Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Walther P22 issues

  1. #1
    Plinker

    User Info Menu

    Walther P22 issues

    Hello,

    Does anyone here have a Walther P22 and have issues with ammo? I have used it all in this thing and I always get light strikes, and stove pipes. More the light strikes than anything. I clean the gun every time I shoot it. I even tried to shave off a little on the hammer strike per a Walther forum. It does seem to work best with CCI Mini Mag but even with that it always has issues. This is actually my wife's gun and she loves t when it shoots but is starting to get really frustrated causing her to not want to shoot as much. Im working on getting up to a .380 and then a 9mm but for now she just wants to shoot .22.Anyone else have this issue or any possible fixes? Thank you!

  2. #2
    Sharpshooter

    User Info Menu

    My wife's P22 stovepipes because her thumb touches the slide every once in awhile. For the light strikes have you contacted Walther? I believe they have a good warranty program

  3. #3
    Plinker

    User Info Menu

    I have not contacted Walther. Iíll give that a try. I know itís known for being a tricky pistol.

  4. #4
    Marksman seldon14's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    The issue is its a P22. The solution is trading if for SR22 or mp22 compact if you want that style of pistol.

  5. #5
    Master

    User Info Menu

    Try running mini mags through it along with 40 grain high velocity ammo. We have an early production model.
    And check to make sure you have the right spring in it.
    "Too much agreement kills a chat." ~Eldridge Cleaver

  6. #6
    Plinker

    User Info Menu

    Where would I find a better spring? I think the biggest issue is the slide doesn't go all the way forward when cycling. Its barely noticeable, but its enough to cause light strikes. I thought about getting another .22 for my wife but I rather get her a low recoil .380 or 9mm. She just got her carry license and although a .22 will cause enough damage, the Walther's unreliability makes it a poor choice if needed in an emergency. What I find interesting is that I own some other Walther pistols in 9mm and have zero issues with them. It's just this damn .22!!

  7. #7
    Marksman

    User Info Menu

    my p22 is ammo picky. it likes cci mini mag and thunder bolt. your firing pin spring might be getting weak. mine was. make sure u clean the firing pin and channel they get dirty. walther sent me new springs, that was several years ago not real hard to install, there should be some utube vids.

    i would not trust a 22 in an emergency. look else ware. i do keep mine loaded with cci mini mag in a holster in my quick access safe but all the hand guns are in a different safe from all the long guns.

  8. #8
    Master

    User Info Menu

    When I bought one of my sons his, it came with an extra recoil spring. I would assume the other color spring could be ordered from Walther parts.

    Full retraction. I just went and looked and it was his Sig 22. Mosquito I bought him that came with two recoil springs.
    Sorry OP...


    Did yours come with the captured recoil spring?
    Last edited by Clay Pigeon; 09-01-2020 at 23:00.
    "Too much agreement kills a chat." ~Eldridge Cleaver

  9. #9
    Plinker

    User Info Menu

    I think the only way to make the P22 a personal protection firearm is to teach my wife how to throw it at someone... For now it's just a fun plinker. My next step is to bump her to A .380 for carry/personal protection.

  10. #10
    Marksman

    User Info Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by BMWmojo View Post
    Where would I find a better spring? I think the biggest issue is the slide doesn't go all the way forward when cycling. Its barely noticeable, but its enough to cause light strikes. I thought about getting another .22 for my wife but I rather get her a low recoil .380 or 9mm. She just got her carry license and although a .22 will cause enough damage, the Walther's unreliability makes it a poor choice if needed in an emergency. What I find interesting is that I own some other Walther pistols in 9mm and have zero issues with them. It's just this damn .22!!
    You might try cleaning the chamber with an oversized brush after letting it soak overnight with lead removing solvent. I use Bore Tech Inc Rimfire Blend soaked Q-tip in the chamber followed with an oversized brush after soaking. 22s build-up carbon, powder residue, and bullet lube in the chamber that casual cleaning doesn't always remove.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •