Action: DA/SA

    ~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_

    Let's here it. Which one and Why ?

    Personaly, I'm seeing ALOT more negative articles on the MOSQUITO, than I am the Walther. Of course this has NO bearing whatsoever on the rest of SIG ARMS Fine handguns. But I think they might be off course with the 22 lr.


  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Manhattan, Kansas, USA
    Posts
    309

    Post imported post

    Walther P22 - the SIG Mosquito is a worthless heap of garbage. It isn't even made by SIG. I saw firsthand the jamming problems of the Mosquito at the range a couple weeks ago; apparently the chamber is much too tight.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Auburn, Alabama, USA
    Posts
    797

    Post imported post

    P22. I don't know if it's true but I heard the SIG was made by an airsoft company...

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lake Charles Area, Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    1,723

    Post imported post

    That's True.

    The pistol is manufactured by the Swiss company Swiss Arms.

    Swiss Arms AG is a Swiss manufacturer of small arms. It was known as SIG Arms AG before 2000 when it was acquired by the German investors Michael L√ľke and Thomas Ortmeier from parent company Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG).

    Their products are imported into the United States of America by SIG Sauer (formerly SIGARMS), a relationship that dates back to 1985.





  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Battle Ground, Washington, USA
    Posts
    78

    Post imported post

    No experience with SIG, but I love my P22, thats all i can say. I've read some reviews referencing jamming problems, but as long as i shoot CCI blazer nary a one.

    Just for kicks once i picked up some CCI mini-mags (supposedly higher velocity stuff, I think) and it sucked with them. Complete jam-o-matic. As long as I stick with blazer... no problems. Which isfine since they are reasonably priced. I do keep thefeed ramp pretty well cleaned and polished.

  6. #6
    Founder's Club Member Jim675's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bellevue, Washington, USA
    Posts
    1,037

    Post imported post

    I've had a Mosquito for 6 months or so. I bought it mainly to use when introducing new shooters. Its been fun, reliable, and reasonably accurate. I also like that it has a nearly full-sized grip. It works like a real SIG.

    No experience with the P22. Just wanted to point out that not all Mosquito owners are dissatisfied. Good luck either way.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lake Charles Area, Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    1,723

    Post imported post

    I went to the local gun shop yesterday and handled both of these.

    The SIG trigger feels really mushy. NOTHING like the Real SIG 226's. The Ergo's or defintely SIG though.

    The Walther felt very smooth with a good sa/da trigger pull. I also admired the very unique Mag Release that is actually on the trigger guard it self. it's very easy to operate. The Ergonomics of the weapon were suprisingly friendly. Of course it is compact.



  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    263

    Post imported post

    Never tried the Sig but I have 3000+ rounds through my P22 and I really like it. I had heard that it was picky about ammo so I only used CCI Mini Mag/Mini Mag HPammo for a while but I've been using the cheap Federal value pack stuff lately and I've had very few problems. I'll have a FTF maybe once every couple magazines that is fixed with a quick cycle of the slide but considering I'm paying $13.50 for a box of 500+ rounds I can live with it.

    Good gun, cheap fun.

  9. #9
    Founder's Club Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    7

    Post imported post

    Owned a Walther, then got a Sig. The Sig felt great, but did a jam or two. Sold it and got another Walther. The Walther has a heck of a spring to get back in when you have it field stripped for cleaning. Nobody mentioned a Ruger????

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Florence, SC, ,
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    Voted P22 here. Love mine. Bought it to encourage my wife tolearn to shoot. So far, she's learned the four rules of firearm safety and how to handle the P22 at the kitchen table and in the living room dry fire. You guys just don't know how much progress that is. I have a feeling we will be heading to the back 40 for a little "plinking" in short order!! Wish me continued luck!!!!

  11. #11
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Battle Ground, Washington, USA
    Posts
    78

    Post imported post

    Tallinthesaddle wrote:
    Owned a Walther, then got a Sig. The Sig felt great, but did a jam or two. Sold it and got another Walther. The Walther has a heck of a spring to get back in when you have it field stripped for cleaning. Nobody mentioned a Ruger????
    I had this problem as well until I realized that the little rod that comes with the accessory pack makes the job awhole loteasier

    Actually a pencil or pen or even a small stick will do in a pinch... anything to act as a temporary guide rod.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lake Charles Area, Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    1,723

    Post imported post

    I think the Walther might have it here guys.

    Thanks for your input.



  13. #13
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Petal, MS, , USA
    Posts
    16

    Post imported post

    Yep. Love my P22. Nobody mentioned the accessory barrels from Walther that make it easy to attach neat stuff.

  14. #14
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Crown Point, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    19

    Post imported post

    Neither. Get a Ruger MKIII instead. I've seen far too many problems with both guns to recommend either. The Mosquito is too small (in every sense of the word); the chamber's too tight, the grip's too short, the sights are small, etc., etc. The P22, on the other hand, breaks another part every 1000 rounds. On our club's gun, first it was the hammer, then the feed ramp, then the slide stop, then the chamber, then the trigger assembly. We're on our third P22 now, why we haven't swapped it for something else, I haven't a clue.

  15. #15
    Lone Star Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish, Washington, USA
    Posts
    714

    Post imported post

    RHVette wrote:
    Neither. Get a Ruger MKIII instead.
    I went with a MKIII myself after deliberating between it, the P22, the Mosquito, and the Buck Mark (at the end it was between the Ruger and the Browning).

    I'm curious as to why neither the Ruger MKIII nor the Browning Buck Mark are options above?

  16. #16
    Campaign Veteran marshaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Posts
    11,487

    Post imported post

    Browning Buckmark.

    P22s and Mosquitos are cheap junk. Rugers have a very un-ergonomic interface and grip angle (even the 22/45).

  17. #17
    Lone Star Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish, Washington, USA
    Posts
    714

    Post imported post

    "The Luger pistol was manufactured to exacting standards and has a long service life. William "Bill" Ruger praised the Luger's 55 degree grip angle and duplicated it in his .22 LR pistol." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_P08_pistol

    Obviously ergonomics are a matter of opinion .

  18. #18
    Campaign Veteran marshaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Posts
    11,487

    Post imported post

    They certainly are, which is why I don't reserve any objective criticism (e.g. "junk") for the Rugers.

    However, my opinion is that the grip angle is fail.

  19. #19
    Lone Star Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish, Washington, USA
    Posts
    714

    Post imported post

    marshaul wrote:
    They certainly are, which is why I don't reserve any objective criticism (e.g. "junk") for the Rugers.

    However, my opinion is that the grip angle is fail.
    My personal concern with the Ruger was the many complaints regarding the difficulty of field stripping. People honestly make it sound like a feat of sweat, blood, and luck.

    I cleaned mine the first day I got it. I followed the instructions and I had zero issues :shock:. I must have been lucky because I didn't sweat or bleed .

    I would like to get my hands on one of these :




  20. #20
    Campaign Veteran marshaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Posts
    11,487

    Post imported post

    Yeah, I'd like to have a Buckmark like that.

    However, this is what I most want when it comes to Buckmarks:
    http://www.srtarms.com/buck.htm

  21. #21
    Lone Star Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish, Washington, USA
    Posts
    714

    Post imported post

    marshaul wrote:
    Yeah, I'd like to have a Buckmark like that.

    However, this is what I most want when it comes to Buckmarks:
    http://www.srtarms.com/buck.htm
    :shock:

    ...

    http://www.srtarms.com/mkii.htm


    :shock::shock:


    I'm afraid one of these wonderful looking integral models would be a no go for my state (for the Ruger at least). I believe the barrel/receiver is the registered firearm for the Mk series. If only I didn't live in Washington (Suppressors being legal to own, but illegal to "use" i.e. attach).

    That's certainly one mark (no pun intended) in favor of the Browning.

    Edit: Spelling

  22. #22
    Founder's Club Member Jim675's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bellevue, Washington, USA
    Posts
    1,037

    Post imported post

    Hey diesel!
    Check out:
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...ght=suppressor

    Agent 47 uses them all the time.


  23. #23
    Lone Star Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish, Washington, USA
    Posts
    714

    Post imported post

    Jim675 wrote:
    Hey diesel!
    Check out:
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...ght=suppressor

    Agent 47 uses them all the time.
    I saw the thread awhile back and even signed the petition (I'm the last reply in the thread), but I forgot about the AG opinion! Thanks for the reminder.

  24. #24
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lake Charles Area, Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    1,723

    Post imported post

    I'll be picking theP22 upthis week.

    With the laser



  25. #25
    Lone Star Veteran
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish, Washington, USA
    Posts
    714

    Post imported post

    No threaded barrel?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •