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Intratec .22 Scorpion Opinions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by USMCsilver, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Well-Known Member

    I am thinking about purchasing one of these, but I've never seen anything on them, good nor bad. Can someone give me some insight? I don't know why I even want it, but heck, just another fun gun makes good enough reason...

  2. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    I vaguely remember something about the early model Tec-22 Scorpion having a defect that allowed them to go full auto. From what I remember, they also had a reputation of FTF.
  3. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Well-Known Member

    Easily going full-auto, eh? Doesn't sound like too much of a problem to me... :D
  4. Tropical Z

    Tropical Z Well-Known Member

    I once had the misfortune of owning an Intratec Sport 22 that suffered from FTDE's.
    Failure to do EVERYTHING!
    I was glad to see it go.:barf:
  5. Gopher

    Gopher Well-Known Member

    There were (are) fun little guns. I had one of the early ones that would go full auto or three round burst at times. Just wouldn't do it when I wanted it to, dang it.;) After sending it back on the recall it was a fun little gun. Mine would shoot just about anything and was surprisingly accurate. It will accept Ruger 10/22 mags so a 50 shot .22 pistol was fun. I was hurtin for cash and let it go for far below what it was worth. If you can find one reasonable and some 25 or 50 round mags for it, do it.
  6. TNT

    TNT Well-Known Member

    I used one, never again. Looks cool though.
  7. 9 m&m

    9 m&m Well-Known Member

    VERRRRRYYYY coooool gun!!!! It will not feed the cheap bulk packs like you buy at wally world but feeds any hyper velocity OR cci mini mags flawlessly!!!:D
  8. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Well-Known Member

    Ruger would do good just to 'pistolize' their 10/22 and you'd have a gun that was 1,000 times more reliable.

    These guns had plastic ejectors. Yeah, read that again, this gun had a plastic ejector! The materials used to make the gun were so soft that after a few hundred rounds, you'd have galling, rolled over metal, and all kinds of bad stuff. My opinion: Each and every one was unsafe to shoot like most of Intratec's products. I will say that I enjoy my AB-10 for the price.
  9. the_chief

    the_chief New Member

    tec 22

    I have a tec 22 scorpion and it's my favorite pistol in the stable. It does accept ruger 10/22 mags and is a ton of fun, shoots straight and is cheap to shoot. As a machinist, I even have fun items for the threaded barrel, stricly cosmetic as I am truly a law abiding citizen. I need a new firing pin and spring at the moment, but I have fired well over ten thousands rounds through it rapdly, so whattya want? I have two ab-10's and a tec 9, and they don't compare to the scorpion. bottom line. lots of fun for plinking around and easy to clean. never had a ftf issue with mine, just keep it clean and slick.
  10. the_chief

    the_chief New Member

    can anyone post a link where i can order a firing pin and spring, my searches are coming up empty.

    thanks in advance, dave
  11. 3 weelin geezer

    3 weelin geezer Active Member

    I have 2 of those. One is a preban with the threaded muzzle. The other one I tried to stick a scope rail and warped the cover. I find that both of them are pos's but I guess its because of the :uhoh: ammo:uhoh: eh?? Why is that? It fails to load just about every time first time. The older one worked before but now they both do the same thing. Still, if one of them wants to go full auto I would keep it just the way it is because someday someone will come looking for one in original condition with flaws and all and it will be worth a lot more I think . Kinda like the old rugers. Actually the second (postban) one that I got was that I bid on it and actually won it. Didn't really need it though. How many of you who got yours to work tried to bumpfire it like in that hell fire video (with or without that spring)? Its a cool little gun I would dare say fits the definition of a so called 'saturday night special'. Special Ed maybe. Nice to have over the mantle though as a dust collector. As for the firing pin spring, here is an auction for one if you are interested:

  12. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    I had a pre ban.
    It was finicky about the magazines.
    Would randomly fire 2 rounds.
    Failed to extract and eject often.
    Worst thing it would fire with the case not seated and blow the magazine out of the magazine well and spray brass out the ejection port.
    Mine burned in a fire and I was glad to get rid of it.

    I also had a Tec 9 that would go FA. I don't know how that company stays in business.
  13. 3 weelin geezer

    3 weelin geezer Active Member

    You didn't by any chance save the cover off that tec 22 somewhere in your junk box did you ? What ya mean talking all bad about that gangsta gun? Its supposed to go full auto real easy I hear and thats why its the 'weapon of choice' for all the gangsta's. But then again so are the little .25 pocket pistols and the uzi's and steyr rifles and....... or so they say. Ya sell it already? I have a grendel p10 that is a pos that I left laying around at the shooting spot. Its still there. right where I left it last year behind some grass .
  14. Zero_DgZ

    Zero_DgZ Well-Known Member

    Last I checked, they didn't. Isn't Intratec closed and buried these days?
  15. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    Co-worker received one --> Firing it when something like this: POP - JAM - POP - JAM

    After a few minutes of this, "Screw this... get me my Russian SKS"...
  16. albanian

    albanian member

    I also had one of these "guns". I had the Tec-22 and the Tec-9 (actually AB-10 is what I had). They were two of the worst guns I have ever owned. I will say that the Tec-22 was slightly worse only because of the cheaper build quality if that is even possible.

    My Tec-22 started off almost working. I could get through almost a full 30rd mag with only 2-3 jams. The next range outing was more like two or three and then a jam. The next time I went to the range, it was a single shot. The next time, it was a no shot. I may have got 500rds total before parts started to break. I went though the parts ording thing and spent about $50 but the parts didn't fit quite right and it never worked after that. I spent a lot of time and money trying to get it shoot and in the end, I couldn't do it. I have been able to get almost every other non-workign gun I have had to work after doing some work to it but not this one. There were deep problems with this gun that had to do with soft metal and the cheap plastic it was made out of. I had parts break and parts wear out in only a few hundred rounds.

    I give it high marks for the idea behind it. A cool looking semi-auto pistol that takes 30rd 10-22 mags is still a good idea but anything made by Intratec is junk. The AB-10 was a jam-o-matic as well. It was also totaly inaccurate due to a bore diameter of about .40 cal even though it was a 9mm.:banghead:
  17. the_chief

    the_chief New Member

    hey, the auction is over, any other leads?
  18. Tropical Z

    Tropical Z Well-Known Member

    :barf: One of the worst guns I ever owned.Dang,I didn't realize how old this thread was!
  19. SprayPray

    SprayPray New Member

    I have one of these and it is a fun gun. I did have feed and eject problems until I futzed with the non-existant feed ramp. Now it has one. Still wants to ram home on empty cases before they clear the ejector; sometimes after 2 or 3 rounds, sometimes after 10 or 15. Any ideas??:confused:
  20. hounddog

    hounddog Well-Known Member

    I have two tec 22's. They are fun to shoot when they are working. I can usually keep one up and running. The firing pins, more of a plate, are really prone to breaking. Expensive now to replace. I forget where I got them from, but they weren't cheap. About 27 a piece. I have two more of them that I am hanging onto. If you are really wanting a pistol of this nature, I think the money would be better spent buying a volquartsen cheatah. I looked at doing a build up, but no one has the 10/22 receivers for sale registered as a pistol. I even spoke with some people at volquartsen, and they are considering adding one to their line of products. I know I could buy a "virgin" receiver and build, but that is kind of on a slippery ground in my opinion. I suppose the other option is registering a 10/22 as an AOW, then chop it down. Which would probably be the cheapest way to go in the long run.

    Found where the parts are.... www.sksparts.com

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