My next Walther.....sort of put together one. The original Photoshopped version with the one piece 5" slide of about 2005 got lifted and put in the Cabella's Christmas sales brochure. We had a laugh about that.
Sure wish I knew how to Photoshop. I have a program, an old one, but it is too complex for my skills. So the concept here is to put on a one piece aluminum slide with PPQ .22 5" ergonomics. Thicken the top of the slide enough for dovetails so sight options are possible including mounting a small red dot. The pistol will cycle them now and with a lighter aluminimum slide cycle ever better. I put on the PPQ slide release, target sights, changed the rails just a bit, slimmed up the trigger and got rid of the ugly wings. Raised the grip cutout just a bit too for a higher grip.
I purchased my last QD model P22 for $225 new. Since this pistol outsells all other Walther products combined it seem a few improvemnts could be made to the pistol. Drop the diecast zinc slide and frame halves. Aluminum slide, MIM'd steel frame halves. The after the P22, Ruger SR 22 and Smith Compact both cost more...so Walther how about revising the P22 to eliminate the things people never liked about them. Diecast zinc alloy heavy slide and frame.
Sure wish I knew how to operate Photoshop or Lightroom or something. Guess I need lessons. Mudbug over in Louisiana is helping me when he gets a chance. Wonder if these will show up in the Cabella catolog when finally put together????? 1917