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Walther GSP .22

Post by ripamonti on 10/25/2016, 12:21 pm

I am a newby and purchased a Walther GSP in .22 manufactured in 1997. I noticed at the 25 meter range that after I adjusted the site to its maximum DOWN level, that it still shot very high, close to one meter or so above the point of aim. What should I do so that the Point of Aim and the point of impact are the same? I think my rear sights have the number 2 on them, as I understand that they are interchangeable.
Many thanks.

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Re: Walther GSP .22

Post by Richard Ashmore on 10/25/2016, 6:08 pm

Get a taller front sight.
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Post by Bubba Blaster on 10/25/2016, 6:47 pm

http://www.shapeways.com/product/3XE9EFRKS/gsp-front-sight-set?optionId=42185339

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Post by Lightfoot on 10/25/2016, 7:21 pm

First off, that is an excellent pistol. You will have zero alibis as long as the round is not a dud. You can set the trigger up as a roll, 2 stage or I guess a crisp single stage. I'm not sure how they shoot at 50 yes but I'm planning on testing mine out soon. It's about 3/4-1" at 25 yes though according to my test target. The balance and recovery of this gun is almost automatic for me.

As for your sights, I ground my front sight down to shorten it back in 1988. I bet a new stock sight would do what you need. If I recall mine came with 3-4 width options for both the front and rear. I've long since lost them.

Good luck!
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Re: Walther GSP .22

Post by Lightfoot on 10/25/2016, 7:24 pm

I like to use a carbide lamp on sights so those plastic sights would not be my first choice. But if you don't, no reason they wouldn't work.
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Post by Saladman on 10/25/2016, 7:28 pm

Have you checked to make sure there are not mechanical issues on the pistol regarding the sights or barrel?  Are the sights properly installed?  Is the barrel properly installed?

I don't own a GSP (even though I hope to one day) but these seem like the only two issues I can see after having looked at a diagram of the gun.

Good luck!

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Re: Walther GSP .22

Post by ripamonti on 10/27/2016, 2:16 am

Many thanks! I have ordered the sights from Shapeways which should resolve the issue.

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Re: Walther GSP .22

Post by john bickar on 10/27/2016, 6:56 am

Walther sells shims for the front sight.

Or you could make one from part of a beer can.

Protip: empty beer from can first.
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Post by gregbenner on 10/29/2016, 9:21 am

I have a new to me GSP as well.  Absolutely love it.  I have had outstanding service from Earl at Earl's Repair Service (the authorized US dealer). Very responsive and helpful.  I[d suggest giving him a call.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/29/2016, 9:43 am

john bickar wrote:Walther sells shims for the front sight.

Or you could make one from part of a beer can.

Protip: empty beer from can first.

If you were a good guy John you'd offer to chug a beer and send him a piece of the can pre-cut to a proper sized shim. 
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Re: Walther GSP .22

Post by john bickar on 10/29/2016, 11:09 am

Jon Eulette wrote:
john bickar wrote:Walther sells shims for the front sight.

Or you could make one from part of a beer can.

Protip: empty beer from can first.

If you were a good guy John you'd offer to chug a beer and send him a piece of the can pre-cut to a proper sized shim. 
Jon

If he sends me the beer, I would consider it.
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