Guise. Help me out.
Getting my first pistol down under. It's gonna be. 22 (Calibre restrictions, biggest I can get for now) it's mainly for target shooting.
Was looking at Walther. The PPQ M2 in particular. Thoughts?
Was offered a PPQ 22 Target from my local dealer for $900, with two mags. Picture very much related. Looks good, but not exactly what I'm after.
What other options do you have?
In my experience the Walther .22 handguns run alright for rimfire, but they're difficult to maintain.
If you can, get a Ruger Mark series. Doesn't particularly matter which model, though some are nicer than others. They're the golden standard for .22 semiauto pistols.
I've owned a standard p22 for several years and really like it. I have removed the magazine disconnect and that is the only non stock thing about it. It feeds and fires all high velocity ammunition I have tried. Used some standard velocity (40gr 1050fps) the other day and it would not cycle properly, but all Hugh velocity ammunition seems to work just fine.
I have fired my friends ruger 22/45 and also really like that. Fired a browning buckmark and it seemed very picky about ammunition. The sig mosquito looks pretty cool but I have never fired one.
e.g. this is all Aus legal asides from the stock (mag is cosmetic)
The gun in that pic is a P22, not a PPQ in .22. Seems like you know that, this statement is more for the people ITT who aren't paying attention.
PPQ's a good option, but Ruger's SR22 might be a bit more reasonably priced in kangarooland.
Thanks for all the info guys. Will go off and do some more research into the topic. :)
The calibre restriction comes from the club I'm apart of. I technically can get a 9mm centrefire pistol to start with, but the club is full of old farts who won't sign off on a permit to acquire for it. Dicks.
Since you live on a prison colony island, can you tell us what imported .22s (since you don't manufacture any guns yourselves) are available in your specific locale, or are available for transfer/import?