From a discussion about the shootings in Finland:
"This pistol looks like the Walther P22 with the long barrel. I also have this gun but mine has the standard barrel I remember it was one of the two pistols used by the Chinese student who killer a large number of people about two years ago. The cost of ammo for this gun is very low,
going to the firing range you can shoot 500 rounds for about $10. My Walther PPKS is a 38 cal, four rounds from that gun cost $1, so I use the P22 for keeping my eye in and fire the PPKS only a few times just to lube it.
I am surprised that the P22 has been able to cause so many deaths although if using the rifle ammo like I do it has a bigger charge in the longer casing and can be purchased in hollow piont as well. This must have been the ammo that was used by the man who killed his family and animals last month.
If I tell people I have a .22 cal pistol over here they just laugh and even laugh at the .38 cal as well. So obviously it is all talk that the .22 cal is a toy.
I purchased mine for wild dogs.
james ex pat, Albany USA"