In the world of low-caliber rifles, the G22 Bullpup is a great choice. The rifle is accurate, sleek, and reliable. For survival applications, such a rifle may be lacking. No matter how cool the rifle, how can you expect a .22 LR to be a workhorse? This gun will never be powerful enough to bring down big game or seriously deter assailants. Even with 11 round mags and quick reloads, the G22 Bullpup simply does not have enough utility to be a contender as a survival rifle.
by Sam, a contributing author to SHTFBlog
When holding the weapon it feels very comfortable in your hands with the similar designed Walther P22 pistol grip and gel like inserts along the forward hand grip. Weighing in at just under 6 lbs and overall weapon length of 28.4-29.5 inch barrel length is 20in varying on model choice of threaded barrel. The Walther G22 is capable of a .25 in grouping at 50 yards with the proper ammunition. Every time I take this gun out it has never failed me and trust me, my G22 has seen some tough times.
Outside of more pragmatic uses, the G22 is great. As a plinking rifle, the G22 is a wonderful choice. The gun is accurate, lightweight, and features rails for after-market customizations. In fact, the G22 is capable of .25 inch groupings at 50 yards. For these reasons alone, the G22 is well worth adding to your armory. Whatever you do, don’t expect the G22 to bail you out in a survival situation. Unfortunately, the G22 is no longer commercially available but it can still be purchased used.
|Weight||95 oz (2.7 kg)|
|Length||28.4–29.5 in (72–75 cm)|
|Barrel length||20 in (51 cm)|
|Width||2.2 in (5.6 cm)|
|Height||8.7 in (22 cm)|