Walther Introduces .22 LR G36

Walther is increasingly adding its name to the list of manufacturers of .22 LR chambered clones of famous (and often unattainable) guns. Furthering this, they have introduced a G36-style .22 LR chambered rifle, for those who always wanted something that looked like a G36, but shoots like a .22 (and cost a lot less).

Walther Arms, Inc. introduces the HK G36 rifle to enhance their already well-defined line of tactical rimfire firearms. This genuine replica offers all the excitement of the original in the cost effective .22 L.R. caliber.

The Walther is a lightweight, polymer performer that delivers and features consistent shots and terrific accuracy like the original HK G36. The rifle features a folding stock, a detachable sling swivel (sold separately), and a Picatinny rail. Complete with ambidextrous external safety, fixed front and adjustable rear sights, the well-recognized semi-auto is another great addition to the growing line of tactical .22s.

“The .22 caliber HK G36 is a perfect addition for us.” said Everett Deger, Marketing Director for Walther Arms, Inc. “This gives the consumer an affordable opportunity to experience a replica rifle used by German armed forces and infantry around the world. The G36 .22 is just fun, pure and simple.”

The first shipment of Walther HK G36 .22s have begun to arrive with additional inventory arriving weekly. The G36 will retail in the neighborhood of $599.00 MSRP.

The new .22 G36s are HK branded, despite being marketed by Walther. The MSRP is definitely in the same league as other “tactical” .22s; considerably higher priced than a Ruger 10/22, but certainly a lot lower than the weapon they mimick.

2brothersadventures has a video of the Walther .22 cal G36 at SHOT Show 2015, and ShootFastFun also has a review video of the rifle, both embedded below:

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  • Gordon J Davis Jr

    I have Walther’s MP5 SD clone and love it. I’ll definitely get one of these. Worst part of the MP5 SD was waiting for Walther to make some more fixed stocks for it. Once I got the fixed stock on it I was a happy camper.

    As for the HK branding, Walther makes these under license from HK – so the HK branding is 100% legal.

    • insertjjs

      Ditto for my Walther MP5A5 clone right down to the waiting for a fixed stock. Of course I might wait until the price drops some. bought my MP5 for 500 and i see them online for under 400.

      • Ian Thorne

        Yeah, I got my A5 when they were new for just a hair under 500. CDNN has them for 299 these days. I will wait for this to be in that range before I pick one up.

  • Mr. Smith

    “This genuine replica replaces all of the unobtainium of the original with all of the unobtainium of the .22 L.R. caliber.”

  • TITAN308

    Or you could buy a Ruger 10/22 and the Archangel Nomad (ak G36) chassis and have a well known reliable firearm with a ton of history that looks just like it for cheaper.

    • Nicholas Chen

      I was considering getting a Ruger Charger and make a G36 pistol with sig brace haha

    • Plumbiphilious

      The gun itself is reliable, but the Nomad stock actually is a gigantic part of the problem. Reviews often say it’s a pain to put together due to pretty bad parts spec. As well, takedown is similarly horrendous to clean, even with a bore snake.

      This is all hearsay, but it’s pretty common hearsay. It’s a pity, but the Nomad stock seems just to be shovelhardware.

      • TITAN308

        I’ve had two with no fitment issues. Tight? Yes. Out of spec? No.

    • Archangels are really at their best when they’ve been SBR’d

    • Ian Thorne

      Or I can just buy the nicer one that isn’t a cheap knock off. The 10/22 itself is great, but the Nomad stock is sub-par at best. Cheaply made with cheap materials. Not a fan of their work.

      Plus my Walther MP5 has been near 100% through about 9-10K rounds. The most reliable semi auto .22lr I have ever seen, right up there with a 10/22. I would glady pay a bit more for the authorized replica that I am sure has a much high build quality over a nomad.

  • Darhar M.

    Looks nice but I will stick with my heavy barrel 10/22 nestled in a well fitting
    TAPCO Interfuse stock. Easy take down for cleaning and has held up well over the years.
    A big ;plus IMO is Ruger BX-25 Magazines are far cheaper then the ones available
    for these .22lr military clones.

  • Mike

    Waiting for the SA80 in .22lr

    • FourString

      Like an L41A1 / L98A2 GP 😀

  • George

    I picked up one of these Walther G36. The method of field strip is very, very similar to the real G36. Push out the push pins, store them on the stock, pull the mag well, pull the pistol grip, and then the bolt assembly comes right out the back in one piece.

    The charging handle is just like the real G36. It’s much better than a 10/22 in a Nomad stock.

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  • Kevin1911

    About time HK/Walther
    Now let’s get us a PSG-1 in .22 LR

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Ok Walther… The PPX, the CCP, any resources devoted to 22lr…. You’ve pretty much lost me.

  • IXLR8

    I am sure it is like the Walther HK416 which does not have a barrel like you would find on a rifle you would actually buy. There is an outer barrel cover and a thin .22 cal barrel inside. I don’t know why anyone would buy one.
    ISSC made a SCAR clone with the same type of crappy barrel, but Anschutz built the same rifle with a true barrel. It cannot be that hard….
    If the G36 had a true, solid barrel, I might consider buying one. After buying then selling the HK MP5 .22LR due to the same crappy barrel problem, I am not wanting to repeat my mistake.

    • George

      This one has a real barrel. Take a look at the thread about this rifle on hkpro.

      • IXLR8

        I retract my objections to the Walther G36 barrel. Thanks for the tip George.
        They must have figured out that they can sell many more of these rifles with a real barrel, than the cost savings of using a sleeved barrel. It appears that only the sleeved barrel Walther rifles are now half price…

  • I don’t know if I would say that it offers “ALLL” of the excitement of the original 😉

  • floppyscience

    I usually try to avoid the tacticool Umarex .22 facsimiles… but I might have to make an exception here.