The P22 is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen.
On the exterior, it resembles the Walther P99, but it is somewhat smaller (75% of the P99's size) and its action chambers the rimfire .22 LR cartridge. The most noticeable exterior difference is the P22's slide mounted, thumb operated, ambidextrous safety and its external hammer. The P22 features a cast polymer grip-frame. Its slide and serial numbered frame receiver inserts are made from MIM (Metal Injection Molding) cast zinc alloy, its barrel consists of a rifled steel insert within a steel barrel sleeve, and its internal lockwork and fire-control parts are a combination of MIM cast steel and steel stampings.
The P22 can be purchased with a 3.4-inch short barrel (pictured to the right), or with a 5-inch barrel which includes a barrel mounted weight compensator matching the profile of the slide. The P22 was originally designed such that the two different length barrel assemblies could be easily interchanged, and "combo" packages including both barrels were offered for sale. All P22's except the P22 CA come with an internally threaded barrel which allows the attachment of a sound suppressor or silencer with a separate thread adapter available from Walther. The P22 CA variant specifically excludes this capability to comply with California law.
|"Too Far Gone"||Lizzie Samuels pointing a Walther P22 at Alisha.|
|"Inmates"||Mika Samuels nervously aiming a Walther P22 at walkers.|
|"The Grove"||Lizzie firing a P22 at walkers.|
|"The Grove"||Lizzie pointing a P22 at Carol and Tyreese.|