I did a search so forgive me if this question/problem has been addressed before. I couldn't find info about it.
Anyways, when the P22s first hot the stores, my father and I each bought a 5 inch model. They were the first two in the store ("AB dates codes so 2001). So needless to say these are early model ones.
Mine has always been VERY picky about ammo and not feeding some ammo. The new mags helps some. What is unusula from what I have read is that my p22 will always fire subsonic ammo. Other than that, it has been pretty good. Ditto for my fathers.
Last weekend we went out shooting. His P22 was having serious problems. Every few rounds, the slide would go too far back and actually come up and off the guides locking the gun up. I haven't been able to find any information about P22s coming apart when firing like this.
I was suspecting the slide lock pull down was maybe getting bumped so we taped that up. It still happened.
Any ideas? With the problems we have had (both are too picky about ammo) and now his slide coming off, we are thinking of ditching these pistols.
I am used to pistols functioning flawlessly and not having to "tweek" them to get them to function properly. I have a Ruger P89 with over 20K rounds through. I have NEVER had any round not chamber, fire and eject. I have a Glock20. NEVER had a problem (only 2500 round into it) even shooting VERY hot loads (135grs over 1700ft/sec). HKs that I have same thing. XD and Colts. Same. The ONLY pistol that won't fire alot of the time is this p22. Ok. That was just a rant. But if the slides are coming off, that isn'ta good thing.
Any ideas on what is causing the slide to come off would be appreciated.