View Full Version : Walther P22. Three strikes!

September 14, 2005, 09:03 AM
Remember me? My slide broke, then my hammer spring broke. Now...


Ya live and learn.

New thread. I got censored.

September 14, 2005, 09:13 AM
Yipes! You sound riled! :D

Hope my P22 has a better future than yours. I've shot a few hundred rounds with it without a problem. Fingers crossed.

September 14, 2005, 09:21 AM
Shoulda bought a Ruger? ;) Sorry to see such a demise, most of the recommendations on this forum are away from Walther's in .22... at least as far as I've seen.

chris in va
September 14, 2005, 09:37 AM
When you release the slide, do you pull it back first before thumbing down the lever? It's generally a no-no to just push the button down...

September 14, 2005, 09:48 AM

Sorry the Walther experience has been bad for you. Mine has been just the opposite with the P99's. Never had an issue (I have 3 of them now - .40 and 9mm and a G22). (Except for cheap ammo - does not like Wolf.)

My G22 - except for the cleaning and field stripping fiasco(documented in this board), has been an excellent plinker. And looks cool as **** too.

Generally I have heard good things about the P22, this is the first super lemon experience that I have read about.

I am looking for a .22 pistol - this certainly might influence my decesion.

September 14, 2005, 10:54 AM
I traded my p22 for a used Browning Buckmark. No comparison between the two. The Browning is more accurate and functions flawless so far. The p22 had the worst trigger I have ever used, throws empties everywhere including right back at the shooter and it is not accurate as the Browning. Mine was the target version too. Takedown and cleaning the 5 inch Walther is also much harder than the Browning.

September 14, 2005, 11:16 AM
Yeah. Chris in VA, I realise it's better tactically to rack the entire slide instead of using the slide release button due to motor skill reduction in a high stress situation.

I don't think this point relates to the P22 'melting' zinc slide issue. Unfortunately, the slide release lever is a stronger material than the zinc slide so it's gonna wear regardless. Remember your slide will hit that tab after the last round of EVERY single magazine you shoot. Good Luck buddy.

Keep your fingers crossed. Try to grab the slide before the last empty casing ejects. :)

Better yet, sell the piece of crap before it's too late. I'm gonna put it in my microwave to see how long it takes to turn into a puddle of crud.


September 14, 2005, 11:20 AM
N3twrkM4n, Make a point of linking to this thread next time someone asks advice about buying a p22.

I remember seeing a thread about a guy who gave his wife one of these as a self defense pistol.

It's your duty.

Te Anau
September 14, 2005, 01:58 PM
If the P22's cost $100.00 they'd be worth considering.

September 14, 2005, 02:13 PM
Yes I'lll keep this on my subscription list, it's kinda sad that guns go the way they do sometimes but as it goes no manufacturing process is perfect...

September 14, 2005, 04:03 PM
Solved All My Problems With My P22 When I Sold It .

September 14, 2005, 09:28 PM
Hey wayne, if anything good came from this worthless thread, it is that I signed up for the rimfire forum.

Thanks for the link seems like a cool forum.