Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Great Scot, Jul 11, 2015.
...and I'm looking for info! Thoughts on ammo, holsters, or any general ideas would be appreciated!
WHAT caliber ?
Does it work? Mine (in 22LR) was 100%, but I have seen a couple that never did work right even after a trip back to the manufacturer. Never heard of a bad one in 25ACP.
There are quite a few TPH owners over at the Walther Forum, I recommend it highly.
Hard to find and fairly expensive these days. I've owned three over the years. A jewel of a small pistol. My .22s worked with any ammo I ever gave them. By far, the most interesting ammo was Aguila hyper velocity 30 gr. The .25 ran on Fiocchi and Winchester WB pretty well. I carried one in my front pocket for a while in a Galco holster.
One in .22lr, one a .25acp.
The newest, still in the plastic wrapper when I got it.
I had a 22, CCI Mini Mags worked best.
Mine was best with mini mags also. Be careful. The slide will cut you if you hold it wrong.
Hope you shot it first if .22 because a lot of them had continual problems, some not at all....good luck and good shooting.
Never heard of the TPH. Now I want one. THR members are terrible for my bank account.
It's .22. Picked it up off Gunbroker. I've always wanted one. I realize there are some TPH lemons out there, and I'm just hoping I didn't buy one!
Are there any gunsmiths that work on TPHs?
Over the years I have owned 3 Walther TP 22LR. All were bought new or as new in original boxes. None worked or could be made to work. I loved the look of this pistol-still do-but also bought a new PPKS( German 380) from dealer and it was not reliable enough to carry. I had a friend with a TP 22 that worked like a charm. No more Walthers for me unless I can see it work with my own eyes, then maybe a TP 22.
I have a TPH in .22 I think, IIRC the .25 is rare. I wish I had one of those. Contrary to the common "wisdom" I enjoy owning all calibers of Handguns, but especially .25 ACP's.
Only a small few of my guns are owned for man stopping, the rest are for fun, so all the tripe about anemic .25 ACP's is stupid to me. With the same barrel length I think you have an edge with .25 ACP, but it's academic since I'll draw my 10 MM DW if I get into a firefight.
Now to the range!!
The Tph is in really great shape, and sits well in the hand. It also disappears in a pocket. I'm hoping it shoots as good as it looks!
Very nice. Be careful not to over tighten the grip panel screw. The panels are prone to crack if you do. Mags are scare and expensive... be on constant watch if you want extras.
Not only is the TPH (Taschenpistole mit Hahn or vest pocket pistol with hammer) notorious for hammer bite, but the slide tends to slice open the shooter's hand. When considering shooting one, check with your local hospital to see if they will take the blood as part of a donor program; that way it won't be wasted.
I have a new one, never fired it. It is worth too much money to use actually. It rests in the safe with the PPK & PPK/S. I bought 2 BERSA satin Thunders to carry and shoot. One in .380 & one in .22lr.
Great Scot, I recently inherited (even though he's still alive, thank God) my Dad's Walther TPH. It's the Interarms .22 LR version. I LOVE IT! At first it would not fire in double action mode; however (in answer to Seven High's question, yes, there are), I sent it to Mike at M&M Gunsmithing, 2423 Carter Grove Rd Unit B, Hazel Green AL 35750 (you can reach him at 571-276-7676 8:00am-4:00 pm CST), and it came back PERFECT (no surprise, as he worked at Interarms for 15 years and knows those TPHs inside and out!). Mine shoots best with CCI MiniMags, and I carry it in my front pocket in an Uncle Mike's # 2 Pocket Holster; it just disappears in jeans; I forget it's there. I hope yours works for you as well as mine. =D
Thanks for the heads up on the gunsmith. I printed the info for future reference if needed.
What purpose are you using it for? I carried a 380 pre 1976, made in Germany for 20 yrs as a back up in NYC in the 70's thu 90's. I did have problems with stovepipes due to the slide occasionally going out of spec. "bending"
What is a 390? I've never heard of this? Photo?
BTW, my pastor, who is the only person I know who owns more guns than I do, said that he heard that the TPH was favored by CIA assassins. Being so far removed from info sources I wouldn't say it was so without further verification.
Interesting though, and if true it can only be because of it's thinness with reliability. The sights are great for hitting a man's size head from 2 inches, so accuracy isn't too much of a consideration, but it must go bang!
HisSoldier, according to this article:
...at least one CIA operative carried one. =D
Mine was a Interarms stainless.
Only 22LR that would lead the barrel. It wore out recoil springs pretty fast.
My pistol's hammer drop/safety broke due to it being misfit. The hammer would hit it instead of the slide when fired.
I was able to order a new safety and had no issue after fitting it.
You can install the firing pin upside down, it won't work then.
Mine was the made in USA Interarms Walther version, and worked great.
Only had two problems; the trigger pull was a little too light, and it and seven other handguns were stolen by some lowlife in 1995 (serial # T006242).
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