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ISSC M22

SEMI AUTOMATIC
CALIBER .22 LR

PISTOL

Handling and Safety Instructions

Important instructions for the use of firearms

It should be remembered that even the safest gun is potentially


dangerous to you and others when it is not properly handled.
Always bear in mind:
- Keep your finger away from the trigger unless you really intend to fire.
- Always keep your weapon pointing in a safe direction
so that you and others cannot be endangered.
- First of all read and understand the operating instructions
and learn how the weapon works and is to be handled.
- Always treat an unloaded weapon as if it were loaded.

ISSC M22
Description:

SEMI AUTOMATIC
CALIBER .22 LR

PISTOL

Product description
Safety regulations
Technical data
Safety mechanisms
Transporting the pistol
Handling the gun
General
Ammunition
Loading the magazine
Inspections before use
Inspections after use
Loading the pistol
Firing
Decocking the hammer

Pistol with empty magazine
Unloading your pistol
Disassembly and reassembly of the pistol
Sights
Cleaning
Care of the gun
Safekeeping and storage of gun

Shipping the gun to ISSC
Warranty for ISSC weapons
Disposal
Accessories
Ammunition Warnings
Correct position of the main spring
Disassembly of the compensator
Removing the SD screw
State by State warnings
Explosion drawings / spare parts list

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D-01-1
D-01-2
D-02
D-03
D-04
D-04-1
D-04-2
D-04-3
D-04-4
D-04-5
D-04-6
D-04-7
D-04-8
D-04-9
D-04-10
D-04-11
D-05
D-06
D-07
D-07-01
D-07-02
D-07-03
D-07-04
D-07-05
D-07-06
D-08
D-08-01
D-08-02
D-09
D-10

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D-01: Product Description:
Dear valued customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of the ISSC M22 pistol.
In order to create your personal gun, please ask your dealer for the available
line of accessories.

Manufacturer contact:
ISSC Handels GmbH
Hannesgrub 3
AT-4910 Ried im Innkreis
Austria

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D-01-1: General instructions / Safety regulations




Never use the gun under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while ill or suffering other such difficulties.
These conditions can impair your powers of judgement and reflexes.
Always think the gun as being loaded and with the safety off until you have established
the opposite through the unloading procedure.
Always keep the muzzle of the gun in a safe direction with all handling. A safe direction is towards an area
where there are no people, other life forms or property that is not a recognized target.
Never point the gun at doors, panes of glass, walls, concrete, stone or flat surfaces (water included).
A bullet can penetrate such surfaces or be ricocheted in an unsafe direction.
Never aim at yourself or other life forms.
Never rely on safety mechanisms alone. Safety mechanisms are not a substitute for careful, correct and
secure handling of the gun.
Always treat your gun as if the safety mechanisms were not functioning. The best safety precaution is a correct,
well-trained and safe handling of the gun.
Never shoot with a gun which has been penetrated by water, sand, dirt or other foreign bodies.
Never decock the hammer by holding on to the hammer and pulling the trigger at the same time.
Never let a loaded gun out of your hand.
Always unload the gun immediately after firing, before putting the gun away, putting into a holster or handing to
another authorized person.
Never give the gun to a person who has not thoroughly familarized himself or herself with the safety instructions
and handling of gun, by reading the corresponding instructions.
Never leave the gun lying unattended and protect the gun from unauthorized access.
Never store the gun loaded, but rather remove the magazine and ensure that no cartridge is left in the
chamber of the barrel.
Always keep the gun and the ammunition seperate from one another, and ensure that neither is obtained by
unauthorized persons or children.

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D-01-2: Technical Data:

Included in the standard


delivery are:
1 x pistol
1 x magazine
1 x handbook
1 x hardcase
1 x screwdriver
1 x child lock key

Caliber
Action
Overall length
Overall height
Overall width
Barrel length
Sight length
Weight without magazine
Magazine weight empty
Trigger weight, approx.
Magazine capacity / rounds

22 Long Rifle HV
SA (single action)
181 - 217 mm / 7,12 - 8,54 inch
127 mm / 5 inch
27,5 mm / 1,08 inch
104 - 140 mm / 4,09 - 5,51 inch
141 - 177 mm / 5,55 - 6,96 inch
605 g / 1,33 lbs
75 g / 0,16 lbs
2,0 kg / 4,4 lbs
10 rds

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D-02: Operation of the safeties (safety devices):


1. Manual safety/Decocker
To engage the safety, turn the safety
lever, as shown in fig.1, to the lower
position. Hammer gets decocked.
CAUTION: Always keep the manual safety
engaged until you intend to fire the gun.
fig.1
fig.2
2. Trigger lock
The enclosed key is used to lock the trigger mechanism of the M22.
Without the key it is impossible to disengage the safety. fig.3 safe and fig.4 fire.
Use this feature to prevent unauthorized persons from using your weapon.

fig.3 safety engaged

3. Drop safety (automatic internal safety)


The drop safety (firing pin safety) is only disengaged when the trigger is pulled.
If,after a fall, the hammer was released, then the firing pin would not be activated.
CAUTION:
All safety devices of the weapon are mechanical safeties, and the shooter is the
only one who can engage and disengage these safeties.
NEVER RELY SOLELY ON MECHANICAL SAFETIES - always be extremely
careful and avoid situations which could lead to an accident.

fig.4 ready to fire

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4. Magazine safety
Without the magazine inserted, the magazine safety of the M22 prevents a round to be fired. A cartridge in the
chamber cannot be ignited.Always inspect the chamber of your pistol after the magazine has been removed from the
gun. Make sure that no cartridge is left in the chamber after the safety has been engaged.
5. Loaded chamber indicator
A small slot in the upper part of the slide allows for an
inspection of the chamber to see if a cartridge has been loaded (fig. 5).

D-03: Transporting the pistol:

For your own safety and the safety of others, always transport the gun
unloaded and decocked. Never carry a gun with you that has already
been cocked and which has a round in the chamber.
Transport the gun seperate from the ammunition.
Ensure that all applicable laws governing the transport of firearms are complied with.

D-04: Handling the gun:


D-04-1: General:
The gun is generally delivered preserved with a thin, protective grease and oil coating.
D-04-2: Ammunition:
For your gun, use only commercial grade ammunition in its original packing which
correponds with the caliber of the gun. The correct caliber is imprinted on the gun.
Never use reloaded, refurbished, hand-loaded, non standard ammunition of a different caliber.

fig.5

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D-04-3: Loading the Magazine:
Procedure:
1. Put the cartridge on the feeder, near the magazine feed lips.
2. Pull down the spring of the magazine.
3. Push the bullet to the backside of the magazine.
4. Load only the quantity of bullets into the magazine, you want to fire. (max. 10 bullets)
Notice:
Use the side-mounted button to press the follower down
and insert a cartridge under the magazine lips (fig. 7).
Do not use force.
Damaged magazine lips will cause malfunctions
and will render the weapon useless.
Tap the back of the loaded magazine against
the palm of your hand.
Properly positioned cartridges inside the magazine
help to prevent stoppages.
When a magazine is to be emptied,
remove the cartridges one after the other
by pushing them to the front side of the magazine.

fig.7

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D-04-4: Inspections before use


Notice:
Make sure that the pistol is unloaded (chamber cleared, barrel clear of any obstructions, magazine empty)
for inspection and that the safety is engaged.
Functional inspection
1. Remove the magazine, retract the slide. After the slide has been released,
the mainspring must press the slide fully forward.
2. Insert the empty magazine, retract the slide. The slide must be caught in its rearmost position.
3. Remove the magazine, slightly retract the slide. After the slide has been released,
the mainspring must press the slide fully forward.
4. To decock the gun, press the decocker.
5. Insert the empty magazine, fully retract the slide. The slide must be caught in its rearmost position.
6. Press down the slide stop. The mainspring must press the slide fully forward.
7. Remove the magazine, pull the trigger. The hammer must not fall.

D-04-5: Inspections after use


Notice:
Make sure that the pistol is unloaded (chamber cleared, barrel clear of any obstructions, magazine empty)
for inspection and that the safety is engaged.
Proceed with the functional inspection described under D-04-4.

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D-04-6: Loading the pistol


CAUTION: Read and understand the operating instructions thoroughly before you
load your gun. Malfunction may occur when ammunition with low propellant charge is fired.
Engage safety.
Press magazine catch and remove empty magazine (fig. 6).
Use the side-mounted button to press the follower down and
insert a cartridge under the magazine lips (fig. 7). Do not use force.
Damaged magazine lips will cause malfunctions and will render
the weapon useless.
Tap the back of the loaded magazine against the palm of your hand.
Properly positioned cartridges inside the magazine help to prevent
stoppages. When a magazine is to be emptied, remove the cartridges
one after the other by pushing them to the front side of the magazine.

fig.6
fig.7

Push the loaded magazine into the magazine well until the magazine
catch locks it (fig. 8).
Loading the chamber with the first cartridge
Pick up the gun with your shooting hand, hold it at an angle of approx.
45 degrees and point the muzzle in a safe direction. Use other hand
to retract slide. Release slide. The slide travels forward and inserts
the first round into the chamber. The hammer is now cocked and ready to fire.
CAUTION! Your gun is now ready to fire. Regard safety instructions, keep shooting
finger away from trigger until you really intend to fire.
If you do not fire your gun immediately after loading it, decock hammer.

fig.8

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D-04-7: Firing:
The pistol is only single action. To fire it single action means that the gun is loaded and that the hammer is
manually cocked before firing. The trigger pull is 0.14 inch of travel and 4 pound of force.
The action of the slide then automatically reloads the pistol and cocks the hammer.

D-04-8: Decocking the hammer:


Point the muzzle in a safe direction. Put this before the first mention of decock the hammer. Press the decocker.

D-04-9: Pistol with empty magazine:


After the last round was fired, the slide stop holds the slide in its opened position.
Engage the safety. In case you intend to commence shooting,
replace empty magazine by a full one.
Press the slide stop lever (fig. 9), the slide will travel
forward and load the chamber with the first round.
Keep your weapon in your shooting hand and keep it
pointing in a safe direction so that there is no danger for other persons.
If shooting is not to commence, engage safety and
decock hammer. Remove magazine and inspect the
chamber, it must be clear. Close breech.

fig.9

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D-04-10: Unloading your pistol

fig.10

Engage safety. Remove magazine and retract slide.


The round in the chamber is extracted and ejected.
Make a visual inspection of the barrel - it must be clear! fig. 10
Allow slide to travel forward and decock hammer.

D-04-11: Disassembly and reassembly of the pistol


It is not necessary to strip the pistol any further as is described in this manual.
Further disassembly, improper assembly and disregard of the instructions
will lead to loss of warranty, and under no circumstances will the manufacturer
then be liable for damages to persons or property.

To do so, engage the safety, remove the magazine and


inspect the weapon, it must be unloaded.
Press the takedown lever down (on both sides) fig. 11(1).
Fully retract the slide, lift its rear section
and push forward off the receiver fig. 11(2).
Assembly of the gun is in reverse order

1
fig.11

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D-05: Sights
Attention: If you remove the front sight it will be destroyed!
Elevation adjustment:
Elevation adjustment can be changed by mounting front
sights of different height. If your weapon fires too low, a lower
front sight is to be mounted, if it fires too high, a higher front sight is to be mounted.
To change the front sight, use a screwdriver to press it out of its seat on the slide.
Attention: If you remove the front sight it will be destroyed!
The rear sight is adjustable for windage.
Windage adjustment
Turn screw on the sight to the right if weapon fires to the right;
turn it to the left if weapon fires to the left. fig. 12

fig.12

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D-06: Cleaning:
The previous dissassembly instruction is sufficient for cleaning.
A further disassembling of the pistol should only to be made by qualified personnel.
Do not use a steel brush or any other hard material to clean the barrel. This could damage the flat surface of the
barrel. Use only a suitable cleaning rod and brushes of the right caliber.
Thinner could damage the surface of the pistol. Before using any cleaner or thinner please note the Advice of the
manufacturer.
Procedure:
1. Lubricate the cleaning brush with gun oil and insert it into the barrel via the chamber. Use the brush to carefully
remove all powder residues and dirt in the barrel and chamber.
2. Wipe powder residues and oil from the barrel bore and chamber with cleaning patches.
3. Remove dirt from guides of breech and breech-block with a brush or a cleaning patch and than wipe down with a
cloth impregnated with gun oil or gun grease.
4. Oil the chamber lightly.

D-07: Care of the gun:


Always keep your gun in immaculate condition and in good working order.
Always clean your gun after use.
Never modify or repair parts of your gun yourself.
Have your gun checked once every 12 months by a qualified gunsmith or armourer because defects, wear,
corrosion, etc. are not always visible from the outside.
For repairs or service work, however, we recommend that you return the gun to your dealer / importer who always
holds a full range of replacement parts in stock.
If you order spare parts without returning the gun, you are responsible for ordering the correct part and its correct
fitting by a qualified gunmaker or armourer.

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D-07-1: Safekeeping and storage of the gun:


Always store your gun unloaded and in cleaned condition.
Store your gun separately from its ammunition and under lock and key.
The gun and ammunition must not be accessible to children and other inexperienced or unauthorized persons.

D-07-2: Shipping the gun to ISSC:


Important notice:
CAUTION! A weapon which fails to function properly is dangerous. It should be safely kept in a way that prevents its
use before it is repaired. It is difficult to repair a weapon, and improper assembly can lead to dangerous malfunctions.
Only let an authorized and qualified gunsmith inspect and repair your weapon!
The ISSC website has instructions for returning a gun for service.
ISSC will not accept any gun without prior authorization.

D-07-3: Warranty for ISSC-weapons:


This gun is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. Any such defects of which we receive
written notice within one year from date of original purchase will be remedied without charge within a reasonable time
after such notification and delivery of the handgun. For reporting warranty issues, shipping information and any other
repair or service issues, please refer to the customer service information
on the www.austriansportingarms.com website.

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D-07-4: Disposal:
Strictly observe any current national legislation governing the disposal of handguns.
When shipping the gun, strictly observe the instructions listed under Sect. D-07-2

D-07-5: Accessories: ( find it under: www.issc-austria.com)


Essential information when ordering accessories or spare parts from your dealer/service department in your country.
Gun Model (caliber, designation)
Gun serial number
Item number and index

D-07-6: AMMUNITION WARNINGS:


The M22 pistol is chambered only for the .22 caliber Long Rifle cartridge, standard or high velocity, manufactured to
U.S industry standards. Do not attempt to load .22 Long, .22 Short, or any other type .22caliber cartridge into the magazine or into the chamber, even if the cartridge appears to load properly
WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURING
IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS THE RESULT OF, THE USE IN M22 PISTOLS OF FAULTY. OR NONSTANDART,
OR REMANUFACTURED OR HANDLOADED (RELOADED) OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN THOSE
FOR WHICH THIS FIREARMS IS CHAMBERED.

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D-08: Correct position of the main spring:


To ensure a correct function of the weapon, the main spring
has to mounted in the correct position. Make sure that the
small diameter (14) is in front of the chamber. Fig.13.
Especially if the weapon has been disassembled and reassembled
it is important to check the correct positioning of the main spring.

D-08-01: Disassemble the compensator:

fig.13

To dissassemble the compensator of the target version


take out the compensator screw using a allen key size 2mm
and turning it counterclockwise. After the screw has been taken out
you can pull off the compensator of the weapon to the front. fig.14.

D-08-02: Removing the SD screw:

fig.14

To mount a silencer on the SD version of the M22 you have to


screw off the SD nut in front of the barrel. Use the included SD key
to disassemble the SD nut by by turning it counterclockwise.
To assemble the SD nud screw it on the barrel
by turning it clockwise. fig.15.
fig.15

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D-09: STATE-BY-STATE Safety Warnings:


Certain states require by law that their own specified warnings be included by the manufacture, distributor, or retail with firearms sold in
that state. Austrian Sporting Arms sells its products in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Because our products may be
sold in these states, we include the following:
California:
WARNING: Children are attracted to and can operate firearms that can cause severe injuries or death. Prevent child access by always
keeping guns locked away and unloaded when not in use. If you keep a loaded firearm where a child obtains and improperly uses it,
you may be fines or sent to prison.
Advertencia:
A los ninos los atraen las armas de fuego y las pueden hacer funcionar. Ellos pueden causares lesions graves y la muerte. Evite que
los ninos tengan accesso a las armas de fuego guardandolas siepmre con llave y descargadas cuando no las este utilizando. Si usted
tiene un arma de fuego cargada en un lugar en que un nino tiene acceso a ella y use indebidamente, le pueden dar una multa o enviarlo a la carcel.
Connecticut:
UNLAWFUL STORAGE OF A LOADED FIREARM MAY RESULT IN IMPRISONMENT OR FINE.
Florida:
IT IS UNLAWFUL, AND PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT AND FINDE, FOR ANY ADULT TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM IN
ANY PLACE WITHIN THE REACH EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OR TO KNWINGLY SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM TO A MINOR OR A PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND.
Maine:
ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A CRIME. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION WITHIN EASY ACCESS
OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP.
USE TRIGGER LOCKS.
Maryland:
WARNING: Children can operate firearms which may cause death or serious injury. It is a crime to store or leave a loaded firearm in
any location where an individual knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would gain access to the firearm. Store your
firearm responsibly.

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D-09: STATE-BY-STATE Safety Warnings:


Massachusetts:
WARNING FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL: This handgun is not equipped with a device that fully blocks use
by unauthorized users. More than 200.000 firearms like this one are stolen from their owners every year in the United States. In addition, there are more than a thousand suicides each year by younger children and teenagers who get access to firearms. Hundreds more
die from accidental discharge. It is likely that many more children sustain serous wounds, or inflict such wounds accidentally on others.
In order to limit the chance of such misuse, it is imperative that you keep this weapon locked in a secure place and take reasonable
preventive steps may result in innocent lives being lost, and in some circumstances may result in your liability for these deaths.
IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR KEEP A FIREARM, RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR MACHINE GUN IN ANY PLACE UNLESS THAT WEAPON IS EQUIPPED WITH A TAMPER RESIST SAFETY DEVICE OR IS STORED OR KEPT IN A SECURELY LOCKED CONTAINER.
New Jersey:
IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR.
New York City:
THE USE OF A LACKING DEVICE OR SAFETY LOCK IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF RESPONSIBLE FIREAMS STORAGE. FOR
INCREADES SAFETY, FIREARMS SHOULD BE STORED UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN A LOCATION THAT IS BOTH SEPARATE
FROM THEIR AMMUNITION AND INACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN AND OTHERT UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.
North Carolina:
IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM THAT CAN BE DISCHARGED IN A MANNER THAT A REASONABLE PERSON
SHOULD KNOW IS ACCESSIBLE TO A MINOR.
Texas:
IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE, TRANSPORT, OR ABANDON AN UNSECURED FIREARM IN A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN ARE
LIKELY TO BE AND CAN OBTAIN ACCES TO THE FIREARM.
Wisconsin:
IF YOU LAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN THE REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD YOU MAY BE FINED OR IMPRISONED
OR BOTH IF THE CHILD IMPROPERLY DISCHARGES, POSSESSES, OR EXHIBITS THE FIREARM.

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D-10: Explosion drawing / spare parts M22:

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D-10: Explosion drawing / spare parts M22:
Pos.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
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22
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Description

Barrel with bracket


Slide
Takedown lever
Takedown block
Trigger
Magazine
Feeder
Butt plate
Grip
Receiver
Magazine catch
Butt plate holder
Magazine safety
Extractor
Trigger bar
Ejector with slide stop
Release lever
Slide block
Firing pin
Trigger safety
Drop safety
Trigger lock
Drop safety lever
Safety lever
Safety roll
Hammer catch
Hammer
Front sight 4,6
Magazine button
Distance bushing
Rear sight housing
Rear sight
Rear sight screw
Washer
Slide spring
Magazine spring

Pos.
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43
44
45
46
47
48
55
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Description

Spring
Hammer spring
Trigger spring
Leg spring
Magazine catch spring
Leg spring
Bracket bushing
Pressure spring
Pressure spring D-009
Pressure spring D-042B
Pressure spring D-011H
Pressure spring D-0,26A
Pressure spring D-0,39
Groove pin ISO 8741 1,5x12
Pin DIN 6325 - 1,5m6x16
Pin DIN 6325 - 2m6x10 BR
Pin DIN 6325 - 2m6x16
Pin 2m6x18
Pin DIN 6325 - 3m6x10
Pin DIN 6325 - 3m6x24
Pin 5m6x18
Pin DIN 6325 - 4m6x26
Spiral pin ISO 8750 2,5x22
Screw
Screw DIN 965 AM3x16
Pin 3m6x18
Threated Pin ISO 27436 M2,5x5
Groove pin DIN 1472 2x12
Ball DIN 5401 2,381mm

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Important instructions for the use of firearms

It should be remembered that even the safest gun is potentially


dangerous to you and others when it is not properly handled.
Always bear in mind:
- Keep your finger away from the trigger unless you really intend to fire.
- Always keep your weapon pointing in a safe direction
so that you and others cannot be endangered.
- First of all read and understand the operating instructions
and learn how the weapon works and is to be handled.
- Always treat an unloaded weapon as if it were loaded.

ISSC M22
Manufacturer:

Copyright ESC - Id.No. 000012 date 05/12

ISSC Handels GmbH


Hannesgrub 3
4910 Ried im Innkreis
Austria
www.issc.at
issc@inext.at
phone: +43 (0) 7752 - 212 - 70
fax: +43 (0) 7752 - 212 - 71

SEMI AUTOMATIC
CALIBER .22 LR

PISTOL