Walther P22 Grips
Walther P22 Grips Replacement Instructions
Pictorial instructions for changing the grips of a
Walther P22 Semi-Automatic Pistol.
and back strap
Replacing the grips is very simple and fast. All you need is a 3/32
inch diameter punch (or something small) and your replacement grip
(blackstrap). Make sure your P22 is unloaded before you change the
Retainer Pin Location
|Retainer Pin Location
Locate the grip retainer pin on the handle of the gun.
Retainer Pin Removal
|Retainer Pin Removal
Using the punch, push the retainer pin out from the grip of the gun.
It will come out either way. Push slowly and carefully. It doesn't
take much force to push it out.
The old grip may be a little stuck and hard to get off with just
your hands so you may have to gently pry it loose with your punch or
screwdriver. The picture shows a good location where to pry it loose
|Grip Swings Out
The bottom of the grip will swing out easily. The top of the grip
has a lip that is retained by a slot in the gun handle. The grip
must be pulled down to free it from the slot. You can see the lip
and the slot in the pictures below.
3/32" punch, back strap & retainer
This picture shows the grip removed from the gun, the grip
retainer pin and the punch used to remove the pin.
|Slot In Handle
Close-up view of where the grip goes. You can see the slot that
retains the top of the grip.
To install the new grip just reverse the process. It really only
takes a few seconds.
Walther P22 Interchangeable Grips
The gun is shipped with two interchangeable grips. One
grip is installed on the gun, the other can be found as a spare in the gun
box. It's a good idea to try out both grips to see which is best suited for
you. (Personally I found little difference between the two grips.)
Walther P22 Interchangeable Back Straps
Having two back straps of different sizes gives the P22
the ability to accommodate different shooters with a custom fit of the hand
grip to fit comfortably and securely in hands of all sizes.
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