Phoenix hp 22 safety cures

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rufusgooch, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. rufusgooch

    rufusgooch New Member

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    Lot of people say the phoenix hp 22 is a cheap gun; it is. But it's a cheap gun that work very well. With the 5in barrel it is very accurate, and you can shoot ALL day for 10 bucks.
    The only thing most people dont like is the dual safetys. The gun must be in the safe position to eject the magazine. The slide wont close without the magazine installed. So if you want to cycle the slide (ie before showing the weapon to your best bud) Safety on, remove magazine,lock back slide. Now the slide wont close without a magazine installed, so you must install a magazine to close the slide. To fix this, remove the left side grip. You will see the magazine button, safety and the safety block. The safety block will not allow the safety button to go to the fire position without a magazine installed. With a small screw driver pry the safety block up and clear of the safety. The safety block is peened into the frame. With a few small twists the safety block can be removed. File 13 the part. Now with the safety in the on position the safety slides in to a groove on the magazine button (not alowing eject) with a scribe mark the safety along the magazine button. Remove the safety and file to the scribed line. reinstallthe safety. The little gun now operates like any other. Frank zappa was right great cure.
     
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  2. TexasRog

    TexasRog New Member

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    You can do a hack job or you can take your time and make it look like a gunsmith did it. Just be careful, and mark the parts before you start cutting. Dont use a tin snips. It will look like you cut it. use a file, and do a nice job! After you are done fitting, use a majic marker to color it so it looks like it was like that from the factory. Takes a little time, but good gunsmithing looks good. I have fired around 2000 rounds through my HP22A and is showing signs of wear. It still fires every time I pull the trigger which is a good thing! Do use only standard velocity ammo though. It will digest most of which you put though it, but will fail long before its life expectancy if you use High velocity ammo. 1150 fps is the max that the factory recommends. No High Velocity!! Good luck!
     

  3. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    My slide cracked twice but they have a good warranty.

    I did the safety mods with a dremel and without the mods would never shoot the thing(don't really shoot it anymore anyway).
     
  4. TexasRog

    TexasRog New Member

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    If you are just using the Phoenix for target shooting, the mods probably dont have to be done. You could learn to live with it. If it is used for self protection too, then its going to be a problem. While not a very good self defense weapon, its better than a club or kitchen knife. It does make a lot of noise tho and maybe thats all you need. Try waking up from a sound sleep and insert a magazine...if its not already in there, taking the firing pin safety off, then safety off, then racking the slide..all the while facing your intruder..aint gonna work..you are dead!! The trigger is too light to keep it cocked and no safety on. Keltecs have none of that..just pull the trigger..done deal...