Friday, January 18, 2008

Another search hit that bears mentioning

The search was: "walther p-22 for concealed carry."

I suppose you could. It's small, light, thin, and should be very easy to conceal. But it's a .22.

The only reason I would carry a .22 for self defense is if all my other guns were stolen and I was on my way to the gun store to buy a new .357 magnum.

Also, I have a question. Is there a good reason to remove a magazine disconnect? Because I got a search hit for that too, regarding the Ruger SR9. This seems to me to be something that shouldn't be done, but maybe I'm wrong.


  1. A magazine disconnect prevents a handgun from being fired when the magazine is removed.

    If you happen to be in a situation where you are using your handgun for self defense, this is an unwelcome feature. For instance: You are performing a tactical reload (fresh mag with round in chamber). You fumble for some reason and your fresh mag ends up on the floor. With a mag disconnect, you now hold a very short club.

    The mag disconnects also affect the trigger in some handguns. With this 'feature' removed, you have a much crisper trigger.

  2. I know what a magazine disconnect does, I just wondered if removing it would do more harm than good.

  3. My experience with the abominations known as magazine disconnects are in the Browning P-35 (Hi Power), and its clones. In that series of pistol, the removal of the magazine disconnect is essential if you want to get a decent trigger. In addition, it improves the ability to change magazines. Those blasted disconnects (in the Browning) are little plungers that are depressed by the magazine upon insertion. Naturally you can see that they increase the friction, slowing down both release of the mag and insertion of a new mag. I really don't know of any negatives caused by removal of the magazine disconnect. People have been removing the magazine disconnects from these pistols for many decades.

    Honestly, I do not know what use this type of disconnect really serves, other than a way to state that a certain weapon has x number of "safety features".