The Walther P22 is among the most fun target pistol to shoot. It’s small, fires an inexpensive round and has the ability to accept various attachments and accessories. Of all the accessories available, the factory laser sight will deliver the most enjoyment for your money.
With a price tag of roughly $300, the Walther P22 is a tremendously fun firearm to target shoot. It’s accurate, compact and fits comfortably into large and small hands alike making it an ideal pistol to introduce youngsters to the sport of target shooting. If the stellar looks of the P22 don’t sell even the most skeptical newcomers, adding a laser sight to the mix is sure to get them to give it a shot no pun intended.
There are a few different laser sights on the market specifically designed for the Walther P22 ranging from high-end units that produce a green laser to low-end units that produce a red laser and clip precariously to the front of the P22’s trigger guard. The lower-end units are recommended because they’re often hard to see and they don’t hold their settings very well after repeated shots. These lasers wouldn’t make the best impression on a new shooter.
The high-end green lasers are great. They’re well made, maintain sight settings well and the green dot that they produce is often visible even in direct sunlight at distances of 30 feet or more. The downside is that they carry a price tag of about $200 depending on where you buy it.
The middle of the road option that many Walther P22 owners have gone with is the factory laser sight by Walther. It only costs about half as much as the green lasers and it comes with almost all the benefits. The only difference, of course, is that the factory laser produces a red laser beam instead of a green one. However, the factory laser’s dot is much more visible than the one produces by the low-end products.
Being designed by Walther, it’s no surprise that the factory laser attaches to the P22 so perfectly it’s virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the pistol. It sits snuggly on the pistol’s rails just in front of the trigger guard and doesn’t over hand the frame at all. The factory laser turns an already accurate, fun pistol into a plinking machine that even a new shooter can use to pick-off small targets at 30 feet or more.
The appeal of the laser, besides its cool looks, is that it makes hitting the target a lot easier than with standard fixed sites and it adds another dimension to the target shooting experience. If you’ve got or are thinking about purchasing a Walther P22, do yourself a favor and pick up a factory laser sight as well.