If you could own only five handguns, what would they be? What type, caliber and even manufacturer?
Here’s my five:
1. Walther P22 .22 LR
You need a pistol or a revolver chambered in .22 LR to complement your .22 rifle (assuming you have a .22 rifle in your collection). Beyond that, a .22 handgun will fulfill multiple uses. If you’ve set traps for small game, a .22 handgun will be the most practical choice for delivering the coup de grace to anything you catch that’s still living. Many big game hunters also prefer packing a .22 handgun with them in the event that they come across any small game that their large caliber hunting rifle will be far too powerful for. And beyond that, .22 handguns offer hardly any recoil, meaning that you can keep up on your practice or teach your kids to shoot a handgun before moving up to larger calibers.
The Walther P22 is one of the most popular .22 pistols on the market. It has an excellent ergonomic grip, and its compact size is excellent for packing as a backup weapon to your main sidearm if needed. It can also be easily customized and fitted with longer barrels for improved accuracy.