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Walther PPK/S Magazine ejection problem

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by walker944, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. walker944

    walker944 Member

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    I have a Walther PPK/S in .380 caliber. I recently purchased it at a gun show, and when I took it the range the first I experienced magazine ejection problems after every 4-5 rounds fired (or so). I reloaded and continued shooting, only to encounter the same thing. My thumb was nowhere near the ejection button, so that was NOT the problem.

    Interestingly, my wife also has a PPK/S that she has had many years. Each time she shoots it, she has the same thing happen to her, as happened to me. In fact, she shot her PPK/S when qualifying for her concealed handgun license. She shot a perfect score, in spite of having to slam the magazine back in every 3-4 shots.

    So, my question is....does anyone else have a PPK/S and have you had similar magazine ejection problems? Ours are older models, so no warranty. I will be looking for a local gunsmith, though.
     
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    If its late enough to have been manufactured by Smith and Wesson/Walther I still wouldnt hesitate to call them.

    1-800-372-6454
     
  3. walker944

    walker944 Member

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    No, both are through Interarms. But thanks...
     
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    I had an Interarms PPK/s for years and years and never experienced the problem you describe. Although, keep in mind that I'm the luckiest bastard on the 'net. I own several firearms that, according to internet experts, are junk; but they are miraculously flawless.;)
     
  5. rcmodel

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    How do you know that?

    Were you filming it with a hi-speed camera during full recoil?

    Seriously, I would suspect it has something to do with your grip.

    PPK's are not known for having bad magazine releases that I ever heard of.

    Try the release with an empty gun and see how far the button has to move before the mag comes out. Unless it is very close to releasing before you push the button, I gotta go with thumb interference somehow.

    rcmodel
     
  6. walker944

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    Having shot guns all my life and owned many, many semi-auto handguns, I can say unequivocally that it's not my grip. To release the magazine on that particular handgun requires me to shift my grip completely, which is not condusive to firing the gun...so, no, it's not my grip. I'll be interested in knowing what the gunsmith comes back with as the cause.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
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    Call customer service. They will take care of you. I have an Interarms for more than 20 years . The sear block broke while shooting. Shipped it back and they fixed it free. Just cost me $23 for shipping.
     
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    I have a Interarms PPK\s and have never had the magazine drop out. I have used both facotry and aftermarket magazines in it.

    What type of ammunition do you find feeds best through your PPK\s?
     
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    putteral - How long ago was that? Interarms is no longer in business...DO you know if someone else has picked up their service?

    bddeuce - Some time ago I bought a crap load of reloads from a guy at a gun show. They are lead round nosed, and always feed...except when the stupid magazine pops out....Very annoying.
     
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