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P22 Light Strikes

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I would like to hear about other experiences with light strikes. I had my set, P99 & P22, out yesterday in the snow (well, I was in the snow), and I had P22 light strikes with Thunderbolts, Stingers, CCI stds. I have >800 rnds through the P22, and the light strikes have increased since Nov.
I keep the pistol clean & lubed, and the pin moves freely.
My procedure, after waiting a couple of minutes, is to drop the mag, replace it with an empty mag, then I aim & fire off the offending round. It goes off every time, the second time.
Note: When I get a light strike, there is a small shallow indentation on the rim. Bad/weak spring?
When it does go bang, the indent is normal, not shallow.
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I have a new P22 - I've had a couple of light strike problems.

The more rounds I've put through it, the less light strikes. I've shot a total of about 500 rounds with 2 brands of ammo -American Eagle and Thunderbolts. I much prefer the Thunderbolts over the Eagles.

Last time out I shot about 300 Thunderbolts and had 1 light strike. I plan to shoot it some more over the next couple days with differing ammo. Will provide an update on the results.

RE: the mainspring - it does seem a bit light. Mine works well - but I'll be mindful of it when I shoot this time.

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