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Walther P22 Grips

Step by step instructions for changing the grips of a Walther P22 Semi-Automatic Pistol.

  
  

Walther P22 Pistol
Walther P22 Pistol

WALTHER P22 REVIEWS
Field Strip & Cleaning P22 Mag Disassembly
Walther P22 Grips P22 Inspection
GP22 Gun Case Pictures
Walther P22 Semi Automatic Pistol
Walther P22 Pistol
Walther P22 Semi Automatic
22 Caliber Pistol
Walther P22 22 Caliber Pistol
Slide Locked Back
Walther P22 Magazine Removal
Removing The Magazine

 

Walther P22 Grips Replacement Instructions


3/32" punch
& back-strap
Tools Needed
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 grips.

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.

Pry Location
Grip Removal
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 from.

3/32" punch
& back-strap
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 pin
Grip Removed
This picture shows the grip removed from the gun, the grip retainer pin and the punch used to remove the pin.

Grip Slot
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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.