Originally Posted by Mark F
This is potentially true of "anything" used. Just use your common sense and ask for some sort of WRITTEN money-back or exchange guarantee.
Thanks Mark... Alas, no warranty is available. It's under $200 for the weapon though, so would be a great deal if the gun is in sound condition.
What I looking for was P22 specific things to look for... I don't know much about them outside of what I've read here and on some other reviews, but those don't say much about what wears down.
For example, on my other pistols I can take a peek at the barrel landings and grooves, bulges in the barrel, check the striker pin, etc.. I even hear about folks using a micrometer to check for bulges in the chamber. For the Glock there are also serial number databases so it's fairly simple to get a rough estimate of age.