My P22 in the short barrel version is fairly accurate. If you practice often you can become fairly good at hitting stuff. I mostly shoot at 15 yards and am able to hit golf balls at that distance. I have shot at bowling pins at 75 yards and it is a real challenge, but it can be done. Most of all the P22 is a real fun gun to shoot and plink with. It is however very ammo specific at first and during break-in. Get yourself some remington golden bullets, remington thunderbolts, or CCI minimags and you and your P22 will be very happy. Other types of ammo just wont operate the slide correctly. So experament with small amonts of different ammo until you find something that works. I take my P22 to the range every weekend, it see's alot of use and abuse and performs great.