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tech .22?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by finch6013, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I thought the tech .22 looked interesting. Any reviews on them or opinions?
     
  2. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I'm sorry to offend anyone selling one right now, but these are generally just junk. Very, very few of them can fire five rounds in a row without jamming. Their unreliability is legend. The one I had jammed with every magazine I tried and every brand and type of ammunition I tried.

    Examining one, it seems like a brilliantly simple design, and well enough made for what it is. However you will notice three things that make the thing unworkable: the feed ramp is miniscule and neither it or the chamber is polished; the extractor is small and narrow; there is NO ejector! That gun relies on luck to eject empty shells, which is why there are constant stovepipe jams. I even radically enlarged the ejection port, to no avail. Without an ejector a gun cannot succeed.

    I finally got rid of mine at one of those gun buy-backs. I would not buy one without shooting it a bunch successfully with your desired load. There MIGHT be functional ones out there, somewhere.......................elsullo
     
  3. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I expected this type of review. I shot one years ago that was total garbage but just wondered if it was a lemon.
     
  4. Luke B

    Luke B portland New Member

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  5. cstmp8r

    cstmp8r vancouver Member

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    I heard they are notorious for jamming as well. I would still like to pick one up just for display being I love the way they look.
     
  6. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    I had one, it worked fine with CCI Mini Mag ammo and a Tactical Innovations 10/22 mag. The Tac mags had an extrator in them (I think), but they are pretty pricey. They are alot of fun with a GAT trigger. Take down takes about 1 second.