Blowup pic of Walther P22
This is a discussion on Blowup pic of Walther P22 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by HeadHunterII
So, I guess now the P22 will build the next KaBOOM fad huh. You shouldn't buy a glock either, because those ...
October 30th, 2007 04:47 PM
I "blew one up" having it teflon coated for my daughter, and was exceedingly pissed having spent slightly less than I would have for a MkII that would not have had "issues". It is what it is- you can't argue metallurgy.
Originally Posted by HeadHunterII
As I said, plinking with your kid, a few hundred a month-fine; running thousands of rounds through one- it will choke long before an all steel pistol will, that's basic common sense. Again, my issue is S&W getting around $300 for their "Target" model, which has no better construction than a Phoenix Arms at $125.
Functionally: the P22's hammer rides between milled "washers" on the side plates. Hardened steel on "alloy" (I'm being generous here). Same issue you'll have on a high-use AR and its trigger pins, save that the hammer isn't actively reciprocating its full surface against the receiver in the AR.
If you are of the opinion I'm blowing smoke, take one to a smith and ask their assessment about working on one. Better yet, as I suggest, put the slide in your home oven at 325. ARs and aluminum framed 1911s have no problem- I've done 1 AR myself, and 1 1911, and had 1 each coated by a professional. No problems.
If you have something other than "sarcasm" refuting my points, by all means... I didn't say,"Don't buy one." I said they are unsuitable for range use, and be aware of what you're purchasing. To give the P22 credit, its ergonomics are superior to the earlier S&W .22s
Matt- I apologize, the frame insert, the "sideplates" are what I'm referring to. Part #s 2&3 in the diagram.
October 30th, 2007 04:54 PM
Geoff, not at this time. I hung onto the barrel and internals for almost a year looking. Having the sideplates and slide custom milled was possible, but not worth it for what it is. Conversely, even if you get/make the steel slide, you'll be changing the mass so much, you'll really have to invest in Wolff springs, trying to get the resistance correct so your timing isn't causing FTFs, not to mention trying to avoid shearing on the sideplate rails.
Originally Posted by General Geoff
I sold my parts for around $100 and bought the MkII I had been trying to avoid (Ruger).
October 30th, 2007 05:21 PM
Hopefully the "new shooter" isn't turned off or scared off by this.
Originally Posted by Superhouse 15
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October 31st, 2007 08:55 AM
Originally Posted by Rob72
Don't give yourself that much credit. I never stated your name or any information in your post and yet you take it as a personal attack. Paranoid much? Chill out guy. Nobody is fighting with you. It was a joke and was meant as a joke. Some of you folks take this internet thing a little too serious.
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