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    Well I have had the P22 for a week now and love the pistol, but the rear sight keeps moving around throwing my bullets astray. Any ideas on how to fix it? Thanks!

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    I had the same problem with a Walther PPK/S. I contacted the USdistributor (S&W) and it was taken care of under warranty.

    Check your owner's manual for that info and give yourdistributor a call.

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    They said to send it in to be fixed but not really sure what I should do about it. Would this be a simple cheap fix at a local dealer so that I don't have to mail my P22 away? Thanks

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    Well, if you have a BUG, send it in, especially if your manufacturer is covering the work under warranty. That preserves the warranty coverage.

    That said, I suppose you could locktite or something like that.

    Question: Does your P22 rear sight have a lock-screw or is it simply a wedge of metal in a slot on the slide?

    If it's like my PPK/S, it's a wedge of metal in a slot. My problem was, if I tipped my gun to one side, the rear sight would fall OFF :shock:.

    Like I said, it was recommended by a couple of folks at Bob's to either see their gunsmith or to contact the manufacturer (I was also told the gunsmith would suggest this as well). I had it back in about 10 or so days after sending it in to them.

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    They said to send it in to be fixed but not really sure what I should do about it. Would this be a simple cheap fix at a local dealer so that I don't have to mail my P22 away? Thanks
    Just send it in.

    Call them, and they'll explain everything you need to know.

    For something like that, I might take it to a Gun Smith just for him to see. He might whip out a screwdriver and fix it on the spot or something.

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    How did you package it up? Did you just send the slide? Also what did you include with the pistol? How can I make sure that I get it back safely? I can't really prove ownership since it isn't registered (Virginia). I am just worried about something happening to it. I'll have to talk to my dad about it. What about shipping? If I pay there then will they pay back? Thanks

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    This is easy to fix using green Loc-Tite or a small steel punch. Any gunsmith can fix this in 5 minutes. If it were me, I'd fix it myself. Since it's you, take it to a gunsmith.
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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    How did you package it up? Did you just send the slide? Also what did you include with the pistol? How can I make sure that I get it back safely? I can't really prove ownership since it isn't registered (Virginia). I am just worried about something happening to it. I'll have to talk to my dad about it. What about shipping? If I pay there then will they pay back? Thanks
    Smith and Wesson's Customer Service actually rivals Springfields IMO.

    Just give them a call. They are Very Friendly.

    They'll even tell you how to pack it, and what to pack. (Gun only)

    1-800-372-6454

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    I called S&W. Talked with a service rep. They sent me via email the shipping label, packing instructions, and the UPS center for my area to call for pickup.

    Literally, all I had to do was put it in a box (per their instructions), seal it up, tape the RMA information and shipping label to the box, and call UPS.

    I had more trouble with the UPS driver not wanting to give a receipt (instructions said to get one or don't ship). Ended up taking it to the center we called for pickup.

    The whole process with S&W was completely painless. I called them after getting my gun back and thanked them for giving me such excellent service.

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    Shipping was free. They sent me via email everything required except the box. No biggie there as I had several small boxes handy (computer parts stuff).

    For my own peace of mind I photographed my firearm, included a copy of the receipt with the gun, and kept my original receipt with the firearm case.

    The shipping legalities are taken care of for you. Very painless process.


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