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Two sides of the Walther Family?

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At a local gun shop I heard a clerk expounding to a compatriot about two different Walther production lines.

He claimed the P22, PK380, CCP and the PPK .22 were made by the Air gun company Umarex. He claimed the guns were of inferior quality with pot metal slides. The magazines of cheap and open design which allowed dirt to enter.

The PPQ, P99, PPX and Q5 were made in the old Walther factory, which produced "real" guns for military contract and were made to military specifications.

Anyone owning these pistols care to comment?

Who owns a P22 military and I'm not impressed with the barrel system or the front sight's propensity to vanish, great grip though.
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A lot of the .22 versions of "real" pistols (intended for cheap training at the range) are made by Umarex or other companies under license to put the Walther or whoever name on the slide, but the "inferior pot metal" claim isn't necessarily true. I never converse with gun store employees because I have a low tolerance for being lied to.
I selected a Bersa Thunder 22 over the Walther and M&P .22s because they seemed kind of cheesy. I have no idea how well they perform, but the M&P 22 compact has great reviews.

Having learned the hard way that semiautos tend to hate .22LR ammo, I'd go for a revolver if I did it over. I may still do that.
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