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Old 01-23-2003, 09:09 AM
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Wow, fast turnaround!
I used FedEx this time, but one of these days I'll take a field trip over to S&W just to see the place.

What they did:
1) replaced the Safety (nice and tight now; was kicking on sometimes)
2) replaced firing pin spring, was weak (lite strikes)
3) shaved the top of the hammer, nice clean job (for the FTF)
4) checked the -A mags
5) checked feeding of HV ammo

Now, I just have to get out and shoot it!
It was 1 degree this morning, so no outdoor range for sure.
It can be like an ice box at our indoor range, even with the heat, so I'll probably wait till next week when it warms to 25F.
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:02 PM
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My P22 works most of the time

I've had "my" P22 since November 2002. I say "my" because
I really bought it for my wife Anyway, probably 600
rounds of various things through it without many problems.
The only thing that wouldn't cycle the slide was CCI Blazer.
The CCI min-mag, Remington and some others all seem to
be fine. I clean it after every one or two trips to the range.
I do know people that have had to send their older
versions back to S&W for major overhall. Hopefull
mine won't be one of them!
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Old 01-30-2003, 02:21 PM
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Got to the indoor range yesterday.
P22 functioned fine with Thunderbolts & American Eagle HV.
S&W repairs/mods must have done the trick.
Also introduced 2 coworkers to the P22/P99 pair.
The P22 was fine for one (she has small hands); not good for the other (he has big hands, so P99 with large strap works best).
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Old 01-30-2003, 11:09 PM
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2000 rounds +

After I fired about 2000 rounds, the action will not stay open after the last shot. This hapened once in a while. Now, after 2300 rounds, it is not staying open after the last shot. Does anyone knows what could be wrong with my gun? I do like this gun a lot and I hope there's a solution to that problem. Mine is a 5" bbl and accuracy is not bad at all (my ruger mk2 and my Sig trailside are more accurate but they fall in a different category). I like to get the shorter bbl replacement for it.

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Old 01-31-2003, 09:50 AM
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Hi, I am in no way, any gunsmith expert, but let's see...
Have you changed your recoil spring? Checked all of the P22 parts for wear? Check the top of the hammer to see if it is catching as the slide comes back.
Is this happening with HV ammo that has always worked for you?

You could always contact Walrep (Smith & W) for service.
They did do a fine job with mine, and they were fast.
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Old 02-01-2003, 08:16 PM
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Am I the only one who has not any problems with the gun, or am I certainly destined for problems?
I have shot over 600 rounds down my P22, with 3 jams. With CCI Stingers, I have not jammed once. Perhaps I am lucky ? I love this little gun, but it does seem to have a slightly shady reputation.

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Old 02-03-2003, 07:25 PM
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i have shot well over 2000 rounds through mine and haven't had any problems, now my brother stratcat, has had a few because he tried to fire it with the safety on, she has been very good to me so far... no complaints here
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Old 02-05-2003, 07:38 AM
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Safety

I have problems with the safety kicking on after about 2 or 3 shots. This didn't develop until after about 1000 rounds.

Have not had any failure to fires to date, but have had some failures to feed, especially on the first round, the slide tips it forward and downward.

I love the look and feel of the P-22, even though I have big hands (don't know what everyone's problem is...) but I think that they should have risked raising the price a few bucks and done a little more research and development - particularly on the Mags and Safety.

How has turnaround time been on sending these back in for repairs?
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:47 AM
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Walrep Service Time

Hi Artifex,
For my P22, it was 6 days (out my door, back to my door) for the repairs. Repairs included, replacement of weak firing pin spring for lite strikes, replacement of Safety which started kicking on randomly after about 700rnds, shaving off top of hammer which can catch on the slide causing fail to feeds, inspection of -A mags, testing with HV ammo. I had sent it back after >1000rnds.
They did a real nice job, and all functions well now.
Walrep (S&W) also paid for the FedEx.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:04 AM
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Good news

Thanks for the info. Who did you send it to? The address I mean...

Was there anyone there you called first ?

Was there any cost involved?

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Old 02-05-2003, 10:18 AM
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Steps

I don't have the stuff here with me.
Call First....
If you do not have the Service card (came with P22) with the phone number to call, call the S & W number (see web site), and ask for Walther Service. Tell them your issues with the P22. They should/will give you the S & W FedEx act # & instructions on how to fill out the Fed Ex form, and the Roosevelt Ave address in Springfield, MA (addressing to "Walrep"). You can have FedEx pick up the package (no cost to you). Enclose a letter explaining all issues, & that you have followed all instructions in the manual, like HV ammo only, etc.

My repairs were considered Warranty work, so zero cost.
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the info

Guys,

Thanks for the info. Just bought a P22 with the 5" barrel. My wife has really gotten enthusiastic about shooting and I wanted to get her a gun that would fit her hand properly.

My other handgun is a P99 (.40 cal) and it is incredible. I've put about 750 rds through it without ANY malfunctions.

That said, and after reading the postings, what do I check to make sure I've got the updated mags/gun?

Thanks again.

-Mark
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:52 AM
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Re: Thanks for the info

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That said, and after reading the postings, what do I check to make sure I've got the updated mags/gun?

The updated mags will have a part number on them that ends in -A
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Old 02-16-2003, 04:07 PM
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Mark,
What's the date on the fired casing envelope?
The more recent it is, the better.
Mine was 8/02, and I had to have that warranty work done, that I mentioned in this thread.
The date code on my P22 frame is AC for 2002, like my P99. If you have AD for 2003, it should be good to go. Otherwise it's a crap shoot. Some owners have had no problems at all.

(my P99 is 9mm; it's a great piece! >1000 rnds so far)
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Old 02-16-2003, 04:36 PM
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kbc,

I'll find out what the dates are - on the casing envelope and the frame when I pick it up - Feb 26th. Got to wait that 10 days.

My P99 is the Millenium Edition, #362 of 2000. I checked the frame for the date code and see AA; I'll assume that's 2000. Sure is a hell of a weapon.

At least armed with this information, I'll know what to look for and how to deal with it if it is an issue. However, I'm very happy with Walther products.

If I can't find the Neos in the configuration I want, I may just get my own P22....nah. Matching guns would just be too %%%% cute.

Thanks for your reply.

-Mark
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