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Old 05-04-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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From: Tacoma, WA
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Walther P22 FTE problems

Howdy ya'll. so last weekend I went to the range with the Mrs. and when we got to shooting the P22 it kept having problems ejecting rounds.

I cleaned the crap out of it after my last range trip and again about 2 weeks ago just because.

I am more than willing to write it off to crappy ammo as it was Winchester white box stuff from Wal-Mart but I have never really had any trouble with this one firing before.

Long story long, have any of you had any similar problems with this weapon in the past or perhaps a similar variant?
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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I've also heard that those things are supposed to eat up pretty much anything.
I'm not sure why it wouldn't be working for you. If I remember correctly, the earlier one's had problems ejecting rounds. If the gun is under warranty you could try and get a replacement?
Old 05-04-2015, 03:02 PM   #3
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From: Tacoma, WA
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Naw, I picked it up used from a friend of mine about 4 years ago so I don't think I can send it back for rework. I have some federal ammo I will try to cycle through it next week or so and see if it isn't just the ammo.
Old 06-13-2015, 11:14 AM   #4
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My daughter had one. She experienced the exact same thing.


High quality ammo definitely helps, but she gave up and sold it.
Old 06-14-2015, 08:25 AM   #5
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From: Everson, WA
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My son's P22 only likes CCI Mini-Mags. It sucks having such a picky 22lr. You can get a better extractor (Volquartsen). I polished up the hammer where it contacts the bottom of the slide and it seemed to reduce the drag during the cycle. You have to have a solid grip for it to cycle properly. This can be hard for some women and most children. The P22 is snappy, but that's what makes it fun to shoot. The slide loses too much energy with a weak grip. When my son was younger, I put a fake suppressor on it to minimize the muzzle flip. That helped a lot. I won't even attempt to fire bulk ammo anymore.
Old 06-14-2015, 06:54 PM   #6
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These guns are known to have issues with most inexpensive ammo. When I was looking at a .22 pistol I was warned about this & went with a SR22 instead & that gun eats anything you feed it!

Last edited by FatFugg; 06-14-2015 at 08:43 PM.
Old 06-15-2015, 11:04 AM   #7
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From: Tacoma, WA
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I really wanted an SR22 as I have had great experiences with Ruger in the past but when I was in the market Ruger was 3 to 4 months out on them at best.

I am going to look into picking up that replacement extractor and see if that helps. I will also look at that knife edge on the barrel where the extractor sits and make sure its not rolling over into the breech.

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