As requested by Tinkerhell, I found a pretty detailed video about how to field strip the P22: http://www.archive.org/details/walther_ ... inspection It seems to be pretty comprehensive, and it DOES answer the specific question I got at 14 minutes in (the guy doesn't talk about it but you can watch him do it), which is how to make the damn recoil spring behave when you're putting the slide back on. I was very confused once I got mine apart the first time as to how to reattach the slide, because the spring does not want to stay straight! The annoying thing about the instruction manual is that it covers "Disassembly and reassembly" on page 8, but the only assembly instructions consist of "Assembly is in reverse order" to the provided disassembly instructions. After a few more sections, however, salvation is provided at the top of page 11 - "For running the slide onto the receiver, use the mounting pin." The mounting pin is a small plastic rod that comes in the parts bag with a new P22. If you insert this through the slide into the spring before you reattach the slide, it becomes INFINITELY easier. I still always have to fiddle with it a bit to get the slide to fully attach, but the worst is over. The pin will pop out of its own accord as you get the slide into place. If you weren't aware of this pin before, go try it and tell me that's not 100 times easier.