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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:52 pm 
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I just bought a used SSP and went to the range today. First off, I really like the pistol and the recoil is amazing. I've got 2+ questions:

1. Is the slide supposed to stay back after the last shot? I assume that Walther would make this happen. Any reason why mine does not?

2. The button to release the magazines is extremely difficult to push. This also doesn't seem like something Walther would do. Any suggestions why it is so hard to push?

Other than those 2 issues, the gun is light, feels very natural, and as mentioned, the recoil is unlike any other gun I've shot except perhaps my Free Pistol which has similar recoil.

Thanks in Advance,

Joel


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:09 am 
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Almost all pistols for issf 25m treat the 5th shot just like the other 4 because when slide stays open after last shot it ruins balance and follow through.
In Rapid Fire most shooters shoot a 6th imaginary shot to ensure the 5th shot was executed properly.
how old is your SSP? newer ones dont have the pneymatic damping feature and have harsher recoil. (we have an older mechanical SSP in our club along with a newer SSP-E)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:47 am 
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Hi, thanks for the explanation. That makes sense. I would think that it isn't too good for the firing pin having shooters shoot that imaginary 6th shot. I think that mine is about 6 years old or so and is not the first batch but perhaps the one after that. The recoil is fantastic and my aim point barely moves, but I don't know if it has a pneumatic damping feature or not. I'm not a big fan of electronic triggers, but I have found Walther mechanical triggers to be superb. Still not too sure why it is so hard to eject the magazine, but I'll take it apart and lube according to the manual.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:36 am 
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The slide was designed not to stay open after the last shot. The magazine button is rubbing on the grip. You might have to adjust the grip or remove some of the grip (make the hole in the grip bigger).


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:43 am 
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ghostrip wrote:
Almost all pistols for issf 25m treat the 5th shot just like the other 4 because when slide stays open after last shot it ruins balance and follow through.
In Rapid Fire most shooters shoot a 6th imaginary shot to ensure the 5th shot was executed properly.
how old is your SSP? newer ones dont have the pneymatic damping feature and have harsher recoil. (we have an older mechanical SSP in our club along with a newer SSP-E)


When was the Pneumatic MOTION CONTROL damping system dropped from the Walther SSP line?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:54 am 
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Crete wrote:
When was the Pneumatic MOTION CONTROL damping system dropped from the Walther SSP line?

Several years ago. I believe, and don't hang me if I'm wrong, that you can achieve the same thing on the early guns by just removing the O-rings from the rods.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Wather's current website states:
"· MOTION CONTROL System: A pneumatic damping system provides a smooth release of the shot and cushions the rearward movement of the slide."
I believe that they never dropped the damping system. It would require a re-engineering of the slide mass and spring weights. Gort


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:37 pm 
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I'm not sure why more shooters aren't using this pistol unless it is underrepresented in the olympics and world championships. I'm really enjoying mine and rank it highly among those I have tried. Also, I would think that for rapid fire, it would be strongly considered.

Joel


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:50 pm 
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Gort wrote:
Wather's current website states:
"· MOTION CONTROL System: A pneumatic damping system provides a smooth release of the shot and cushions the rearward movement of the slide."
I believe that they never dropped the damping system. It would require a re-engineering of the slide mass and spring weights. Gort


if my memory serves me well the older ones had o-rings in the piston to seal and enhance the pneumatic action. it required very good cleaning and also the first versions
also experienced issues with the magazines (the magazines must be loaded in a certain way in order to avoid troubles). the newer ones do not have the orings, the piston is different and the springs are also different. also the magazines are different to help user load them correctly.
I have seen the SSP mostly in Womens Sport Pistol event. In Rapid Fire SSP didnt win the hearts of the shooters.


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