For a young shooter interested in shooting competitively, the Walther SP22 M1 is a great entry handgun. It has the kind of looks that make it stand out at the firing line, the Walther reputation for accuracy and reliability and it performs very well.
The Walther SP22 M1 doesn’t have an exposed slide moving back and forth, something most shooters might find a little strange. Instead, it has external cocking levers and all the motion is encased, a configuration often seen in handguns for competition.
The first thing to get your attention when you look at the Walther SP22 M1 will likely be the cocking levers on each side of the forward part of the slide/barrel housing. The housing will be the second thing that piques your interest.